Data Scientist – Machine Learning & Forecasting

Location: 8001 Zürich, ZH

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Data Scientist – Machin e Learning & Forecasting

Are you curious about how AI is changing travel experiences around the globe? Furthermore, do you think you can help transform an organization that creates unforgettable learning trips? Then please read on! We are looking for a Data Scientist to be based in our headquarters in Zurich , Switzerland.

At EF E ducation F irst , we aim to inspire new perspective s on the world. We are changing the way strate gic decision are taken by adopting a data-driven obsession. Join us to help us analyze terabytes of flight related data to pinpoint opportunities and pain-points and change the way we think and talk about our work .

The role

  • Design end-to-end solutions to create recommendation based on ML models.
  • Translate business needs to project objectives to guide data exploration, modelling, implementation and monitoring
  • Build production-ready advanced analytics/machine learning models and integrate them into EF's applications
  • Evaluate and maintain machine learning services over time
  • Build customer-facing reporting tools to provide insights and metrics which track forecast performance and explain variance.

Your profile

  • You have a pro-active entrepreneurial drive and focus on results
  • You are a team-player and have an agile mind-set
  • You have a p assion for machine learning and innovation with data
  • You are s elf-driven and good communication skills
  • You have s trong analytical and problem-solving skills

Required skills for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, statistics or relevant subject; Master’s degree preferred
  • 4 years of experience in hands-on experience in predictive modelling and analysis
  • 2 years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems
  • Experienced in programming languages such as Scala, Python , Spark , Java, or R
  • Experience with both supervised and unsupervised learning (e.g. time series forecasting, clustering, classification, SVM)


EF Education First is a global education company focusing on language, academic, cultural exchange, and educational travel programs. We are 46,500 staff, faculty and teachers, working in over 580 offices and schools across 52 countries, and having a global presence in 116 countries. While we continue to grow, we strive to stay small so as to ensure agility, smart thinking and a fun place to work. For the past 54 years, EF has grown to include a range of programs that give students of all ages the freedom and confidence to explore the world through language, travel and education.

EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18. Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required. Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.

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