We are on a mission to be the easiest and most reliable way to arrange home services, connecting homeowners with qualified service professionals. We operate the market-leading brands in France (Travaux.com) and the Netherlands (Werkspot.nl) and expanding in Italy (Instapro.it). Our Product, Technology & UX department consists of approximately 100 talented professionals, deeply passionate about creating beautiful digital marketplaces.
Purpose of Data Science at Travaux, Werkspot and Instapro
The purpose of Data Science (DS) in our organisation is to add value to our business by leveraging DS models and practices to understand the patterns behind data (numbers, text, pictures, video, etc.) and by using those patterns to make predictions.
DS not only supports or enhances product features but enables new features to be discovered by gaining insights from data and to be created by our engineering teams. In this way we maximise our competitive advantage over other organisations in this industry. We are successful when DS is an integral part of our core flows and is benefiting our customers and the company. These benefits come through different methods: prediction, inference, information retrieval, unsupervised methods, outlier detection (e.g. fraud detection), analytics, optimization and visualization.
We are looking for a Data Scientist who connects to the above purpose and is motivated to help build further on this together. You will join a team of 2 data scientists and a product owner. This team will help the business reach its OKR targets by using data science models and analyses. For example, we are focused on helping the service professionals (Trades) to significantly decrease their efforts in finding relevant jobs on the platform. The team has also worked on predicting whether our Trades will soon become inactive. This allows us to take necessary action to ensure that the platform is effectively meeting their needs and guaranteeing their satisfaction. You will play a large part in improving these existing models and building new ones for future valuable initiatives.
What you’ll be doing
Who you are
What we offer
How we are organised:
Our Product, Technology and UX department currently consists of 4 tracks and approximately 100 professionals, from all over the world: Brazil, Canada, India, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, South Africa, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. Each track focuses on the most valuable opportunity within their given scope. Within the tracks, multidisciplinary product development teams collaborate on achieving the goals that they set and commit to each quarter. We approach our decisions in an experiment-guided and Agile way: we validate new directions using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Our shared values:
We believe our success starts with sharing the same values when it comes to how we work. These values are the foundation of everything we do, and you’ll experience them on a daily basis. Our values are: Be stronger together; Aim high; Take ownership; Be transparent and respectful; Be open-minded and curious; Embrace diversity; Focus on our customers. The company culture in our organisation is very open and inclusive; we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Special note related to COVID-19
We will be hiring mostly through online video interviews. In-person interviews can be scheduled for candidates in the Amsterdam area, with the agreement of both parties. The position is based in Amsterdam and requires relocation to the Netherlands. Note that in-line with the current government (RIVM) recommendations, we are currently working from home. We will do our best to make the on-boarding as smooth as possible and help you get up-to-speed.
Is this for you?
Send your resume with a brief explanation of why you are highly motivated by this role.
You can apply via the “Apply” button or by sending your information to Samy Bouras, Data Lead at Werkspot, Travaux and Instapro. We’re looking forward to meeting you!