Senior Data Scientist (Marketplace)

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About The Role

Have you delved into the dynamics of marketplace environment? What about venturing into the realm of crafting AI-driven pricing engines?

We have a fantastic career-building opportunity for a Data Scientist to join us at Checkatrade. Our mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home. Why? Because safe and happy homes matter. As a fast growth marketplace on a route to deliver 10x growth, this is a generational opportunity to make your mark in a data mature organisation. You’ll join a high performing and innovative Data team on route to change the narrative from simply data driven decision making to AI powered thinking. Sound good? Get in touch!

Location : Portsmouth or London based. Hybrid working applies. Remote working will be considered.

Where do you fit in?

Join our team where you’ll collaborate closely with both internal and external teams to gather requirements to conceptualise features and refine interference models. Your responsibilities will include crafting and maintaining a cutting-edge dynamic pricing engine. You’ll collaborate closely with our talented Data Scientists and Software Engineers to deploy and scale machine learning models. You’ll also take charge of implementing and overseeing CI/CD pipelines for our ML applications while immersing yourself in predictive and descriptive trend modelling to enhance our user experience impacting both sides of our marketplace. You’ll remain at the forefront of innovation by continuously updating your knowledge and skills with the latest advancements within AI and Data Science. Our data function is at the top of their game, so this is a fantastic opportunity to join a team always striving for better.

We are an equal opportunities employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What’s in it for you?

  • Access to advanced tools and technologies to help you grow your skills and experience.
  • An opportunity to become a part of a team that strives for excellence in an exciting digital scale up environment.
  • Projects that have a real impact in shaping the business and its future. We are on a mission to deliver a transformation and change across the home improvement sector, digitising a largely offline sector. You could be part of making home improvements easy!
  • An excellent benefits package, including a great bonus scheme, an electrical vehicle salary sacrifice scheme, private medical plus much more.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Previous experience in Data Science backed up by a PhD or Masters in Data Science of similar.
  • Background and love for a marketplace businesses.
  • Proven experience in designing and implementing pricing engines.
  • Expertise with the Python data stack.
  • A passion for learning and personal growth.
  • You’ll love problem-solving and excel in data storytelling.

About Us

We believe in the power of homes to improve lives, support livelihoods, and build communities. That’s why our mission is to be the trusted foundation of every home by connecting people with the trades and tools to make home improvements easy.

Established in 1998, we’ve built a UK leading brand, expanded our trade base, and seen record levels of consumer demand – but this is just a start! We are excited about the unique opportunity ahead of us to deliver unparalleled growth while strengthening our position as a UK leading marketplace for home improvements and repairs.

Our values are who we are and what we do. As a collective we are all in and moving at pace. We have a bias for action and are always customer obsessed. We are innately ambitious and think big and bold. And we always do the right thing by our customers and our team.

So, if you want to be part of a forward-thinking, values driven business that is truly going places - then maybe this is the place for you?

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