Senior Data Scientist

Company:
Location: Amsterdam

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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is an innovative leader in online classifieds with ten brands that span the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business:

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eCG already has a presence and in prospective markets.

About the team:

The First Party Advertising technology team (iCAS) is looking for a Data Scientist to strengthen the team. We are building an internally used advertising engine combined with seller tools, to deliver shopping listings to the multiple platforms we have within the eBay Classifieds Group. some of our complexities is the high traffic and volume demand, high uptime, handling click-fraud and optimising the listings being shown.

Some numbers:

  • Up to 10K events per sec per service.
  • System handling up to 5000 searches per second.
  • Over 10m live Listings
  • Serving the biggest classifieds sites in CA, DE, NL and BE
  • End-to-end ownership of the seller's journey, from the shop around the corner to big retail brands

Your role

Your initial role in the team is to help in-house an externally developed auction simulation and auto-bidding engine based on Reinforcement Learning (Soft Actor Critic). You will take the lead on moving this from Proof-of-concept to fully integrated into our main product and infrastructure, together with the rest of the team. You will be working closely with the central data science team, offering an environment that can be both stimulating and rewarding in terms of data science development.

We expect from you:

  • Experience with Machine Learning on large datasets.
  • Prior exposure to Reinforcement Learning is a plus
  • 4+ years of work experience in the field of machine learning / data science / AI (we are not religious about terminology)
  • Python is a pre
  • Willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques.
  • A can-do attitude (sarcasm is allowed) and drive to solve problems for our partners and customers

What we offer

  • Driven and passionate colleagues/team
  • Technical and personal growth opportunities
  • Office in Amsterdam, close to Amstel Station
  • An English-speaking environment
  • Other benefits detailed below


Benefits:

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.

Covid-19

People are the heart of the eBay Classifieds business, and their health and well-being are our first priority.

We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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eBay Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at talent@ebay.com. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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