Data Scientist

Location: Zürich, ZH

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eBay is a global commerce leader that allows you to craft how the world buys, sells, and gives. You’ll be part of a work culture that’s been genuinely committed to diversity and inclusion since its founding more than 20 years ago. Here, you can just be yourself, do your best work, and have a meaningful impact on people across the globe. We are looking for people with drive, ideas, and a passion for helping small businesses succeed to help shape the future of eBay—does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to talk to you!

The role is data-intensive and hence you should be comfortable working with large sets of data and deliver business insights from the data using analytical techniques. You would also be able to offer a strategic perspective, sound business judgment, and are willing to work collaboratively / cross-functionally with multiple teams, located in different geographies. The potential candidate will have a hands-on approach to data analysis, machine learning, strong intellectual curiosity, and a passion for achieving practical business impact.

Main Responsibilities:

  • This role is part of the Global Marketing Customer Science team and requires a combination of both data science and advanced analytics skills.
  • This is an outstanding opportunity to deeply focus on understanding user behaviours.
  • Use insights to drive the strategic direction of eBay’s business and the development of new customer programs.
  • Support the data science teams in the exploration of new features for their machine learning algorithms.
  • Help the customer science team in understanding how users interact with the outputs generated from the models they developed, e.g., item recommendations.

Key Requirements:

  • Masters degree or above in a quantitative field, e.g., statistics, mathematics, physics, computer science, economics, engineering.
  • Excellent logical, analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Good understanding of experimental design and statistics.
  • Strong data-driven decision making.
  • Very good verbal, written communication, and technical presentation skills.
  • Ambitious, self-starter attitude; able to adapt to emerging challenges and execute under ambiguity.
  • Knowledge of SQL is required.
  • Solid understanding in R or Python.


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. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. 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. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:


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 We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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