Junior Applied Scientist - iFetch - FARFETCH

PT Porto
24 Sep 2021
23 Nov 2021
Full Time
FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.

We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.


We're a Data team that does it all: big data engineering, machine learning, and deep-dive analytics and insight. We're a diverse, global team who create Data solutions to provide an unrivalled customer experience. Whether it's churning gigabytes of ecommerce data, using AI to recommend the latest trends, or understanding our customers better than anyone else, we use data to promote FARFETCH's growth.


Our Porto office is located in Portugal's vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you'll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!


As an Applied Scientist, your role will be at the intersection of research and software development, which will encompass implementing novel research to rapid-prototyping that demonstrate the applications of Machine Learning solutions. You will join an experienced team of Scientists and Researchers working on the iFetch project in close partnership with Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Instituto Superior T├ęcnico, and Carnegie Mellon University.


    • Contribute to the design and development of model serving solutions and provide scalable machine learning applications;
    • Drive and foster the technological evolution of the application and contribute to its continuous improvement;
    • Partner with the Data Science team members and project coordinators in coming up with technical solutions and project execution plans;
    • Be part of the process to collect important feedback from focus groups to allow corrective actions throughout the project;
    • Scientific and technical publications in reference conferences and journals.


    • BSc/MSc or other related Computer Science or engineering degree;
    • Experience with Python, C/C++
    • Knowledge of popular machine learning practices, libraries, and platforms (e.g., PyTorch, Scikit-learn);
    • A professional with an understanding of Deep Neural Networks;
    • Acquainted with Query Processing techniques and Optimization, Storage Management: (non-)relational databases and streaming platforms know-how (e.g., Kafka, Akka)Bonus Points
    • Acquainted with AIOps for anomaly detection, failure detection
    • Programming skills with experience in software development


    • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
    • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
    • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
    • Flexible benefits program
    • FARFETCH Equity plan


    • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.

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