Data Scientist - Experimentation - FARFETCH

PT Porto
25 Jan 2022
02 Mar 2022
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 of 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 that creates Data solutions to provide an unrivaled customer experience. Whether it's churning gigabytes of e-commerce 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 cozy 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 during your lunch break!


The Experimentation team provides statistical advice, technical support, and visualizations on test results to support decisions to roll out or iterate. We know that our ability to make scientifically-informed, rapid iterations is essential to our success, and we're looking for a Data scientist to guide product evolution in experimentation. Reporting to the Head of Data Science, you will help teams in using our experimentation platform through reliable user segmentation, hypothesis testing, and analysis. You will be a bridge between different partners (e.g. data engineering, product managers, business owners) in our experimentation platform. You will manage the quality of decisions taken based on the results of the experimentation analyses, which would imply supporting experimentation design, data analysis, and communication of the results.


    • Establish and standardize state-of-the-art methodologies for experiment design and analysis.
    • Lead the research efforts in developing methods and tools which increase the carefulness and efficiency of the experimentation platform
    • Work towards enhancing the design of the experimentation platform features, including quantitative analysis, ad hoc reports, and models to support controlled experimentation.
    • Partner with business and product areas, embedded data science teams, and engineering teams to make well-informed decisions backed by experimentation data.
    • Support business and product areas on statistically robust experiment design.


    • MSc or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline: Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Engineering.
    • 3 years of experience developing statistical solutions.
    • Experience with statistical concepts like hypothesis testing, Bayesian, etc.
    • Experience with Python/R and exposure to cloud environments like GCP or AWS.
    • Experience in advanced data analysis.
    • Experience communicating with stakeholders including product managers, data scientists, and engineers.
    • Direct experience in the experimentation area.
    • Experienced in English (both written and spoken)


    • 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 to 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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