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Junior Data Scientist, Farfetch


London, United Kingdom


Executive / Coordinator


Information Technology



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The role:

Farfetch is building the next-generation intelligent platform for online luxury fashion, powered by large-scale data and state of the art Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Computer Vision algorithms. You will join a talented team of Data Scientists, Engineers and Product designers to help build and optimize, through research and experimentation, our data-driven products.

What you'll do:

  • Design and develop state of the art algorithms in the area of Recommender systems; 
  • Conduct practical research with a scientific mindset, and a focus on delivery;
  • Work closely with the engineering team to integrate ML algorithms into the platform;
  • Engage with business stakeholders, product managers and designers to help deliver a  shared vision of a luxury fashion recommender system
  • Scientific and technical publications are possible and encouraged.

The Ideal Candidate

Who you are:

  • MSc or PhD in a quantitative discipline: Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related areas.
  • Hands-on experience with Recommender Systems. Practical contact with large-scale recommender systems in production is a plus.
  • Knowledge of online testing methodologies (AB Testing, Multi-armed bandits). Experience designing and analysing online experiments is highly valued.
  • Fluent in Python and common numerical and ML packages (NumPy, SciPy, Scikit-Learn, Pandas, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, PySpark). Experience developing production software is a plus.
  • Experience dealing with large amounts of data and knowledge of big data technologies is a plus (Spark, Hive, Hadoop, DataBricks).
  • Strong English skills, both written and spoken.

About Us

Farfetch is the leading global technology platform for the luxury fashion industry. Founded in 2007 by José Neves for the love of fashion, and launched in 2008, Farfetch began as an e-commerce marketplace for luxury boutiques around the world. Today the Farfetch marketplace connects customers in 190 countries with items from more than 48 countries and over 1,000 of the world's best boutiques and brands, delivering a truly unique shopping experience and access to the most extensive selection of luxury on a single platform. Through its business units, which also include Store of The Future, Farfetch Black & White Solutions, Browns, and Stadium Goods, Farfetch continues to invest in innovation and develop key technologies, business solutions, and services for the luxury fashion industry.