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Senior Data Scientist – Retail Intelligence (m|f|d)

Linz, Vienna, full-time

As a Senior Data Scientist you actively drive our R&D agenda in the field of Retail Intelligence forward, including topics as basket analysis or customer lifetime value prediction. You are the internal contact person for your colleagues in the product and client teams – with regard to technical and economical questions related to retail intelligence.

Your tasks

  • You research and develop in the field of machine learning and statistical modeling.
  • You independently deal with the latest trends related to retail intelligence and continuously develop your expertise.
  • You present your research results to our product team and support the integration into our software products.
  • You provide actionable insights for our clients in the form of notebooks (Jupyter, Streamlit).
  • You teach and advise client facing units so that they can consult our clients in the best possible way.

Your profile

  • You successfully completed your studies (MSc, PhD) in Data Science, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics or Computer Science.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience as a data scientist and solid skills in machine learning and statistics.
  • You are experienced in regression analysis and ideally have know-how about at least one topic: Deep Learning (RNNs, LSTMs), ARIMA, Recency-Frequency-Monetary (RFM) models, Association Rule Learning, Causal Inference or Explainable AI & Model Interpretability
  • You have good skills in Python and basic skills in software development.
  • You already have some experience in ecommerce – ideally – or you are ready to dig deeper into this field.
  • You are experienced in concepting and leading projects.
  • You are fluent in English and enjoy working with multiple stakeholders.

We offer

As one of Austria's Best Employers 2021 and a certified Great Place To Work®, we are particularly proud of our corporate culture. In addition to an open and very appreciative interaction, we offer you: 

  • Stunningly flexible working hours between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. 
  • The possibility of remote work 2 days per week 
  • Further training opportunities as part of our smec Academy – career paths, competence development, online learning platform with more than 3,500 courses, and much more.
  • Sports and health offers as part of smec Health – own fitness room, e-bikes, fresh fruits every day and joint sports activities
  • Cool events like internal meetups, get-togethers and other social activities
  • Sponsoring of team events 
  • Great employee referral program: for referrals you get an individual event or bonus as a thank you.
  • 3-month onboarding program with buddy support
  • Growing company with startup flair and many development opportunities
  • New MacBook with private use option
  • Free coffee and tea
  • First-class locations in Linz, Vienna and London – good transport connections included
  • No dress code - come as you are! :-)

Sounds exciting? We look forward to receiving your application and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We offer a minimum salary of EUR 3,285 for this position, adjusted to match your qualifications and experience.

We offer the following benefits

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Stunningly flexible working hours

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smec spirit

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Top-notch equipment

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Home office

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Personal & professional development

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Switch locations

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Structured onboarding

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Your smec buddy

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Flat hierarchies & open door policy

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Cool company events

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Free access to the smec gym

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Refreshments & goodies

About smec

smec – Smarter Ecommerce is one of the leading B2B SaaS providers of paid search automation software and a strategic partner for online retailers in Europe.

Due to our vast experience in the highly specialised PPC industry, we constantly add value to our existing tools and challenge competitors with innovative solutions.

More than 500 national and international clients with yearly budgets worth 550+m Euro rely on our data-driven insights and best-in-class consulting services regarding Data & Growth Strategy, the Google Marketing Platform (GMP), Microsoft Advertising, Programmatic, Display Ads and more. Leveraging these advantages, we are building a powerful online retail data platform and are transforming from a pure PPC specialist to a strategic growth partner for online retailers.

We are growing fast – in the meantime more than 150 passionate employees from 20 different countries are following their professional passion at one of our locations in Linz, Vienna and London.

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