Principal Data Scientist (f/m/d)

Scout24 is a listed tech company that has been revolutionising digital marketplaces for over 20 years. Driving various strategic initiatives over the years, today we focus solely on building an ecosystem for the German and Austrian real estate market. With ImmoScout24, we have been successfully bringing together owners, agents and other services with users. Our know-how and diverse services ensure market transparency and make hard decisions easy for our users.  

A diverse and inclusive team of proactive people awaits you at Scout24. Together, we bring innovative ideas forward in a data-driven environment. This is how ideas become reality.  

We need your support here.   

Our philosophy here is simple: not only do your ideas count, but you do too. We want you to develop further and become a permanent member of our team. Because success develops together! 

What you can expect from us

  • Your time is precious: we offer flexible working hours, home office and 30 days holiday annually.
  • Commitment to diversity and an inclusive environment: We value diverse personalities, skills, values and backgrounds.  
  • Being a part of a company that promotes the topic of sustainability and lives by it every day.
  • Have kids? We'll support you with a professional family service, which helps you to find a childcare centre or offers emergency childcare.   
  • Moving? We offer support with the move and with the application for visas.  
  • Further development: from professional know-how and language courses to workshops on individual growth skills – Here you are the center of attention
  • Treat yourself to free water, coffee and tea, as well as fresh fruit, to strengthen you each day.
  • Stay healthy - Take part in company sports classes, team runs and cycling events. Also book, massages or receive discounts for gyms.   
  • Dogs are welcome: Bring your dog to work (according to rules, of course!).   
  • We are a tech company: We work with the latest technical tools and hardware. 
  • Very modern office space in Munich to have a carefree work day
  • From autumn 2020: Brand new smart offices at Berlin Central Station: https://vimeo.com/299487531

Curious? Take a look behind the scenes of #WorkingAtScout24: https://walls.io/scout24

Scout24 is operating internal and external Machine Learning based solutionswith a central Artificial Intelligence team that is responsible for the lifecycle of most of the proprietary solutions and a few product teams that recently started building or acquiring their own solution. 

We are looking for a Lead Data Scientist to help us scale our Machine Learning capabilities and who is informing the technical direction of the Artificial Intelligence strategy of Scout24. 

What we need from you:

  • Be hands-on on Machine Learning solutions of medium to high algorithmic complexity that have a global impact for Scout24 
  • Lead our internal AI Tech Domain in establishing a highly productive ML adoption at Scout24 
  • Provide guidance around the choice of modelling techniques, tools and frameworks to our Machine Learning practitioners 
  • Define, improve, and ensure compliance with standard processes around data preparation and evaluation of candidate models in QA as well as production models across all Machine Learning based solutions 
  • Inform definition and implementation of company strategies that rely on Artificial Intelligence 
  • Represent Scout24’s Artificial Intelligence endeavors in the internal and external communities 

What you need to bring:

  • MS or PhD degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science or related field 
  • Experience in designing and implementing Machine Learning solutions of at least 10 years in academia and/or industry (at least 5 years in industry) 
  • Experience in hands-on Machine Learning automation with Python and AWS 
  • Leadership experience as functional or disciplinary lead of at least 3 years 
  • Passion to support others within and outside of your own function 
  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders at all levels to inform the definition of technical strategies 

Contact
Questions? Ibtehal is happy to help.  
Ibtehal, Talent Acquisition Manager
ibtehal.hussein@scout24.com

Please be aware that we do not accept applications via e-mail.   

To all recruitment agencies: Scout24 does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward any resumes to our jobs team, Scout24 employees or any other organisation location. Scout24 is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.   

Diversity Statement

We at Scout24 value and embrace the diversity that our employees bring to the company with their individual capabilities, talents and skills. Because we are convinced that precisely this diversity is the foundation for the success. People can only unlock their potential if they feel secure, valued and respected as individuals. We welcome everyone – regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual identity, race, skin, color, ethnic origin, race, skin color, citizenship, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age or marital status.