Data Scientist

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Just Eat
London, London, United Kingdom
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The Data Scientist for the London team will be responsible for delivering high quality data science models as part of a team working on a variety of pricing, optimization and logistical challenges. You will be part of an established team of data scientists with experience in these areas, and work closely with the product and marketing teams to build and evaluate suitable algorithms to allow us to scale our business.

The role will require interfacing with other Tech teams working to production deadlines. Your project lifecycle will involve being part of the product development cycle and you will report to a Lead Data Scientist with responsibility for projects across pricing, optimization and logistics areas.

You will attend regular team stand-ups to discuss work done. Taking on board feedback from other data scientists, gathering reviews of your code and models and ensuring they can be effectively deployed by our Tech team are key to this role. You will be comfortable exploring data to visualise and explain hypotheses and models.

Things we do: We run one of the world’s biggest food recommendation systems. We are building a logistics system that needs to scale to multiple countries. We’re recommending restaurants our customers might like. We’re giving them updates on when their food is going to arrive. We’re optimising our pricing decisions.

If you are passionate about customers and about food, come and join us!

Required skills and experience

Required Qualifications:

  • MS degree / PhD degree in a quantitative discipline (eg. CS, Stats, physics).
  • Demonstrable relevant working experience
  • Applied experience with machine learning, data science and solving problems at scale
  • Ability to communicate business outcomes and recommendations from analysis verbally and written, ability to present results coherently
  • Ability to develop confidently in Python as the majority of our team is using it. This doesn’t mean hacking in Jupyter, we need people with a passion for software, who can read and understand complicated codebases.
  • Confident extracting and manipulating data from our various SQL and NoSQL data stores and storage frameworks.

Preferred experience can include :

  • Practical experience with Personalization, Recommender systems or LearningToRank
  • Experience working on a Logistics project
  • Experience working with pricing algorithms
  • Experience in retail in similar markets to Just-Eat
  • Experience working in agile teams, with code reviews and source control
  • Comfortable with big data stores (Google BigQuery, Amazon Datastores) and tools (including dynamoDB, elasticsearch, S3, SQS, Kinesis) or Spark / Storm / Hadoop / Kafka or Neo4.

Why work at Just Eat?

Hello, we're Just Eat – a leading, global hybrid marketplace for online food delivery. We provide over 26 million customers with an easy and secure way to choose, order and pay for their favourite food from 100,000+ Restaurant Partners in 13 markets around the world.

We've built our business on having the widest choice available on our platform – with over 100 different cuisines from local independents to globally famous restaurants, available to order via our app and website.

We provide the platform and tools to help independent restaurants move online and reach a significantly broader customer base – to generate increased orders and grow their businesses. We also provide the insights, advice, and support our growing community needs to satisfy customers and help raise standards across a vibrant takeaway sector.

We’re built to deliver behind the scenes too. To make Just Eat the great company it is takes a great team of people. Which is why all our Just Eaters can rely on a diverse and inclusive workplace where they feel they can belong – allowing everyone to bring their most colourful selves to work every day. We're passionate about nurturing our people and offer a full programme of training and support to all of our employees – helping them develop their careers in a way that suits them.

Since 2001 Just Eat has grown from an ambitious crew of 15 founded in Denmark, to a global team of more than 4,000 people today – all focused on our brand vision: Serving the world's greatest menu. Brilliantly.

It’s what we do. A vision guided by our five GREAT brand values: Get it done, Razor sharp, Evolution at pace, Ambitious appetite, and Together we win… all of which give you a strong hint as to how we do it too.

They’re also the backbone of our open culture. A culture where all our employees, from all different backgrounds, speaking all sorts of languages, reflect our inclusivity and our brand’s global audience and outlook.

It’s why we’re always looking out for smart, driven, and dedicated people to bring their experience, expertise and enthusiasm to our global team. People who want to share ideas, try new things, and bring their own bit of brilliance to the Just Eat table.

Bon appetit!

No matter who you are, what you look like, who you love, where you are from, religious beliefs or takeaway preferences you could find your place at Just Eat. We’re a diverse and inclusive workplace that promotes a sense of belonging, allowing all of our people to bring their most colourful and complex selves to work every day.

Just Eat is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Just Eat is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at for assistance.


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