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Senior Data Scientist

Amsterdam, Netherlands Marktplaats
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Every month Marktplaats handles over 8 million unique visitors and 350.000 new advertisements each day making Marktplaats the largest online trading platform in the Netherlands. Consumer and professional sellers offer a large and varied assortment of used and new products. But we want to go even further - we are constantly changing our platform to deliver the experience our customers love. We are a mix of Dutch and Silicon Valley cultures; like both, we are an international team of passionate people who share a common interest in solving problems using software and data. We invite you to join us! 

About the role 

Inspiring our users with great recommendations. Using machine learning to optimise the search experience of buyers. Brainstorming about new ways we can improve Marktplaats with data models. 

Does this sound exciting? As a data scientist, you will work on models that improve the user experience on our platform. You are involved in all phases of creating data products, from understanding the business need and data exploration, to the productionizing of the models that create an impact on the lives of so many people. 

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with fellow data scientists and engineers, together you are responsible for building and improving these models that change our platform. You also drive a data-driven mentality by presenting your work to the company and brainstorming with teams on the endless possibilities of data. 

What you’ll do

  • Find opportunities to improve our platform with data products

  • Build data products that impact our users, from data exploration through model selection and evaluation to implementation

  • Work with stakeholders to define needs, report on progress and present findings

  • Coach other team members

  • Improve the way of working in the team by contributing to our data capabilities

  • Drive the data-driven mentality of the company by presenting and brainstorming about data and its possibilities

What you can expect from us

  • A collaborative, dynamic and international work environment with self-organised, multi-disciplinary agile teams

  • Managers and teammates who are invested in your technical and personal growth

  • Access to great tools and resources to do your job (a.o. best-in-class laptop)

  • Work on interesting models, like recommender systems, ranking, clustering and NLP

  • Being part of a global data community

  • Visible impact some of the most beloved brands in the Netherlands, Belgium and beyond

What you’ll need

  • 4+ years of experience in data science

  • M.Sc. degree in computer science, mathematics, econometrics, physics or other quantitative field

  • At least 4 yers of experience with Python

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning techniques, e.g. NLP, clustering and recommender systems

  • Experience with big data technologies, tools and languages, e.g. Hadoop, Hive, Spark and MLFlow

  • Strong drive to understand our data and users and build impactful data products 

  • Excellent communication (written/verbal) and presentation skills in English

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.
  • International career opportunities throughout Adevinta.
  • Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.
  • A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.
  • A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.


People are the heart of Adevinta*, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

*eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 17 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, in Germany, and leboncoin in France, our team of over 6,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. And we do that by being experts in our field, basing improvements on data and bringing together our network of talented teams.

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