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Senior Data Scientist

Amsterdam, Netherlands eBay Classifieds Group
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*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.

Adevinta* is an innovative leader in online classifieds with multiple brands spanning the globe. Our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a job, an apartment, a sofa, a car, a concert ticket, financial services or new friends. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. People who want to connect and trade visit our sites because they’re fun, easy to use and built on trust.

About the business

Classifieds is shaping the future of local commerce by bringing people together through an enriched online experience that allows them to reach out to the community around them. We are comprised of more than 1,000 people who are passionate for local trade and maintaining the customer-centric nature of the Group, while exploring growth opportunities in both the countries where eCG Adevinta already has a presence and in prospective markets.

About the team

The central Data Science team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join us in the new stage of the journey. We have been developing ML / AI capabilities across the organization for years, one problem at a time - and now is the time to take it to the next level. 

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 

A chance to work on interesting models and challenging problems: actual applied ML

A global data community to be a part of 

Opportunity to make visible impact on some of the most beloved brands worldwide

Work with managers and teammates who are invested in your technical and personal growth

What you’ll need

4+ years of experience in data science

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

Experience with Python

ML experience (or AI, or Data Science - given how those terms are used these days, I think it's clear what we mean ;-)

Experience with big data toolkit (Hadoop, Hive, Spark and MLFlow) is a major plus

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 teams that actually make a difference 

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.


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.

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