How do you make our customers happy?
By using data and analyses to discover new customer journeys, because that’s what our Data Science & Advanced Analytics team does on a daily basis; maximize the customer value of data. For example by working with colleagues to develop a hunch into an exploratory analysis, or by pioneering with different combinations of data sets to develop new insights. And by transforming insights into proofs of concepts and testing these with our customers. Will you help us claim the rewards that data analytics can unlock? And do you want to be involved in every step of the customer journey? Welcome aboard!
Your responsibilities as Advanced Analyst – Data Science
As Advanced Analyst Data Science you work in product teams for a specific domain. Sometimes you develop insights to further improve existing products. Sometimes you focus on new products and map their potential (added) value. Naturally, you listen attentively to ideas and requirements within your domain and collaborate with business stakeholders to justify new plans with data. Your ambition: to quickly identify the gems in a sea of ideas. And you don’t hesitate to cheerfully reject less promising ideas, so that the best plans can come to fruition sooner.
The rough gems require your further attention. Devise preliminary prototypes to test their merit and gather feedback from your customers. By learning and testing rapidly, you’ll know if you’re on the right track. Once you’ve identified a perfect opportunity with massive (demonstrable) potential, you switch gears in your domain to develop your proof of concept into a working product that puts smiles on your customers’ and partners’ faces. Since you are the first to know where additional opportunities lie, you and the Data Scientist in your team discuss the benefits of a more complex model and/or you discuss improving the solution technically with the dedicated engineers. And, in due time, you evaluate whether to spend additional resources on further enhancing the solution or to start looking for the next diamond in the rough
Bol.com in numbers
Bol.com doesn’t like to drop big numbers – it seems like flaunting – but we’ll make an exception as these numbers are pertinent to your position. Our data environment is undeniably rich and complex. Which is the result of
- offering over 20 million products to
- over 10 million customers who
- can place up to 17 orders per second (Black Friday, 2017).
Whatever theme you focus on; you’ll be investigating how we can use our terabytes of data to work smarter, more efficiently, and scale our operation better.
3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you
- Because you want to apply your Masters’ degree in Econometrics or (other) STEM field, or your analytical background to make the lives of over 10 million customers easier and more fun, and you have >3 years of work experience
- Because large data sets are your playground and you are a pro at queries and modeling and converting data into insights
- Because you can grasp the core of a great idea – no matter how extravagant – and enjoy developing and making new discoveries in iterations based on a prioritized plan of action
- Because you need others to tell you what to do, and how to accomplish those tasks; just a compass heading would be much too vague
- Because you lack affinity for software engineering
- Because you don’t need to discuss ideas with peers; you already know everything
Where you’ll work
As Advanced Analyst – Data Science you work in an extremely data-rich environment. Data-driven improvements are the top priority in our tech heavy business model, and data is the fuel for our customer-driven innovations. Retail & Data is a unique team of data professionals, both in terms of size and depth of knowledge. Which makes it a fantastic environment to develop yourself as well as solutions. The team’s breadth is equally interesting, as we work in cross-functional teams with abundant representation from our business units. Generating value requires considerably more that any university can teach you, and bol.com is the ideal place to fill in those blanks. The setting is informal, down to earth and innovative. Our strength is based on cooperating as equals and continuously learning from each other. You can accomplish great things on your own. And so much more with your colleagues.
What you get
What you get
Extra ServiceBesides legal conditions, we also have interesting extra's for you. For example relocation allowance, support with your relocation, free parking and staff discount on all bol.com articles.
A blue and safe landingWe warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about bol.com!
Attention to youWe are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
Besides workAt bol.com there is also a lot to do after work. Most of the activities are initiated by our own colleagues. That’s why all activities are very diverse and always voluntary. For example playing sports, team activities, Friday drinks or meetups.
How it works
Your applicationCarefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
First contactWe call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
First dateIn this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
Your next interviewBefore the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
Is this love?2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)