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Data Scientist Search Always knows where to find everything

Utrecht
Master
3,500 - 4,600
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How do you make our customers happy?

On a busy day, we process over 4 million customer search queries. This provides us with 4 million opportunities to put a smile on someone’s face. And it means we’re equipped to handle this kind of volume and have a tremendous wealth of data to learn from. So how can we use all of this data to correctly interpret our customers’ needs, and genuinely understand them? Are you ready to discover the potential of data science in improving the search journey? Our customers eagerly await your algorithms!

Your responsibilities as Data Scientist Search

Search is constantly evolving. Our catalog changes, our customers change, and that goes for their expectations as well. This presents a very attractive challenge: to continuously improve our algorithms and models, so they always reflect our customers’ needs and surpass their search expectations! When they start their search journey, we need to assure them we understand their question by providing relevant guidance, products and rankings. First impressions matter. And we only have their query string to base those actions on…

As Data Scientist Search, you are responsible for creating and improving machine learning solutions for customer problems. And for maintaining current models, keeping them (and yourself) responsive during peak hours. To be successful, we expect you to have knowledge of, and experience in Natural Language Processing and/or Information Retrieval, as well as extensive experience with programming in Python, Java or any other language. You will be working closely with colleagues in other disciplines, which challenges the entire team to keep an open mind and approach a problem from different perspectives. As our environment is constantly changing, we expect our data scientists to be eager to learn and constantly develop their skills.

3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you

  • Because you have experience with Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval or other related fields
  • Because you have affinity with coding
  • Because you live by the slogan: “happy customers, happy data scientist”
  • Because you’d rather use the latest techniques to create the coolest model than use the right tools to come up with the model that best suits our customers
  • Because you don’t like to brainstorm, discuss or work together with colleagues from various disciplines
  • Because if things come crashing down, you run and hide and can’t handle the pressure

Where you’ll work

A great data scientist is still just one piece of the Search puzzle. You will be working with software engineers, other data scientists, product owners and data/business analysts to optimize every step of the search journey, from latency to UI elements. The setting is informal, pragmatic and innovative. Our success is based on collaborating as equals, working with each other to solve a problem and continuously learning from each other to keep improving Search. You can get far by yourself, and further still when you team up.

What you get

What you get

  • Attention to you

    We 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.
  • Extra Service

    Besides 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.
  • Daily treats

    With good food, you get happy bol.commers. That's why we make sure there are a lot of lunch possibilities, if you want a quick bite, a snack or a healthy salad.
  • Money and more...

    Working at bol.com is challenging and therefore you get something in return. Besides salary, you will receive a yearly bonus, holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 29 days, travel allowance, group insurance and more.

How it works

  1. Your application
    Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
  2. First contact
    We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
  3. First date
    In 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.
  4. Your next interview
    Before the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
  5. 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 :)

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