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Senior Data Scientist Search Always knows where to find everything

Utrecht
Bachelor / Master
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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 apply the potential of data science to improve the search journey? Our customers eagerly await your algorithms!

Your responsibilities as Senior Data Scientist Search

Search is in a continuous state of evolution. Our catalog is constantly changing, as are our customers and their expectations. So the compelling challenge is 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 search query to work with …
As Senior Data Scientist Search, you are in the lead to create and improve machine learning solutions to customer problems. And for maintaining current models and keeping them (and yourself) responsive during peak hours. To be successful, you’ll need experience in Natural Language Processing and/or Information Retrieval, and extensive programming experience 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 problems 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 considerable experience in Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval or other related fields
  • Because you have an affinity for coding
  • Because you like to take a leading role in projects and challenge fellow data scientists in your team
  • Not if you’d rather use the latest techniques to create a cool model than the right tools to create the best model for the job
  • Not if you don’t like to brainstorm, discuss ideas or work together with colleagues from other disciplines
  • Not because when it looks like things might come crashing down, you run and hide

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 problems and continuously learning from each other to keep improving Search. You can get far by yourself, and farther 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.
  • 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.
  • A blue and safe landing

    We 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!

How it works

  1. Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
  2. We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
  3. 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. 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. 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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