Senior Data Scientist

London, England, United Kingdom · Technology expand job description ↓

Description

At Gousto, we're looking for someone to help us disrupt the online food industry. You will be helping people to discover, buy and cook delicious food at home without the hassle of recipe books and supermarkets, all with no food waste. We’ve grown rapidly since our founding in 2012 and following another large VC investment we’re now scaling to a large tech organisation.

Technology, Data Science and AI are at the heart of Gousto. The code we write powers every aspect of our business from the recommendation engine powering our e-commerce experience right down to the genetic algorithms used to efficiently route boxes in our warehouse.

You’ll work hand-in-hand with our Machine Learning Engineers, Data Engineers and Product Managers, translating data science into robust and scalable data products as the business continues to grow massively. If you’re a natural problem solver and are passionate about data, you’ll fit right in.


Join us and let’s dream big and deliver bigger.

Give it some Gousto.


Requirements

Who You Are

Adventurer in data science - As a senior member of the data-science team you will be using advanced machine-learning and optimisation techniques to build tools that will improve the business and make our service highly personalised. We look to our senior team members to unlock new step changes in performance for our existing data products, introduce new theories and technologies to the team and leverage data science in new areas of the business.

End-to-end owner of data products - The problems we pursue are diverse and have a direct impact on the business. They range from optimising flows in our warehouse to algorithmically designing recipe menus based on customers' tastes. We believe that if you build something, you should run it too. This means that, together with the Machine Learning Engineers, our data scientists take ownership over the entire process from ideation to deployment, as well as automation and maintenance. Knowing our data products inside-out allows us to keep learning and improving.

Passionate about impact - We have big plans for the future, hence we are looking for creative thinkers to help drive the business and disrupt the online grocery market by leveraging machine learning and optimisation. You will work with amazing colleagues and look forward to solving challenging problems that will have significant impact on the product and our customers. You’ll recognise when to meet complex problems with advanced solutions or when a simple approach cuts through all complexity. Most of all, you are excited about Gousto’s mission and product and really enjoy working with the team.

Relentlessly raising the bar – We believe that one of the most important things our senior data scientists do is educate the more junior members of the team. We’re looking for someone who can bring new and innovative engineering practices into the team, someone who is willing to help educate and help to improve what we do on a daily basis. As a senior member of the team, you’re always on the lookout for opportunities to help the team fulfil their potential.


Capabilities

  • MSc or PhD in Machine Learning, Math, Stats, Computer Science or BSc paired with strong industry experience
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and optimisation algorithms
  • Comfortable using SQL
  • Experience with managing productionisation of data products
  • Experience measuring and managing data product performance
  • Great communication skills – being able to explain your work and the impact on the business to all types of business partners
  • High-energy self-starter with a passion for data, attention to detail, and a positive attitude

Bonus Points For

  • Experience in Recommendation Systems
  • Experience in Deep Learning (RNN)
  • Experience in Evolutionary Computation
  • Experience in deploying machine learning algorithms into production environments (AWS)
  • Experience with Airflow
  • Experience in Bayesian inference


Our Values:

Dream - Today’s good is tomorrow’s mediocre. We’re always looking for ways to improve Gousto, our team and ourselves.

Deliver - We understand where we can add the most value and obsess about making improvements every day.

Care - We can only achieve big things by working collaboratively. We respect different people’s skills, experience and points of view. We work as one team.

Benefits

  • Holidays - 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing by a day each year up to 30 days
  • Option to buy additional days of annual leave up to a total of 30 days
  • Discounted Gousto boxes - 40% staff discount on Gousto boxes and 25% for your family and friends
  • Dr Gousto Healthcare via Babylon Health
  • Access to Gousto Academy training courses
  • Coffee/ Tea, fruit and ice cream provided every single day to keep you fresh
  • Friday social - Wine, beer and soft-drinks
  • As many new recipes to test cook as you can handle
  • Gym Membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Quarterly team socials and mixed team events



Our Team

Equal opportunity is hugely important to us, across all areas of Gousto. Currently in our team there are over 20 nationalities and it’s deeply important to us to have all genders represented in all functions and levels. We treat all individuals in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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