Data Scientist – Machine Learning & Forecasting

  • EF Education First
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 03/06/2021
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

Are you curious about how AI is changing travel experiences around the globe? Furthermore, do you think you can help transform an organization that creates unforgettable learning trips? Then please read on! We are looking for a Data Scientist to be based in our headquarters in Zurich , Switzerland.

At EF E ducation F irst , we aim to inspire new perspective s on the world. We are changing the way strate gic decision are taken by adopting a data-driven obsession. Join us to help us analyze terabytes of flight related data to pinpoint opportunities and pain-points and change the way we think and talk about our work .

The role

  • Design end-to-end solutions to create recommendation based on ML models.
  • Translate business needs to project objectives to guide data exploration, modelling, implementation and monitoring
  • Build production-ready advanced analytics/machine learning models and integrate them into EF's applications
  • Evaluate and maintain machine learning services over time
  • Build customer-facing reporting tools to provide insights and metrics which track forecast performance and explain variance.

Your profile

  • You have a pro-active entrepreneurial drive and focus on results
  • You are a team-player and have an agile mind-set
  • You have a p assion for machine learning and innovation with data
  • You are s elf-driven and good communication skills
  • You have s trong analytical and problem-solving skills

Required skills for this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, math, statistics or relevant subject; Master’s degree preferred
  • 4 years of experience in hands-on experience in predictive modelling and analysis
  • 2 years of practical experience applying ML to solve complex problems
  • Experienced in programming languages such as Scala, Python , Spark , Java, or R
  • Experience with both supervised and unsupervised learning (e.g. time series forecasting, clustering, classification, SVM)

About EF Education First

At EF we believe that the world is better when people try to understand one another. Since 1965, we have helped millions of people see new places, experience new cultures, and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Our culturally immersive education programs—focused on language, travel, cultural exchange, and academics—turn dreams into international opportunities.

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries, all with one shared mission of opening the world through education. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and want you to bring that to work every day. EF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and belonging across race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, parental status, experience and everything else that makes you unique.

Founded in Sweden in 1965, EF has school and offices around the world, including hubs in Boston, London, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more. Learn more at

EF Education First is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment