(Senior) Data Scientist / Machine Learning (w/m) 80-100%

  • NZZ-Mediengruppe
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 03/12/2021
Full time Data Science Machine Learning Data Management Data Governance

Job Description

The NZZ is one of the largest privately-owned media companies in Switzerland. We focus on high-quality and independent journalism and represent a liberal ideology. With our products we offer daily guidance to our readers and users.
The Data Team is supporting NZZ in being a data-informed organization. As an Analytics Center of Competence our job is to provide everyone in our company with the necessary tools and knowledge to arrive at better and more informed decisions, contributing to the digital transformation. In close cooperation with our product management, marketing and editorial teams, we build «smart» data products (such as article recommendations and personalized email campaigns) to support internal and customer facing use-cases. We are a highly motivated and skilled team of data professionals (data analysts, data scientists, data engineers) working based on agile development methods and living the principles of an innovation culture, testing and advancing new ideas iteratively.
We are looking for an engaged and winning personality as
(Senior) Data Scientist / Machine Learning (w/m) 80-100%

Your tasks:
Conception, implementation, and adaption of data products, in close collaboration with marketing, product and editorial
Development of statistical / machine learning models and getting them to production
Conception and support in the execution and evaluation of experiments
Monitoring, testing, and optimization of models in production
Close collaboration with the data engineers as well as contribution for continuous optimization/extension of data pipelines

Your profile:
Master's degree in a quantitative discipline (Computer Science, Physics, ...)
Min. 2 years of work experience, min. 5 years for a senior role
Advanced theoretical and practical statistics and machine learning / data science knowledge
Practical experience with tools for statistical modeling (e.g. Python scikit-learn or SparkML)
Good software engineering knowledge and experience (e.g. Python, Scala, Java)
Practical experience with big data concepts and frameworks (e.g. Apache Spark, Kafka) cloud platforms (e.g. Google Cloud)

We offer:
Challenging and interesting activities in a diverse task field with a high level of autonomy and the possibility to contribute to the digital transformation of one of the best-known media brands in the German speaking area.
Premium working environment: central location with offices «at Bellevue» in the heart of Zurich – with a view to the opera house and the lake – with a large selection of shopping opportunities and restaurants in walking distance.
Flexible working hours and home office is part of our culture.

Your workplace

Your next step:
Are you interested? We look forward to your online application.


Michael Bletsch, Recruiter
+41 44 258 17 29

For this position, we admit only candidates who apply directly to us. Therefore applications from HR service providers will not be considered in the recruiting process. Thank you for your understanding.

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