Data Scientist

  • Blinkist
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 30/12/2022
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

We offer the best selection of non-fiction knowledge in bite-sized, digestible formats. Our catalogue gives access to key insights from 5,000+ nonfiction books, original podcasts and author-driven content across 27 categories.

Blinkist exists to spark understanding.✨ We're helping people enrich their minds with powerful ideas, and turn ordinary moments into extraordinary learning opportunities—anytime, anywhere.

About The Role

As a Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer on our Data Science team, you'll work on projects across all functions in the company and help us make better decisions and deliver data products - be it to offer more relevant content recommendations or increase the accuracy of revenue forecasts. If you're a fan of fast delivery cycles and tackling a wide variety of problems by leveraging state of the art technologies - then this position is for you!

Check out the interview process for this position here:

What You Will Do

  • Bring models into production by building scalable service-based systems leveraging AWS and Snowflake.
  • Contribute to data science projects by building and testing machine learning models for a variety of use cases
  • Research, implement and improve state of the art recommendation algorithms to advance our content discovery experience at Blinkist
  • Join the team in ideating about new opportunities
  • Maintain and improve our current data products
  • Visualise and document your work

What You Need To Have

  • 2+ years of experience working with machine learning pipelines
  • Good knowledge of software architecture and design patterns
  • Experience building and maintaining service-based data products
  • Hands on experience with the Python ecosystem: Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-learn, Jupyter, Tensorflow
  • Familiarity with AWS landscape: SageMaker, Lambda, DynamoDB, API Gateway
  • Fluency in SQL
  • Strong communication skills and the ability communicate confidently in English
  • You're a great fit to our team by bringing humour, passion and a drive for ownership

Nice To Have

  • Information retrieval experience
  • Experience working with GPT-3

Why Blinkist

Our unique culture of empowerment, mutual respect, and transparency has always been our defining characteristic. We support each other and carve out opportunities for every individual to develop and grow. We strongly believe that diversity powers innovation, thus we celebrate and support our differences, providing equal opportunities for employment and career growth. We embrace a flexible, remote-friendly way of working that supports different needs and lifestyles.

We are proud to have been selected by LinkedIn as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany. Glassdoor and Kununu ratings put us amongst Berlin's top three employers.

These are some of our most valued benefits:

  • 30 vacation days + local public holidays in your place of work
  • Virtual stock options plan
  • Quarterly days of learning and wellbeing
  • An extra day off for you birthday
  • Unlimited home-office with a monthly workspace allowance
  • Learning & development budget
  • Coaching budget for minorities and mothers returning from their leave
  • Physical and mental health support through various partners
  • Relocation and visa support for Germany

If you choose to join our team in Berlin, you'll have access to our modern office space in Neukölln and enjoy healthy plant-based meals prepared fresh every day by our very own chef.

Apply Now

If we've captured your interest and you want to take part in changing the world through the power of ideas – apply now and tell us what got you excited about this opportunity.

We look forward to hearing from you! ️

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, even if you don't meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.