Senior Data Scientist (f/m) 80-100%

  • NZZ-Mediengruppe
  • Zurich, ZH
  • 18/03/2024
Full time Data Science Big Data Statistics Biostatistics Data Warehouse

Job Description

The NZZ is one of the largest private media companies in Switzerland. It focuses on high-quality, independent journalism and represents liberal perspectives. Its products offer its readers daily information and inspiration.
The Data Team is supporting the NZZ in being a data-driven 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) 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 with agile development methods and living the principles of an innovation culture, testing, and advancing latest ideas iteratively.

We are looking for an engaged and winning personality as:

Senior Data Scientist (f/m) 80-100%

Your tasks:

  • Conception and implementation of new data products based on ML and NLP techniques (e.g., content recommender systems) with consideration of risks and trade-offs
  • Responsibility and continuous optimization of robust data pipelines in the cloud
  • Monitoring, A/B testing and optimization of the models in production
  • Close coordination with the product, marketing, and editorial departments for further development of the data products
  • Carry out more complex analyses including preparation and presentation of the results
  • Demonstrate technical and thought leadership in data science topics
  • Keep an eye out for interesting tools and algorithms that could help the NZZ

Your profile:

  • Master's degree in a quantitative discipline (computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, etc.)
  • At least 2 years of professional experience, 5 years for a senior role
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in statistics, machine learning and natural language processing
  • Practical experience with common data science tools and libraries (e.g., scikit-learn, pandas, Keras)
  • Strong programming skills (must-have: Python & SQL, nice to have: Scala)
  • Practical experience with cloud and big data frameworks (e.g. Apache Spark)
  • A curious mindset, strong work ethics, and very pronounced collaboration skills
  • Must-have: particularly good knowledge of English, nice-to-have: knowledge of German

We offer:

  • Challenging and diverse activities in an interdisciplinary field with an elevated 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 of the opera house and the lake – with a wide selection of shopping opportunities and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Flexible working hours and home-office are part of our culture.

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Your next step:

Are you interested? Then we look forward to your online application.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Cristina Kadar, Data Science Lead, Tel. + 41 44 258 14 57, or Romana Kaspar, HR Business Partner, Tel. +41 44 258 17 13.