Senior Data Scientist

London, UK /
Badoo App – Business Intelligence /
Full-time
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Badoo is looking for a number of Senior Data Scientist to join our team and assist us in using data science to deliver effective results. Together with us you will develop machine learning models to serve a variety of areas within the business; Product, Marketing, Billing teams and so on. With millions of images and messages exchanged on our platform every day, there is a wealth of opportunity to make a real difference in this role and help people to find love all over the world! The ideal candidate combines strong business acumen, extensive experience in machine learning applications along with a passion for tech.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Deliver impactful business results through the development and delivery of cutting-edge machine learning models
    • Leverage Big Data tools and techniques in order to build innovative solutions using appropriate modelling techniques
    • Assist in driving improvements to our current prediction modelling infrastructure in terms of process, performance and testing
    • Work with large, complex data sets whilst solving challenging business problems
    • Collaborate with internal business stakeholders, data scientists and engineers in order to identify improvement opportunities from an AI perspective

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • Demonstrable experience implementing machine learning models; from initial conception right through to the final productionalised model
    • Extremely confident in terms of programming and scripting (strong Python essential)
    • High familiarity with libraries such as scikit-learn, tensorflow, keras, pandas, numpy
    • Strong statistical modelling background
    • Python web development (Tornado, Flask) experience is desirable
    • Ability to combine business intuition with the application of advanced solutions
    • A passion for keeping up with the latest ongoings in Data Science and Machine Learning communities
    • A curious mind, self-starter and endlessly keen to learn and develop themselves professionally
ABOUT BUMBLE

Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with a combined user base of over 600 million globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble is majority-owned by Blackstone and has over 600 employees in offices in Austin, London, and Moscow.

The Bumble app
With over 100 million users, Bumble connects people across dating (Bumble Date), friendship (Bumble BFF) and professional networking (Bumble Bizz). No matter the type of relationship, women make the first move on Bumble. Bumble recognises the importance of relationships and how crucial they are to a healthy, happy life. They've built their platform around kindness, respect, and equality - and their users play an important part in that. Bumble holds its users accountable for their actions and has zero-tolerance for hate, aggression, or bullying. Bumble is available in 150 countries. Since 2014, Bumble has facilitated over a billion women-led first moves and over fifteen billion messages sent. 

The Badoo app
Launched in 2006, Badoo is the dating app that encourages its users to date honestly. Badoo operates in 190 countries and is available in 51 different languages, making it the world's most widely-used dating network. The app is available on iOS, Android, and the web.

OUR BENEFITS
We truly value our employees and we believe it is important to provide an environment that supports your wellbeing.  Life at Bumble in London includes:
* Employee Incentive Plan (EIP)
* £2,000 annual personal learning & development budget
* Private Medical Insurance (PMI)
* Private Dental Insurance
* Babylon Health app
* Mental health support
* Enhanced parental leave, including a highly competitive maternity package
* Subsidised gym membership
*'Double matched’ pension contributions up to 6%
* Plus loads of generous perks when we are in the office including breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily massages, free haircuts on-site, discounted nail services, regular socials, parties and family days.

With over 600 staff in 10+ countries all working remotely during the time of COVID-19, we’ve worked hard to adapt and support our teams during this challenging time, including:
* Flexible working hours
* Streaming free, live yoga & meditation sessions each week, as well as a full weekly timetable of free online exercise classes
* ‘Random Coffee’ - connecting staff across the globe in pairs once a week to get to know each other over a video chat
* ‘First Fridays’ - meal delivery for a remote lunch with your team once a month
* Employee Support Fund for those whose households are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19
* Written resources to guide employees through this challenging time
* You will also be taken through a fully digital onboarding process!

About Bumble: Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble is majority-owned by Blackstone and has over 600 employees in offices in Austin, London, and Moscow.