Vacature Lead Data Science - Amsterdam


  • CarNext
  • Universitair of hoger
  • Medior niveau
  • Vast contract
  • 40 uur p/w
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Lead Data Science

Location: Amsterdam

Department: Analytics

Publication date: 4 June 2020

Do you have broad hands-on experience with applying regression-, (boosted) tree-, and time series-based Machine Learning in a business context? Do you have working experience recruiting, coaching and inspiring a team of junior to senior data scientists? Then come join our Data & Analytics team at

We are looking for a Lead Data Science to help us growing our ecosystem to a Machine Learning driven system that finds the best cars for our customers at the best price. You will report to the Head of Data & Analytics.

The Data & Analytics team designs, builds and maintains data solutions that are business critical for’s platform. For example, you will lead Machine Learning based model management for customer demand prediction, dynamic pricing, and product selection. We are a fast-growing team that works with a modern cloud stack, like AWS RedShift, EC2, Lambda, Airflow, Kafka, DBT, Glue, Spark Scala, Python, and work in a dynamic environment. Data scientists themselves work on a daily basis in multidisciplinary teams with engineers, product owners, business stakeholders, and software engineers.

These are your challenges

  • You are responsible for central model management (23 countries)
  • Lead and grow capabilities of the Data Scientist team (currently 8 fte) to a large team from the content Drive innovation and realization of data science technology innovations, ML developments, model management of predictive algorithms.
  • Manage data science activities
  • Co-develop and execute roadmap for data analytics solutions
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to lead or contribute to large scale strategic projects as well as ongoing operational activities.
  • Prioritize projects across the team and allocate resources to meet business and team goals.

Why you will love it

  • You will be part of team and culture, that continuously grows & improve itself, colleagues, the code, and as a result, the way delivers its product to its customers
  • You will have a big impact on building a leading platform company that will disrupt the industry, using machine learning
  • You will work with state of the art technologies, and you will have influence on the choice of new tools & technologies
  • You will deal with a diverse set and growing set of data (commercial data, customer data, market data, product data )
  • You go beyond prototyping and ship your code to production and have impact in 23 markets

You will be successful in this position if you have

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience as a data scientist in a business context
  • 3+ years experience as data science lead / manager in a team of at least 7 FTE
  • Passion for problem solving data related challenges
  • Strong working experience and understanding of predictive modelling of structured data, like regression and XGB statistics and machine learning
  • Strong coaching and inspirational skills
  • Masters in field where statistical understanding of data is central (e.g. Mathematics, Econometrics, Statistical physics, or equivalent)
  • Cloud computing and platforms experience
  • Good communication skills with technical teams

Grow with us provides great opportunities for personal and professional growth. If this position interests you, go ahead and send us your CV via the ''Apply'' button.  

 A background check is a part of our hiring process, to be conducted after accepting a possible offer.

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