Data Scientist

  • Contract
  • Paris
  • Posted 3 months ago

Back Market

Back Market is the world’s leading refurbished electronics marketplace with a team of 650 people, powering operations in 21 countries (and counting!).
Named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019 and again in 2021, our mission is simple: empowering people to consume tech sustainably by offering folks a high quality, accessible, and more eco-friendly alternative to buying new electronics. Why? Refurbished tech helps lower our collective environmental impact. We have indeed contributed to avoid the production of more than 1,000,000 tons of CO2e worldwide since our launch in 2014.
Be part of an exciting and growing international adventure that will change the way the world consumes tech.
As part of the Bureau of Technology, your mission will be to design, build, and industrialize AI-driven solutions to improve our marketplace. You will join our BackBox team which serves as our Data Science & ML incubator where we explore new AI use cases and industrialize the most promising ones. Your first focus will be on enhancing our customer claims management where you will be able to leverage our ML and genAI platforms. Other use cases can range from developing algorithms to improve our product catalog or better predict the technical issues on the items we sell.
Here some insights on what we are currently doing:

What you will do:

  • Work closely with other data scientists and software engineers to create new product features using advanced machine learning algorithms, LLMs, and statistical techniques
  • Collaborate with various teams to identify high-impact business opportunities through data exploration, model prototypes, and bootstrapping projects
  • Hands-on development, productionisation, and operation of AI models and pipelines including both Machine Learning and Generative AI technologies
  • Regularly present work internally (data science demo, internal talks,…)  to technical, engineering, and product stakeholders to iterate and generate excitement 
  • Help grow data science at Back Market through the data science community

Your background:

  • 3+ years of industry experience (data scientist, ML engineer, …) and a Master’s degree or PhD in relevant fieldsDeep understanding of Machine Learning lifecycle, best practices, algorithms, and domains (eg. anomaly detection, natural language processing, computer vision, personalization, and recommendation)
  • Concrete experience in designing, prototyping, and launching machine learning use cases running in production
  • Ability to work with large datasets, including data cleaning, preprocessing, and feature engineering
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English to audiences of varying technical levels
  • Good coding skills in Python, and familiarity with software engineering principles around testing, code reviews, and deployment.
  • A curious and proactive mindset, with a humble heart and a strong sense of team spirit 
  • A love for good food and culinary experiences is a bonus!
A meaningful job: you will help avoid thousands of tons of electronic waste and fight against planned obsolescence. It counts!
A meaningful company: we became a mission-driven company in January 2022.
Be part of a worldwide growing company based in Europe, the USA and Asia to face great challenges : you will have the freedom to innovate and adopt new ideas!
Work alongside passionate experts:  who will share their knowledge and help you develop and grow in your career. 
Grow your career: with a flexible career path and a dedicated Learning & Development team. Back Market will help you evolve with personalized internal trainings and external handpicked providers from day 1!
Leadership Academy by Back Market:“be a coach not a dictator” is at the core of this program ! We train and enable all our leaders to support their team towards achieving goals. Be a manager at Back Market is an unique experience we take by heart.
An attractive salary, equity and a host of benefits including : Lunch voucher, health insurance, relocation package, paid time off for activism in your community, parental benefits, flexible hours, etc…
One Loving Tribe: you will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, open-minded and friendly environment. 
– Be part of one of our Employee Resource Groups createdaround shared identities, common backgrounds and/or special interests crafted to be a safe space and an expressive outlet. 
Several internal events: The Monday Brief (weekly)/ The Somehands (monthly)/ The All Hands (annual).
We’re here to SABOTAGE: It’s our mantra. It keeps us focused on what we aspire to be: a little bit sneaky, always smart, kinda frugal and constantly conspiring to create maximum impact.
Back Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer which means we pledge to not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.. If reasonable accommodations are needed for the interview process, please do not hesitate to discuss this with the Talent Acquisition Team.
Back Market is helping to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: climate change. We take this so seriously that we were awarded status as a “Société à Mission”, or company with a social mission, by the French government. We know we can’t tackle a global problem without a globally representative team so we are committed to embedding diversity, equity and inclusion principles in every aspect of our organization. But more importantly, being One Loving & Free Spirited Tribe is in our DNA as it is one of the five foundational values of our company since we got started way back in 2014. We are committed to hiring and supporting diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We know our lofty goals cannot be reached unless everyone has a seat at the table along with the resources and opportunity to grow.

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