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Data Science Manager - Marketplace Optimization (They/She/He) in Barcelona


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If you’re here, it’s because you’re looking for an exciting ride.

A ride that will fuel up your ambitions to take on a new challenge and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone. 

We’ll deliver a non-vanilla culture built on talent, where we work to amplify the impact on millions of people, paving the way forward together.

Not your usual app. We are the fastest-growing multi-category app connecting millions of users with businesses, and couriers, offering on-demand services from more than 170,000 local restaurants, grocers and supermarkets, and high street retail stores. We operate in more than 1500 cities across 25 countries. Every year, +200k merchants generate over 4B€ in sales through our platform and over 20M customers get their goods delivered in minutes.

Together we revolutionize the way people connect with their everyday needs, from delivering essentials to connecting our ecosystem of users through innovative solutions powered by technology. For us, every day is filled with purpose.

What makes our ride unique?

🤝 Our culture and strong values.

  • We have an ‘’office-first’’ culture and we place collaboration at the center of everything we do!
  • We have a non-vanilla personality and feedback mindset. We don’t shy away from difficult conversations - we see them as a gift!
  • We work with high intensity and have fun along the way. We also celebrate the wins (a lot!).
  • We celebrate diversity in all its forms and foster an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

💪Our career development philosophy.

  • We are building a talent house of high performing teams and leaders. We invest in people who raise the bar and help others reach their full potential.
  • We take ownership of our career development. We don’t believe in linear and predictable career paths - we create the job of our dreams!
  • We embrace opportunities to move the needle and make an impact beyond our scope.

🤝Our commitment to being a force for good.

  • Our platform is an important economic tool for millions of people (customers, partners, couriers) and we are taking action to amplify our positive impact.
  • We invest in doing good by dedicating time and resources into social and environmental initiatives.
  • We have the ambition of being DIB role models across the tech industry. We are creating environments, systems, and processes that provide equal opportunities, break biases, and empower our communities.

We have a vision: To give everyone easy access to anything in their cities. And this is where your ride starts.


As a Data Science Manager for our Marketplace Optimization team, you will lead the most innovative project at Glovo, aiming at coordinating the different levers of our marketplace (pricing, promos, ranking, delivery time, etc) to maximize long term profitability (while controlling for customer retention). You will leverage our ML platform and Feature Store to build machine learning algorithms and statistical models to deliver robust and highly scalable solutions. You will also integrate models from different team's and orchestrate the different levers to optimize Glovo’s marketplace.This isn't your average project. It's high risk, high reward, and packed with complexities. But if you're up for the challenge, you'll be leading a project that's in the spotlight, with regular presentations to the company's executives.


  • Recruit, lead and motivate a team of Data Scientists and Product Scientists of different seniority levels.
  • Work hand-in-hand with business, product, and data stakeholders to craft a practical roadmap, delivering and showcasing value in quick, iterative cycles.
  • Keep the team focused and fast-paced. Launch quickly and frequently, measuring the impact with a solid experimentation framework.
  • Provide technical direction to your team, keeping a high bar on technical excellence in your deliverables.
  • Regularly engage with senior stakeholders to align the project roadmap with the company's direction and various realities. Stand firm on the established direction, providing stability to the project while accommodating company priorities.


  • Experience leading innovation projects (high uncertainty, high pressure) end to end, with a proven track record.
  • An obsession with understanding the business and translating business problems into technical solutions.
  • Discipline, structure, and adaptability. You thrive in a dynamic environment and inspire your team to adopt the same mindset.
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role, managing a data science team (5+ people) or multiple data science projects. Preferably in a marketplace.
  • 4+ years of strong hand-on experience as an individual contributor in industry. Preferably in a marketplace. Knowledge of recommendation systems is highly desirable.
  • At least an MSc, and preferably a PhD in a scientific discipline such as Physics, Statistics, Computer Science or Mathematics.
  • Deep theoretical and applied knowledge in one or more of the following areas: supervised and unsupervised learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, game theory, statistical inference, bayesian statistics, causal inference, time series analysis, decision theory, mathematical optimisation
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills (English).

Individuals representing diverse profiles, encompassing various genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds, are less likely to apply for this role if they do not possess solid experience in 100% of these areas. Even if it seems you don't meet our musts don't let it stop you, we are all about finding the best talent out there! Skills can be learned, and embracing diversity is invaluable.

We believe driven talent deserves:

  • 🌟 An enticing equity plan that lets you own a piece of the action.
  • 💪 Top-notch private health insurance to keep you at your peak.
  • 🍔 Monthly Glovo credit to satisfy your cravings
  • 💳 Cobee discounts on transportation, food, and even kindergarten expenses.
  • 🏊 Discounted gym memberships to keep you energized.
  • 🏖️Extra time off, the freedom to work from home two days a week, and the opportunity to work from anywhere for up to three weeks a year!
  • 👪 Enhanced parental leave, and office-based nursery.
  • 🧠 Online therapy and wellbeing benefits to ensure your mental well-being.
  • 📚 An external learning budget to fuel your thirst for knowledge and personal growth.

Here at Glovo, we thrive on diversity, we believe it enhances our teams, products, and culture. We know that the best ideas come from a mashup of brilliant diverse minds. This is why we are committed to providing equal opportunities to talent from all backgrounds - all genders, racial/diverse backgrounds, abilities, ages, sexual orientations and all other unique characteristics that make you YOU. We will encourage you to bring your authentic self to work, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels heard.

Feel free to note your pronouns in your application (e.g., she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

So, ready to take the wheel and make this the ride of your life?


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