Senior Data Scientist in Barcelona


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Job Description

Data is the life-blood of Skyscanner. Data Scientists are our resident experts in applying scientific thinking, engineering, applied statistics & mathematics and experimental design. They lead and actively support our ability to execute an efficient Lean Startup cycle – Learn; Build; Measure. Our team is focused on applying the Scientific Method across two broad categories of problems within Skyscanner:

  • Leveraging our vast wealth of data to Build more contextual, relevant products for Travelers and Travel Suppliers (our Partners).
  • Ensuring we have the right data; insights and information to make the most impactful, scientific decisions in every aspect of our operations.

You will be an inspirational data scientist – translating business problems into quantitative solutions. You go beyond understanding the “what” happened to identify “why”. You will turn abstract concepts into concrete data models that are ready for production, driving adoption across Skyscanner. You will discover new links and correlations across disparate data sources and identify new knowledge, understanding and data product opportunities.

As well as our data science team, you will work closely with all areas of the business, helping define the roadmap and deliver new features to the market. On top of all of that, you’ll have a hands on role in the planning, execution and successful delivery of state of the art solutions.

You can offer us:

Your own proven background in data science; a track record of inspiring your teammates with your passion and vision; a self-motivated working style; a flexible approach and communication skills in abundance.

We can offer you:

An excellent career move, the chance to work with a team of ultra-smart people on cutting edge projects with the potential to impact on millions of travelers globally. A great working culture of collaboration and technical excellence. The freedom and autonomy of your own choices and what's more you'll have the space to be trusted to do what you do best and the opportunity to make a real difference.

What do you need to apply?

  • As a minimum, a Computer Science, Maths, Physics or Machine Learning degree or similar is required; ideally experience in a web economy or other fast paced tech environment featuring high volumes of complex and occasionally imperfect data;
  • Experience Developing, Deploying, Testing and continually improving Data Science solutions including tools, services and automated solutions
  • Proven Expertise in Statistics - Quantitative Data Analysis including Statistical tests, Predictive Analysis, Trend Distributions
  • Clearly Communicating insights and complex information to technical and non-technical Decision Makers in a readily understood form
  • User First – you are motivated by delivering continual improvements to travelers, partners and internal customers

For more details on Data Science at Skyscanner you can check out our home within our technology blog - CodeVoyagers and follow Skyscanner Engineering on Twitter @CodeVoyagers


About Skyscanner

  • Travel

  • Edinburgh

  • 500-1000 employees

  • 2001

Skyscanner is a global search engine that enables people to find comparisons for flights, hotels and car hire. The service is free to users and directs you to the airline, hotel, car hire provider or travel agency to complete the booking process. It has over 50 million users a month.

  • - ‘Skyscanner University’ offers a range of courses for tech and business topics.
  • - At Skyscanner there’s no clocking in and there’s no bell at the end of the day, they prefer to give you the freedom and autonomy to do your job, add value and own your work.
  • - Better than average annual leave in all office locations.
  • - There’s enhanced maternity and paternity leave and a flexible working policy to encourage and enable a healthy work-life balance.

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