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Data Scientist

Posted: 8 Apr 2021 Closes: 8 May 2021
Manchester, England, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time MTF_6E0CFD29C9


At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to make data the primary source of information for guiding the decisions we make. We are looking for talented Data Scientists to help us on our journey. You will join a highly skilled department that will challenge you to develop innovative solutions to the problems presented to you.
  • We ship to over 170 countries around the world
  • Our customers are fashion conscious luxury shoppers and include stylists, celebrities, royal families
  • Millions of people visit the site and mobile apps each month
  • Products we sell range from less than £10 to over £40,000
  • The engineering team has doubled in the last two years and continues to grow in 2021.
  • Our site typically takes between 1 and 5 million GBP in sales a day
Life Inside Our Data Organisation

Data Science at MATCHESFASHION falls into one of three streams. Depending on what stream you select, you could be working with several stakeholders across the whole business: Buying and Merchandising, Logistics, Loyalty, Marketing, Private Shopping and more.
  • Customer
    • Customers are at the heart of our business. To provide the best customer experience, we aim to understand our customers across all touchpoints of the customer journey.
    • Data Science lets us effectively tackle problems related to attrition, churn, and maximising lifetime value, thus informing next best action.
  • Efficiency
    • We aim to make MATCHESFASHION as operationally efficient as possible through automation of processes using our data.
    • Data Science lets us make better decisions on how we select and buy the products we sell. This 'Buy Optimisation' can support on what product sizes or the quantity our Buying team procure.
  • Recommendations
    • MATCHESFASHION customers face a paradox of choice: our range grows and changes every day, so it gets harder for customers to find what excites them. We aim to make product discovery easy for them.
    • Data Science lets us offer tailored product discovery through greater understanding of each customer's preference.

As a Data Scientist you will be working closely with product managers to seek out the best value of data science applications while also facilitating planning of the roadmap. The idea is to start simple, iterate and add complexity. The advanced analysis you perform and models you build will lead to improved decision making and actions done by the business. Having the results and models you generate reproducible is very important for us. Using Databricks and MLflow will help you employ good MLOps practices.

You are a passionate Data Scientist who is not afraid of a challenge and aims to push the boundaries. Encompassing a solid understanding of machine learning and statistical modelling fundamentals. Data wrangling is a key skill for all data scientists and at MATCHESFASHION it's no different, but we have notebooks deployed on Databricks with PySpark already setup to help you wrangle the data in the most efficient way.

Our data science stack is:
  • Python
  • SQL
  • PyTorch
  • AWS and Databricks
Our Engineering Leadership Behaviours

At MATCHESFASHION we all adopt leadership behaviours, and these are an integral part to our everyday roles such as "great decision making" where data is used to make the most informed decision as possible. Some other behaviours such as "creativity and innovation" allow our staff to continually become creative with solutions they develop while always maintaining "customers at the heart of all thinking". We also thrive for all employees to \"act like owners\" and make decisions at every organisation level. It means teams have much autonomy around solutions and the responsibility that goes with that.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION - we delight customers around the world and so it's important that our team represents our customers.

We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.


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