Head of Data Science (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne

Who we are

We are real.digital: Several thousand dealers and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

Day-by-day, our development team of about 100 experts pursues the goal of developing the best products and optimising the shopping experience. Our domains operate along the customer journey to ensure that we always keep an eye on the customers’ needs and can deal with new challenges promptly. Whether Marketech, After Sales, Checkout & Accounting, or Logistics, we drive developments forward and have great freedom regarding technical aspects. Details regarding the challenges of the respective domains can be found here: https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You have found your passion in Data Science and Machine learning, but get even more satisfaction having left hands-on work mostly behind to focus on helping your team do great work and improve their skill set
  • You develop and implement a Data Science vision for the department and contribute to our innovative product development ideas to solve customer problems using state of the art technology
  • You guide and mentor a team of highly skilled Data Scientists, continuously work on the team members’ skills and careers and inspire them through purpose
  • You serve and enable your team members to utilize their full potential by fostering synergies, knowledge transfer and learning within your skill area
  • You work closely with the leadership team and build cross-functional relationships with product managers, engineers and analysts to drive our products, ensuring high-quality communication across diverse audiences and turning research findings into production

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have completed a Computer Science, Business Information Systems degree or have relevant experience
  • You possess a deep knowledge and vast experience of Data Science methods and best practices across the development lifecycle 
  • You have a successful track-record in building, developing and coaching Data Science teams by attracting and retaining top-talent by keeping high levels of satisfaction and motivation of each team member
  • You are experienced providing technical leadership and mentoring other Data Scientists for best practices
  • You have excellent communication skills (German & English) and are willing to embrace our company culture and values

What we offer

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack

  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground

  • A central, modern office in the heart of Cologne

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more
Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

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Your contact person: Marion Graßler

real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln