Senior Data Scientist

Uniplaces Published: May 25, 2017
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Uniplaces is creating a trusted, global brand for student accommodation. We believe in empowering student mobility, especially by making the process of finding accommodation online easier. We are an international, venture backed team and a results oriented business with global ambitions. It is important for us to build a strong team spirit in which everyone feels responsible and empowered to achieve their potential and be rewarded for doing so. Uniplaces is supported by top investors who have created leading consumer internet brands such as and LOVEFiLM.

As we are expanding globally, we’re now looking for a Data Scientist to join our team. It takes a mixture of technical knowledge, analytical skills and pure hustle to be able to succeed in this role.


If you join us these will be your responsibilities:

  • Research reports about key features and the business
  • Deployment of data services (recommendations, demand forecasting, pricing, elasticity etc) that will support product features and key initiatives
  • Ownership of developed data products in production

Main requirements:

  • Expert level proficiency in SQL. Ability to perform complex data analysis with large volumes of data
  • Proficiency in Python, Scala is a big plus
  • Familiarity with scientific libraries such as Pandas and with Jupyter Notebooks/Zeppelin or Apache
  • Knowledge of real-time data pipeline construction with Spark Streaming is strongly recommended
  • Basic devops awareness
  • Nice to have: Docker, Git


Some of our employee benefits:

  • Startup experience in our fast-growing, venture backed company;
  • Direct contact with the senior team, and management responsibilities;
  • Quick progression & exposure to all areas of the business;
  • Competitive compensation package, negotiable, based on experience, attractive performance bonus plan & stock option compensation plan;
  • New Macbook;
  • Open vacation policy;
  • A chance to have fun while working;

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