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Job Description

Using machine learning to optimise search results. Inspiring our users with great recommendations. Brainstorming about new ways we can improve Marktplaats with data models. Does this sound exciting?

As a Senior Data Scientist, you will work on models that improve the user experience on our platform. You are involved in all phases of creating data products, from understanding the business need and data exploration, to the productionizing of the models that create an impact on the lives of so many people.

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with fellow data scientists and engineers, together you are responsible for building and improving these models that change our platform. As a senior, you take on a leading role in ensuring high standards for our machine learning solutions and (coding) best practices. You also drive a data-driven mentality by presenting your work to the company and brainstorming with teams on the endless possibilities of data.

What you will do

  • You find great opportunities to improve our platform with data products
  • You build data products that impact millions of users, from data exploration through model selection and evaluation to implementation
  • You work on interesting models, like recommendations or search ranking
  • You take on a leading role in designing new products and ensuring high standards for our machine learning solutions and code
  • You coach other team members
  • You work with stakeholders to define needs, report on progress and present findings
  • The way of working in the team is elevated because of your contributions to our data capabilities
  • You drive the data-driven mentality of the company by presenting and brainstorming about data and its possibilities
  • You are part of a global data community

Who you are

  • You have 4+ years of experience with Machine Learning, and have advanced knowledge of e.g. NLP, clustering, recommender systems and/or ranking algorithms
  • You have 4+ years of experience in python, and experience in ensuring coding standards and best practices
  • You have a strong drive to understand our data and users and build impactful data products
  • Your models have gone to production and you have experience in iterating and improving them
  • You have experience with Big Data technologies and languages, e.g. Spark and MLFlow
  • Preferably, you have a degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or other quantitative fields


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!


Senior Data Scientist - Benelux | Adevinta Spain
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