Distilled SCH

About Distilled SCH

Distilled SCH is the combined business of Irish owned Distilled Media Group and Schibsted Media Group from Oslo. Together we command leading positions in real estate, motors and general buy and sell with our hugely popular online marketplaces Daft.ie, DoneDeal.ie and Adverts.ie

What’s the opportunity?

We are looking for a Data Scientist that will work on the creation of the next generation data products for our classified media business. The primary focus will be on choosing optimal techniques and algorithms to use for these purposes; building prototypes and bring them to production. 

About The Role

What will I be doing? 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement novel internal and external facing data solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership in machine learning and data science to the team.
  • Collaborate across teams to build robust services.
  • Explore use cases of external data sources.
  • Mentor junior members of the team.
  • Participate in the wider Schibsted community particularly in the areas of data science, motor and property verticals.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Support the construction of machine learning pipelines.
  • Extensive validation of models and presentation of results.
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of our data platform.
  • Conduct code reviews ensuring development follows best practice.
  • Liaise with product/design/tech to ensure optimal products are delivered.

What skills do I need? 

  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms e.g. kNN, Random Forest, Decision Trees, etc. 
  • Excellent statistical skills.
  • Experience with working with notebooks - Zeppelin, Jupyter, etc.
  • Experience with data visualisation tools such as ggplot, matplotlib or D3.js.
  • Experience building actionable dashboards in BI tools such as Tableau.
  • Strong Python/Java, AWS (EC2, EMR, S3, RDS, ElasticSearch, Data Pipeline, EBS etc.), SQL, R and Linux skills.
  • Experience working with diverse data sources, including both structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL datastores. Postgres with PostGIS, Redshift and ElasticSearch a bonus.
  • Comfortable with container-based software deployment and management (OpenShift, Kubernetes etc.).
  • Comfortable with continuous integration services to build and test software projects hosted at GitHub (e.g. Travis, Jenkins).
  • Experience working within an agile team environment with kanban or scrum methodologies.
  • Comfortable multi tasking or focusing on larger projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and communication  skills.
  • Minimum Masters degree in Computer Science or related technical field.

Start Date

1st March 2018

What’s it like to work here?

You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's fastest growing Internet companies. You will get the opportunity to make a significant contribution to our future direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation.   

Our Values

Our company values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making, they are what make us a great place to work. Although we hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, our staff share and work towards a common goal and vision for the company. These values are the embodiment of how we as a company and individually behave and present ourselves both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers. 

  • We have a blackbelt mindset
  • We like to simplify things
  • We make things happen
  • We collaborate across teams, business units and brands
  • We're passionate about what we do

 Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment
  • We help you plan for your future by offering 5% contribution towards your pension
  • Peace of mind with life assurance and fully paid healthcare
  • Focused career development and progression opportunities
  • If you’re cycling or commuting, we’ve got you covered with the cycle-to-work and taxsaver schemes
  • Running lessons every Tuesday with a dedicated trainer, right from our office
  • English lessons for any newcomers to Ireland
  • We have Friday treats and a monthly buffet breakfast supplied by Urban Picnic
  • We celebrate your Birthday with cake and successful probations with champagne!
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment you need to do your job
  • A great central location in the heart of Dublin city 
  • Our biggest benefit is our friendly and talented people!