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Principal Data Scientist - Dynamic Pricing (M/F/X) at FlixBus (Berlin, Germany)

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About the team:  We are team Bus Factor, a cross-functional team of highly motivated data scientists and engineers. We are striving to solve highly challenging real-world problems that have an impact (and that are NOT related to marketing!). Our goal is to sell the right ticket at the right time to the right person for the right price to maximize revenue. We hold regular knowledge-sharing sessions for exchanging ideas about the latest technologies and organize bi-monthly HackrDays were we contribute to open source projects and innovative business initiatives.  To support our ambitious growth, we are now looking for a Principal Data Scientist (m/f/x) to join our Berlin based team as soon as possible. Your tasks - Paint the world green Your purpose: • You will work in a cross-functional, product-focused team revolutionising dynamic pricing and revenue management for large transportation networks  • You will support the team to productionize data products rapidly, exploring new steering methods and testing them in a production environment in quick cycles • You will work alongside our product development and business unit analytics teams of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills in analytics and data science • You will have the opportunity to directly drive strategic decisions by leading organizational level initiatives that provide the required scale, efficiency, and insight across our organization • You will collaborate with business and technology stakeholders to evaluate data sources, techniques, and tools to support our decentralized data organization Your value: • Your work in team Bus Factor will have a major influence on company revenue, and hence you will be shaping the future of the FlixBus business  • You will help to evolve FlixBus into a data driven company by providing leadership and governance to a decentralized, company wide data organization • You will support on all organizational levels to derive decisions utilizing data and analytical skills • You will help to structure work, planning new analyses, translating business questions into analytical projects • You will consult and mentor data scientists, data engineers and data analysts to drive excellence in value generation • You will strive to represent FlixBus as a technology organization by presenting at conferences, contributing to patents and writing white papers Your Profile - Ready to hop on board Your expertise: • Proven and extensive track record of applying data science methods to business problems in an industry context, preferably in e-commerce • Lateral team leadership, mentoring and cross team project management skills • Extensive and deep experience with designing, developing, validating, and deploying advanced data products and delivering actionable insights from data analysis • Experience leading or collaborating with a team of data scientists in developing and delivering machine learning models that work in production • PhD or MsC in Computer Science, Computational and Applied Statistics, Operations Research, Machine Learning, Mathematics or comparable field • Experience in projects involving large scale multidimensional databases, complex business infrastructure, and cross-functional teams Your technical skills: • Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams • Solid programming experience in mainstream programming languages like Python, R, Scala, or Java • Experience visualizing and communicating data • Hands-on experience applying machine learning techniques (especially feature engineering) using standard off the shelf packages • Good understanding of sourcing data using various data management solution (relational as well as non-relational databases) • Experience working with large data streaming technologies like Spark, Flink