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ML & Data Science - Engineer (All levels)
JustWatch
Berlin
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Are you tired of academia? Do you get more satisfaction from delivering business results and great questions instead of producing research papers? Are you building a deep intuition about data and how to define success before going deep with algorithms? If you're a builder who is fearless in challenging conventions and bringing new ideas to the table, we want to hear from you! To bring our tailor-made tools for the needs of the movie industry to the very next level.

Who we need:

    • Own the machine room of the data products driving our business.
    • Improve our automated campaign steering and drive home every flight on target and on time.
    • Work on our mean hybrid interest signals data machine. 
    • Collaborate directly with the founders of JustWatch on the business brain of our company and lead your team to deliver on time.
    • And advance our targeting by extracting every ounce of entertainment intelligence from our recommendation system based on massive user and item data. 

What We Need from You:

    • You are an expert in machine learning and data science, but you see yourself more as a solutions engineer than a scientist. 
    • You get satisfaction from delivering business results and asking great questions rather than from producing research papers.
    • A system thinker who intuitively understands data and defines success well before diving into algorithms.
    • Constant learning, delivering results and creating value are the core characteristics of everyone at JustWatch and we are looking for these values in every person we are hiring.

What You Will be Doing:

    • Don't start from scratch. Draw from years of data engineering excellence and a treasure trove of meaningful quality data you can model on from day one. Iterate with boring technology and keep it simple. Snowflake, Python, Pytorch, Scipy, XGBoost. You'll start introducing more complexity where it makes sense.
    • Build prototypes based on smart assumptions in three days instead of planning to outperform the SoTA in three months.
    • Understand our rich internal Recommendations-ML-Engine to pull from. Work on classical (non-)linear optimization problems through tabular modeling, forecasting, normalization, and NLP. 
    • Steal liberally from basic research instead of attempting it yourself.

What We offer You:

    • No more boring, outdated structures and superficial gym memberships.
    • We believe in a permission-less environment that lets us focus on delivering value without overcomplicating things.
    • We prioritize meaningful work over perks and that true fulfillment comes from intrinsic motivation, personal growth, and making a lasting impact.
    • We trust our skilled professionals to maintain a no-nonsense attitude and create an environment that promotes innovation.
    • We are committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals, and we offer a collaborative and supportive environment to do so.
    • Truly a hybrid work environment. You are not required to come to the office, but you will definitely want to.
While a solid technical background is crucial, we are looking for someone who is not just a scientist or nerd but also can think strategically and work effectively with different stakeholders in JustWatch. If you have the personality, skills, and experience we are looking for, and if you are genuinely excited about the opportunity to drive business growth through machine learning and data science, we want to hear from you!

If we caught your attention and you're eager to delve into our perspectives and thought processes, we recommend immersing yourself in the blog post authored by our CEO, which elaborates on these subjects:

- Or visit our blog here: https://www.justwatch.com/blog

How to apply:
Show your interest in any way that works for you -  send us a convincing message or outstanding cover letter explaining why you are a great fit for this role and why you choose JustWatch. We won’t reply to any CV-only or one-click applications.

Please only apply if you are really interested, copy&paste mass applications will receive a copy&paste rejection email. If you have any questions, please reach out to our talent team via LinkedIn or apply to this role directly through our jobs page.

Research shows that many women only apply to jobs when they meet 100% of the qualifications while many men apply to jobs when they meet 60%. At JustWatch we encourage ALL candidates, especially women, people of color, LGBTQ+ identifying people and other people from marginalized groups to apply to our jobs, even if you do not check every box. We’d love to have a conversation with you and see if you might be a great fit.
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