Data Science Lead (m/f)

We are the leading e-hailing app in Europe. Our vision is to create everyday magic in city movement.

Job details

  • Full-time
  • map markerBerlin, DE
  • globeRelocation paid
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  • routeSenior
  • routeRequired language: English
  • Data Scientist
  • tagMust Have: Agile Methodologies, Machine Learning, Team LeadershipOther Required: Python, Statistics

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You want to be part of the next step in the evolution of FreeNOW into a global player in the ride hailing industry and the establishment of FreeNOW’s role in the future of autonomous vehicle platforms?

Data science teams at FreeNOW are solving key problems relating to urban transportation. The teams focus on the data behind core challenges in mobility markets including demand prediction, surge pricing and other forecasting analysis required for the upcoming challenges.

As the Lead Data Scientist for the Berlin team you will lead these initiatives while growing a team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers who focus on building and deploying customer facing data products. In addition to challenging machine learning problems, you will also collaborate with the product and supporting data teams on various interesting topics, such as system performance, data infrastructure, ease of development, and data and customer insights.


Your role:

  • Manage and lead a team of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers
  • Lead our efforts to help move drivers and passengers through cities more efficiently
  • Help the team to identify, understand, structure and solve complex problems and improve and productionize real-time data products
  • Collaborate with other data and product teams to formulate innovative solutions to experiment and implement advanced data insight driven solutions
  • Work closely with various stakeholders from Product, Tech, Business and Marketing Intelligence across Europe 
  • Report to the Head of Data Science in the definition of processes and models for a deep understanding of data in a growing variety of market environments leading to the projection of future developments

Main requirements

You are a problem solver, detail-oriented and self-motivated who thrives in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment, combining technical, product, business and leadership perspectives. Further key aspects of your profile are:

  • Experience in leading and motivating teams in an agile environment
  • University degree in Maths, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative discipline
  • Understanding of theory behind machine learning methods, and knowledge of best practices in their application
  • Background in applying machine learning and statistics to build mission critical product components
  • Fluent in business English
  • Practical skills in Python

Nice to have

  • Practical skills in Rust and Scala a plus
  • Knowledge of the mobility market is a plus


  • The chance to bring in your own ideas
  • A strong team spirit
  • Excellent monetary benefits (a pension plan, a monthly mobility allowance for free taxi rides, subsidised public transport ticket)
  • Have your birthday off!

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