Chief Data Science Officer, (f/m), (Berlin or Amsterdam or Buenos Aires)

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Chief Data Science Officer, (f/m), (Berlin or Amsterdam or Buenos Aires) who wants to make a difference.

Berlin, Germany

Data Science and Analytics

Online since Apr 10, 2018

Your opportunity..

As Chief Data Science Officer at OLX Group, you will be the most senior leader across the Group in driving and inspiring high-quality, data-driven products, innovations and services across a wide set of c2c and b2c online trading platforms.

Our new CDSO will be a key thought leader driving all levels of strategy, vision and execution to deliver on the mission of world-class Data Science for the OLX Group. You will influence and provide expertise by establishing the strategic roadmap and engagement model for data science and analytics utilizing business and industry knowledge. Our ambition is to build the most intelligent and smartest applications for our customers around the globe.

The role can be based in Berlin, Amsterdam or Buenos Aires, with the ability for global travel. OLX

OLX is one of the largest classifieds sites worldwide. OLX is designed to enable people to connect through buying and selling goods and services quickly, easily and for free. We try to create a richer world by bringing people together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win. Buyers win. Communities win. Earth wins. OLX wins. And most of all, you win. Being part of something special. In an open culture that encourages own initiatives, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Sharing the same values.

At OLX we have a clear ambition - to create a richer world. We empower people to make the difference and we’re always looking for great people to help us do just that.


Why OLX?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, storia, stradia, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 4000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.


Your mission is to drive data science excellence and customer insights by:

  • Mentoring and developing our top data scientists + teams across the portfolio
  • Building a strong culture of data innovation and data-driven decision making across the OLX Group.
  • Partnering with the leadership and product teams to identify high-impact opportunities that leverage our extensive data to better serve our customers.
  • Proactively championing the value of data as a strategic business asset and revenue generator and being able to transform those ideas into action.
  • Implementing best-practice standards for aligning “ways of working” across the group.
  • Evangelizing data science by communicating the vision and value to different internal stakeholders.
  • Evaluating and evangelizing emerging technologies, frameworks, tools and vendors to simplify the use of ML (inline with our cloud transformation to AWS) and create a repeatable process and structure to scale the business.
  • Establishing educational programs for different target audiences (e.g. engineers, product managers) to train a wider workforce in that area (internal data academy)
  • A passionate and proven thought leader in the business application of data science with the ability to understand and explain complex problems in a simple and easy to understand manner.


What you will need to be successful in this role:

  • Undergraduate degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Operations Research or related STEM major. Ideally advanced degree/ Ph.D.
  • Significant experience - 10+ years in a high ranking position, preferably in a global, complex business setting.
  • Strong business-orientation and acumen.
  • Significant experience evangelizing the value of data science and ability to effectively communicate the value to various audiences.
  • Clear domain expertise and credibility. Extensive experience in advanced analytics, statistics and machine learning.
  • Experience in applying data science to real customer problems.
  • World-class communication skills.
  • Ability to build trust and alliances across domains.
  • Exceptional leadership skills.


What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Contributing to the global OLX Group
  • International career and travel opportunities
  • Work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • A budget for conference and education
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • Home Office possibilities
  • Company Mobile phone
  • Any tool you might need MacBook Pro, Notebook, PC


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