Lead Data Scientist | Team Search (f/m/d)

in Hamburg Zentrale
Direkt auf dem OTTO-Campus in Hamburg die Zukunft des E-Commerce vorantreiben und den E-Commerce-Spirit von OTTO und die Innovationskraft unseres Konzerns erleben. Die Zusammenarbeit aller Teams macht otto.de täglich erfolgreich und steuert in den Otto Group Funktionsbereichen 123 nationale und internationale Einzelgesellschaften. Das klingt spannend? Dann starten wir gemeinsam durch.

Otto.de, one of Europe's largest e-commerce platforms, has a vertical system slice with functional boundaries (e.g. Search, User, Order or Recommendations). Our cross-functional teams are responsible for the vertical sub-products - functionally, technically and for the operation of the microservices in AWS. Technical decisions are made by us and not by managers. Likewise, we shape the nature of our agile collaboration ourselves and find new ways of working together.

We are Team Search and our aim is to ensure that our 8 million customers get the best search results. To meet this demand, we use different ranking models to find the best products for our customers' searches. Finding these products among 1.2 million products is a challenging exercise for which we need your expertise!

Our Tech Stack:

  • Python | Scala | Apache Spark | SQL | AWS

Was Dich erwartet:

  • You are the central competence for the data science development of the onsite search at otto.de.
  • You keep track of all search-related data science activities that take place in various search sub-teams.
  • You provide essential impulses as to which new data science applications are created in the context of search and how this is done. Both the data science related strategy and the data science development backlog are significantly shaped by you.
  • For critical activities in the sub-teams (e.g. finalization of a solution design or initial deployment of central functions), you are directly involved in the work of the teams to exercise a guidance function with your comprehensive knowledge.
  • You communicate intensively with the developing colleagues in the teams as well as with the management.
  • You set the decisive impulses on how to strategically evaluate potential cooperations with external data science-developing partners.
  • Together with the tech lead, the product manager and the process lead, you form the central technical and functional leadership for the search of otto.de.
  • You advise and guide your colleagues in methodological questions and approaches.
  • You can communicate projects and results from the data science environment in a way that is appropriate for the target Group.

Was Du mitbringen solltest:


  • Many years of experience in Python and Machine Learning (Pandas, SciKit-Learn, NLTK, spaCy, fastText, Spark, ...)
  • Extensive knowledge in Machine Learning methods (including Deep Learning, NLP, Transformer models) and statistical analysis
  • Experience with data science based development of search products (based on Apache Solr and/or Elastic Search).
  • Strategic planning and audience-focused communication at both developer and management level
  • Ability to guide and inspire colleagues
  • Rich practical experience in software engineering for highly available IT services based on mass data


  • Experience in using data visualization tools and classic BI tools
  • PhD in computer science, data science, mathematics, or a similar field
  • Program management skills

Was wir dir bieten:

  • Join us at (international) conferences like Code Talks, GOTO Berlin, JAX, DEVOXX, internal events, hackathons and tech talks/meetups like develop<HER>.
  • An appreciative working environment, expert know-how and numerous opportunities for your professional and personal development - all this distinguishes us!
  • Flexible working hours, working time recording as well as opportunities for mobile working and flexitime - you shape your working day.
  • 3 canteens, 2 bistros and 1 food truck on our campus - we have something for everyone.
  • Meet your colleagues in our social spaces, withdraw for undisturbed work in our libraries or work outside in the sun - WLAN on the whole campus and New Work make it possible.
  • Meditate in our meditation room, strengthen team spirit at company sports or work out in our fitness lounge - your personal balance is taken care of.
  • Whether it&#39;s car services, low-cost staff sales or a parcel store - let yourself be surprised by our colorful range of offers!
  • Become part of our culture and discover something new every day, because we offer you even more!

Deine aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit Bezug auf die Nummer
03198914 richte bitte an:

Otto (GmbH & Co KG)
Kendra Schramm
Werner-Otto-Straße 1-7
22179 Hamburg
Tel.: 040/ 6461-1942

Tipps zur Bewerbung bei OTTO gibt es hier.



Otto (GmbH & Co KG)

Kendra Schramm
Otto (GmbH & Co KG)
Werner-Otto-Straße 1-7
22179 Hamburg
Tel.: 040/ 6461-1942