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Data Scientist Software Engineer (DSSE)

Rome2rio encourages you to apply even if you’re still developing some of these skills! We value diversity and welcome all applicants regardless of ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.

As the world starts to travel again, particularly in our core markets of Europe and the US, we know that global travel demand will take off in new ways. We are adding to our product to provide a more complete, connected and contextually relevant experience, and have big plans to become the world’s trusted companion for planning travel!

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Data Scientist Software Engineer (DSSE) to join our growing team in Melbourne. We have recently hired for this role, and are looking to add one more member to our team.

In the DSSE role, you will work embedded in a cross-functional product engineering team focused on a specific user outcome across acquisition, engagement and conversion. You will be joining an established community of senior data scientists with computer science PhD backgrounds, focused on growing the business through leveraging applied data science.

Things you may work on include

  • Embed in a cross-functional squad with software engineers and subject-matter experts

  • Drive product improvements by proposing hypotheses, designing and implementing experiments to test them and communicating learnings from this process

  • Develop innovative data-driven solutions to hard problems such as predicting traveler needs and global travel trends

  • Increase visibility and understanding of a team’s impact by developing and maintaining team-level KPIs, and communicating the measurement thereof

  • Contribute to product development by building and maintaining statistical and ML models

  • Develop data accessibility by gathering technical requirements and building new datasets 

  • Design data collection and processing pipelines, and implement them in collaboration with our product engineers

  • Share and review methods and findings across the Data Science discipline 

Who we’re looking for

  • PhD in Computer Science or related field, or 3+ years industry experience in Data Science

  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering or other technical field

Skills we're interested in

  • Experience in carrying out and communicating analysis to academic standards

  • Experience manipulating large data sets

  • Demonstrable software engineering skills

Nice to have

  • Experience with BigQuery or similar data warehouse

  • Experience with interacting with Google Analytics 360 data via BigQuery

  • Experience with Tableau or similar BI tools

  • Experience as a data scientist in a web/app-based consumer-oriented business

  • Experience with travel industry

  • Experience with programming in C#

Please include a short cover letter with your application, with a brief description of your research / industry experience and how it may apply to Rome2rio. If you have experience listed under “Nice to have”, please provide brief details in your cover letter.

 

About Rome2rio

Rome2rio is busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, we are a globally recognised, profitable business and work collaboratively with our parent company Omio, based in Berlin. 

We pride ourselves on the can-do, engineering-centric culture built by our founders. The company has 40 staff based in Richmond and is growing. Working at Rome2rio means that you will be immediately responsible for shaping a consumer focussed product used by millions worldwide. Your work will have plenty of impact!

 

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