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Senior Data Scientist (Image Recognition) at Adevinta (Paris, France)

Job Description

Our brands are supported by tech hubs in Paris and Barcelona.  Their goal is to develop common global product & innovation platforms which all of our brands can leverage; creating data and identity based ecosystems; empowering local entrepreneurs, delighting users, driving Schibsted’s future growth and helping us achieve our mission of creating perfect matches on the world's most trusted marketplaces.

Image recognition is essential to many of the services we offer, for instance to understand what sellers are posting to our marketplaces and help buyers find specific items they are interested in.  The image recognition team in Adevinta works with solving problems like these and many more.

We are currently looking for experienced Data Scientists to join our band new image recognition team, known as Cognition,  in our Paris office. As a member of Cognition you will be part of developing modern computer vision technologies based on deep learning algorithms at scale for our brands around the world, for a variety of purposes, such as classification, meta data extraction, search and discovery, and understanding and moderating content.  You will also have the opportunity to learn from and share knowledge with other data scientists and engineers across Adevinta.


    • Apply deep learning and statistics to analyse and solve real world problems for our 250m monthly users
    • Collaborate Product and UX teams to drive product development
    • Work closely with Backend Engineers to engineer highly scalable and reliable systems that power deep learning and computer vision services
    • Write high quality, maintainable code and drive improvements in our development environment
    • Keep on top of the emerging best practices and champion these within the organisation. Be creative and experiment with new solutions but pragmatic and committed to code optimization, maintainability, and quality
    • Learn a lot and share your own knowledge. Travel occasionally, either to meet colleagues and work together, or to attend conferences



    • At least Master’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or any quantitative field.
    • Experience of building systems for model training and serving using, e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, or PyTorch
    • Understanding and genuine interest of AI and machine learning methods and algorithms, e.g., gradient based optimization and neural networks
    • Experience with development in programming languages such as Python and Java
    • Proven track record of shipping technology while dealing with ambiguity, managing cross-team dependencies and relationships
    • Experience with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud, and being familiar with container based architectures and microservices is a plus
    • Experience with distributed computing technologies like Spark, Hadoop, Kafka is a plus
    • Good written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills. Technical and business level English is a must

If this sounds like you it would be great to have a conversation, the first step is to click apply!

Additional Information

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. If any of the above ticks your boxes, then why not Apply Now to find out more