Data Scientist Job at Bending Spoons – in Milano, Lombardia

Job Description

Commitment & ContractFull time or part-time. Permanent or fixed-term (depending on seniority).LocationMilan, Italy or fully remote. If you choose the on-site option, it’s also fine to sometimes work remotely. We offer substantial support for relocation, including finding an apartment in Milan and paying the rent for 12 weeks.DescriptionWe go all-out to create wonderful mobile apps and have them reach as many people as possible. As a company of rational thinkers with big visions, our decisions rest on robust foundations of truth—from the smallest feature choices to the most consequential strategic decisions. That’s why we’re looking for a sharp, business-driven data scientist who’s obsessed with finding (often counterintuitive) answers to complex, crucial questions.

A few examples of your responsibilities:
Using both standard and out-of-the-box techniques, analyze massive sets of usage data to identify opportunities and actionable insights that can profoundly impact our strategy.

Apply statistical and mathematical knowledge to develop new predictive or explanatory models that will help us gain business insights and define our roadmap.

Communicate new findings, document tools and methodologies, and relay best practices to all relevant stakeholders.

Help direct the development of our technologies devoted to the acquisition, storage, and manipulation of big data, supporting our efforts to constantly break new ground in this field. Contribute to the design and the implementation of our data pipelines.

Study scientific literature and available tools, stay up to date on new technologies, and identify relevant innovations.

What We Offer

Huge impact. Your analysis will help support and steer Bending Spoons. That means it will impact tens of millions of users, and even the mobile app industry at large, in the next few years.No micromanaging. Be the owner of your effort—from day one, you’ll be one of the team and fully trusted to take responsibility for your tasks.Lots. Of. Data. With tens of millions of users, hundreds of thousands of new users every day, and a large, diverse, and ever-growing portfolio of products, Bending Spoons is the perfect playground for a data nerd (we know you are—we are too!).Top-notch team. You’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest and nicest folks you’ve ever worked with, and you can tap into a wealth of experience when it comes to building market-leading mobile apps.Unique career opportunity. By joining a fast-growing company that’s already a leading global player within the vast, booming mobile market, you get a golden chance to turbocharge your learning and career.Continuous education. Spooners get unlimited backing for learning investments, including Italian or English lessons and things like courses, conferences, and books. There’s no permission or approval process—you’re fully trusted to use the company’s resources efficiently.The finest tools. You get the best hardware on the market and all the software you could need. We can’t wait to introduce you to our high-tech approach and cutting-edge workflows.Remote working. Spend as much or as little time in our Milan office as you choose. Many Spooners like to change up their environment and get out of the city whenever the mood strikes. You’ve always got the freedom to decide where today’s office is.Flexible schedule. Our regular hours are 9-6 GMT+1, but this isn’t a “clock in, clock out” company. You’re fully trusted to create the right conditions for your own personal peak productivity. We only ask that you’re available to your teammates a good chunk of the day. That’s why it’s generally best to be based somewhere with a similar time zone—between GMT-2 and GMT+3.Unlimited vacations. Take all the time you need to recharge your batteries—no permission process or vacation allowance here. Because a rested, relaxed, and refreshed Spooner is a happy and effective Spooner.Stimulating environment, tons of fun. Our incredible People Operations team organizes awesome events, such as team games, drinks, yoga classes, parties, and regular company-wide retreats. Recent destinations include Bali, Mauritius, and Tanzania.Top-of-the-market salary and stock options in a tech rocket ship. Our total compensation is very competitive and can grow rapidly and include stock options, depending on your performance.

What We Look For

Rock-solid analytical reasoning. You crunch numbers and perform calculations with confidence and accuracy. You interpret graphs at a glance and discern signals from noise. You learn quickly, you investigate and solve unforeseen challenges with creativity and structure, and you can do so independently.Strong quantitative skills. You have a strong passion for math and statistics, as well as solid fundamentals in both fields. It’s a strong plus if you studied Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Economics at MSc level.An inquisitive nature. You feel the urge to understand why things are the way they are, and you’re curious enough to question unproven beliefs and assumptions. Finding the truth and explaining it is your crusade.Pragmatism and sound judgment. You’re pragmatic enough to recognize the importance of doing it once, and doing it right. You have unfailing common sense, and a business-oriented approach when it comes to understanding what’s likely to create value.Creativity and imagination. You like to think outside of the box and challenge previous assumptions to find the best solutions—however counterintuitive they may be.Some programming knowledge. Ideally, you can run SQL queries, and code in Python or some other high-level language. But don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you don’t know.Drive. You’re energetic, hard-working, and persevere through adversity until the job is done, and done impeccably.Good communication skills. You can pose questions with clarity, explain your reasoning concisely, pick the right graph to express a message, and create brief, insightful reports with a touch of artistry.Humility. You’re down to earth, eager to listen to constructive criticism, and ready to get your hands dirty with whatever the team needs to succeed.Proficiency in English. You read, write, and speak proficiently in English.The Recruiting ProcessIf you successfully pass through our screening process, we’ll invite you to take on a few tests that assess how you approach and solve unfamiliar problems. These tests don’t require any prior knowledge, and they should take a few hours to complete. If you’re successful there, we’ll invite you to take part in some interviews—normally two or three—to get to know each other and figure out if it’s a good fit for both parties. The interviews are held remotely, and include some behavioral and problem-solving questions. To limit human bias, all of our hiring decisions are made by a hiring committee rather than any individual.

Spooners come from all over the world and English is our working language. We welcome applications in English or Italian—whichever suits you best!

All interviews and assessments take place in English and are held online.

Bending Spoons is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider for employment all applicants, regardless of their race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, pregnancy, political affiliation, disability, and any other legally protected characteristic. We’re committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations, please let us know at [email protected]

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Company Location:  Milano, Lombardia

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