XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.
Our Data Science team is responsible for turning data into services and products for XING. Around 20 Data scientists, architects and engineers work together to create highly scalable solutions that serve more than 15 million users. We work with the latest technologies in a highly international environment and bring state-of-the-art research into production (see e.g. RecSys challenge - http://recsyschallenge.com/). If you want to get things done rather than sit in meetings, like helping others and learning from them, you will have fun in our team!
A challenging task
Solve challenging problems related to recommender systems, distributed systems, real-time processing and machine learning
Perform analyses on massive amounts of data and help designing new data-driven services and products
Implement smart data-driven algorithms and services using Scala and technologies such as Elasticsearch, Spark, Akka and Hadoop technologies (e.g. Hive, MapReduce)
A convincing background
BSc or higher degree in Computer Science, Math or similar discipline
Solid programming skills in Scala/Java
At least 2 years of Software Engineering experience
Experience in building scalable software that processes large datasets
Hands-on experience in exploring large datasets (e.g. with SQL, Hive, etc.)
Ideally, some theoretical and practical knowledge about information retrieval or machine learning
Proficient English language skills (German is not required)
An inspiring environment
XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….
Sound good to you? Apply now using our quick and easy online form! We're looking forward to hearing from you!