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Data Scientist

Zurich, Switzerland

Data Scientist


As a senior data scientist you are capable of rapidly learning about the domain of our customers, build models and prototypes and coach data scientists in their way of working.

How you will help to create value with Data & AI

At Xebia we build strong data & AI practices to deliver value to our clients and their customers. In the past, our team of data professionals has predicted the daily demand for millions of loaves of bread, built advanced energy-saving algorithms to nationwide scale, and set up data innovation labs at large multinational corporations. We enjoy great success in making top companies AI-driven — just think of what more we can achieve when YOU join our team!

As a senior data scientist, you are responsible for the creation of business value using data & AI. You are capable of rapidly learning about the domain of our customers and applying your experience with getting data-driven applications into production, not only by yourself but also by coaching and mentoring other people in your team.

What you will do to make data-intensive applications work effectively and securely?

You start by assessing the value-driven use cases at the client to get a good sense of what success looks like. You then apply your skills in mathematics, statistics, machine learning and programming to analyze and model data. You work mostly with notebooks in Python and are also able to translate your efforts into a working prototype. Together with a machine learning engineer or data engineer you help to get the model into production and assess the value it creates. If required you also set up a good way of working for your team with a proper dev-ops for AI approach.

When you’re working on-site with a client you may come across something that is really difficult to solve. Luckily, every few weeks everyone from GDD comes to our office to work remotely on their projects where you have the opportunity to discuss and even solve your problems with the help of the hive mind of GDD. If that’s too long to wait, everybody at GDD is just a quick message away and ready to help at any time.


The Xebia Data Way

Xebia Data operates on three distinct principles: Authority, Focus and Values. These principles guide every decision made by both management and staff. Authority means becoming the best in our field, individually and as a company. It’s an audacious goal that keeps us striving and fighting. We only hire people who have achieved authority, not for growth, open positions, size or value.

Respect & self-empowerment

At Xebia, we treat each other with respect, cooperation, and a view towards creating an enthusiastic, self-empowered, dynamic working community. Our culture exudes creativity and ambition, and our colleagues share an insatiable thirst for knowledge. We’re especially proud of our generous training budget and our “Hack-What-You-Want” Fridays.

Like-minded colleagues

At Xebia, you’ll find like-minded colleagues at the forefront of their fields with the courage to veer from the beaten path; they are the people who put organizations into motion.

This is your dream job if...

  • You like working with new data processing tools, like Airflow, Spark, Flink, and Druid.
  • You understand the importance of cloud and know your way around or want to learn that.
  • You like working for different clients and enjoy the excitement of regularly getting to learn new environments and know new people.
  • You speak German at a minimum B2 level

This is not your dream job if...

  • You do not like working under pressure to get things done in the best way possible with limited time you have to finish it.
  • You do not like working with open source technology.
  • You do not like coding, scripting, templating.

What we offer

While we primarily work on location for our customers, we are a very close team of professionals that work together on exciting challenges. We value team cohesion, knowledge and personal development, innovation, and fun. We strive for authority in everything that we do. At most companies, you’ll see similar statements, but at Xebia, we back this up with concrete benefits.

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Extended insurance
  • A real training budget of €5,000 and six days, without a fight. In fact, it’s your obligation to spend it every year
  • Company car for consulting roles
  • Choose your laptop (once every 24 months) and phone
  • And, of course, your own pair of custom blue Nikes when you join!

People First

You grow. We grow. Xebia puts People First, always. With a trust on personal and professional development Xebia provides a mutual atmosphere of respect, trust, responsibility and accountability that helps foster great ideas and innovation.

Sharing Knowledge

The more you share it, the more it grows. With mandatory bi-weekly sessions of Xebia Knowledge Exchange, Xebia ensures a flow of knowledge from country to country, unit to unit and employee to employee.

Customer Intimacy

We build long lasting relationships with our customers and serve them on an equal level.. We work on common goals and trust, by being truly interested in the person and adding value pro-actively and consistently.

Quality without Compromise

Be it work, be it personal interactions, be it the surroundings or be it the self, at Xebia 100% is the norm. Because enough is just not enough.