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Senior Data Scientist (Marketplace)


About the Role As our Senior Data Scientist, you'll be an integral player in the Marketplace Data Science team based in Bengaluru. You'll be heavily involved in ideation, research, and building prototypes, and the folks in the Data Science Platform will bring your models to production. Your efforts will directly influence the stability and scalability of Gojek's Marketplace stream, and thus to company's top and bottom line as a whole. What You Will Do Work with Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Business Users to build, deploy, and scale Data Science solutions on match-making, supply, pricing problems in Gojek that touch the company's baseline Use your experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, Software Engineering, distributed systems to develop these systems, and work with the platform team to take the systems to production Work with Business teams to continuously refine and improve the systems to cater to ever-changing Gojek needs Design and develop world class Data Science solutions to enhance the current stack of Marketplace algorithms for supply, demand, pricing What You Will Need At least 6 years of experience as a Data Scientist or Machine Learning Engineer, with experience in Python, Golang/Java, and Unix A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Operations Research, or a relevant quantitative field Solid knowledge of Data Science and Machine Learning fundamentals, with proven experience formulating Data Science solutions to business problems Proven ability to recognize business needs and to communicate with multiple stakeholders within the Product Management, Business and Operations teams Experience in taking Data Science models to production Prior academic or industry work experience with forecasting methods like auto-regressive models, Markov models, and Kernel-based methods Prior experience with simulations for modeling the stochastic nature of marketplace supply and demand, and knowledge of the transportation and mobility spaceAbout the Team Our Data Science team consists of over 20 Data Scientists. As Chicken Rice is to the people of Singapore, the Data Science team is to Gojek: providing the nourishment and power to sustain our business from the inside out.

Increase in flexi-staff hiring may eat into IT industry's margins


Bengaluru: A move toward project-based work is prompting Indian information technology (IT) services companies to adopt the flexi or contractual staff model while hiring professionals in high-tech areas, spelling rising costs for companies. According to the latest talent market research by Infosys, called Talent Radar 2019, the top five technical skills in demand in digital projects are: analytics, user experience, automation, IT architecture and artificial intelligence. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys Ltd, Wipro Ltd, HCL Technologies Ltd and Tech Mahindra Ltd have adopted this model in varying degrees. The sector's flexi workforce is expected to grow to 720,000 by 2021 from half a million in 2018, according to ISF. To be sure, the move toward contract hires has been a trend across industries, but it has become more visible in IT of late because of a rise in project-based work.