Senior Data Scientist (F/M/D)

  • Paris, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

At EcoVadis, we envision a global marketplace where sustainability intelligence influences every business decision – improving economies, people's lives and the planet we all depend on. EcoVadis counts industry leaders like Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Nestlé, and Michelin, among the 80,000+ businesses on its network. 

With an ambitious, purposeful mission to provide the world's most trusted business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis is driven by a diverse team sharing the core values of commitment, customer-focus, courage, integrity, kindness and happiness. EcoVadis offers you exciting career opportunities in an innovative and dynamic environment. We are looking for passionate team players from a variety of disciplines – from CSR and sustainability experts to customer engagement and engineering talents – to join us to make a real impact on the environmental and social practices of companies worldwide. Join us! 

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Data Scientist to join our growing R&D Team, responsible for using machine learning to drive innovation across the organization. . The position is based in Paris. 

Your global responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):


  • Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed. 

  • Articulating and translating business questions and using statistical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data.

  • Build and maintain data-driven optimization models, experiments, forecasting algorithms, and machine learning models.

  • Benchmark your model against the current ones.

  • Innovate by adapting new Machine Learning/NLP algorithms

  • Drive data science best practices and mentoring junior team members

  • Stay in close customer contact to evaluate the needs and come up with solutions that increase customer satisfaction and drive business value

  • Stay on top of technology trends in the area of, but not limited to, AI and ML and apply this knowledge to the key challenges ahead of EcoVadis 



  • PhD or Master’s degree in quantitative discipline(Statistics/Applied Math, Data Science, Applied Linguistics and Text Analytics, Computer Science) 

  • 5+ years of overall experience in Machine Learning/NLP and data mining techniques

  • Excellent understanding of NLP techniques - Named entity recognition(NER),  word embeddings, Recurrent Neural Networks(RNN), Transformers, Question Answering

  • Excellent understanding of Machine Learning techniques and algorithms, such as Naive Baye, Decision trees,  Gradient boosting.

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Any experiences with Multimodal Machine Learning would be a distinct advantage.


Skills, abilities and work standards:


  • Continuous Learner – Ability to continually develop and improve one’s skill and knowledge to perform effectively and adapt to change in the workplace. Development occurs through a variety of learning opportunities, seeking feedback, and individual reflection. 

  • Personally Effective - Making use of all of the personal resources at your disposal (talents, skills, energy, and time) to achieve goals. 

  • Authentic - Being honest and authentic in communication, feedback and strategy.

  • Results-driven - Setting high goals for themselves and others. They accomplish their goals by effectively working through challenges and demonstrate commitment to the company's goals. 

  • Creative Problem Solver - Focused on improving their practices and results. They are open to new ideas and they maximize available resources. 

  • Collaborator & Partner - Works effectively with others to achieve shared goals through cooperation, sharing knowledge, joint problem-solving, and celebrating success. 

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