Data Scientist Intern

Created on 27-03-2019
Location Paris


Company Description

BlaBlaCar is the global leader in long-distance carpooling. We’re an innovative and fast-growing company building a unique community of 60+ million members to transform the way people travel across the world!

Job Description

Why join us?

One of BlaBlaCar’s key strategic goals is to provide the best service to our members. The Business Intelligence Team at BlaBlaCar aims to extract insights from data to help all other teams deliver the most impactful innovations and to carry out our own data science projects using Statistics, A/B testing and Machine Learning .

While using BlaBlaCar, members can interact with each other through ratings, trip descriptions or pictures. You will work in close collaboration with our Community Relation Team to build state of the art content moderation tools and make sure only appropriate content is allowed on the platform.

What you will directly contribute to:

  • Build a POC to automate content moderation (image or text)

  • Find new features and data cleaning to add to our current models

  • Benchmark your model against the current ones

  • Share your findings and results with the rest of the team

  • If the POC is successful, rollout new model (on our internal API or in the cloud)

  • Build reporting and monitoring about the new algorithm


What you will need to be successful:

  • Engineering school, PhD or Master degree in Math, Stats, OR, ML, Engineering. Having taken course in Statistics & Machine learning.

  • Proficiency in Python

  • Knowledge of Tensorflow, Keras, Scikit and Xgboost

  • Demonstrate past projects (Kaggle or else) where you used Deep Learning

  • Autonomous, detail-oriented

  • Enjoy working as a team-player and learning from others

  • Fluent in English (French is not mandatory)

  • Bonus: you have worked with cloud tools (AWS, GCP) and you have deployed model in production environment

Additional Information

A few practical details about the role:

  • Start: As soon as you are ready!

  • Location: Paris HQ

  • Contract: Internship (3 to 6 months, 6 months preferred)

What we offer all of our employees:

  • A start-up spirit that fosters agility, teamwork and impact

  • An inspiring working environment including state-of-the-art office spaces

  • Free carpooling to live our value “Be The Member”

  • Bi-Weekly BlaBlaTalks when we learn from each other

  • Weekly Tech Demos

What is next:

If you are ready to join our exciting journey, please apply below: upload your resume in English (PDF format) and answer our questions in English.

Kindly note that only complete applications will be reviewed by our hiring team and that all your information will be kept confidential.

You can expect us to review your application within the following 3 weeks. If your application fits our requirements, we will first invite you to an interview call followed by a case study and 2 onsite interviews.

BlaBlaCar is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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