Chief Data Scientist

  • Munich, Germany

Chief Data Scientist

Job description

As Chief Data Scientist at FINEWAY, you’ll be responsible for leading a highly qualified team of Munich-based engineers, data scientists & technologists to shape the future of travel. This includes:

  • Helping us to translate our company vision into outstanding products.
  • Leading the research on our key data science disciplines, customer profiling & trade-off analytics.
  • Attracting, growing & inspiring a top-notch team of 20+ data talents.
  • Further enhancing our scalable data science solution & rich-data platform at the forefront of personalized travel.
  • Enabling the team to transform complex datasets into pragmatic, actionable insights.
  • Evangelizing your knowledge via coaching, documentation, articles, tech talks & conference sessions.


  • A reputation for turning ideas into innovations & a proven track record of delivering successful tech products consumers love. 
  • PhD (or comparable degree) in Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics or Computer Science.
  • Technical leadership experience (recruit & retain) with teams of 15+ engineers & data experts.
  • Experience in successfully managing all aspects of a tech product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Thorough understanding of service-oriented architectures & data processing in high-volume applications.
  • Professional experience with relevant scientific tools, libraries and frameworks (we currently use Python/Numpy).
  • 8+ years of relevant working experience in dynamic (e.g. VC-funded) set-ups with a clear focus on data technologies.
  • 5+ years professional experience of working with advanced statistics &  machine learning methods.
  • Eager to thrive in a highly professional environment, move quickly & take ownership of your work.

What to expect

  • A lifetime opportunity.
  • An attractive package including shares.
  • An exceptionally talented team, led by hard-boiled serial entrepreneurs & investors with decade long track records.
  • A fast-paced, challenging environment with full entrepreneurial exposure.