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Senior Data Scientist



Data Science
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Find your Drive at Turo !

Senior Data Scientist

As the world's largest car sharing marketplace, Turo is growing fast and hiring talent in the US, Canada, the UK, France, and Australia! Our driven, down to earth team empowers you to push yourself, make a huge impact, and accelerate your career growth.

About the team

Data is our fuel at Turo. It is ever-more abundant and valuable, but it's raw material. Harnessed by data analysts, data scientists, and machine learning engineers, it propels Turo on its mission to put the world’s 1.5+ billion cars to better use, delighting our customers with matching the right car for their next adventure from an exceptionally diverse selection, and at the same time helping our marketplace remain safe.

You are a creative and rigorous data scientist with 4+ years of experience, excited to solve meaningful business problems. You are comfortable with a range of statistical and machine learning techniques with the ability to creatively apply them to our problems. Modeling is your thing, you are proficient in translating unstructured business problems into mathematical frameworks, and propose scalable solutions.

You have a passion for consumer products, shipping code, and data focused experiments. You are excited to play a key role in crafting the product from inception to implementation and beyond.

What you will do

  • Work closely with engineers, product managers and other data scientists to develop algorithms and drive key product and modeling decisions.
  • Lead the end-to-end process of conceptualizing, developing, deploying, and analyzing models.
  • Present your insights and suggestions to audiences of all levels in the company.
  • Dedicatedly perform explorations of data and algorithms to improve our models.
  • Own the data quality of your projects including training, test and experiment data.
  • Research the best metrics; design and validate experiments to measure model performance.
  • Develop the explainability of models

Your profile

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a Data-Science role
  • Deep understanding of mathematical methods in statistics, optimization, and machine learning. Demonstrable experience applying these methods to real world prediction problems (classification, regression, recommendation systems, time series).
  • Strongly self-motivated with a keen eye for detail. A natural desire to learn and innovate with like-minded colleagues.
  • Fluent in a production-ready programming language such as Python. Ability to deploy and scale models into a production environment collaborating with engineers.
  • Fluent in common data science tools (e.g. scikit-learn, numpy, pandas) in Python/R (preferred).
  • Fluent in SQL, ability to efficiently query large datasets.
  • Strong communication skills in French and English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in experiment design and analysis.
  • Experience with AWS data warehouses and services,
  • Experience with Airflow.


Qui sommes-nous ?

Chez Turo, les données sont notre carburant. Elles sont de plus en plus abondantes et précieuses, mais il s'agit d'une matière première. Exploitées par les data-analysts, les data-scientists et les data-engineers avec des méthodes d’apprentissage automatique, elles propulsent Turo dans sa mission qui consiste à mieux utiliser les plus de 1,5 milliard de voitures dans le monde, à offrir une expérience unique à nos clients en leur proposant la bonne voiture pour leur prochaine aventure parmi une sélection exceptionnellement diversifiée, tout en favorisant la sécurité sur notre plateforme.

Vous êtes un(e) data scientist créatif et rigoureux avec plus de 4 ans d'expérience, enthousiaste à l'idée de résoudre des problèmes Business significatifs. Vous êtes à l'aise avec un éventail de techniques statistiques et de machine learning et vous avez la capacité de les appliquer de manière innovante à nos problèmatiques. La modélisation est votre point fort, vous êtes capable de traduire des problèmes business non structurés en modèles mathématiques et de proposer des solutions scalables.

Vous avec un fort intérêt pour les expérimentations data et le développement de code de qualité. Vous êtes enthousiaste à l'idée de jouer un rôle clé dans l'élaboration du produit, de sa conception à sa mise en œuvre et au-delà.

Ce que vous ferez

  • Prendre en charge les projets Data Science de bout en bout de la conceptualisation, du développement, du déploiement et de l’analyse de la performance des modèles.
  • Présenter vos idées et recommandations à des publics de tous niveaux au sein de l'entreprise.
  • Améliorer nos modèles existants
  • Être responsable de la qualité des données liées à vos projets, en particulier les données d'entraînement et de test.
  • Rechercher les meilleures métriques ; concevoir et valider des tests pour mesurer les performances des modèles.
  • Travailler en étroite collaboration avec des Data-engineers, des product managers et d'autres data scientists pour développer des algorithmes et piloter des décisions clés en matière de produit et de modélisation.
  • Assurer la veille sur les algorithmes ou de nouvelles bibliothèques.

Votre profil

  • Minimum 4 ans d'expérience en tant que Data-Scientist
  • Maitrise des méthodes statistiques et de machine learning. Expérience validée dans l'application de ces méthodes à des problèmes dans le monde réel (classification, régression, systèmes de recommandation, séries chronologiques).
  • Forte motivation personnelle avec un sens aigu du détail. Un désir naturel d'apprendre et d'innover.
  • Maîtrise d'un langage de programmation compatible avec la mise en production, tel que Python. Capacité à déployer et à mettre à l'échelle des modèles dans un environnement de production en collaborant avec des Data-engineers.
  • Maîtrise des outils de Data-Science (par exemple scikit-learn, numpy, pandas) en Python
  • Maîtrise de SQL, capacité à requêter efficacement de grands ensembles de données.
  • Solides compétences en communication en français et en anglais.

Détails du poste à pourvoir :

  • Télétravail partiel possible
  • Poste éligible aux personnes handicapées / en situation d'handicap


  • Competitive salary, equity, benefits, and perks for all full-time employees
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (Country specific)
  • Retirement employer match
  • $2,000 Learning & Development stipend to invest in your professional development
  • $1,000 USD Turo host matching and $1,500 USD vehicle reimbursement program
  • $100 USD Monthly Turo travel credit
  • Cell phone, internet and Fringe benefit stipend
  • Paid time off to relax and recharge
  • Paid holidays, volunteer time off, and parental leave
  • For those who are in the office full-time or hybrid we have weekly in-office lunch, office snacks, and fun activities
  • Bi-annual Turbo Week (week-long, company-wide conference)

We are committed to building a diverse team. If you are from a background that's underrepresented in tech, we'd love to meet you.

Aside from an award winning work environment and the opportunity to be part of the world’s largest car sharing marketplace, we are also growing the team quickly - join us! Even if you don't meet every qualification, we are looking for people with enthusiasm for what we do and we will consider you for this and other possibilities.

Turo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

Turo will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, as applicable.

We welcome candidates with physical, mental, and/or neurological disabilities. If you require assistance applying for an open position, or need accommodation during the recruiting process due to a disability, please submit a request to People Operations by emailing

About Turo

Turo is the world’s largest car sharing marketplace where you can book any car you want, wherever you want it, from a vibrant community of trusted hosts across the US, Canada, France, UK and Australia. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. A pioneer of the sharing economy and the travel industry, Turo is a safe, supportive community where the car you book is part of a story, not a fleet.

Discover Turo at, the App Store, and Google Play, and check out our blog, Field Notes.

Read more about the Turo culture according to Turo CEO, Andre Haddad.