Data Scientist II - Analysis


Dubai, UAE

  1. Full-time
  2. Data & Analytics
  3. talabat
  4. On-Site

Job description

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About the opportunity

As the leading delivery company in the region, we have a great responsibility and opportunity to impact the lives of millions of customers, restaurant partners, and riders. To realize our potential, we need to advance our platform to become much more intelligent in how it understands and serves our users.

As a data scientist on the analysis track, your mission will be to improve the quality of the decisions made across product and business via relevant, reliable, and actionable data. You will own a particular domain across product and business and will work closely with the corresponding product and business managers as part of a talented team of data scientists and data engineers. You will own the entire data value chain including logging, data modeling, analysis, reporting, and experimentation.

What’s On Your Plate?

  • Leveraging ambiguous business problems as opportunities to drive objective criteria using data.

  • Developing a deep understanding of the product experiences and business processes that make up your area of focus.

  • Developing a deep familiarity with the source data and its generating systems through documentation, interacting with the engineering teams, and systematic data profiling.

  • Contributing heavily to the design and maintenance of the data models that allow us to measure performance and comprehend performance drivers for your area of focus.

  • Working closely with product and business teams to identify important questions that can be answered effectively with data.

  • Delivering well-formed, relevant, reliable, and actionable insights and recommendations to support data-driven decision making through deep analysis and automated reports.

  • Designing, planning and analyzing experiments (A/B and multivariate tests).

  • Supporting product and business managers with KPI design and goal setting.

  • Mentoring other data scientists in their growth journeys.

  • Contributing to improving our ways of work, our tooling, and our internal training programs.

What you need to be successful

​​​​​​What Did We Order?

Technical Experience

  • Excellent SQL.

  • Competence with reproducible data analysis using Python or R.

  • Familiarity with data modeling and dimensional design.

  • Strong command over the entire data analysis lifecycle including; problem formulation, data auditing, rigorous analysis, interpretation, recommendations, and presentation.

  • Familiarity with different types of analysis including; descriptive, exploratory, inferential, causal, and predictive analysis.

  • Deep understanding of the various experiment design and analysis workflows and the corresponding statistical techniques.

  • Familiarity with product data (impressions, events, ..) and product health measurement (conversion, engagement, retention, ..).

  • Familiarity with BigQuery and the Google Cloud Platform is a plus.

  • Data engineering and data pipeline development experience (e.g. via Airflow) is a plus.

  • Experience with classical ML frameworks (e.g. Scikit-learn, XGBoost, LightGBM, ...) is a plus.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, technology, or similar fields. A postgraduate degree is a plus but not required.

  • 5+ years of overall experience working in data science and machine learning.

  • Experience doing data science in an online consumer product setting is a plus.

  • A good problem solver with a ‘figure it out’ growth mindset.

  • An excellent collaborator.

  • An excellent communicator.

  • A strong sense of ownership and accountability.

  • A ‘keep it simple’ approach to #makeithappen.

Who we are

As the region’s leading local tech organization, we’re proud to say that we have been delivering for millions of people right across MENA for the past 18 years.
We were founded in Kuwait in 2004, and acquired by Delivery Hero (DHER) in 2015. This gives us a unique outlook - local knowledge with global expertise. It also allows us to innovate, create, and bring new technologies for the betterment of the MENA region, such as q-commerce, sustainable packaging, cloud kitchens, autonomous delivery vehicles, robots, and drones.
We deliver across 9 countries with more than 4,500+ employees! Our food delivery business works with over 27,000 brands and almost 50,000 branches.
Our q-commerce concept, talabat mart (121 Stores), now delivers groceries to customers in Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE in 30 minutes or less!

talabat is part of the Delivery Hero Group, the world’s leading local delivery platform operating in 70+ countries worldwide

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