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Senior/Expert/Topic Lead Data Scientist - Reco & Personalization (f/m/x)(RTL Deutschland)


Using content, tech and data to create sustainable success.
Become part of Germany’s leading entertainment company.


Together with Gruner + Jahr, RTL Deutschland offers you many opportunities: from TV and streaming to print and digital to radio and podcast. We entertain, inform and inspire millions of people across all platforms every day with our strong media brands, content and products.


Team spirit and hands-on mentality are important to us. We are the professional home of around 7,500 creatives, numerical geniuses, strategists and forward thinkers. You can also be involved: The tasks and opportunities are as diverse as our employees themselves.

We are looking for you at the earliest possible date // permanent // full-time // in Cologne and/or remote in Germany as: 




We shape the future of media! In our central data division of RTL Data, we bundle our expertise in the field of data and technology to drive the digital change in the media industry both within the company and across the market.

In our Technology & Data Products B2C division, we develop data products to recommend the right content at the right time to users in our one-app all-media service RTL+ and thus maximize engagement. To do this, we heavily rely on machine learning techniques to understand our content using natural language processing, audio, video and image analysis to develop optimal search, recommendation or personalization services.

With your passion for data, new technologies and for the design and development of data products, you are a perfect fit for us!


These tasks are waiting for you:

  • You develop production-ready recommender systems and/or other personalization initiatives  
  • You are one of our data science champions, advising our stakeholders and translating their goals into productive code
  • You work within an agile team with other Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Software Developers (f/m/x)
  • You cooperate with other teams to clarify dependencies and achieve goals
  • You are result-oriented and bring innovative ideas to achieve goals within the agreed timelines
  • You communicate the results within the team and the company

And this is the profile you bring:

  • You have successfully completed your studies in mathematics, physics, statistics, software engineering or a related discipline
  • You have at least 3 years of experience (to start as Senior), at least 5 years of experience (to start as Expert), or at least 8 years of experience (to start as Topic Lead) in recommender systems and personalization
  • You are result- and evidence-driven, proactive and a good team-player
  • You are happy to embrace change and provide honest and timely feedback
  • You have experience creating production-ready models
  • You have strong skills in our data science technology stack (e.g. Python, Spark, Keras, Pytorch, SQL, Elastic,...) and one of the major cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud)
  • You also have excellent presentation and communication skills in English, knowledge of German will be considered as an asset 

Our benefits for you:

  • At RTL Data you will work in a modern start-up atmosphere in agile teams and get the opportunity to implement your ideas - find out more about RTL Data here!

  • A complete package including mobile office, flexible working hours, vacation pay and 30 vacation days per year is waiting for you

  • We secure you - with very good social benefits such as pension plan, disability and accident insurance, value account and much more

  • Our locations are always centrally located and equipped with the latest technology. Whether you come by bike or by car - a free parking space is waiting for you at our broadcasting center in Cologne-Deutz

  • A dedicated team will take care of your regular training and development opportunities - both professionally and personally

  • Save money with a variety of employee discounts, including a free RTL+ subscription and Gruner+Jahr Plus products

  • We don't have a dress code - but we still leave the beach outfit at home

  • We're also very good at toasting and celebrating - preferably together at Christmas parties, summer parties, team events or carnivals


But that's not all! You can find an overview of all the benefits here.


Sustainability is also close to our hearts in recruiting. That's why our entire process is paperless. We replace face-to-face interviews with video calls wherever possible. For on-site interviews, we support you with environmentally friendly travel. You can find out more about sustainability here.


Have we aroused your interest? 

Then upload your complete application documents (incl. salary requirements and earliest possible starting date) via online application by clicking the button "Apply now". You can find more details and information here:


We look forward to receiving your application!

Yours, Jessica






Unternehmen: RTL Deutschland GmbH 

Land: Deutschland

Region: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Stadt: Köln

Postleitzahl: 50679

Job ID: 193808

Datum:  10.05.2022

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Jobsegment: Database, Scientific, Cloud, SQL, Software Engineer, Technology, Engineering

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