Data Scientist to Axfood

Data Scientist to Axfood

Arbetsområde:  Affärsutveckling
Typ av tjänst:  Tillsvidare

Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sverige


As one of the largest players in the food retail industry, Axfood makes a major difference to the lives of millions of people – each and every day. Together, we want to improve the quality of life of everyone we impact through our various concepts, operations and brands. We believe in continual improvement and development and in showing concern for the world around us while we change. Join us on an exciting journey where innovation, commitment and affordable, good and sustainable food are crucial ingredients. Welcome to the Axfood family.

The food retail sector is currently undergoing a digital transformation making it one of the most exciting industries for people who want to capitalize on data. We are seeking an experienced Data Scientist who wants to be a vital part of this transformation.

If you are as convinced as we are that leveraging data from millions of customers can contribute to make their lives more convenient and inspirational, then you should join our journey.  

Join our mission

We are looking for an experienced Data Scientist to assume responsibility for our recommender system, that is the backbone of almost all our personalized communication. Our recommender system is based on advanced hybrid models using a neural network architecture. 


The resulting recommendations are widely used in our loyalty programs, and we are constantly adding new use cases within them as well as on our online shopping sites. The responsibility for the recommender system includes the constant development of a state of the art system as well as - from a technical standpoint -  overlooking the rollout of use cases that affects millions of customers.


Even with the recommender system being at center of your day-to-day work there are great opportunities to initiate and run other initiatives as part of our overall digital customer experience, such as customer personalization, segmentation, search and churn, as well as in other areas within the Axfood family. As a Data Scientist at Axfood you are an important part of our analytics community where we in different forums share knowledge, experience, and strive to inspire each other to greatness.


At Axfood you will meet a modern cloud-based architecture with full access to clean data on sales, customer interactions and much more. You will mainly be using Python, SQL, AWS SageMaker and Airflow to solve the problems in front of you.


As a Data Scientist you will belong to the digital development and e-commerce team that is a part of the Strategy and Business Development Group function. Together with our brands we are responsible for the development of our e-commerce, loyalty programs, digital marketing and advanced analytics. As a senior Data Scientist you are an expert and therefore we would like you to guide the other Data Scientists within the team.

Essential skills and requirements

•    Advanced degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering Physics, or related field
•    In-depth understanding of, and experience from, a wide variety of areas in machine learning and working knowledge of common techniques and their advantages and disadvantages in different contexts
•    At least 3 years professional experience from machine learning
•    Deep understanding of Python and SQL
•    Native cloud user, experience from e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP
•    Strong skills in using Git and GitHub/Bitbucket
•    Excellent written and verbal communication in English

Desirable skills and requirements

•    Experience in developing recommender systems
•    Experience leading more junior Data Scientists through the complete machine learning lifecycle
•    Knowledge of Swedish, the working language is Swedish and therefore basic knowledge of Swedish (verbal and written) is very desirable 

David Hamilton, Head of Advanced Analytics, is responsible for this recruitment. If you have questions about the position please contact: The deadline for your application is June 8 but candidates will be interviewed continuously. If we find the right candidate, the position may be filled before last day of application. We only accept applications through our website.


What makes us unique 
At Axfood, we offer security and a wealth of development opportunities.  Our employees’ breadth of backgrounds and diversity of skills, competencies and perspectives create new opportunities and generate better results. We therefore encourage a diverse range of candidates to apply for all of our positions. By offering a workplace that reflects the society we live in, we aim to create an open environment in which every one of our employees has the opportunity to develop. Growing and developing together enables us to lead the way and challenge an entire industry. Welcome to the Axfood family – welcome to a world of opportunities! 


About Axfood
Axfood aspires to be the leader in good and sustainable food. Our family of companies includes the store chains Willys and Hemköp as well as Tempo and Handlar’n. B2B sales are handled through Snabbgross, and our support company Dagab is responsible for the Group’s product development, purchasing and logistics. The Axfood house of brands also includes Middagsfrid and Urban Deli, and partly owned Apohem, Eurocash, City Gross and Mathem.