Lead Data Scientist

São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil · Product and technology expand job description ↓


QuintoAndar is a technology company that enables a seamless rental experience from discovery to closing. Through the intensive use of technology and design, we are redesigning the entire rental process, from one end to the other, to allow the kind of customer experience that we wish for ourselves. As a result, we are creating a new business model that is unique in the whole world and that will revolutionize the real estate industry. Technology and design are core components of our DNA. Our team works very very hard, with cutting edge technology and design practices, to invent web and mobile tools that are first of their kinds in the whole world.

At QuintoAndar you will:

  • Work with a top-notch team that uses the best practices and best tools.
  • Learn a lot.
  • Be part of a high-impact project that will affect many people's lives.
  • Have autonomy to make decisions with no endless meetings or bikeshedding.
  • Work in an informal environment and horizontal hierarchy.

Every Data Scientist at QuintoAndar

As one of our Data Scientists, you'll have the chance to work as a part of our product squads, bringing insightful information to drive our product development and make us each time better. You'll select the tools you'll work with - which language do you like scripting on? It's fine. Would you rather use R, Excel or Google Spreadsheets? You'll probably be able to use all of these. Sometimes you'll have to deal with large datasets; some others, you'll have to perform a lot of calculations with... only recent data.

Be prepared for the job of your life - hard challenges, high expectations, intelligent life at work, meaningful conversations, outstanding productivity.

Here's what we do with Data Science:

* better understand the real estate market in each part of each city. We have demand, supply, agents, routes, client's profiles, how tall a building is, how furnished an apartment is... and how do these variables relate? You'll be required to implement machine learning models to understand and optimize customer satisfaction and success in renting.

* enhance what to show to a given client. What set of apartments shown to a given client (whose profile we'll find out somehow) maximizes her or his happiness and therefore optimizes conversion.

* improve customer service. If one given customer calls us, how should we respond? Can we provide faster service? Is this answer already available and maybe some robot could provide it?

Lead Data Scientist responsibilities at QuintoAndar

On top of being a great Data Scientist, we expect you to:

  • Be a reference for your team
  • Discuss business requirements with the Data Product Manager on a deep level and anticipate risks
  • Help the career development of your team
  • Build a great team by both recruiting great talent and helping them grow

Language and location

We are a Portuguese speaking company. This is written in English because 1) we value diversity and thus welcome foreign candidates, and 2) if you are Brazilian you need to be fluent in English in order to learn the most from the rest of the world.

This position is for our São Paulo office, near Av Paulista.

About our selection process:

It usually takes around 20 days (from your applying to the end) and follows this steps:

  • 1. Application Screening
  • 2. Technical Online Challenge
  • 3. Phone interview with Recruiters
  • 4. Interview with Engineering Team
  • 5. Reference check
  • 6. Offer

Important: Our recruitment process starts at the application form! If you really wish be a part of our team, endeavor to do well at this stage of the process. We analyze all the candidates individually. Yes, we do read all applications and we’ll reply even to those who won't follow the process.


Please only apply if you have:

  • MSc. (or Undergrad + intense experience) in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or other relevant technical field
  • Expert knowledge of probability and statistics, including experimental design, predictive modeling, optimization, and causal inference
  • Familiarity with machine learning concepts: regression and classification, clustering, feature selection, curse of dimensionality, bias-variance tradeoff, neural networks, SVMs, etc.
  • Expert knowledge of a statistical scripting language such as R or Python/pandas
  • Decent knowledge of a mainstream scripting (or shell scripting) language (e.g. Python, sh, Perl, PHP...)
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills
  • Experience leading teams and managing careers

We will like you even better if you:

  • Are up to date with cloud solutions (preferably AWS).


Working here is cool AND you get the following:

  • Competitive salary package;
  • Meal allowance ("ticket refeição and/or ticket alimentação");
  • Fuel or public transportation allowance;
  • Good health plan;
  • Dental plan;
  • Life insurance;
  • Children Allowance (Daycare);
  • Subsidy to sports practicing (Gympass);
  • This position offers relocation package for people who would have to move to Sao Paulo;
  • Free beer every Friday;
  • Very fun, collaborative, and fast-paced work environment - full of smart and ambitious people (know more in this video).

We are a company that values diversity and inclusion. All our current openings are to people with disabilities. If you are PWD and want to join us, register your CV in our resume database for future positions by clicking here.

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