Principal Applied Scientist - Search - All genders -

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
21 Apr 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2022
Ref
2421826
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
Help us shape the future of Fashion Search as AI / Search Principal in Zalando's Search department. This is a unique opportunity to use your experience and knowledge in Search & Ranking to bring ideas in production that would stay theory in most companies. You will be working with a diverse team of backend engineers and data scientists using IR & AI technologies to improve Zalando's internal fashion Search engine operating on one of Europe's largest Elasticsearch Cluster on Kubernetes, serving more than 25 million Zalando customers in 17 countries, speaking 12 different languages. As part of a highly ambitious leadership team, you will help to achieve our mission to become Europe's starting point for Fashion Search.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED...
  • Working on interesting challenges in search (understanding human language and intent, visibility bias, multiobjective ranking) as well as in fashion where influences like trends, fit, or personal taste matter
  • Work across teams to create a state-of-the-art science stack that enables the product strategy and being an evangelist of architecture principles
  • By following the latest developments in research & industry you will advise strategy and big-bet investments
  • Mentoring and coaching of data-scientists and research engineers to support them in executing on complex ML and AI topics
  • Foster collaboration and shared data infrastructure with teams outside Search to create synergies
  • By representing Search and Zalando at conferences and meetups you attract talented data scientists and research engineers
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF...
  • Extensive experience as a principal contributor within Search, Ranking and Machine Learning / AI, having worked in a defining role on large scale projects
  • Track-record in inventing and applying novel research methods in the industry
  • Excellent communication skills in English with a proven ability to document complex domains and solution concepts in a concise and comprehensive way
  • A team player and good communicator that enables others rather than becoming a bottleneck.
  • A PhD with a focus on information retrieval or machine learning is a plus

PERKS AT WORK
  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

THE ROLE & THE TEAM

Zalando's Global Data department is looking for and Principal Scientist to help us become the Starting Point for Fashion for our customers, and the platform of choice for our brands. Our three Global Catalog Teams supply the core Product, Brand, Media and Category technology and data to enable Zalando and our partners to provide our customers with a flawless assortment.

PERKS AT WORK
  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available only in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

ABOUT ZALANDO

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Within Zalando Lounge, you will work with many autonomous teams that live up to the standards of software craftsmanship, ownership and excellence. Along with our guiding set of principles we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando.

It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the Starting Point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets. Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to almost 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests. Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando
Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

INCLUSIVE BY DESIGN

At Zalando, our vision is to be the Starting Point for Fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process. do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

ZALANDO BENEFITS

Career Development
â- We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
â- Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
â- Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
â- Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional
development opportunities

Wellbeing
â- 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
â- Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
â- Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
â- Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

Flexibility
â- Flexible working hours
â- Relocation assistance available - subject to prior agreement
â- Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
â- Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
â- Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year

Financial
â- Access to the employee shares program
â- 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
â- Discounts from a wide range of external partners

Family
â- Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
â- Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re- onboarding plan
â- 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
â- Free counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute

Zalando SE

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 35+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Please note that all the applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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