Operation Researcher

08 Nov 2021
26 Jun 2022
Help build Zalando's Pricing Platform to recommend discounts for more than 500.000 Zalando's articles. Such power comes with big responsibility, and we are always looking to improve the way we price, make our processes smoother, and deliver solutions fast. We apply Operations Research and Machine Learning to provide data-driven and robust approaches, while continuously experimenting and discovering new solutions.

Help us to evaluate, explore and potentially productionize these ideas in our pricing products. You can expect to do a lot of prototyping with real data, doing presentations inside and outside the team and to contribute to our production systems. We are committed to help you grow as an Applied Scientist in the areas of Mathematical Optimization, Data Analysis and Software Engineering. You have a chance to work with a high impact applied research-oriented team.

You will be able to learn a lot of things which constitute the toolbox of modern Data Science. You will develop solutions with pyspark, Databricks and AWS stack to tackle large scale problems.

  • Researching new ideas to improve our pricing products. These can be ideas coming from team brainstorming sessions, product requirements or research literature
  • Prototyping solutions to have a quick idea of what works and what does not. We solve things which matter, and we are a product-focused team
  • Sharing your knowledge and results with your colleagues
  • Contributing to our production system code base

    • Degree (M.Sc., PhD) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research or similar
    • 2+ years of relevant industry experience
    • Familiarity with Operations Research methods and tools, such as Mixed-Integer Programming, Linear Optimization, CBC, Gurobi or similar
    • Basic experience with Python language and its environment like Jupyter, pandas, numpy
    • Affinity for research tasks, and good attitude towards uncertainty in projects

  • 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.

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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