Operation Researcher

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
08 Nov 2021
Closes
18 Feb 2022
Ref
3576554
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
We are team PRT and our mission is to recommend discounts for the whole Zalando shop, striving to create the best customer experience and outstanding financial growth of the company. Such power comes with big responsibility, and we are always looking for innovative ways to improve the way we price, make our processes smoother, and deliver solutions at a high speed. We employ methods from Operations Research and use Machine Learning models to provide data-driven and robust approaches, and to do so we always need to experiment and discover new solutions. This is where you can help us!

We are looking for a person with a research mindset and solid Computer Science background, who will 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 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 Scientists. Just a few buzzwords:
  • Python, Spark
  • Jupyter, pandas, numpy, matplotlib
  • Databricks
  • AWS, S3, Athena

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Exploring and researching new ideas, which will help us 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 want to solve things which matter, and we are a product-focused team
  • Sharing your knowledge and results with your colleagues
  • Contributing to our production systems code base

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • Degree (M.Sc., PhD) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research or similar
  • 2 Years of relevant 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

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.

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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