Principal Applied Science - AI/ML/DL Research

26 Nov 2021
26 Feb 2022
As a Principal Applied Scientist working on AI research in the Size and Fit organization you will execute on bold research experiments, help to drive our scientific roadmap, and work with science leaders and exceptional scientists to create AI driven solutions with today's most exciting approaches from Deep Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, Reinforcement Learning, and Bayesian Inference for the good of customers. You will be creating solutions for highly challenging and impactful customer problems within the size and fit domain for millions of Zalando customers.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner and a thought leader with excellent scientific and technical expertise, solid oral and written communication skills, and a demonstrated passion for fast-paced research and production environments, solving hard problems and advancing the state-of-the-art.

  • Act as a thought leader in Applied Science and AI research raising the scientific bar across your team and Zalando through engaging in rigorous peer reviews, and internal and external publications in top-tier international conferences
  • Work closely with science leaders, engineering, product & business experts to incorporate their expertise into your data science experimentations and bring our state-of-the-art solutions to customers
  • Drive acquisition and experimentation with new data sources as needed with high potential for impact and governance on data quality and availability
  • Empower the team to stay up-to-date with the latest research in computer vision, machine learning, deep learning and AI. Provide egoless and constructive scientific feedback to peers. Coach senior and junior colleagues to excel at their work
  • Ph.D. or Masters in Data Science / Machine Learning / Deep Learning / Computer Science or a relevant quantitative field (Ph.D. preferred)
  • 5+ years of industry or academic experience leveraging AI and complex data from varying sources to solve difficult problems
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills. Solid publication track record in major conferences and journals
  • Extensive hands-on experience in tackling real world challenging problems using machine learning and deep learning on large scale projects, ideally from the problem definition, data selection, literature screening and experimentation to their production deployment, monitoring and maintenance
  • Experience developing mid- and long-term research roadmaps and applying the scientific method to tackle research problems. Demonstrated ability to couch and support other scientists
  • Expert in Python (and packages like numpy, scipy, pandas),TensorFlow (keras, slim), Caffe2, Pytorch. Hands-on experience with Docker, Git, AWS EC2, S3, Postgresql, or other RDBMS. Nice to have: Stan, PyMC, DataBricks
  • 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.
Finding clothes and shoes that fit is the biggest problem for customers shopping fashion online and offline. At Zalando we deeply understand Size and Fit matters in Fashion, and are excited to use our unique and huge article and customer datasets to tackle this challenge using novel ML techniques. How about you; would you like to bring in your skills to shape a great experience for your family and friends when buying clothes and shoes online?

You will join our multidisciplinary Size and Fit organization, composed of Machine Learning / Deep Learning researchers, engineers, full stack developers, product & business experts, from 25+ different nationalities. We provide computer vision solutions, recommendations, and predictions on customers size and fit choices, and conduct focused experiments using emerging AI technologies to solve Fashion challenges that matter.

We have great problems to solve, a huge customer base to impact and are a team that loves to have fun. Size and Fit is a human topic. We use machines to help solve our customers’ challenges. But we never forget - size and fit success is defined by how customers feel when they wear fashion.

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