Applied Scientist (Lounge) - Price Optimization

21 Jan 2022
31 Mar 2022
Department: Zalando Lounge and Outlets
Reports to: Head of Applied Science and Engineering
Team Size: 5-10
Recruiter Name, E-mail: Mariam Gurgenidze,

Zalando Lounge is the fastest growing sales channel of Zalando. In 2021 we grew by ca. 49%, breaching more than one billion EUR in yearly revenue for the first time. That's 14% of total Zalando Group revenue.

At the core of our high-growth strategy is algorithmic pricing. Zalando Lounge's main premise is to offer exclusive bargain deals with limited availability to fashion conscious customers. As such, our business presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities for our pricing algorithms.

We are looking for senior applied scientists with a solid mathematical background who can help us revolutionize algorithmic pricing at Lounge. Working alongside a multidisciplinary team of economists, scientists, engineers, and product leaders, you will have the unique opportunity to shape a young and growing team with direct and visible impact on the customer.
  • Conceptualize, prototype, and productionize state-of-the-art algorithmic solutions for pricing optimization. You enjoy finding solutions to new complex problems and don’t mind getting your hands dirty (with pen and paper or in your IDE of choice).
  • Translate business requirements and commercial objectives into model parameters/constraints
  • Communicate technical problems and results effectively with other team members and also with (less technical) stakeholders.
  • Drive and prioritize project work based on business and technical considerations. Mentor fellow team members and help them solve technical challenges.
  • 4+ years of applicable experience. Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Physics, or similar.
  • Extensive experience with Python and its associated data science libraries, including writing production quality code (not just notebooks). Familiarity with optimization software such as Gurobi a plus.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge about machine learning and mathematics. Familiarity with operations research topics such as nonlinear optimization.
  • Affinity for research tasks, and good attitude towards uncertainty in projects
  • Entrepreneurial and commercially minded attitude. You’re passionate about building pragmatic, scalable solutions that deliver business results.
  • 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 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 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.


Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 11 countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands - we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers. Working with our brand partners, we pioneer innovative supply-chain and production processes, and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell it.

Please note that all applications must be completed in English using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs