Senior Applied Scientist - Zalando Payments

24 Jan 2022
26 Jan 2022
Positioned at the bustling intersection of eCommerce and FinTech, Zalando Payments helps ensure that Zalando's 38M+ active customers can securely pay how they want, when they want.

As a Senior Applied Scientist in Payment Risk, you experiment and contribute to build the next generation of AI-based risk management and fraud prevention systems processing massive transaction volumes. You create value for millions of customers, enabling better decision-making through the use of best-in-class statistical and ML methodologies in the domains of risk and fraud prevention and detection.

  • Explore problems, formulate hypotheses, design experiments, prototype and validate solutions balancing scientific rigor and business impact.
  • Accelerate the pace of innovation by building and continuously improving cutting-edge models at scale.
  • Encourage creative approaches to problems and help achieve our team's objectives through reviews, mentoring and coaching.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Engineers and Analysts across Zalando to create a strong customer experience and a positive business impact.

  • MSc in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other similar quantitative field with industry experience in Machine Learning / Data Science and strong knowledge of ensemble methods.
  • Strong experience in data analysis and feature exploration, solid expertise on prototyping and rolling-out machine learning algorithms at scale.
  • Solid experience with Python, knowledge of big data frameworks like Spark, ML libraries like scikit-learn, Spark ML, PyTorch/TensorFlow, and cloud-based solutions (preferably AWS).
  • Experience and commitment to actively helping more junior team members to grow and succeed
  • Ability to present results clearly to all types of audiences in both written and oral communication and commitment to contribute to community talks and cross-team initiatives.

  • 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.


Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 26 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 38 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Zalando Payments builds the technologies for all financial transactions in the Zalando fashion store and our other consumer facing apps. We work to deliver a flawless user experience in the checkout, as well as processing of payments and reconciliation in the backend. Through smart risk steering we boost conversion and deliver a competitive advantage to our customers, taking in the entire financial process.

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

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