Senior Applied Scientist - Fashion Reco Algorithms - All genders

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
05 Apr 2022
Closes
23 Jun 2022
Ref
3986042
Function
Operations
As a Senior Applied Scientist in the Fashion Recommendations Team, you will guide the design, implementation, and delivery of new use cases that will create personal and engaging recommendations for our users.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Fashion Recommendations Team is at the core of Zalando's browsing experience and fashion discoverability. Our purpose is to play a key role in making Zalando the starting point of fashion by providing recommendations that meet our customers' fashion needs and wishes while understanding their unique styles, preferences, and interests.

As a senior member of the team, you will help your team understand different customer segments' behavior with our recommendations; drive the design of ML solutions that serve our customers' needs; build data pipelines and models using, for example, AWS, Python, and TensorFlow; define the team's experimentation roadmap to validate your hypotheses, and deploy solutions into production to serve more than 48 millions of customers.

You will be part of a talented cross-functional team made up of Applied Scientists, Data Engineers, and Software Engineers. You will also count on the support of Product Managers and Designers to create the customer experience that you will deliver.

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED... [4 main points]
  • Aggregate, analyse and interpret customer data and segment our customer base to
  • Design and implement models and data pipelines that scale up to serve thousands of requests per second during Black Friday
  • Define the team's delivery & experimentation roadmap for your use cases
  • Work together with product managers, designers, and engineers to deliver impactful solutions that change the way our customers buy fashion
  • Keep up to date with the state of the art in recommender systems and contribute to the data science community both internally in Zalando and externally in meetups and conferences


WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF... [Hard skills, up to 7]
  • Ph.D. or, M.Sc. and 4 years of working experience
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience analysing and generating insights from customer data
  • Professional experience working in a cross-functional team, where you have delivered scalable ML solutions
  • Great coding skills in Python, Java and / or Scala and experience with cloud computing frameworks. TensorFlow experience is a plus
  • Deep understanding of theory behind the state of the art methods in your domain as well as a broad overview of machine learning methods and best practices.
  • Professional experience working with recommender systems is a plus

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.

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 personalization and product discovery. 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 recommender systems.

We are looking for senior applied scientists who can help us revolutionize the product discovery experience at Lounge. You will drive our optimization effort that combines high-load low-latency engineering and machine learning, and help our customers in their treasure hunt.

THE ROLE & THE TEAM

Zalando's Global Lounge department is looking for a Senior Applied Scientist to help us become the Starting Point for Fashion for our customers, and the platform of choice for our brands. Our three Global Catalog Teams supply the core Product, Brand, Media and Category technology and data to enable Zalando and our partners to provide our customers with a flawless assortment.

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 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.

ABOUT ZALANDO

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 42+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Within Zalando Lounge, you will work with many autonomous teams that live up to the standards of software craftsmanship, ownership and excellence. Along with our guiding set of principles we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando.

It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the Starting Point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets. Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to almost 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests. Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability
Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando
Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

INCLUSIVE BY DESIGN

At Zalando, our vision is to be the Starting Point for Fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process. do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

ZALANDO BENEFITS

Career Development
â- We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
â- Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
â- Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly
anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your
feedback
â- Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional
development opportunities

Wellbeing
â- 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
â- Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
â- Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo
personal wellbeing coach app
â- Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and
professional consultants to help you find health resources

Flexibility
â- Flexible working hours
â- Relocation assistance available - subject to prior agreement
â- Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working
from home
â- Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
â- Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year

Financial
â- Access to the employee shares program
â- 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
â- Discounts from a wide range of external partners

Family
â- Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
â- Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re- onboarding plan
â- 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
â- Free counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute

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