Principal Applied Scientist - Zalando Fulfillment Solutions - All genders -

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
17 May 2022
Closes
16 Jun 2022
Ref
3786484
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
As Zalando Fulfillment Solutions' (ZFS) Principal Applied Scientist, your role will be to set the department up for success in the adoption of ML use cases, their delivery, and their maintenance and optimization over time. This is a greenfield area for Applied Science in Zalando and you will have the opportunity to define the department's standards, processes, and technology stack to help ZFS to deliver valuable insights powered by ML models. As a mentor of your junior colleagues, you will raise the bar of the departments' scientific approach and will make sure that their output is of high quality. As part of the department's leadership team, you will help us to identify strategic and tactical investments in technology, models, and use cases that will set us up for success in the future.WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED...
  • Define the team's ML architecture and Applied Science standards in the department's greenfield.
  • Collaborate with ZFS' Product Organization to identify the most valuable use cases.
  • Identify key performance indicators and optimize them over time.
  • Foster collaboration between ZFS and the Applied Science community in Zalando, identifying creating synergies and adopting services provided by Zalando's AI platform.
  • Stay up to date with the latest developments in research & industry to advise ZFS leadership team and ZFS' strategic investments.
  • Mentoring and coaching of Applied Scientists to support them delivering Applied Science use cases from conception to production.
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF...
  • Masters Degree or PhD. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics or similar quantitative fields.
  • 5+ years of industry experience with a strong command of Python and experience with either Machine Learning, Applied Statistics or Operations Research and mathematical optimization.
  • Experience as a Principal contributor defining the Machine Learning or data stack of your organization, proposing and implementing best practices for Applied Science, mentoring junior colleagues and translating business requirements into actionable problem formulations.
  • Industry demonstrated knowledge and skills in querying and processing big volumes of data (with SQL/Pyspark), AI software development (service design, python, batch processing, GPU computing, git, docker, CI/CD, software testing), Machine/Deep Learning, forecasting techniques or inventory optimization (multi-echelon supply chain, optimal replenishment policies, ...)
  • Deep understanding in an area of applied mathematics (statistics, machine learning or operations research) from simple to complex, including solid theoretical/mathematical foundations and a good experience about what works in practice.
  • Excellent technical communication skills in English with the ability to document complex domains and solution concepts in a concise and comprehensive way for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A team player and good communicator that enables others rather than becoming a bottleneck. You truly believe in the power of a group rather than individuals!
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 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 are 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 Data department is looking for a Principal 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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