Senior Principal Applied Scientist

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
27 Oct 2022
Closes
07 Jan 2023
Ref
4639597
Function
Operations
THE ROLE & THE TEAM

As a Senior Principal Applied Scientist in the Search and Ranking organization, you will execute bold research experiments, help to drive our scientific roadmap and work with exceptional scientists and science leaders to create AI-driven solutions with today's most exciting approaches for the good of customers.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner and a thought leader with excellent scientific and technical expertise, a solid track record of publications or practical experience, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated passion for fast-paced research and production environments, solving hard problems, and advancing the state-of-the-art.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field of Information Retrieval, with a particular focus on full-text search, personalization, and recommendations.
  • Raise the bar by applying state-of-the-art methods to Zalando's customer and business problems, and by inventing novel methods where the existing ones are simply not good enough.
  • Encourage and maintain engineering excellence on the team to build reliable distributed systems by fully and completely understanding system inter-dependencies and limitations.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Work directly with senior management to take informed strategic decisions on how to leverage scientific approaches in the business.
  • Mentor junior scientists and serve as a member of Zalando's Principal Applied Science Community (PASC).


WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF
  • You have a PhD in Information Retrieval or another relevant field.
  • Significant publication track record and/or relevant industry experience working on a commercial search application (5+ years).
  • Experience applying Information Retrieval techniques in an e-commerce setting.
  • Coding skills in functional or object-oriented design and development.
  • Vast knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance, scalability, and availability.


ZALANDO BENEFITS
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities
Wellbeing
  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • 25 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources
Flexibility
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance available for internationals
  • Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
  • Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year
Financial
  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners
Family
  • 4 weeks paid paternity leave and 17 weeks paid maternity leave
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute.


ABOUT 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 more than 48 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.

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