Senior Research Engineer - Machine Learning

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE


Department: Outfits
Reports to:
Engineering Lead/Head of Engineering
Team Size:
Recruiter Name: 
Alicja Notowska

As part of the team you will work on highly impacted and strategic products, you will be part of the product discovery and will be able to drive innovation company-wide.


  • Support the team in outfits generation and style recommendations
  • Understand the data and come up with prototypes that solve customers problems we have
  • Work together with engineers to turn your prototypes into production-quality software, test and analyse the results
  • Innovate and ideate together with product and data science colleagues on innovative approaches


  • PhD in Machine Learning, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Vision or related field
  • 1+ years of experience (beyond PhD) in designing, implementing, and deploying algorithms in a production environment
  • Hands-on experience with production systems and solid engineering skills
  • Publication record in relevant Machine Learning conferences/journal or patents


  • 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.

We are a newly founded department operating on the product of Outfits and Fashion Advice. We are looking for a Research Engineer to strengthen our team on Machine Learning capabilities. With our product we want go beyond classical e-commerce product offerings and you will be one of the contributors toward that. We have a strong engineering team that will support you with operational topics and will help to speed up the process of delivering.

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

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