Research Engineer - Data Science (Senior)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE


Zalando Technology is one of the most collaborative places you can imagine. Partnerships happen with all key engineering and product teams, the Zalando Research unit, and with the international tech community outside of Zalando. We are looking for research engineers to work on a broad set of real-world practical problems of massive scale that will have a direct and significant business impact.

As a Research Engineer, you will develop and apply highly scalable algorithms to recognize patterns and trends in data from every corner of the Zalando process. We create statistical models, apply state-of-the-art algorithms to our gigantic database, visualize the results and get the impact- all while keeping our focus on increasing customer satisfaction and creating shareholder value. If you have a good idea, you will have the tools to calculate it, the data to test it and +18 million of our Zalando platform users to benefit from the results.


  • A degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or other similar quantitative field  (PhD, M.Sc.)
  • +4 years experience in the analysis of real data with the tools of Machine Learning
  • Demonstrated expertise and desire to work hands-on in analyzing and modeling large data sets
  • At least three years of professional / academic programming experience in an object oriented language, Python or Scala
  • Willingness to work with microservice architecture, distributed systems and RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services
  • Effective communication skills and ability to understand business requirements
  • Experience with building and / or running large-scale applications is a plus
  • Deep skepticism of, plus the ability to identify and debunk, buzzword mumbo jumbo, false assumptions and analysis
  • English language fluency


  • Research, design, and implement algorithms to improve our various machine learning driven systems
  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance and readability
  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work, from research and analysis to testing and deployment
  • Play a critical role in the team as a creative research engineer working on key results
  • Understand and communicate effectively with internal business customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Think abstractly and discover correlations between problems, methodologies, and solutions.
  • Implement possible solutions, evaluate outcomes, and update research direction according to business goals and constraints
  • Follow a feature through its entire lifetime from problem formulation to solution delivery


Community. Tech culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +100 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruits, hardware of your choice.

Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at data science conferences and Meetups, and encouragement to publish work.

Work Environment. Self-organized,  autonomous teams and flexible working hours.

Scale. Unparalleled levels of data and opportunities.


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

Please make sure your application is written in English. If you have any questions about our recruiting and hiring processes, please contact recruiter, Alicja Notowska.

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