Research Scientist - Machine Learning & AI

Zalando SE


Department: Zalando Research
Reports to:
Research Head
Team Size:
Recruiter Name: 
Alicja Notowska

We're Zalando’s incubator for bold scientific experimentation. Machine Learning & AI are our research fields; including today's most exciting topics, such as Deep Learning, Computer Vision & NLP, Large Scale Bayesian Inference, Reinforcement Learning, Causality.


  • Your work will be use case inspired basic research, enabled by your expertise, by Zalando‘s vast data pool, and by our excellent high performance computing infrastructure 
  • Your developments will power Zalando‘s next gen data products. Your research results will enhance your publication track record in the most exciting international academic community


  • PhD degree in Machine Learning, NLP, Computer Vision, Data Mining, or similar field
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in academic research or comparable research environment
  • Strong publication record in top-tier research conferences and journals
  • Deep understanding of theory behind state of the art Machine Learning methods in your domain, broad overview of Machine Learning methods, as well as knowing best practices in their application
  • Experience as a speaker at scientific conferences or public scientific meetups
  • Proven experience in leading Machine Learning research projects in a postdoc position
  • Software engineering skills for prototype development and implementation of experimental setups


  • 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.

Zalando Research is one of the most collaborative places you can imagine. Partnerships begin within our own teams, with all key engineering and product teams, and with the international scientific community beyond Zalando. We stretch the limits of theory and apply novel ideas in practice and we experiment. We strongly encourage our team members to stay on top of the academic progress, seek patents, and publish research results whenever possible. If you are interested in doing academic research in a fascinating corporate environment then come join us!


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

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Alicja Notowska

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