Senior Research Engineer - Machine Learning - ZMS

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Hamburg


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando Media Solutions GmbH


At Zalando Media Solutions we create meaningful connections between brands and consumers through a deep understanding of their personalities. We are working with brands, agencies and publishers from the fashion world and beyond to produce innovative, impactful campaigns that reach the right audience at the right moment. Thanks to its holistic mix of cutting-edge and privacy compliant technology, in-depth audience insights, expansive reach and compelling content, brands produce successful campaigns across multiple digital marketing channels.

As a Senior Research Engineer, you will make a leading contribution to our Data Science effort for our advertising products. You will develop state-of-the-art media buying algorithms as well as revolutionary consumer insight generation methodologies. You will contribute to the design and continuous improvement of our company-wide testing and optimization framework. You will act as a sparring partner for Business Owners and Product Development Leads to shape the Product vision and ensure the soundness and feasibility of our business models.


  • A degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics or another similar quantitative field is a strong plus
  • +4 years experience in designing and implementing Machine Learning based solutions
  • Demonstrated expertise and desire to work hands-on in modelling and optimization with real-life data sets
  • At least 3 years of professional and/or academic programming experience, ideally in Python, Java or Scala
  • Willingness to work with microservices architecture, distributed systems and RESTful APIs.
  • Knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services.
  • Effective communication skills, ability to understand business requirements and an interest in being a touch point for the product, software development and commercial.
  • Deep scepticism, plus the ability to identify and debunk buzzwords, 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 input, working on key results. Your role will span a number of various topics; therefore, a curious nature would be advantageous.
  • Understand and communicate effectively with internal business customers, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Think in an abstract manner 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, Hack weeks, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount on most products from, discounts from external partners, relocation assistance for internationals, the hardware of your choice.

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

Work Environment. Self-organized, autonomous teams and flexible working hours. Zalando Media Solution Hamburg retains a strong start-up culture, and therefore you can expect that your work will have an immediate impact and you will participate in developing significant improvements.

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, or If you are not sure whether your qualifications and work experience is sufficient, please contact your recruiter: Ankita Tomar


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