Senior Data Scientist - Home & Content Visibility

Job description

As a Senior Applied Scientist in the Content Visibility team you will develop Machine Learning products that automatically create personalized, engaging and inspiring content experiences for our 48+ million customers.


  • Advance the machine learning products that select the digital content for our individual customers in real time on the Zalando homepage, newsletters, and other important experiences.
  • Solve real world challenges using ML, such as tailoring content experiences for each individual customer to optimize for the whole customer lifetime rather than an immediate interaction.
  • Engage with some of the most exciting challenges in the intersection of Whole-page Recommendation, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning, Customer Behavior Prediction, and Real-time Auctioning.
  • Collaborate closely with experienced colleagues within the team, applied science leaders, product managers and business stakeholders. Mentor junior and mid level applied scientists and contribute to our applied science community.


  • Ph.D., MSc or equivalent experience in Machine Learning or Data Science
  • Solid experience building fit-for-purpose ML models, ideally in the areas of recommendation, reinforcement learning, customer behavior prediction, or advertising systems
  • Track record of publications and achievements in academia or industry. Deep understanding of the theory behind the methods in your domain and best practices of their application
  • Strong experience in Python and ML libraries, TensorFlow/Keras, or PyTorch, and experience with Spark SQL
  • Ability to take ownership of data science initiatives and communicate results clearly to technical and non-technical audiences


  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • 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
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms

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 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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