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Data Scientist - Fashion Insights Centre

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The Zalando Fashion Insights Centre was founded with the aim of understanding fashion through technology. In doing so, we’ve set ourselves the goal of organising the world’s fashion knowledge. We work with one of the richest datasets in eCommerce; products, profiles, customers, purchasing and returns history, online behaviour and social media data.

At the Fashion Insights Centre, you will join one of Zalando’s core data science teams, working on a broad range of interesting data science and engineering problems. Teams are autonomous, well-resourced and committed to best-practice. The Fashion Insights Centre is new and rapidly expanding, giving you the opportunity to significantly influence the direction and development of the R&D work that we are leading. We’ve started the journey; we’re looking for the brightest minds to join us.

We don’t believe that Data Scientists need to be software engineers, but we do insist that they are comfortable coding, and can work closely as part of a product engineering team. At Zalando we are technology agnostic; if it works, we use it. Team members typically use some combination of Scala, Python, R, Java, Spark, Matlab, Hive or SQL, amongst others. We are committed to open source development and like to publish our work.

Main requirements

  • Passion for identifying and answering worthwhile questions.
  • Flexible analytical approach allowing for solutions at varying levels of precision.
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative research in a clear, precise and actionable manner to product managers, stakeholders, peers and the wider data science community.
  • Interest in driving the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources.
  • Commitment to ensuring that data science best practices implemented and constantly evolving.

We particularly encourage candidates with expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Machine learning and predictive modelling
  • Text mining and natural language processing
  • Statistical modelling and hypothesis testing
  • Data mining, information extraction and retrieval
  • User modelling and computational social science
  • Distributed computing (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)


  • One-month mentoring program
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building courses and technical “People Leads” who help you achieve mastery
  • Personal branding support: From preparing tech talks and blog posts to networking with industry leaders
  • Community: hack week’s, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds and more
  • Competitive salary
  • Zalando shopping discount and commute discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

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