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Research Scientist - Machine Learning (Postdoc)

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Zalando Research sets the course for reimagining fashion for the good of all. We're Zalando’s incubator for bold scientific experimentation. Machine Learning and AI are our research fields. That comprises today's most exciting research topics, such as Deep Learning, Computer Vision and NLP, Large Scale Bayesian Inference, Reinforcement Learning, Causality, Augmented and Virtual Reality. If you are an expert in one of these fields and have an impressive publication record then come join us and use your scientific background to drive Zalando-scale innovation! We stretch the limits of theory, we apply novel ideas in practice and we experiment.

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 strongly encourage our team members to stay well-informed of novel academic work and seek patents and/or publish work when appropriate.

We’ll challenge your brain every day, and when you succeed you’ll change the lives of millions of people, allowing them to do things they never dreamed they could do. Come join us and use your scientific background to drive Zalando-scale innovation!

Main requirements

  • Outstanding PhD (or comparable) degree in in machine learning, NLP, computer vision, data mining, or similar.
  • Strong publication record in top-tier Machine Learning research conferences and journals.
  • Deep understanding of theory behind state of the art machine learning methods, as well as knowing best practices in their application.
  • Software engineering skills for prototypic development and implementation of experimental setups and experience with relevant scientific software packages (Python, R, Matlab/Octave,…).
  • Effective communication skills and ability to understand business requirements.
  • Team spirit as well as the ability to execute independently.
  • English language fluency.

Nice to have

  • Speaker at scientific conferences or public scientific meetups.
  • Experience in modern software development techniques, programming languages (Java)Big Data and HPC frameworks, version control and deployment tools, data bases/SQL.


  • 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 weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organised tech guilds and more
  • Competitive salary
  • 40% Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

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