Python Engineer - Retail (Senior)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

The Opportunity

Zalando Technology is one of the most collaborative places you can imagine. Partnerships happen with all key engineering and product teams, the Zalando Research unit, and with the international tech community outside of Zalando. We are looking for Python Engineers to work on a broad set of real-world practical problems of massive scale that will have a direct and significant business impact.

As a Python Engineer in Zalando - Retail, you’ll bring the engineering perspective into our Data Science teams. That way you blur the border between Data Science or Machine Learning on the one side and engineering on the other. You either already have a good understanding of these domains or your strong mathematical background allows you to become familiar with these trend-setting disciplines easily. You will challenge our status quo, drive innovation and apply agile best practices.

Your Role

  • Design and implement algorithms to improve our various forecasting and optimization systems. Your understanding of and interest in processing large amounts of data make you a driver of innovation.
  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance, readability and maintainability
  • Play a critical role in the team as a creative python engineer working on key results
  • Understand and communicate effectively with internal business customers, partners, and stakeholders
  • Think abstractly and discover correlations between problems, methodologies, and solutions.
  • Implement possible solutions, evaluate outcomes, and update direction according to business goals and constraints
  • Follow a feature through its entire lifetime from problem formulation to solution delivery

What We Are Looking For

  • A desire to work hands-on in analyzing large data sets. Experience with relational and NoSQL databases a plus
  • At least three years of professional programming experience in Python. Java or Scala experience would also be appreciated
  • Familiarity with microservice architecture, distributed systems, and RESTful APIs, particularly using cloud infrastructure such as AWS
  • Knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services
  • Effective communication skills and ability to understand business requirements
  • Experience with building and / or running large-scale applications is a plus
  • English language fluency

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

  • Machine learning, predictive modeling, or optimization problems
  • Statistical modeling and hypothesis testing
  • Data mining, information extraction, and retrieval
  • Distributed computing (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, etc.)
  • Agile development practices (TDD, BDD, pair programming)

You Benefit From

Community. Tech culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +100 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruits, hardware of your choice.

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

Work Environment. Self-organized,  autonomous teams and flexible working hours.

Scale. Unparalleled levels of data and opportunities.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter Rebecca Kurzbuch.

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