Software Engineer, Search/Recommender Systems

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design

Location

  • Berlin

Contract

Company

  • Zalando SE

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a software engineer you will focus on developing Zalando’s in-house search engine service and recommender system into state-of-the-art microservices providing highly relevant personalized search results and recommendations for the customer. Your main task will be positioning this technology as a “software as a service” component which can be fully leveraged within the Zalando platform. You will be part of a small, autonomous, and highly ambitious team consisting of experienced Java and Scala developers, and expert data scientists.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

  • You have at least 3 years of experience, working as a Java or Scala Software Developer
  • You are experienced with Lucene-based technologies like Solr and Elasticsearch
  • You are keen on collaborating closely with data scientists to bring data centric 
  • You write well-structured and tested code in the spirit of Effective Java and Clean Code that easily scales to Enterprise level
  • You know the most common design patterns and you know in which context to apply them
  • A background in applied machine learning is a plus
  • You love to optimize processes and code, and to use new technologies
  • You are experienced in building, evaluating, maintaining and improving data-driven products at scale, which are real-time oriented
  • You have worked with current big data technology (e.g. Hadoop, Amazon Elastic MapReduce)
  • Knowing near-realtime stream processing and/or message-driven architectures (e.g. Spark, Storm, Aerospike, Kafka) is a plus 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be part of an agile and very experienced team that will further develop our recommendation and personalization engine in short release cycles
  • You will implement highly scalable solutions with state-of-the-art-technologies together with your team
  • You will transfer algorithmic prototypes to enterprise level, highly scalable and fault-tolerant solutions using the right technology for the job
  • You are collaborating with our data scientists to improve and extend our recommendation engine and other analytical customer experience solutions
  • You will be part of a multi-cultural team with different native languages, skills and backgrounds 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

Our recipe to success: Think big and act fast. Your contribution today will influence millions of customers tomorrow. At Zalando you have the opportunity to work for a fast growing international company that wants to offer the world’s best fashion experience. Obviously we offer you much more:

  • An exceptional opportunity to develop your skill set while learning from a team of top experts who will inspire and support you
  • Use of cutting-edge open source technologies and cloud services
  • Learning and growth opportunities: weekly tech talks, company-hosted tech meetups, rich team library (which you can expand with your book requests), possibility of visiting conferences
  • Complimentary fruit, beverages, table soccer, ping pong and band room
  • Employee discount for all Zalando shop products
  • Powerful hardware system environment
  • Through our mentoring program you will get up to speed and become productive very quickly
  • You will never be bored! Zalando offers a very exciting and fun working environment 

ABOUT ZALANDO

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, doing business in 15 markets. Delivering first-class shopping experiences to our +15 million customers requires moving fast — with microservices, Agile processes and autonomous teams  —  and using cutting-edge, open source technologies. We are passionate about what we do and have fun while doing it. And we are willing to experiment and make mistakes: It’s how we grow. 

WANT TO JOIN US? THEN GO AHEAD AND APPLY!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter Krista Vanhala at krista.vanhala@zalando.de.

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