Zalando is Europe's leading online fashion platform for men, women and children. The 1000 members of Zalando's tech team are passionate about the work we do and the technologies we use to get things done, and we love to share our enthusiasm with the rest of the world. Join our Meetup group to receive news about the technical talks, workshops, and other events that we host at our Tech HQ near Alexanderplatz. Some of the topics and technologies that our team and guest speakers are likely to talk about: Scala, Python, Java, open source, Swift, Android, product/UX, React, Docker, AWS, machine learning, PostgreSQL, APIs, agile development and methodologies, and the cloud. Sure, that's a long list--but Zalando is quite a complex operation!
Zalando Tech is embarking on an exciting new chapter in its evolution. We've recently launched Zalando Research – an endeavour to place Zalando at the forefront of cutting-edge research, to complement our already strong foothold on technology. Why are we doing this? We already boast great researchers at Zalando Tech, so we want to give them an outlet where they can be better organised and aligned. We also want to have a greater impact in the tech research community, especially in the fields of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).
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 research 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 Research Engineer, you will develop and apply highly scalable algorithms to recognize patterns and trends in data from every corner of the Zalando process. We create statistical models, apply state-of-the-art algorithms to our gigantic database, visualize the results and get the impact- all while keeping our focus on increasing customer satisfaction and creating shareholder value.
As our work and investment in Data Science and AI continue to grow, we've added to our recent good news on the hiring front here at Zalando Tech. Now that he's fully onboarded, we'd like to introduce Alex Rahin, our new VP of Data and Machine Learning Platforms. Alex joins us with extensive product experience from Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, and several technology startups. He is responsible for Zalando Tech's Core Data Platforms and Applications, such as Data Infrastructure, Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, and Web Analytics. We wanted to share more about his role and what his future endeavours will entail for Zalando in the world of Data Science.