Research Economist - Content Visibility

Zalando

Berlin, Germany

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As a Research Economist , you will work in a cross-functional team with data scientists, software & research engineers and product experts. You will be responsible for further developing content selection mechanisms at Zalando, with a focus on the Auction Service. You will be able to cover the whole research value chain, from ideation over MVP to production deployment, in close collaboration with our software engineers.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Work on designing auctions, mechanisms and electronic markets in general
  • Perform econometric modeling and simulations of auction markets
  • Research and improve auction markets and interactions
  • Design and implement new research agendas related to (paid) content selection
  • Build MVP research products to validate ideas
  • Implement validated MVPs in production, in collaboration with software engineers
  • Contribute to the vibrant economics and data science community at Zalando

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • Graduate degree (ideally PhD) in Economics with a focus on microeconomic theory, computational economics, econometrics or game theory
  • Experience in microeconometrics
  • Experience in data analysis and in building research products in languages ​​such as R, Python and SQL

Nice to have

  • Strong background in statistics and its application to business problems
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience with bringing research products into production, and fluency in languages ​​such as Python, Scala or R
  • Experience with AWS / Spark / Github etc.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

PERKS AT WORK

  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms * (* available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

ABOUT ZALANDO

Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages ​​our teams choose to use.

Zalando is the starting point for fashion in Europe, building a world class paid content selection platform. We are responsible for (i) defining and delivering research products that drive discovery of paid content selection mechanisms for our partners and internal businesses and (ii) deploy those mechanisms to production systems. Our products are strategically important, enabling partners to invest in the platform while providing a great experience to our customers.

We are running millions of auctions per day and are building innovative, scalable and value-creating products rooted in Economics. We are highly motivated, collaborative and have a bias for action.


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