Data Specialist - Competitive Pricing

Posted 10 Sep 2018

Zalando SE

Berlin, DE Germany

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Department: Supply & Demand
Reports to: Engineering Lead
Team Size: <7
Recruiter: Almog Greenberg, [email protected]

For 60% of customers, good prices are the reason for choosing an online retailer. As a Data Specialist within Zalando’s Competitive Pricing team, you will have a direct and significant impact on our customers, revenues and profits, by making sure our offers across all markets and brands are attractively positioned. As part of our cross-functional agile team consisting of engineers and data scientists, you will automate pricing decisions based on our vast amount of crawled data as well as improve and develop pricing algorithms. In particular, you will further develop live competitive pricing algorithms, and support pricing decisions that can be automated based on analyses you run on large amount of data in Python and/or other statistical tools.


  • Develop a great product as part of an agile team, using Mathematical Modelling and working on topics such as Optimization and Linear Programming, all related to our Pricing platform

  • Automate real-time pricing decisions that are based on algorithms developed by you and our team

  • Query, analyse and facilitate data and data quality assurance

  • Take prototypes into production systems in collaboration with engineers


  • Excellent educational background in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or other similar quantitative field

  • At least 2 years of experience with statistical computation in Python (e.g. pandas, matplotlib, numpy)

  • Basic understanding of Machine Learning methods and techniques

  • Strong maths skills with a passion for analytics and big data


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events

  • 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

  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts

  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available only 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.


Zalando is 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.

Pricing & Forecasting
is at the core of our commercial operation. Our tools help to determine how much of each product to buy, to recommend the best prices for these products, and to ensure that we have the right level of logistics capacity to fulfil our customers demand. The Pricing and Forecasting engineering team uses cutting edge technology, data science and machine learning, to forecast demand and pricing with a focus on business and customer experience. Partnerships happen with all key engineering and product teams, business and customer experience teams.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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