Head of Experimentation - Applied Science
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As Head of Applied Science of the Experimentation team, you will lead a team of scientists, product managers, and the lead of the engineering team to develop novel experimentation algorithms and put them into production at scale for use by decision-makers across the company.

We are looking for a leader with strong technical experience, demonstrated passion for people leadership in a fast-paced environment bringing rigorous research to scale.

In addition to technical depth, you must possess exceptional project management and communication skills, and above all, be a strong people leader who understands how to effectively coach applied scientists, product managers, and other leads.


  • Recruit, manage and mentor other scientists, product managers, and other leaders reviewing and guiding their work. Develop and prioritize roadmaps for the team and establish ways of working that enable our teams to deliver in an agile and impactful fashion.
  • Work closely with the engineering team to bring solutions into production

  • Work closely with other teams across Zalando to enable them to quantify the impact of their product and business decisions.
  • Actively collaborate with economist and data science colleagues as well as commercial stakeholders and senior management

  • Contribute to and improve team and company processes that ensure high quality research through documentation, peer review, and structured feedback
  • Empower the team to stay up-to-date with the latest research on delivering causal inference methods at scale. Provide egoless constructive scientific feedback to peers and coach junior colleagues to become great researchers

  • Masters degree in statistics, economics, or similar data science or social science fields with an emphasis on computational research methods.
  • 3+ years experience managing and mentoring research and product teams in an industry setting. Demonstrated ability to mentor leads.
  • Proven ability to set and uphold strong scientific standards in an industry setting.
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive.
  • Excellent project management and stakeholder management skills. Proven ability to create and motivate a data science driven product vision that is impactful for the company to both technical and non-technical audiences, including senior management.
  • Experience leading a team to apply advanced experimentation methods in an industry setting and working closely with engineers to bring causal inference into production.
  • Strong general scientific problem solving skills that balance rigor and tactical execution.


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and , 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 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 SE

    Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, 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 35+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and our teams choose to use.

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

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