Zalando to create 200 data science and engineering jobs in Dublin’s Silicon Docks

22 Apr 2015

Data scientists and STEM graduates dust off your CVs, online fashion platform Zalando is moving to Dublin, hiring up to 200 people in the next three years.

The Berlin-based company has a presence in 15 European countries selling various types of clothing to around 15 million customers.

Now setting up its Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin, the company is looking to capitalise on the cluster of talent in the data science field, with R&D clearly key to its new operation.

“Understanding our customers, and gaining deep insights into their purchasing patterns and their behaviour online means we can provide them with a personalised and compelling offering,” said Robert Gentz, co-founder of Zalando.

“Investing to understand these insights has driven our growth since the earliest days of our company and has been the key to our success. The new Zalando Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin will play a major role as we continue to lead online fashion and grow our presence across Europe.”

“We will offer graduates and experienced people the opportunity to work on exciting engineering and data science challenges,” said Eric Bowman, VP Engineering at Zalando.

The company recently posted its best-ever Q1 results, with revenues of nearly €650m which was almost 30pc up on its previous year.

“We’re looking for the best engineers and data scientists in Dublin, Europe and the world, people who thrive on solving hard problems and delivering impact,” said Bowman.

“We want independent thinkers, brilliant executioners, people who love a challenge, working on deep problems and working with the smartest people, while creating a great team culture.”

Fashion shopping image, via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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