For the past year, our group of Engineering Leads worked to improve collaboration and cross functional communication across teams. This was the result of team retrospectives and employee surveys indicating required improvement in these areas. One initiative which we took to address these issues was to implement role rotation amongst engineers. The goal of this developer rotation was to establish cross-functional knowledge sharing, encourage cross team collaboration within the department, and bring greater product awareness.
Meet the Customer Inbox Team. "We are responsible for building, scaling and managing tools that make it easier for partners & stakeholders to reach out to customers via multiple channels in the most efficient manner. Over the years we have enabled numerous campaigns, run lots of A/B tests and triggered interactions that resulted in substantial growth. We not only have the privilege to be able to drive traffic into our shop to help drive customer satisfaction & financial growth for the company but we also constantly explore better technologies and architectures to support growing volumes of data. Finally, what brings our team together is that we work hard, celebrate our successes and pull together to support each other!"
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All the details: Zalando insights and our performance now available in our Annual Report 2018.
Meet the Zalon Data Team. "We all come from different countries, backgrounds and work experience and this makes our team more open-minded to share a different point of views, and different ways of working. We’re also pet-friendly, regularly play board games and love ice cream! (We have our favourite places). Our main challenges are to scale the infrastructure in relation to the recent explosion in the number of users, and to improve accuracy and performances of our personalized outfit recommendation system. By using a wide range of data sources from both Zalon and Zalando, we’ve also improved personalized outfit recommendations for our customers and increased their user experience by introducing a semi-automated approach for outfit generation. We tackle all those challenges, exploring business ideas without boundaries, by experimenting innovative solutions in an agile way."
The Starting Point for #Fashion is here. #insidezalando #ecommerce
In December, Hive Helsinki - The Code School was announced. Zalando is a proud partner of Finland's first higher-education level code school. Through revolutionary collaborative learning, Hive pledges to train the next generation of world-class coders, giving the youth of today the tools to solve problems of tomorrow.
Now is the time to apply! Your first challenge will be an online logic test. Beat the game and you’ll get the chance to see if Hive Helsinki is made for you.
Go to hive.fi and to see if your future is written in code. There is no age limit and no previous coding skills are required. Good luck!
Apply here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQbNb
Calm before the storm. #lunchtime #insidezalando #canteengoals
Meet Enno. “My first job was developing automated fingerprint matching systems. Since then I have been hooked by data. In the past few years I have focused on advertisement technology, which is an interesting domain to work in due to its complexity and restrictions in data quality and what you can do on the page. For the past 1,5 years, I have lead the Zalando Hamburg hub, as well as directly leading a team responsible for ad optimization. Being an in-house team has its perks: we get much cleaner/deeper data, and we can craft much richer experiences. I love the fact that we can craft the advertisement experience from a very holistic point of view. The #hamburg office is a small satellite office in a big company, which creates an interesting mixture; in some aspects you feel like working in a mature tech company, and in other aspects, it feels like working at a startup. Every week is a bit like being at grad school: learning, investigating, experimenting. It's intellectually stimulating and you can very objectively see what impact your changes made."
With Black Friday bringing order volumes four times the average daily rate, keeping up with Zalando’s customer proposition is a challenge, but one that Director Logistics Warehouses, Daniel Behlert, is more than ready to take on.