Engineering Manager- Zalando Payments (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Leadership


Zalando Payments’s Technology department is looking for an Engineering Manager to help us extend and improve our checkout systems for our customers across all markets.

Our Checkout Backend team builds the platform that lets customers pay for their purchases in the Fashion Store, Zalando Lounge and for their Zalando Plus membership. Their solutions enable customers to select their preferred payment options based on the offering and capture all necessary information. Tailoring the flows to be as seamless as possible while in compliance with the demanding regulatory environment.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you’re great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

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  • You will work with various stakeholders like Product Analysts and Product Managers to understand the business context and performance to create solutions improving the customer experience

  • You work together with your team on building the solutions that you designed together with Product Managers and Principal Engineers and collaborate with other teams and Project Managers on bigger projects

  • You coach your team and individual team members to help them continuously get better in their job, unfold their potential and take the next steps in their careers

  • You regularly review the operational quality and compliance of the services owned by you and your team and suggest steps to improve

  • You collaborate with Product Managers on building roadmaps and identify capacity needs


  • You consistently demonstrate a customer centric approach and start to flag continuous improvements initiatives within your area

  • You have a proven track record of successfully leading a high performing software engineering team

  • You are experienced in building and operating large scale, mission critical and distributed systems using backend technologies like cloud platforms, relational or NoSQL databases and JVM

  • You are a strong communicator in English, both verbal and written, and able to explain technical matters to non-technical folks

  • You enjoy coaching and growing software engineers

Our Offer

Zalando provides a range of benefits, here’s an overview of what you can expect. Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about what we offer.

  • Employee shares program
  • 40% off fashion and beauty products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge, discounts from external partners
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Hybrid working model with up to 60% remote per week, actual practice is up to each team to best support their collaboration
  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year
  • 27 days of vacation a year to start
  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)
  • Family services, including counseling and support
  • Health and wellbeing options (including Gympass)
  • Mental health support and coaching available
  • Drive your development through our training platform and biannual peer-to-peer review

Learn all about Zalando and our values here:


It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets. 

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests. 

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About Zalando Payments

Positioned at the bustling intersection of eCommerce and FinTech, Zalando Payments helps ensure that Zalando’s customers can securely pay how they want when they want.

Zalando Payments builds the technologies for all financial transactions in the Zalando fashion store and our other consumer-facing apps. We work to deliver a flawless user experience in the checkout, as well as the processing of payments and reconciliation in the backend. 

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


Andrew Magill

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Über Zalando

Es ist die perfekte Zeit, sich Zalando auf unserer Reise anzuschließen, das führende E-Commerce-Ökosystem für den europäischen Mode- und Lifestyle-Markt aufzubauen. Hilf uns, rund 50 Millionen aktiven Kund*innen in 25 Märkten ein inspirierendes und qualitätsorientiertes Einkaufserlebnis für Mode- und Lifestyle-Produkte zahlreicher Marken aus einer Hand zu bieten. Oder sei Teil unserer Zalando Logistik-, Software- und Service-Infrastruktur, um Marken und Einzelhändler bei ihren E-Commerce-Transaktionen in ganz Europa zu unterstützen – sowohl auf als auch außerhalb der Zalando Plattform. Komm zu uns, um mit diesem Ökosystem einen positiven Wandel in der Mode- und Lifestylebranche zu bewirken.