Head of Engineering (hybrid)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Leadership


The Zalando eCommerce Platform Sciences team assists customers in their fashion discovery journey and helps them find what they are looking for across Zalando. We are developing the next generation of our discovery systems, utilising innovative approaches to build new experiences for our customers. 

As a Head of Engineering, you will lead a team of managers and engineers in developing the frontend experiences that will allow customers to explore and discover fashion in their style. You will partner with your Product counterparts to define and deliver new ways to discover fashion products across all Zalando experiences.

Teams at our Dublin Tech Hub work on many of the cornerstones of our Fashion Store, including personalization components. Through full stack engineering and research, we turn visionary ideas into new emerging businesses with real potential. By tackling diverse challenges for the fashion industry, we drive the personal digital experience and underlying knowledge models to create the most inspirational fashion experience for our customers.


  • Lead engineering managers and teams working on large-scale, business-critical frontend applications that provide customers with the ability to discover fashion. 

  • Support and lead teams in achieving a high level of engineering quality, throughput, performance and reliability.

  • Drive operational excellence as part of your team culture. 

  • Work with other Zalando leaders across disciplines to design and drive the future of our core frontend infrastructure, and outline the vision and strategy for your area.

  • Recruiting great engineers, growing and developing the area and its teams.

  • Provide leadership and development to engineers and engineering managers in the team to help them grow and progress in their careers.


  • You are experienced leading teams and building frontend applications on web, iOS and Android

  • You are experienced leading a continuous delivery culture, and a track record of owning large scale engineering systems from design through deployment to production.

  • You have led teams that developed and operated critical infrastructure.

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with an ability to articulate complex technical topics and solutions in a concise and simple way.

  • You have successfully recruited for and built great teams.

  • You are an inspiring leader of leaders who thinks big and acts fast with an eye to customer needs.

  • Our values resonate with you.


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

  • 2 paid volunteering days a year

  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week

  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year

  • 27 days of vacation a year 

  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)

  • Family services, including counseling and support

  • Health and wellbeing options 

  • Mental health support and coaching available


  • 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, 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


Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 25 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 51 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Work happens in international dynamic teams. Openness and idea exchange are not only encouraged, they’re lived. Collaboration extends beyond your immediate team, as we pull together across functions, locations and management levels to achieve shared goals in a cohesive way.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail nor are we accepting applications through recruitment agencies. 

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.



Shaelyn Klaus


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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.