Software Engineer (Scala) - Partner Tech (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend

    At Partner Services, we are building and maintaining Zalando’s marketplace. Our platform consists of a broad array of services, empowering our partners to onboard, manage and sell their products on the Zalando shop.

    As a Backend Engineer, you will be joining the team based in Berlin under the mission to define, own, and build the experience that enables our partners to succeed on our platform, creating a seamless experience for them that democratizes their access to the fashion market. Collaborate with partners to understand their needs and develop solutions that enhance their selling choices. Work with cross-functional teams to implement new features and processes that enhance our partners' experience. Help position Zalando as the first choice for fashion partners looking to succeed in the industry and shape the future of fashion e-commerce.


    At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit. 

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

    do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy:
    Our employee resource groups:


    - Contribute to an inclusive culture and diverse team environment.
    - Embrace a growth mindset, continually seeking ways to improve your skills and knowledge.
    - Design, develop, deploy, operate and improve scalable software solutions that have a direct impact on our daily business with our partners.
    - Own your code and contribute to decisions on the technologies and tools to deliver and operate large-scale applications on cloud (AWS or Kubernetes), based on a microservices architecture.
    - Self-motivated and proactive mindset with a passion for continuous improvement.
    - Collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders and seeking feedback. 
    - Gain proficiency in programming languages and frameworks relevant to the job.
    - Willingness to learn and work on different code bases using JVM languages.
    - Actively seek learning and mentorship opportunities to stay updated with industry trends and emerging technologies.
    - Contribute to project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
    - Take an active role in understanding business requirements and translating them into technological solutions.
    - Take part in service operational duties, including monitoring and keeping them up and running and healthy.
    - Focus on maintaining and improving code quality, consistency, and adherence to best practices.
    - Participate in code reviews and use feedback as an opportunity for growth.


    -You have experience working with Scala and building microservices. Functional Programming experience is a bonus.

    -You are experienced working in diverse environments and have very good English communication skills.

    -You care about building and growing inclusive team environments.

    -You have a solid grasp of computer science fundamentals and a strong interest in solving real-world problems.

    -You have a good understanding of microservice architecture, REST services and API design. And you are acquainted with deploying and operating applications in a cloud infrastructure.

    -You are Knowledgeable about engineering practices that lead to writing well-tested quality code. Eagerness to read code and pair with other engineers on refactoring and implementing new features.

    -If you have what it takes, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every requirement. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!


    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 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 (for Zalando SE)

    • 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

    Learn all about Zalando and our values here:


Fernanda Porto

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

About Zalando

It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey to build the leading pan-European ecosystem for fashion and lifestyle e-commerce. Help us offer an inspiring and quality multi-brand shopping experience for fashion and lifestyle products to about 50 million active customers in 25 markets. Or be part of our logistic infrastructure, software or service capabilities to help brands and retailers run and scale their entire e-commerce business, on or off Zalando. Join our Zalando ecosystem, to enable positive change for the fashion and lifestyle industry. 

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