Junior Backend Engineer - Transaction Risk Management

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend


As a backend engineer in our Transaction Risk Management team you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and diverse group of engineers and applied scientists. As an analytics team, we are responsible for several predictive services running in Java, Python, AWS, and Kubernetes to safeguard other teams in the checkout domain at Zalando.

As part of our team, you will have the chance to work on cutting edge projects, raise the technical bar, improve our operational excellence, and shape our ways of working.

What you build and put in production is impacting not only every single Zalando customer on the spot, but also the performance of Zalando and its partners.


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.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups


  • Green field where team members can shape and contribute to the roadmap and vision (many things still need to be built)
  • Close collaboration in team between engineering and applied science (backend engineers build infra for intelligent / predictive services)
  • Direct impact for our customers, business, and partners (safeguarding checkout and conversion process)
  • Competition with attackers (“let’s be smarter”)
  • Team is still growing (room for taking over responsibilities)


  • You have Experience as a backend engineer for cloud-based technologies (preferably on AWS)
  • Deep knowledge of object oriented programming paradigm and languages, such as Java and Python
  • Strong passion for developing clean, well maintainable, and testable code
  • Hands on experience in designing, developing, and operating microservices on a highly distributed system
  • Work experience with a high level of test automation (unit, component, integration)
  • Knowledge in automated deployment and monitoring through CI/CD pipeline (Docker, Kubernetes, or similar)
  • Strong passion for continued personal development in discovering new technologies and software services
  • Experience working in cross-functional agile teams
  • Providing technical guidance to Product Managers and detailed technical designs for work packages actioned by the team
  • Experience in mentoring more junior engineers and sharing knowledge across the team

Preferred to have:

  • Passion for big data, statistics, and machine learning approaches
  • Previous experience in data engineering and deploying machine learning models (AWS Sagemaker, or similar)
  • Existing knowledge regarding data processing frameworks and MLOps pipelines (Spark, Databricks, MLflow, AWS Step Functions, or similar)


Career Development

  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities


  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources


  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance available - subject to prior agreement
  • Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
  • Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year 


  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners


  • Employee parents’ forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute


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. 

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability 

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

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


Ahmed Sadek


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

Our Software Engineering teams deploy software extensively, managing a broad set of applications and conducting thousands of deployments per week. The Software Engineering team enables Zalando as Europe’s number one multi-brand, digital platform for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle for our partners and customers. As a Zalando Software Engineer, you’ll be part of a community of thousands of colleagues across Europe.

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Zalando SE Berlin headquarter BHQ-X

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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