Full Stack Engineer (All Genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend

Full Stack Engineer (All Genders)

The role and the team:

As a Full Stack Engineer, you implement customer facing solutions that engage and entertain Zalando +50 million customers. As more customers look for inspiration, you will be developing exciting destinations and reactivating our customers based on what they follow.

Our team is responsible for fulfilling our customers' needs for inspiration by creating appealing author destinations and triggering follow-on communications based on customer’s explicit and implicit interests. This requires operating microservices that stretch from purely backend solutions all the way to rendering frontend components.

Why you should be interested:

  • You’ll create scalable solutions that serve Zalando customers while owning the entire development cycle - from architecture design to implementation, testing and maintenance. 

  • You’ll own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well as operate large-scale applications, based on a microservices architecture.

  • You’ll take an active role in understanding business requirements and translating them into technological solutions.

  • You’ll play a leading part in evolving and scaling our systems as per our business demands.

  • You’ll take part in the services operational duties, including monitoring and keeping them up running and healthy.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience with JavaScript (NodeJS and React primarily, TypeScript is a plus) with roughly 5 years of hands-on software development.

  • Experience with RESTful or GraphQL APIs.

  • Experience in managing services end-to-end, from developing to deploying to monitoring and incident support.

  • Experience with designing and building microservices in a JVM based programming language (solid background in using Java, Kotlin, or Scala required)

  • Cloud architecture experience (preferably AWS and Kubernetes).

  • Good understanding of message brokers and event driven architecture.

  • Experience with Python is a plus.

  • Experience with Apache Spark or Databricks is a plus.

  • Experience with redis is a plus.

  • Great communication skills in English.


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 25 markets. 
Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 50 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.


Casimir Udegbunam


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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Software Engineering

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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