Senior Software Engineer - iOS (ZDS Apps)(All Genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Mobile


Zalando, Europe's leading online fashion platform, is seeking a talented Senior iOS Engineer to join the Design System team in Berlin, Germany. The role entails providing technical leadership, guiding architecture and design decisions, leading development efforts, and fostering innovation in iOS development. 


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’ll act beyond the team’s scope and gain more and more visibility vis-à-vis other teams, and Engineering Management, through alignment of solution designs and ownership of significant deliverables in cross-team projects

  • You’ll play a key role in the design, development, and deployment of those by assessing the technical and computational complexity based on the functional and nonfunctional requirements and data volumes

  • You’ll closely collaborate with Product Management (and other roles) to refine the functional requirements and build test cases to be verified during development and feature release


  • You understand requirements (performance, data, ownership of feature) between different systems and can translate this into technical designs that consider technical and non-technical constraints and balance for business value, simplicity, mitigation of technical risks and performance at scale

  • You have a high sense of ownership of the features built and supported by the team

  • You seek and provide advice and criticism for technical approaches and methods, meaning you include others in discussions and designs

  • You can assess the severity/impact of bugs quickly to help set priority and align this with Product and Engineering Management

  • Through review and technical design, you own and plan for elements such as availability/quality/performance/security risks for your team and area

  • You have good knowledge about Design Systems

  • You have previous experience in building a platform as a product 

  • You have extensive experience in iOS development with a strong focus on Swift and Swift UI

  • You have hands- on knowledge about Android 


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

  • Two paid volunteering days a year

  • In a hybrid working model with 60% (or more) 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 are 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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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.


Andrew Magill

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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