Backend Engineer - Partner Tech

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend

Zalando together with partners fulfill more than 200 million orders every year and the volumes are increasing. Whenever a customer places an order, technology is at the scene and behind the scenes - software makes our systems work.

As a Backend Engineer in Zalando Partner Tech, you will get to build this software and innovate, optimize and automate how our systems work on a massive scale. You will be responsible for developing and operating in production backend microservices using Scala, AWS, Kubernetes and we will support you to grow and work with exciting modern technologies.



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. 

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Partner Tech provides a technical ecosystem where partners can connect to and sell at Zalando. Our team builds and operates a subset in this domain building business-critical services which partners use to fulfill orders placed by Zalando customers. 

  • Build and operate an ecosystem where our partners can use our tools, services and APIs to handle orders placed by Zalando customers

  • Together with your team, you will own your code and decide on the technologies and methods to deliver, as well as operate large-scale applications Cloud Platforms

  • Actively participate in each stage of the development cycle as part of a strong engineering team - from solution design to implementation, testing, monitoring and operating your code in a production environment.

  • Perform code reviews, share knowledge and provide constructive feedback to team members.

  • Actively participate in team discussions, design decisions and requirements clarifications with stakeholders and product managers.

  • You keep learning and share your knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies that will help us innovate faster


  • Solid command of JVM based languages (Scala, Java, Kotlin), willingness and interest in learning Scala and knowledge of software patterns and paradigms like continuous integration, test automation and deployment pipelines. 

  • Experience in specifying, planning, developing, maintaining and operating microservices using REST API (OpenAPI), Cloud Platforms (AWS, Kubernetes), PostgreSQL

  • Experience or interest in web frontend technologies (React, Vue, Micro Frontend Architecture) is a plus. 

  • High level knowledge or interest in data engineering and familiarity with DAGs, data pipelines, S3, Superset, Databricks, or Airflow is a plus. 

  • You have good communication and collaboration skills and enjoy working in an international and diverse environment with a positive no-job-is-beneath you attitude as a team player

  • You are self-motivated and have a proactive mindset with a passion  for continuous improvement.

  • You have problem-solving skills and ability to apply logical and analytical thinking to complex problems

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


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback with internal guilds and Employee Resource Groups, knowledge sharing through tech talks and open source commitment, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, meetups, parties and events.

  • Competitive salary and employee shares program.

  • 40% Zalando discount of products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge and additional discounts from external partners

  • Monthly transport, lunch and recreation vouchers, private health insurance and occupational health care services, family services, free beverages and snacks, diverse sports and health offerings

  • Centrally located office in Kamppi, Helsinki, with flexible working times, additional holidays and hybrid working model

  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and training opportunities and an international team of experts to work with

  • Relocation assistance for internationals 

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


Annika Fernandez

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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