Data Platform Engineer - Data Repository (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Data


As a Data Engineer in our central Data Management department, you will focus on the implementation and operation of data lake services and tools that are the foundations of the analytical capabilities at Zalando. By constantly challenging the status quo, you and your team deliver high-performance near real time big data platform solutions that are efficient and reliable at scale. 

Your key focus would be to build customer centric, secure, scalable and efficient data extraction and storage solutions making Zalando’s petabytes of data easily re-usable and accessible to all our internal users.


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:
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  • Work within Zalando's central data repository team providing mission-critical data services for the whole Zalando group

  • Design and build the service that will serve analysts, data engineers and machine learning pipelines all over Zalando

  • Enhance and deliver object storage capabilities of the data platform systems to ensure compliance with GDPR and antitrust regulations

  • Support our strategy and come up with innovating ideas to build world class data transformation systems one step ahead of the industry

  • Collaborate with diverse teams to develop, implement and maintain sustainable, high-performance, growth-ready data-processing and data integration systems


  • Experience of running large scale, near real time data processing pipelines using Databricks experience is a must.

  • Scala or JVM language experience is a must

  • Track record in using software development best practices such as source control, continuous integration and continuous deployment, test-driven development and elastic cloud architectures (AWS or Google Cloud)

  • Must have a strong understanding of distributed data platform architecture and technologies that enables a diverse set of data users to work efficiently with data

  • Ability to work cross functionally with experience in integrating, operating and building systems as part of a data platform 

  • Should have knowledge in data security & compliance and experience in building and operating data access controls using centrally managed policies and entitlements


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% 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:



Taruna Poonan

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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