Data Engineer - Partner Tech (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Data


Zalando Partner Tech is the technology organisation within Zalando responsible for sourcing fashion products and consumer goods into Zalando. Through our platform and tools, we provide a wide range of products to customers all over Europe. The organisation is composed of more than 300 talented individuals who are dedicated to creating the best platform and inspiring opportunities for multi million euro fashion brands and physical retail stores, connecting them with consumers across multiple European markets.

As a Senior Data Engineer within Partner Tech, you will get the opportunity to build a new data platform from the early stages together with your team. You will work in a welcoming and inclusive team of data engineers and software engineers. You will be responsible for the collection, transformation, and visualisation of data, consumed by Zalando Partners and internal users. You will communicate frequently with your team’s stakeholders to understand and react to their needs in order to raise the data capabilities of all of Partner Tech.


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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  • Be in the driver's seat. You enjoy being proactive, addressing intricate business problems and taking the initiative to independently explore and understand them.

  • Proactively look for ways to enhance existing tooling and processes. 

  • You will support the implementation of a reliable and performant data infrastructure that integrates with internal and 3rd party tools.

  • Collaborate with diverse teams of talented data analysts, applied scientists, business analysts, product managers, and software engineers to implement and maintain high-performance data-processing and data integration systems on top of lake house architecture.

  • Work with senior data engineers, and peers in central data platform teams to develop the system architecture and ensure seamless integration into Zalando's central data platform.

  • Establish and enforce data quality standards throughout the ETL process.

  • Set up mechanisms  to proactively identify and address potential issues before they impact data integrity.


  • 5 + years proficiency in engineering best practices, designing, implementing scalable data pipelines from data lake  

  • Experience of running data processing pipelines using distributed data processing frameworks like Apache Spark. Databricks experience is a must.

  • Experience in working with MPP data warehouse, e.g. Redshift, Big Query, Snowflake

  • You have solid programming skills in Python

  • Hands-on experience with a cloud ecosystem (AWS, GCP) and integration with orchestration services (Airflow).

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with an ability to articulate complex technical topics and solutions concisely and simply.

  • Nice to have: Experience to technically guide and lead data engineers and analysts

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


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

  • 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 counselling 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: 


Orjada Bilo

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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