Senior Software Engineer - Event Streaming as a Service (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend

As part of the Event Streaming team you will be improving, extending, and operating Zalando’s core Event Streaming Platform. The platform enables all development teams to communicate at scale between services and builds the bridge to the central data lake. Built on top of Apache Kafka, the Event Streaming Platform provides a fast and efficient solution to many of Zalando’s application developers. You will help to continuously improve the user experience, cost efficiency and reliability of our products.


  • Good software engineering skills and fundamental knowledge of engineering principals across the software development life cycle

  • Display ownership for our services from problem formulation, inception to solution design, as well as delivery and operations.

  • 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.

  • Suggest and drive solutions that simplify the technical architecture of individual services or pay down technical debt.

  • Openness to grow less experienced engineers and new joiners.

  • Live operational excellence, including deployment automation, observability and general resilience of our platform products

  • Support Zalando developers in effectively using our platform services through documentation, support requests, training, etc.

  • Investigate issues in software, libraries, and cloud infrastructure.


  • +5 years of recent industry experience as a systems or software engineer

  • Production grade knowledge in Java coupled with excellent general software engineering skills, Go and Python is a puls

  • Experience with Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams, Apache Flink and similar event streaming systems

  • Experience in designing distributed systems or microservices

  • Experience in REST API design

  • Experience building and running large-scale distributed systems

  • AWS knowledge and/or Kubernetes experience is a plus


  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere

  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings

  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts

  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Andrey Dyachkov

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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