Engineering Manager Data - Partner Tech

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Data


As Engineering Manager for the data engineering team, you will lead the design and build the foundations for our data warehouse. The team builds frameworks and tools used by Partner Business for internal reporting, analytics and data driven decisions, for exporting data and providing business insights to Partners, and for Engineering teams building data centric products. 

We are in an exciting moment of building a data warehouse from scratch, growing our data teams and exploring innovative approaches towards data usage.


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.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy:

Our employee resource groups:


  • Grow an engineering team for creating a major impact for Partner Business

  • Help shape our Data Domain, contributing to our vision, ways of working, processes, etc.

  • Spot opportunities for collaboration within Zalando to create synergy across different services and offerings 

  • High potential and encouragement for innovation and experimentation

  • Engaged and motivated organisation with great teamwork and culture


  • You have a strong manager track record in recruiting, growing, and leading data engineering teams, with at least 2 years of previous team management

  • You have an agile mindset, proactiveness, an iterative approach to problem-solving and adaptability to changing priorities.

  • You have at least 5 years of hands-on experience in data processing/engineering and BI (e.g. spark, hive, airflow, ...)

  • You are experienced in dimensional data modelling and data warehousing

  • You are experienced in modern application infrastructure/middleware/libraries like AWS, K8s, PostgreSQL, Spark. 

  • You are experienced with AI/ML based applications - a strong plus.


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

  • 2 paid volunteering days a year

  • 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 available

  • Drive your development through our training platform and biannual peer-to-peer review

Learn all about Zalando and our values here:


Karolina Miernik

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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