Engineering Manager - Inspiration Engineering Manager- Entertainment and Inspiration 

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Backend


Our Entertainment and Inspiration team will set out to solve major customer challenges around inspiration & entertainment in fashion & lifestyle e-commerce as well as helping our customers navigate the challenge of overwhelming choice in our ecosystem!


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.

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  • You will work with various stakeholders like Product Analysts and Product Managers to understand the business context and performance to create solutions improving the customer experience

  • You work together with your team on building the solutions that you designed together with Product Managers and Principal Engineers and collaborate with other teams and Project Managers on bigger projects

  • You coach your team and individual team members to help them continuously get better in their job, unfold their potential and take the next steps in their careers

  • You regularly review the operational quality and compliance of the services owned by you and your team and suggest steps to improve

  • You collaborate with Product Managers on building roadmaps and identify capacity needs


  • You consistently demonstrate a customer centric approach and start to flag continuous improvements initiatives within your area

  • You have a proven track record of successfully leading a high performing software engineering team

  • You are experienced in building and operating large scale, mission critical and distributed systems using backend technologies like cloud platforms, relational or NoSQL databases and JVM

  • You are a strong communicator in English, both verbal and written, and able to explain technical matters to non-technical folks

  • You enjoy coaching and growing software engineers



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% products sold and shipped by Zalando, discounts from external partners

  • Two paid volunteering days a year

  • In a 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 counselling and support

  • 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:


It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets. 

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests. 

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


Andrew Magill

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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Software Engineering

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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