Data Engineer (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Software Engineering - Data


As a Data Engineer (all genders) in the Zalando Offprice Data Platform Team, you will support the functions of supply, content production, outlets and markets. You will be responsible for driving the design, development, maintenance, testing and improvement of data processes and the resulting data products. 

You will work closely with a diverse set of stakeholders, developing a comprehensive understanding of their daily business operations and acquiring valuable business insights. 

You will leverage your knowledge and communication skills to transform business needs into refined data requirements, creating adaptable and scalable data products that cater to evolving business demands.

You ensure stakeholders access pertinent information to guide their business decisions, enhancing customer experiences to the optimum level. This means you create data products that, for example, enable:

  • Supply functions  to identify unmatched money-for-value offers from our suppliers with ease.

  • Markets function to uncover unique needs and preferences of local customers and differing market landscapes to deepen customer relationships

  • CCS to connect written and creative content with the needs and preferences of our customers to cultivate customer engagement and loyalty to the Zalando Lounge brand. 

The technical scope covers large-scale batch processing pipelines, data modelling, Data Warehouses, ETL, data analysis, distributed low-latency databases, Databricks (Spark) and Airflow as an orchestration / scheduling tool. You will be using state of the art tools.


  • Provide the departments most critical set of data infrastructures like large-scale ETL processes, DWHs, stream and batch processing pipelines and large-scale high-throughput/low-latency data stores

  • Guide and support business users to identify their data needs 

  • Transform business challenges into technical requirements

  • Keep-it-simple approach, with the right amount of foresight in designing an efficient and flexible data products

  • Redesign or deprecation of legacy data models 

  • Business acumen and a strategic approach to reporting and stakeholder management

  • Start-with-yes mindset, while willing to challenge the status quo when necessary in pursuit of excellence and continuous improvemen

  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment


  • 3+ years of solid experience in the fields of data engineering experiences in data analytics are considered a big plus. 

  • Solid experience in requirements engineering. You are the one person who will get to know what information needs business people have before they know themself

  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Experience in designing, implementing, and deploying data processing pipelines in a production environment using SQL and Python. 

  • Hands on experience with a majority of the following technologies: 

    • Spark

    • Databricks

    • Airflow

    • OOP with Python 

    • AWS

    • Git

  • You have a passion for data and thrive on collaborating with business partners to devise impactful data solutions. Your keen interest lies in delving deeper into uncovering customer needs, even those that may not be immediately apparent, all while eagerly pursuing to engineer efficient and resilient data products.


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: 

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


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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