Software Engineer - People Tech

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Helsinki


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. Zalando is one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe, and growing our people along with the organization is essential. To grow exceptional people we need the best possible people products.

We’re looking to expand our People Tech engineering organization in Helsinki so if you are an engineer with passion for growing people and building great places to work, we can offer a unique environment to follow your passion and build great products used by the thousands of employees and tens of thousands of candidates.

Right now we’re mainly keen on finding talented backend developers (preferably with Java or Scala background, Python as a plus). Previous AWS experience is a significant benefit.

We live Radical Agility, a methodology built on trust and backed by an architecture that lets us move fast while keeping complexity low. Open Source and InnerSource development are integral to our engineering practices and culture, supported at every level.

Joining in our Helsinki Tech Hub, you’re part of a high performing community, building technologies that connect every part of the fashion industry.


Help shape the future of fashion experience at Zalando.

Our mission in People Tech is to make Zalando the most data driven employer where people related decision making is powered with real, high quality, data. People Tech is responsible for Zalando’s employee and candidate facing solutions such as performance management, recruitment and people related data including predictive analytics.


Autonomy. Based on our microservices architecture, you and your team will own your code, and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well operate large-scale applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS).

Ownership. You and your team will work like a startup and take ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation to operation and maintenance.

Excellence. You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code, implementation and software craftsmanship. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services.

Variety. People Tech is one of the engineering organizations. In Zalando you will have the chance to work with teams from our Fashion Store to Brand Solutions to Business Assurance and Smart Logistics, and you will join a community of our 150+ teams to build, scale and continuously improve a variety of products that create value for our platform.


Skilled. In building modern backend services preferably with Java or Scala.

Courageous. In taking ownership and being accountable for the results of your decisions.

Motivated. In making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing.

Ambitious. In delivering products that redefine the customer experience and making bold decisions about the means and tools of delivery and operation.


Culture. Culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +70 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties & events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, private health insurance, sports and leisure vouchers, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks & fruits.

Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences and meetups.

Work Environment. Self-organized,  autonomous teams and flexible working hours.


If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact William Scharf

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