Data Lake Engineer

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

 The Opportunity

Zalando is transforming from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. From logistics, to big brands, to manufactures - we’re building the platform that connects all people and parts of the fashion ecosystem.

You will work for the Data Services department in Zalando, in the team that is taking care of defining our Data Lake. The Data Lake is a platform that aims to collect all the data and business events generated within Zalando, in near-real-time and batch manner, archive them, offer transformation functionalities and data access that will be used to take data-driven decisions.

As a Data Engineer at Zalando, you'll act as a connector between our data teams and the rest of our diverse engineering department. You will choose emerging technologies and approaches to create high-performance data processing solutions that scale. You will challenge our status quo and help us define best practices for how we work by designing data-intensive applications.  

You Are Skilled

Experienced with advanced skills in Big Data technologies (e.g. HDFS, MapReduce, Spark, Hive, Presto, Cassandra, Kafka, ElasticSearch, etc.) and excellent coding skills with Java, Scala, or Python.

A master in data processing techniques with a strong understanding of data transformations, metadata, data quality, query performance, and distributed data systems. Additional skills in traditional and modern databases (Postgres, Exasol, Oracle, etc.) would be a bonus.

Motivated in making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing. You think big-picture, and constantly evaluate our work and processes to challenge us.

Forward Thinking in your ability and interest in translating business requirements into technological visions. You are eager about Data Science and are knowledgeable about the data science ecosystem to make impactful collaborations with Data Scientists. 

Looking beyond current status quo and moving the industry forward. You are eager to discuss your thoughts with the professional community, and to share your work within Zalando as well as beyond, e.g. on conferences and meetups.

You Are Offered

Culture. open source commitment, trust and empowerment, Meetups, +170 self-organized technical and fun guilds, product demos, Coder-dojos, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruits, hardware of your choice.

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

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


Want to join our tech team? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact George Pretty -

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