Backend Engineer

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • No Department

You Are Ready To Make An Impact

You will join a new innovation project that has the mission to build an even greater user experience for millions of customers. You will be part of an exciting adventure within Zalando that helps ensure the platform stays the cutting edge industry leader that is has been known for ever since it’s been started.

As a Backend Engineer in an highly agile, fast moving team, you will autonomously develop and prototype new features rapidly and bring new ideas to live within just a few weeks. You will actively shape new customer journeys and lead the technical team to success.


You Are Setting Standards

Variety. You design, develop, deploy, operate and improve important software solutions that possibly impact millions of customers.

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 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 and implementation. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services.


You Are Skilled

  • Profound experience in designing distributed systems, microservices, and cloud architectures as well as experience with cloud platforms, preferably sound experience with AWS (cloudformation, EC2, cloudwatch, auto scaling, Aurora)
  • Good knowledge of Scala, Play, Linux, Akka and ideally PostgreSQL
  • Strong sense of ownership and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Grade in computer science.


You Are Offered

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

Perks. Competitive salary, subvention of your occupational pension plan, 40% Zalando shopping discount, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals as well as help with kindergarten and schools, free drinks & fruits, hardware of your choice, family rooms

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

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



If you need guidance or have any questions about our recruiting and hiring processes, please contact Cristiana Martins


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