Backend Engineer (Java/Scala) - Zalon

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

Zalon is the successful story of curating and delivering complete outfits for our customers. For that our platform connects customers with fashion experts. Being part of Europe’s Leading Technology Fashion Platform, we live and breathe excellent software engineering.

This is us:

You will work in a small cross-functional team, with great Autonomy and Purpose in close cooperation with Frontend developers, UX, UI, Product Specialists and business stakeholders. The teams are constantly iterating to improve customer experience, optimize our numbers or extend our fashion experts’ tooling. The teams work with full end-to-end responsibility on solving the challenges at hand - starting with ideating over prototyping and user testing to bringing features live and checking their performance.


  • A passionate software engineer with 5+ years professional experience as SW developer and engineer
  • A universal degree in computer science, mathematics or another similar discipline
  • Experienced engineer with strong interest in OOD and FP, design patterns and DDD
  • Problem solver who has driven complex technical solutions from idea to production
  • Someone who stays on top of current trends and technologies and is eager to explore new concepts. Generalists > Specialist
  • Experience in working in an agile start-up environment
  • English language fluency (mandatory) and effective communication skills
  • We would highly appreciate:
    • JVM knowledge
    • Scala knowledge
    • Play framework knowledge


  • You will work in a cross functional team to autonomously reach business goals your team has decided to reach
  • You will be accountable for all aspects of your work as 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)
  • You will be part of a team where Continuous Integration, Code Quality, Code Reviews, Test Coverage, etc. are kept at very high standards, therefore you should also be positive and firm in your attitude towards them
  • You design, develop, deploy, operate and improve customer and stylist centric software solutions
  • You and your team will work like a start-up and take ownership for the whole development cycle - from ideation over design to implementation and maintenance products that re-define the customer experience and making bold decisions about the means and tools of delivery and operation.


  • Tech culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +100 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, Hack weeks, parties and events.
  • Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount at most products on the Zalando website and Zalon, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, hardware of your choice.
  • Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at related Conferences and Meetups, and encouragement to publish your work.
  • Work Environment. Self-organized, autonomous teams and flexible working hours. Zalon is a 2.5-year-old start-up backed up by Zalando SE, therefore you can expect that your work will have immediate impact and you will participate in developing significant improvements.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

Please make sure your application is written in English. If you have any questions about our recruiting and hiring processes, or if you are not sure whether your qualifications and work experience is suffice, please contact your recruiter: Andreea Lungulescu

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