Backend Engineer - Product Offer Platform

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

You Are Ready To Make An Impact

Zalando is transforming from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform that provides fashion as a service. We make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people, and develop the technology to make them possible. The 1,600+ members of Zalando Technology across our offices in Germany, Ireland and Finland build most of our 40+ platform products in-house and open source - from Smart Logistics to Brand Solutions to Payments and Warehouse Management.

Product Offer Platform is the central platform within Zalando that combines product data with price and stock information into product offers. We provide the sales channels across Zalando with all offers they may sell with up to 15,000 updates per second and at the same time make sure that they are of high quality to provide our customers with the best shopping experience.

Product Offer Platform consists of three agile teams and we are looking for several Senior Backend Engineers who would like to work in a very innovative environment with cutting-edge technologies, making sound technical decisions and delivering value for our customers. 

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will build mission-critical applications at the heart of Zalando that process ten thousands of product offer updates per second. You help your colleagues by applying the latest and greatest technology and shape the technical future of our components.

Where your expertise is needed 

  • Design, build and operate large-scale data processing applications that provide all sales channels of Zalando with product offer data at the lowest latency.
  • Evaluate and implement leading-edge technologies and optimize the platform performance in terms of throughput, read-latency, and reliability.
  • Ensure a state-of-the-art software development methodology.
  • Share your knowledge with your colleagues helping them to grow their technical skills.

What we're looking for

  • You have 4+ years of experience in developing high-volume backend systems using storage technologies like index structures and (No)SQL databases.
  • You are eager to optimize data-processing solutions for the best possible performance.
  • You are familiar with deploying and operating complex applications in cloud environments like AWS.
  • You are passionate about working in an agile, cross-functional team, iterating quickly during the product development cycle.
  • You communicate and collaborate effectively with customers, product owners and engineering peers.
  • You like to share your knowledge to help colleagues grow.
  • You are eager to work in one of the most innovative and inspiring companies revolutionizing the European fashion industry for the good of customers, retailers, and producers.

You Are Offered

Culture. A culture of trust, empowerment and feedback, open source commitment, meetups, flexible working times, a family-friendly atmosphere, e.g. parent & child rooms, 100+ internal guilds, tech talks, product demos, coder dojos, Hack weeks and events.

Peers. International, accomplished experts and self-organizing teams.

Development. Intensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

Perks. Competitive salary, great shopping discount on a wide range of products on, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, municipality services*, additional holidays & volunteering time off, diverse sports and health offerings*. (*Depending on location)


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact our recruiter Katarzyna Nowicka.

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