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. 


You Are Skilled

Experience. You love designing and operating large-scale data processing applications, preferably with good experience in AWS/Kubernetes and you bring 4-7 years of coding experience to the table. You appreciate the complexity of building data-intensive applications. Knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and large-scale data engineering is a plus.

Technologies. You are used to working with object-oriented and functional programming languages like Scala, Java, SQL and NoSQL databases, queueing systems, REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservice landscapes. Your knowledge about high-scale stream processing technologies is up to date. Some experience building state of the art web apps (React / AngularJS) would be a plus.

DevOps. You are experienced in deploying and operating your application in Cloud infrastructure. You care about logging, monitoring (metrics and event-based), automated tests and fast delivery.

Code Quality. You are familiar with using engineering practices to write well-tested code. You love reading code and pairing with other engineers to refactor and fix bugs.

Feature Development. You have experience working closely with Product Owners and care about end users and their experience using the products you build.

Process. You have experience with one or more agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban. You seek to understand priorities and build for short iterations and continuous improvement.

Knowledge Exchange. You love contributing to the growing engineering community by sharing your knowledge through writing, speaking or mentoring. Helping others grow is important to you and you have excellent communication skills.


You Are Setting Standards

Delivery. You drive team mastery in world-class development techniques to deliver a high-performance, stable and auto-scaling production system. Our mission-critical stream processing applications need to process ten thousands of events per second in a reliable way.

Autonomy. Based on our microservices architecture, you and your team take ownership for the whole development cycle. You will decide together on the technologies and tools to deliver and operate large-scale web applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS).

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.

Impact. As a Senior Engineer with an agile mindset, you develop junior team members and help them solve technical challenges by discovering their full potential. You proudly represent Zalando at conferences and meetups and give technical talks.


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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