Engineering Lead — Fulfillment Core

Zalando SE


Department: Fulfillment Core Engineering
Reports to: Head of Fulfillment Core Engineering
Team Size: 10
Recruiter Name, E-mail: Amanda Lamont,

As an Engineering Lead in our Fulfillment Core team based in Berlin, you will lead teams who directly impact fulfillment planning and order fulfillment within all of Zalando logistics operations. Using machine learning to predict  processing times for all our logistics processes, your teams optimize the overall customer fulfillment experience at an incredible, international scale


  • Develop and execute mid- & long-term technical vision and architectural direction of the fulfillment planning, ordering and delivery prediction services with your teams to optimize our customers’ delivery experience at scale
  • Facilitate collaboration, communication and decision-making between the engineering team, product specialists and stakeholders. You partner with product owners, engineering and architecture teams to influence product strategy and drive the product development roadmap
  • Attract, onboard, develop and retain diverse top talents to your team and transform the landscape of Zalando’s Fulfillment Core platform


  • A solid background in software engineering with a strong understanding of core priorities, KPI’s and underlying system architecture
  • Significant experience leading and developing cross-functional engineering teams within an international, agile environment. You have effective communication skills in English, with an ability to understand and translate business and user requirements across teams
  • Extensive experience in object-oriented and functional programming languages like Java or Scala as well as SQL databases with a profound knowledge of REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservices landscapes
  • You think creatively, are solution oriented, adaptable to change, and have a drive for continuous innovation


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

A key to the success of Europe’s busiest fashion logistics network is continuously advancing our technology and processes. By pushing ourselves to think smarter and adapt faster, our teams are setting new levels of excellence for the industry while meeting the complex needs of our customers, helping people connect to fashion in ways that were never previously possible.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.



Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Management Level



Amanda Lamont

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