Logistics Platform Backend Engineer

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

Zalando is transforming from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. From Fashion Store to Brand Solutions to Business Assurance and Warehouse Management, you will be building the technologies that are utilized as a base for further products and aim to connect all people and parts of the fashion ecosystem.

We live Radical Agility - a software development methodology that allows all members of Zalando Tech to get work done while management keeps their distance. Along with our guiding set of principles - Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose - we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando.



As a Logistics Platform Backend Engineer in Berlin, you will develop the backbone of Zalando’s next-generation logistics management system. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of a foundational system to manage and control the flow of millions of physical resources within our logistics facilities. This includes building a logistics center navigation system to define the physical item flow in a warehouse via process-definitions. With your contribution in architecture, test, deployment, and operations, your delivery team will enable clients to build efficient processes for Zalando’s logistics operations and make sure that we deliver world’s best customer experience with regard to parcel arrival time.



  • At least 3 years of professional programming experience in Java or a similar object-oriented language
  • You are experienced in building, maintaining and improving high-traffic Web Applications in a large distributed system with high resilience and availability
  • You know how to design and to improve REST APIs and/or event-based communication.
  • Experience in relevant technologies such as PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Spring, AWS, Kubernetes
  • Effective communication skills and ability to understand business requirements
  • Agile mindset and drive to improve existing processes
  • English language fluency
  • Academic degree in computer science is a plus.



Community. Tech culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +100 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruits, the hardware of your choice.

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

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

Scale. Unparalleled levels of data and opportunities


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

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


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