Software Engineer - Personalization (Scala)

Zalando SE

THE OPPORTUNITY

As a software engineer in the area of “Personalized Content Selection” you work in a data science-heavy area on personalizing the customer experience of Zalando’s Fashion Store. You use state-of-the-art data science infrastructure and personalization techniques.

Your main challenges will include working with large amounts of data and at the same time providing a rock solid low-latency auto-scaling production system. You will be a part of an autonomous and highly ambitious team consisting of experienced software engineers and expert data scientists working on the cutting edge every day.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You are apart of an agile, cross-functional and experienced team consisting of engineers and data scientists
  • You develop software in short release cycles
  • You will implement highly scalable personalization solutions with state-of-the-art-technologies which embed the algorithms to learn to pick the right content for each individual customer
  • You work on the reliability, monitoring and create an operational understanding of a system on a large scale
  • You interact with many other teams with many different backgrounds - technology- and culture-wise
  • You will transfer algorithmic prototypes to enterprise level, highly scalable and fault-tolerant solutions using the right technology for the job
  • Design, develop, deploy, operate and improve software solutions that impact millions of Zalando customers

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR  

  • You have 4+ years of experience, working as a (Java or Scala) developer. Computer science or equivalent degree is a plus.
  • You have a strong understanding of the JVM.
  • You are an advocate of teamwork and agile methodologies
  • You have worked with data engineering technology, e.g. Spark, SQL, Airflow, AWS EMR, AWS Data Pipelines
  • You are experienced in building and deploying data-driven systems in a cloud environment (preferably AWS)
  • You are keen on collaborating closely with data scientists & data analysts
  • You have worked with NoSQL databases before (e.g. Cassandra, MongoDB)
  • You love to improve & optimize software and to use new technologies
  • Experience in Python is a plus

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

Our recipe for success: Think big and act fast. Your contribution today will influence millions of customers tomorrow. At Zalando, you have the opportunity to work for a fast-growing international company that wants to offer the world’s best fashion experience. Obviously, we offer you much more:

  • An exceptional opportunity to develop your skill set while learning from a team of top experts who will inspire and support you
  • Use of cutting-edge open source technologies and cloud services
  • Learning and growth opportunities: weekly tech talks, company-hosted tech meetups, rich team library (which you can expand with your book requests), a possibility of visiting conferences
  • We offer fruit baskets, beverages, table soccer, ping pong, gaming consoles and a band room
  • Employee discount for all Zalando shop products
  • Powerful laptops and other hardware provided
  • Through our mentoring program, you will get up to speed and become productive very quickly
  • You will never be bored! Zalando offers a very exciting and fun working environment

ABOUT ZALANDO

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, doing business in 15 markets. Delivering first-class shopping experiences to our +15 million customers requires moving fast — with microservices, Agile processes, and autonomous teams  — and using cutting-edge, open source technologies. We are passionate about what we do and have fun while doing it. And we are willing to experiment and make mistakes: It’s how we grow.

WANT TO JOIN US? THEN GO AHEAD AND APPLY!

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

Job Facts

Location

Berlin

Contract

Full-Time

Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level

Department

Zalando SE

Contact

Recruiter

Katarzyna Nowicka

E-Mail

katarzyna.nowicka@zalando.de
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