Software Engineer - Backend (Gift Cards)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Dortmund


  • Full-Time


  • Zalando SE

As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. As a Backend Engineer in our Helsinki Tech Hub, you’re part of a high performing team, building technologies that connect every part of the fashion industry.

We live Radical Agility, a methodology built on trust and backed by an architecture that lets us move fast while keeping complexity low. Open Source and InnerSource development are integral to our engineering practices and culture, supported at every level.

When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.


Ownership. You will help our stakeholders optimise their operational processes by analysing issues and developing effective solutions that address these.

Scale. Based on our Gift Card services, you will define solutions that improve the lives of our customers, align with the backend team on implementation and support our stakeholders in integrating them.

Excellence. You will join a team dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation. You add value by listening to stakeholders, diving deep on issues and coming up with creative solutions.

Variety. You will consult a wide range of stakeholders to build and continuously improve a variety of processes that create value for our platform.


Experienced with advanced skills in Java 8, Reactive Streams, Spring and PostgreSQL. Additionally, you should have experience in JavaScript, React, LESS and of life in micro services world. Passion to automatisation of the processes and covering everything with the monitoring is a must. An interest in developing digital solutions that help optimize business processes and a willingness to listen to and engage with our stakeholders round off your profile.

Holistic Thinking by understanding dependencies between technical, business and customer impact. You are not purely focused on coding but also eager to understand the bigger picture and the why behind the what. You make technical complexity understandable for the business.

Motivated in making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing. You think big-picture, and constantly evaluate our work and processes to challenge us.

Forward Thinking in your ability and interest in translating business requirements into technological visions, and ​reimagining operational processes.


Culture. open source commitment, trust and empowerment, Meetups, +170 self-organized technical and fun guilds, product demos, Coder-dojos, 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, hardware of your choice.

Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, technical trainings, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

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



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

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