Senior Backend Engineer - Java/Scala

Zalando SE

ABOUT THE TEAM

Department: Digital Experience

Reports to: Engineering Lead, Product Offer Platform

Team Size: <10

Recruiter Name, Email: Ilja Mitrofanov, ilja.mitrofanov@zalando.de

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will build mission-critical applications at the heart of Zalando that process ten thousands of product offer updates per second. You help your colleagues by applying the latest and greatest technology and shape the technical future of our components.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Design, build and operate large-scale data processing applications that provide all sales channels of Zalando with product offer data at the lowest latency using technologies such as Java or Scala, Postgres and Akka
  • Evaluate and implement leading-edge technologies and optimize the platform performance in terms of throughput, read-latency, and reliability.
  • Ensure a state-of-the-art software development methodology.
  • Share your knowledge with your colleagues helping them to grow their technical skills.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • You are an experienced backend engineer with very strong Java and Scala skills.
  • Experience of 4+ years in developing high-volume backend systems using storage technologies like index structures and (No)SQL databases and familiarity with AWS
  • Eagerness to optimize data-processing solutions for the best possible performance.
  • Passion to work in an agile, cross-functional team, iterating quickly during the product development cycle.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with customers, product owners and engineering peers.

PERKS AT WORK

  • 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.

ABOUT ZALANDO

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.

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.

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

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

Application Form

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