(Senior) Backend Software Engineer – Logistics Technology

Zalando SE


Department: Fashion Store Convenience - Logistics Technology
Reports to:
Engineering Lead
Team size:

Our team in Dortmund started as a specialist unit handling everything that relates to Payment. Here we develop our monitoring systems, collaborating with payment service providers to find innovative ways to create the most user-friendly checkout experience possible. We continuously add new areas of competency, with teams now focused on the tech challenges connected to mission-critical topics including consumer incentives, inventory management, transportation, fulfillment and stock valuation.

Logistics Technology. Every day our employees in Germany and our locations operated by service providers in other markets ensure that more than 25 million Zalando customers in 17 European markets receive their packages quickly and reliably thanks to their high level of commitment. All of this requires to scale our Zalando Transportation Platform with our ever-growing fulfillment network and to continuously increase the degree of system automation.

As a Backend Software Engineer at Logistics Technology in Dortmund you will have the possibility to dive into engineering to gain a holistic understanding about the challenges and opportunities at hand. You will be supporting us to create a robust and seamless Zalando Transportation Platform (ZTP) for internal and external partners and to embed regular transport processes within our internal warehouse management system to ensure smooth operation processes.


  • Designing, developing, deploying, operating & improving important software solutions that possibly impact millions of customers is what you want to do.
  • Based on our microservices architecture, you and your team will own your code, and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well operate large-scale applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS).
  • Working like a startup & taking ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation & maintenance.
  • You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services.


  • Experience with JVM based technology stacks, such as Java, Kotlin and Spring Boot (Scala knowledge would be very beneficial) as well as a good understanding of PostgreSQL, experience in designing distributed systems, microservices & cloud architectures/platforms (preferably AWS). Frontend knowledge is a plus (i.e. TypeScript, JavaScript) as well as modern libraries & frameworks (i.e. react, AngularJS or Ember).
  • Strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial & analytical thinking add to your excellent communication skills (fluent in written & spoken English is a must) and willingness to share knowledge
  • Unit testing & mocking frameworks are familiar concepts to you.
  • Grade in computer science


  • 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, 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 and parent & child room

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 and lifestyle, 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 25 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.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Valerie Wagner


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