Security Engineer - Payments

Zalando Payments GmbH


Department:  IT Security & IT Compliance
Reports to: Lead IT Security & IT Compliance
Team Size: <10

As a skilled Security Engineer, you will analyze software designs, implementations and the infrastructure of one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms. You will identify security issues and design countermeasures.


  • Advocate Zalando’s security principles and a general security mindset in the teams
  • Perform on-going security-testing and review to improve software security
  • Propose viable, informed solutions to fix security problems and drive them
  • Gain a firm understanding of the security domains and understand how to apply them at every stage of software development


  • You understand the security concepts of a micro service architecture and know how to apply web application security
  • Experience with writing and reviewing code (preferably Java or another widely used programming language)
  • Strong understanding of network security, cryptographic primitives and authentication mechanisms
  • You have experience with integrating and automating security measures into development and CICD processes and you can support our infrastructure team to provide a secure environment
  • AWS and PCI DSS experience is a plus


  • 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.

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.

Zalando Payments builds the technologies for all financial transactions in the fashion store and our other consumer facing apps. We work to deliver a flawless user experience in the checkout, as well as processing of payments and reconciliation in the backend. Through smart risk steering we boost conversion and deliver a competitive advantage to our customers, taking in the entire financial process.

IT Security & IT Compliance is a team within Zalando Payments that covers all aspects of information security and IT compliance, with a mission to assist the development and technical teams on their projects to achieve Security by Design and keep payments services secure.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Valerie Wagner

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