Senior Software Engineer

Zalando SE


Department: Zalando Dublin, Digital Experience

Reports to: Engineering Lead, Infrastructure

Team Size: 5

Recruiter Name, Email: Zara Mc Brien,

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. Our Data Infrastructure teams extract new knowledge and insights from product data and put Zalando at the frontier of applied artificial intelligence research. As a Software Engineer, you’re part of a high performing team, building technologies that connect every part of the fashion industry.

Where your expertise is needed:

  • Design, develop, deploy and operate large-scale data processing applications that provide all 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.
  • Share your knowledge with your colleagues helping them to grow their technical skills

What we are looking for:

  • You are an experienced backend developer with strong Java/Scala skills
  • You have experience with Kafka and event-driven engineering projects
  • Previous experience working in production environments and distributed systems development
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with customers, product owners and engineering peers.


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, 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, city centre office, public transport discounts, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts.
  • We have a structured program to fast track your career and develop your skills.

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, 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.

Within Zalando Digital Experience (DX), you will work with many autonomous teams that live up to the standards of software craftsmanship, ownership and excellence. Along with our guiding set of principles we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Zara McBrien

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