Backend Software Engineer – Fulfillment Core

Zalando SE


Department: Fashion Store Convenience - Zalando Fulfillment Core
Reporting to:
Engineering Lead
Team Size: 5-10

As a Backend Engineer in the Fulfillment Network team in Dortmund, you will be working on the systems that build the foundation for use cases like inventory steering, delivery time prediction as well as fulfillment planning. You will carry a lot of responsibility working on systems highly critical to the business and have plenty opportunities to make our customers even happier.


  • Responsible for extending the capabilities of the fulfillment network systems to enable new customer facing features.
  • Improve reliability and performance of the fulfillment network systems to support business growth.
  • Ensure code quality and knowledge transfer by being an active part in code review and pair programming sessions.
  • Take ownership of the services your team operates and help to continuously improve them.


  • Technologies. Experience with Java or Kotlin. Additionally, it would be beneficial if you have worked with Spring Boot and PostgreSQL. Check our Tech Radar for more information on the technologies we use.
  • Problem Solving. You enjoy and solve the biggest challenges by showing true ownership and diving deep. You are able to work in a structured way and communicate even complex topics to the point.
  • Code Quality. Experience with unit testing and mocking frameworks. You care for creating sustainable results that let the whole team shine.
  • Knowledge Exchange. In contributing to our growing tech community and encouraging knowledge sharing in an agile work environment.
  • Teamwork. Effective communication skills and an interest in being part of highly autonomous and cross-functional teams.


  • 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.

Fulfillment Core is all about inventory – and about the promise that we give to our customers. We make sure that our customers not only have a great delivery experience, but that delivery happens exactly when and how we promised. For this we process vast amounts of data, provide extremely reliable and high performing services and are always working to improve our algorithms and predictive models.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Valerie Wagner

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