Software Engineer - Data Governance

Zalando SE


Department: Data Governance

Reports to: Engineering Lead

Team Size: 5+

Recruiter Name, E-mail: George Pretty,


As a Software Engineer in the Data Governance team, you will enable Data Scientists and Data Analysts to derive business value from data while ensuring privacy for millions of Zalando customers.



  • Contribute in solving Data Governance challenges like data discovery, data understanding, data quality, personal/sensitive data classification and data lineage
  • Contribute to decision making by writing narrative documents. Analyse and explain problems, propose solutions with their pros and cons
  • Build, design, deploy, review and test solutions using modern approaches in a rich microservices and serverless architecture in AWS cloud
  • Participate in stand-ups, sprint planning, grooming, retrospectives, reviews, alignment meetings with team and external stakeholders



  • Experienced in one of Python, Java, Scala, Go or Kotlin JVM languages
  • Years of experience in microservices architecture, distributed systems, RESTful APIs and AWS
  • Knowledge of design patterns, testing methods, clean code and best practices
  • Knowledge of at-least some of data technologies like Kafka, S3, Kinesis, Postgres, MySQL, Exasol, Cassandra, Redis, SQS, Hive or Presto 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, 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.



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.

You will work for Digital Foundations Data Services department in Zalando in the team that is responsible for Data Governance platform for all Zalando data. Data Governance platform is crawling data in all data stores in Zalando, classifying the data as personal/non personal data, creating data lineage, data quality profiles and provide a data catalog through which Zalando's can discover and understand Zalando data to derive business value from it while ensuring user privacy.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



George Pretty

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