Senior DevOps Engineer (Payments)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design

Location

  • Dortmund

Contract

  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level

Company

  • Zalando Payments GmbH

YOU ARE READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT

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. As Senior DevOps Engineer, you’re part of a high performing team, building technologies that connect every part of the fashion industry.

We live Radical Agility, a methodology built on trust and backed by an architecture that lets us move fast while keeping complexity low. Open Source and InnerSource development is integral to our engineering practices and culture, supported at every level. When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.

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.

We are running dozens of highly available Microservices that control the payment flow from checkout to refund. Some of these services are processing highly sensitive data like credit card or bank account information and are running in an environment regulated by authorities (e.g. PCI DSS). As a Senior DevOps Engineer at Zalando Payments, you will be responsible for creating innovative solutions for deploying, operating, and monitoring these systems effectively and efficiently. You will be optimizing and automating our workflows, and keep our mission-critical systems up and running. Longer term, we will be evolving the DevOps team into a Site Reliability Engineering organization, and you will significantly impact this transformation.

Within Zalando Payments, you will be part of a delivery team and work with many ambitious and skilled autonomous teams building and operating our microservices-based platform. We are embedded into the larger context of Zalando and live up to the spirit of what we call Radical Agility — our culture that focuses on autonomy, mastery, and purpose. 

YOU ARE SETTING STANDARDS

Variety. You deploy, operate and improve important software solutions, hosted in AWS, possibly impact millions of customers.

Autonomy. Within Zalando Payments, you will be part of a delivery team and work with many ambitious and skilled autonomous teams building and operating our microservices-based platform.

Ownership. Creating innovative solutions for deploying, operating, and monitoring systems effectively and efficiently. You will be optimizing and automating our workflows, and eventually, make sure to keep our mission-critical systems up and running.

Excellence. You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality. In the future, you will help us to build a world-class Site Reliability Engineering organization.

YOU ARE SKILLED

Technologies. Experience in operating highly available distributed systems, in particular Microservices, in a cloud environment, preferably AWS. Experience in at least one scripting language, Python preferred. Sound understanding of CI/CD systems as well as experience in running containerized applications using tools such as Docker and Kubernetes. Experience in operating RDBMS and NoSQL databases. Good knowledge of Linux, networking, etc.

Ownership. Strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial thinking, and ability to drive SRE initiatives across teams. Analytical thinking and excellent communication skills.

Courageous. In taking ownership and being accountable for the results of your decisions.

Motivated. In making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing.

Ambitious. In delivering products that re-define the customer experience and making bold decisions about the means and tools of delivery and operation.

If you have worked in Fintech or a PCI regulated environment before, this is certainly a plus, but not a requirement

YOU ARE OFFERED

Culture. A culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +70 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coder Dojos, parties & events.

Perks. Competitive salary, subvention of your occupational pension plan, 40% Zalando shopping discount, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals as well as help with kindergarten and schools, free drinks & fruits, hardware of your choice, family rooms

Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

Work Environment. Self-organized, autonomous teams and flexible working hours.

ABOUT ZALANDO DORTMUND

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.

WANT TO JOIN US? THEN GO AHEAD AND APPLY!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact our onsite recruiter Herbert Bakels.

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