Software Engineer in Identity & Access Management

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

The opportunity

The Zalando Identity & Access Management (IAM) Platform is responsible for the day-to-day security of Zalando systems and the various corresponding identities, including those representing our approx. 20 million active customers as well as our ~1.6k developers and their ~1k applications.

As an IAM software engineer for the Zalando IAM Platform team you will collaboratively and purposely extend and operate our most critical core infrastructure components. You will rethink, build and operate multi-tenant IAM solutions based on OAuth 2.0 and SAML 2.0 protocols for our vastly growing eCommerce business and help our engineering teams to integrate.

About you

  • You wonder how authentication and authorization in the web will look like in future.
  • You understand the extreme criticality of identity and access management.
  • You are not afraid to read, understand and responsibly question RFCs, yet grasp their true value.
  • You care for security in the software you write and systems you operate.
  • You wonder if they can be made to work differently long after others have stopped reading the specification.
  • You believe in clean code and feel comfortable with regular code reviews.
  • You understand that legacy code is the work you did yesterday.
  • You feel comfortable working in international teams.
  • You are able and eager to find highly-available, customer-oriented solutions to mitigate down-times and possible integration issues in existing and proposed systems.
  • You are willing to improve yourself, learn what you don’t know yet and help others in doing so.
  • You respect other’s opinions even if you don’t agree.

Key Focus Areas

  • Support an ever changing technology infrastructure with the vision to enable identity within systems by providing them with a trusted distributed IAM as a service.
  • Design, develop, test and defend existing and future IAM systems in a vastly growing, multi-tenant environment.
  • Partner with Zalando engineering teams to help them enhance their IAM integration.

Skills and Experience

  • You have sound programming background, mostly in web applications.
  • Experience in Java and/ or Golang would be a plus.
  • You understand the benefit of automated tests and actively embrace it.
  • You have experience operating in sensitive production environments.
  • You are comfortable discussing not just IAM impact, risks, vulnerabilities and threats but also explain basic OAuth 2.0 to a variety of audiences.

What you can expect from us

  • One-month mentoring program
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building courses and Practice Leads who help you achieve mastery
  • Personal branding support: From preparing tech talks and blog posts to networking with industry leaders
  • Community: hack weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds  and more
  • Competitive salary
  • 40% Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, doing business in 15 markets. Delivering first-class shopping experiences to our +15 million customers requires moving fast — with microservices, Agile processes & autonomous teams  —  and using cutting edge, open source technologies. We are passionate about what we do and have fun while doing it. And we are willing to experiment and make mistakes: It’s how we grow.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring process, please contact recruiter Emily Nguyen.


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