Backend Engineer - Logistics Algorithms

Zalando SE


Department: Logistics Technology
Reports to: 
Engineering Lead, Logistics
Team Size: 
Recruiter Name, Email: 
Katarzyna Nowicka,

As a Logistics Platform Backend Engineer in Berlin, you will develop the core of our next generation warehouse management system. You will be responsible for the design and implementation of an abstract domain model that generalizes every physical movement within a warehouse. This includes building the infrastructure for representing a logistics center in a templatual way, with all its routes, resources, and capacities. With your contribution in architecture, test, deployment, and operations, your delivery team will enable other engineering teams to build efficient warehouse processes for Zalando’s logistics operations and make sure that we deliver world’s best customer experience with regard to parcel arrival time.


  • Drive the design and implementation of our in-house optimization engine that provides route planning, task scheduling, replenishment strategies, and processing predictions making operations more efficient to improve customer experience with faster package deliveries
  • Manage your service from the architecture to testing, deployment and operation - you love to think about domain models and to generalise problems
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of Backend and Research Engineers in an agile environment


  • At least 6 years of professional programming experience in Java or Scala with experience in microservice architecture, distributed systems and RESTful APIs using relevant technologies
  • Experience in designing and developing software systems with an algorithmic core 
  • Effective communication skills in English and ability to understand business requirements
  • Academic degree in Computer Science


  • 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.

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.

Job Facts





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level


Zalando SE



Katarzyna Nowicka

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