Data Engineer (Gift Cards)

Zalando SE


Department: Supply & Demand - Gift Cards
Reports to: 
Product Owner Gift Cards
Team size: <5

Working in the Gift Cards Data Team, you build Business Intelligence products focused on measuring the performance of our Gift Card business. You will design and develop efficient and reliable data pipelines that enable data-driven decisions. You’ll work with relational database like Oracle or ExaSol and big data technologies.


  • Consult and help our teams to develop, implement and maintain sustainable, high-performance, growth-ready data-processing and data integration pipelines.
  • Own your code, decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well as operate large-scale ETL processes, partly on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS) based on our data infrastructure
  • Adding value by delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation, as well as by leveraging and setting new trends in architecture, modeling and processing of data
  • Consult a wide range of product teams to build, scale and continuously improve a variety of products that create value for our platform


  • Experienced with advanced skills in Data Warehousing, strong expertise in SQL and  relational databases (e.g. Oracle, ExaSol), plus experience in at least one of following the areas: Machine Learning (e.g., fraud detection, recommendation models), cloud services (AWS preferred), JVM- or Python-based technology stack (Spring Boot or Flask)
  • Think holistically by understanding dependencies between technical, business and customer impact. You are not purely focused on coding but also eager to understand the bigger picture and the why behind the what. You make technical complexity understandable for the business.
  • Motivated in making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing. You think big-picture, and constantly evaluate our work and processes to challenge us.
  • Forward Thinking in your ability and interest in translating business requirements into technological visions, and ​reimagining ​​data-processing technologies.


  • 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.

Gift Cards are a convenient way for consumers to express appreciation towards their friends and family. Yet today’s offerings do not address mobile and social situations. We believe Zalando has the scale, UX chops and style to seize this market. We are building a unique gifting experience that addresses modern customers and use cases.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Valerie Wagner

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