Data Engineer (Gift Cards)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Dortmund


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

Zalando is transforming from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. From logistics, to big brands, to manufactures - we’re building the platform that connects all people and parts of the fashion ecosystem.

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.

Working in the Gift Cards Data Team, you build Business Intelligence products focused on measuring the performance of our Gift Card business. Your main focus will be on designing and developing efficient and reliable data pipelines that enable the business to be data-driven in all of their decisions. You’ll have the possibility to work with relational database like Oracle or ExaSol and, looking further into the future, big data technologies.


Ownership. You and your team will consult and help our teams to develop, implement and maintain sustainable, high-performance, growth-ready data-processing and data integration pipelines.

Scale. Based on our data infrastructure, you and your team will 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).

Excellence. You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation. You will add value by leveraging and setting new trends in architecture, modeling and processing of data.

Variety. You will 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). Additionally, you should have experience in at least one of following the areas: BI frontend (such as MicroStrategy, Tableau, SAP BO), Big Data technologies (e.g. Spark, Hive, Hadoop), cloud services (AWS preferred).

Holistic Thinking 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. open source commitment, trust and empowerment, Meetups, +170 self-organized technical and fun guilds, product demos, Coder-dojos, parties and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruits, hardware of your choice.

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

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


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

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