Backend Engineer (Java) - Zalando Plus

Zalando SE


Department: Software Engineering
Reports to: Engineering Lead                                                      
Team Size: <10
Recruiter Name, E-mail: Zara Mc Brien,

 As Backend Engineer at Zalando Plus, you will take end-to-end responsibility for your product. We operate on a Java centric Microservice stack with clear API first attitude. Our setup as a real full stack product gives you the opportunity to participate in the whole product chain


  • Design, develop, deploy, operate and improve important software solutions that impact millions of customers
  • Based on our Microservices architecture, you and your team will own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver, as well operate large-scale applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS)
  • Take ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation and maintenance
  • Add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services


  • Knowledge of Java/Spring Boot stacks and experience in another JVM based language
  • Experience with RDBMS, NoSQL databases, and an in-depth understanding of the consistency and availability guarantees they provide. Experience building Microservices architectures, distributed systems and RESTful APIs. 
  • Ability to run large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS
  • Eager to build systems for production. You care about throughput, latency and availability before they become a problem, and build appropriate monitoring before bringing anything live


  • 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

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 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

At Zalando Plus, we’re taking care of our points collection program zStars and our newly launched membership program Zalando Plus. At Zalando Plus, our mission is to provide our customers with the most elevated online fashion experience, offering unlimited access to free premium delivery and returns pick-ups, personal style advice, premium customer care service and exclusive offers.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

Job Info





Job Category

Technology & UX/UI Design

Experience Level

Professional Level



Zara McBrien

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