Backend Engineer (Java)

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

You Are Ready To Make An Impact

As a 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. You can make an impact in building a new product and designing architectures. Our setup as a real full stack product gives you the opportunity to participate on the whole product chain. An open mind to interact with frontend professions and a proactive attitude are a big plus.

Within Zalando Plus, you will work with many autonomous teams that live up to the standards of Radical Agility - a software development methodology that allows engineers to get work done while management keeps their distance. Along with our guiding set of principles - Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose - we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando.

You Are Setting Standards

Variety. You design, develop, deploy, operate and improve important software solutions that possibly impact millions of customers.

Autonomy. 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).

Ownership. You and your team will work like a startup and take ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation and maintenance.

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 current trends in software design, architecture and web services.

You Are Skilled

Technology. Strong knowledge of Java/Spring Boot stacks. Experience in another JVM based language would be a plus. You are experienced with RDBMS, NoSQL databases, and have an in-depth understanding of the consistency and availability guarantees they provide. You have experience building Microservices architectures, distributed systems and RESTful APIs. 

Experienced. with building and/or running large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS

You build systems for production. You care about throughput, latency and availability before they become a problem, and build appropriate monitoring before bringing anything live.  

Courageous. In taking ownership and being accountable for the results of your decisions.

Motivated. In making a positive impact on our engineering culture and encouraging knowledge sharing.

Ambitious. In delivering products that re-define the customer experience and making bold decisions about the means and tools of delivery and operation.

Knowledge Exchange. You will lead and mentor team members in terms of best practices, code quality and tech frameworks.

You Are Offered

Culture. Culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +70 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties & events.

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

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

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

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact our recruiter Maria Garcia


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