Senior Java Engineer - Content Solutions Team

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. As a Backend Engineer in the Content Solutions Team, you’ll be part of a high performing team, building tools together that connect every part of our digital experience together.

Our team lives by Radical Agility, a methodology built on trust and backed by an architecture that lets us move fast while keeping complexity low. Open Source and Inner Source development are integral to our engineering practices and culture, supported at every level.

When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.


You are ready to make an impact:

Our company is revolutionizing the way we provide the user experience to our customers. In this new vision, products and content get blended together to create unique ‘worlds’ that offer discoverability, inspiration and advice throughout the shopping journey. Our Content Solutions team plays a central role in shaping the future of content and tooling at Zalando. We work with both internal stakeholders — like our Content Marketing department — and external ones-including large brands such as Nike and Adidas, incentivizing them to provide the best content or curate our assortment along occasions, styles and trends.

Work on the new vision from scratch: new team, new architecture, new codebase! The challenge for our new microservices style architecture is to serve unique, personalized content to each of our 21 million active customers in real time, as they browse our Fashion Store.


You are skilled:

You have a deep understanding of Java and outstanding experience with running Spring applications in production. You’re open to learning new JVM programming languages, like Kotlin. You’re writing automated tests for the code you write and are continuously looking to improve the testing strategy for your team.

You are experienced with creating and consuming APIs (e.g. RESTful), that operate at scale, are easy to use, discoverable, self-documented and have the caller’s perspective always in mind while designing them; caching strategies and other means of achieving high performance, low latency services.

You are motivated in making a positive impact on our engineering culture, encouraging knowledge sharing and driving technical discussions within the team. You think about the big picture, and constantly evaluate our work and processes to challenge us.

You are looking beyond current status quo and moving the industry forward. You are eager to discuss your thoughts with the professional community, and to share your work within Zalando as well as beyond, e.g. on conferences and meetups.


You are offered:

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, an operating system 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.  


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!!

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


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