Senior Software Engineer Java/Scala (m/f)

Zalando SE


Department: Merchant Operations
Reports to: Engineering Lead
Team Size: <5
Recruiter name: Iulia Crai

As Senior Software Engineer you will make an impact by building our merchants portal, other related services and applications from scratch. Our team handles everything from platform services, on-boarding new partners, integrations and shape high volume data.


  • Create highly scalable solutions and own the entire development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation and maintenance
  • Own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well operate large-scale applications on cloud (AWS), based on a microservices architecture
  • Take a leading role in extending and improving integration, evolving our systems to scale as per our merchants demands.


  • A solid grasp of computer science fundamentals combined with a strong capacity of solving complex algorithmical challenges
  • At least 5 years of experience in the job, whereas at least 3 years of experience involving designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services using Java, Scala and Object Oriented Design, but not limited to.
  • Knowledge of microservices and cloud architectures as well as experience with cloud platforms, preferably AWS
  • Knowledge in architecture / design methods and patterns, data and API specifications, quality assurance and testing methods   


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties and 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


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, 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 Merchant Operations we are building applications and services that connect fashion merchants with Zalando customers.  We solve hard architectural and algorithmic problems. We set ambitious availability, throughput, latency and reliability goals.  We value the quality of our designs and the cleanliness of our code. We think hard and move fast. We build for Zalando scale. 

We use a variety of languages, but most of our backend systems are written in Scala. We do not require any pre-existing mastery this language, but you would certainly enjoy working with us more if you are motivated to learn.

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



Iulia Crai

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Application Form

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