Engineering Lead - Search

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Management Level


  • Zalando SE

Zalando is transforming from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform that provides fashion as a service. We make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people - and develop the technology to make them possible. The 1,800+ members of Zalando Technology across our offices in Germany, Ireland and Finland build most of our 40+ platform products in-house and open source - from Smart Logistics to Brand Solutions to Payments and Warehouse Management.

As an Engineering Lead at Zalando Digital Premises, you will be responsible for leading an agile team to deliver immersive and fluid user experience to the customers around the whole Europe and to transform Mosaic Microservices for the Frontend to a new level. This position is located in the brand new Zalando Berlin Tech Hub building next to the East Side Gallery.

You Are Setting Standards

Vision. You will develop and execute mid- & long-term technical vision and architecture with your teams.

Excellence. You will drive team mastery of world-class development techniques as well as identify and share your knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies.

Leadership. You will define Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with your team to achieve a high-level alignment on a bi-annual basis.

Collaboration. You keep a close connection to Product Owners / Product Specialists and act as a sparring partner when creating the product vision. Furthermore, you will facilitate communication and decision-making between teams and stakeholders.

People Management. You will coach and develop team members and help to recruit great technical talent by representing Zalando at conferences and meetups and giving technical talks.


You Are Skilled

Experience. In bringing significant experience in team leadership, agile development methodologies and customer facing web applications, incl. designing and operating large-scale applications in a cloud, preferably AWS.

Technologies. In object-oriented and functional programming languages like JavaScript / Java / Scala / Node.js / Clojure as well as (No)SQL databases and have a profound knowledge of REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservice landscapes.

Passion. You are up to date with current trends in software design, architecture and web services. You think creatively, are solution oriented, and have the drive to continuously innovate.

Leadership. In building, developing and managing a team of engineers in an agile environment and feel comfortable in coaching teams and solving conflicts.

Education. You have a degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent practical experience.


You Are Offered

Culture. A culture of trust, empowerment and feedback; 100+ internal guilds; tech talks; product demos; coder dojos.

Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on; discounts from external partners; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services*; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms*; additional holidays & volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings*. (*Depending on location)

Development. Extensive onboarding, personal branding support focused on leadership, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

Peers. International, accomplished experts and self-organized, autonomous teams.


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

Start the conversation. Tell us what the next step in your career could be.

If you need guidance or have any questions about our recruiting processes, please contact recruiter Peter Coulson.

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