Backend Engineer (Java / Scala)

Zalando SE167 days ago
Berlin, DE
Zalando SE

About this job

Location options: Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: eCommerce
Company size: 10k+ people
Company type: Public


java, scala, microservices

Job description


Department: People Technologies  Reports to: Engineering Lead Team Size: <10 Recruiter: Maria Garcia

As a Backend Engineer within People Tech you will build products used by thousands of Zalando employees. As part of a talented team, you will design, build and operate the backend for modern websites. We develop tools for employee performance management, career development, coaching and job rotation. Our tools contribute to achieving Zalando's goal of being the most magnetic employer. Our services are built from the ground-up using modern tools that you love.


  • Design, build and operate microservices running on AWS/Kubernetes
  • Co-operate with product design and UX/UI design to create great user experiences
  • Delivery, help us get even better by embracing our team-working culture


  • Proven track record of effectively delivering and running scalable microservice backends with great APIs
  • Experience with modern deployment pipelines like Docker, Cloudformation, Kubernetes
  • Knowledge and experience working with some of the following: Java, Scala, Kotlin and Typescript/NodeJS
  • Driven by quickly delivering customer value at sustainable pace


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +70 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, parties & events.
  • Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, private health insurance, sports and leisure vouchers, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks & fruits.
  • Extensive on-boarding, personal branding support, personal development budget

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. We bring head-to-toe fashion to more than 23 million active customers across 15 markets. Our platform is built in-house, using open source and state of the art technologies.

Teams work on many of the cornerstones of our Fashion Store, including personalization and social fashion influencing components. Through full stack engineering and research, we turn visionary ideas into new emerging businesses with real potential. By tackling the most challenging problems for the fashion industry, we drive the personal digital experience and underlying knowledge models to create the most inspirational fashion experience for our customers.


Berlin, DE

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