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Zalando SE

Senior Backend Engineer (Scala) - Merchant Platform

Berlin, Germany

26 September, 2019

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • distributed systems
  • functional programming
  • aws
  • kubernetes
  • microservices
  • scala

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Books
  • Career advice
  • Paid sick days
  • Team lunches
  • Health care contributions
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Casual dress
  • Fruit bowl
  • Training
  • Diversity dedicated staff
  • Flexible parent working
  • Flexible schedules
  • Bike friendly
  • Relocation budget
  • Learning budget
  • Free coffee
  • Macbook air/pro
  • Free breakfast
  • Gym membership
  • Health care
  • Discounts
  • Extended holiday time
  • Transport discount
  • Extra leave days
  • Trainings
  • Zalando discounts
  • External partner discounts
  • Cantine
  • 40% zalando shopping discount
  • Basketball court
  • Free beverages & snacks
  • Training budget
  • Modern campus
  • Gym
  • Mentorship programs
  • Rooftop
  • Great tech stack
  • Meetups
  • New hq

To sum it up...

Make Zalando the best high quality Marketplace in the Fashion Industry 👕

Role overview

Do you want to build resilient systems to handle millions of requests per day without downtime? Are you ready to make an impact by helping Zalando become the best high-quality Marketplace in the Fashion Industry? 

As Software Engineer within our Merchant Operations (Zalando’s Marketplace) department you will be building Zalando's marketplace infrastructure, which includes merchant and article onboarding services, order processing, fulfillment integrations and analytical services, with public facing interfaces for both developers and merchants, scaling our current systems and building new ones from scratch. All that while dealing with high-volume transactional and sensitive data.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Create highly scalable solutions and own the entire development cycle - from architecture design to implementation, testing and maintenance
  • Own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well as operate large-scale applications on cloud (AWS or Kubernetes), based on a microservices architecture
  • Take an active role in understanding business requirements and translating them into technological solutions
  • Take a leading role in evolving and scaling our systems as per our business demands.
  • Own service operational duties, including monitoring and keeping them up and running and healthy

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • A solid grasp of computer science fundamentals combined with a strong capacity of solving complex problems with over 8 years of hands-on software development in a commercial setting.
  • Experience with building microservices in one of our preferred technologies, like Scala with Akka or cats-effect, Go, NodeJS/Purescript, Haskell or Java.
  • Experience in software development, involving designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services 
  • Knowledge of cloud architectures as well as experience with cloud platforms like AWS.
  • Experience in technologies like Kubernetes and Docker but not limited to them
  • Experience managing services end-to-end, from developing to deploying to monitoring and incident support
  • Knowledge in architecture/design methods and patterns, data and API specifications, quality assurance and testing methods   
  • Pragmatic and curious, find the right tool for the right job. We solve business problems in the best possible way, while being a highly dynamic team which embraces change.
  • Great communication skills in English
  • Functional Programming experience is a bonus

At Zalando Merchant Operations we use a variety of languages, but most of our backend systems are written in Scala. 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback,open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 100+ internal and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties and events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, training platform and training budget, free language courses (English / German), pension scheme, 40% Zalando shopping discount on most products from our catalogue, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and access to an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available only in select locations)

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, and business need.

Location

Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany and well-known for its amazing festivals, exciting nightlife and a high quality of living. With a population of 3.7 million it is only second to London in the Europe Union, even with one-third of the city's area being composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes. Berlin is a city with a deep history, Bismarck, Marx, Einstein, JFK and Bowie, they’ve all shaped – and been shaped by – Berlin.

Often referred to as Europe's newest start-up capital, a new start-up is founded every 20 minutes. The startup industry is set to produce 100,000 new jobs by 2020.

It's no secret that Berlin is cheaper than many of its European counterparts. Office overheads and the price of living are cheaper, which makes it a very attractive place for tech entrepreneurs. Home to HelloFresh, Delivery Hero, and Soundcloud we expect many more household names to be coming out of Berlin in the next few years.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in Berlin is €58,765 per year
  • Berlin is the second most populous city in the EU
  • 250+
  • Berlin, Germany

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. 🌍. IT ALL STARTED WITH A SHOE... 👠...in a shared apartment/office/warehouse on Berlin’s trendy Torstrasse. Well, a few pairs of shoes actually. Since then we’ve sold a lot more shoes and have grown to be Europe’s largest online fashion retailer or you may call us Europe's most fashionable tech department. Today, we offer fashion-lovers in 15 different countries our wide range of products – from High Street favourites to designer brands, sportswear and kidswear for him and her. A lot has changed since then, but our core values have always remained the same – combining great fashion with the latest technology and exceptional customer service. A PROUD COMMUNITY Over the years, we have built a strong community. We love to share our passions, insights and expertise for technologies and topics we love through 100+ self-organised guilds, internal tech talks, training initiatives, demos, local meet-up events, conferences and more. In addition to encouraging an engaged community, we support you in building your reputation as tech leader - not only among your peers at Zalando but industry-wide. We know that every new technology and methodology we implement involves a learning curve, so our teams are dedicated to help everyone get up to speed on using the tools they need to work successfully. OPEN SOURCE 📢 We're passionate about collaboration and giving back to the community. Check out our open source projects to learn more about the technologies we are contributing to and building. (https://github.com/zalando)

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Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • distributed systems
  • functional programming
  • aws
  • kubernetes
  • microservices
  • scala

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Books
  • Career advice
  • Paid sick days
  • Team lunches
  • Health care contributions
  • Onsite gym
  • Pension
  • Pension contributions
  • Casual dress
  • Fruit bowl
  • Training
  • Diversity dedicated staff
  • Flexible parent working
  • Flexible schedules
  • Bike friendly
  • Relocation budget
  • Learning budget
  • Free coffee
  • Macbook air/pro
  • Free breakfast
  • Gym membership
  • Health care
  • Discounts
  • Extended holiday time
  • Transport discount
  • Extra leave days
  • Trainings
  • Zalando discounts
  • External partner discounts
  • Cantine
  • 40% zalando shopping discount
  • Basketball court
  • Free beverages & snacks
  • Training budget
  • Modern campus
  • Gym
  • Mentorship programs
  • Rooftop
  • Great tech stack
  • Meetups
  • New hq

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