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Zalando SE

Engineering Lead (Architect) - In-Season Management

Berlin, Germany

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • java
  • python
  • microservices
  • aws
  • elasticsearch

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...

Build the next-generation inventory management system for Zalando’s wholesale and partner programs

Role overview

At Zalando, our goal is to become the “Starting Point of Fashion” - we want our customers to always start their fashion journey from the Zalando shop, knowing that anything fashion-related could be easily found. 

As In-Season Management and Data Products team, we support this vision by ensuring relevant assortment is available to our customers and providing a great shopping experience. We want to achieve high product availability to minimize lost sales and control overstock/underperformance to increasing profitability. 

To that end, the In-Season Management team is set out to build the next-generation inventory management system for Zalando’s wholesale and partner programs that will serve to our 200 colleagues in merchandising and our 1500+ suppliers to make the best possible decisions. 

As an Engineering Lead in the In-Season Management team, you will find yourself at the forefront of technology, implementing a key decision support application, and tackling complex engineering challenges. You will challenge our status quo, drive innovation and apply agile best practices.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Own the whole development cycle - from architecture design to implementation and testing, as well as maintenance. You co-own with your team the product roadmap and the business impact your team creates. For this, you have to understand Zalando’s business, work with product managers to develop your product’s vision and develop your team’s OKRs
  • Guide your team and help them solve their technical questions, such as choice of the tech stack, system architecture, code quality, and system performance. You have a clear mid- and long-term technical vision for your products and foster close collaboration with other Lead Engineers to be in line with our overall tech strategy. 
  • Write code that your team praises for its elegance and readability. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture, and technology. You use your world-class development techniques to deliver a high-performance, stable and auto-scaling production system that delivers business value in weeks, not quarters or years.
  • Lead and develop an agile world-class engineering team. You help your team continuously increase velocity by making the right decisions. You know what it takes to build a mature team, that can work as independently as possible. You don’t micromanage your team and strike the right balance between giving your team sufficient freedom to grow while knowing when to step in and demonstrate.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Ability to drive and oversee the delivery of multiple workstreams
  • Experience in designing large scale enterprise resource planning tools for decision support 
  • Expertise in microservices architecture, distributed systems, and RESTful APIs, particularly using cloud infrastructure such as AWS, previous experience with Elasticsearch is a plus
  • Hands-on technical leadership while developing and mentoring cross-functional teams
  • Effective communication skills in English, ability to understand and translate business and user requirements across teams and senior leadership 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and feedback; one of the largest tech communities in Europe (e.g. 100+ internal guilds; tech talks; product demos; coder dojos) and our commitment to help you grow into an outstanding senior tech leader
  • Very competitive salary (base and equity) and many perks, such as great shopping discount on a wide range of products on zalando.com; discounts from external partners; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services*; family service and parent & child rooms*; additional holidays & volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.
  • Extensive on-boarding; personal branding support focused on leadership; opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.
  • International, accomplished experts and great self-organized teams.

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.

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
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  • 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

  • java
  • python
  • microservices
  • aws
  • elasticsearch

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
Engineering Lead (Architect) - In-Season Management