Backend Engineer – Logistics Technology

at Zalando SE (view profile)
Location Erfurt, Germany
Date Posted November 29, 2018
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Germany - Residence Permit Visa Jobs
Job Type java



Department: Logistics Technology
Reports to: Engineering Lead, Logistics
Team Size: < 10
Recruiter name, e-mail: Rime Asselman, [email protected]

As a Software Engineer in Erfurt, you will take end to end responsibility to deliver a high-performance, stable, auto-scaling in-house warehouse management system to get the right package to the right customers at the right time. Our aim is to delight our customers and make the Zalando customer experience as convenient as possible.


  • Design, develop, deploy, operate and improve important software solutions that impact millions of customers
  • Based on our Microservices architecture, you and your team will own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver, as well operate large-scale applications on PaaS/SaaS cloud (AWS)
  • Take ownership for the whole development cycle - from architecture design to testing to implementation and maintenance
  • Add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and web services


  • 2+ years of experience working in cross-functional team
  • Good knowledge of at least one JVM based language with strong emphasis on multithreading and concurrency
  • Working knowledge of microservices, cloud platforms, preferably AWS
  • Very good understanding of object oriented and functional programming paradigms
  • Very good understanding of Rest API design, design patterns and clean code
  • Working experience with different automated testing levels (Unit, Component, Integration, User Journey)


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & 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* (*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, merit and business need.

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