Technical Architect (Java/Scala/Algorithms) – Logistics Algorithms

at Zalando SE (view profile)
Location Berlin, Germany
Date Posted November 30, 2018
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Germany - Residence Permit Visa Jobs
Job Type java



Department: Engineering Logistics  
Reports to: Head of Logistics Algorithms Engineering
Team Size: 30
Recruiter Name, E-mail: Amanda Lamont, [email protected]

As the Technical Architect for Logistics Algorithms, you will take active part in designing algorithmic architecture for Zalando's complete logistics operations. You will drive the development of our engines that provide route planning, batching and replenishment which will save millions and transform the customer's delivery experience


  • Drive team mastery in world-class research and development techniques to deliver a high-performance, stable, auto-scaling production system
  • Own the architecture documentation and ensure its consistency and alignment with different engineering stakeholders to be in line with our overall tech strategy for complex business solutions and technology piloting projects
  • Act as an architectural consultant and peer review partner for various teams as well as an evangelist of architecture principles and visions, embracing architecture development as a team game and sharing your knowledge through coaching, peer reviews, articles and tech talks
  • Available to work on general software architecture related to algorithms - you are flexible to join the team with the biggest need and help them to solve their challenges


  • 10+ years hands-on experience as a senior engineer and architect in algorithm-driven development projects of large scale companies in a domain like e-commerce
  • Experience working hands-on with Java or Scala on distributed large Big Data applications with high scaling, availability and performance requirements running on cloud-based infrastructure
  • Effective communication skills in English, analytical capability and ability to understand and implement business requirements to reduce complexity
  • 3+ years hands-on experience in applied algorithmic research in commercial context
  • MSc Degree in Computer Science


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback,open source commitment, meetups, leadership academy, 70+ internal technical and guilds, tech talks, blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive package (base and equity), 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
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available 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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