Erfurt & Mönchengladbach / (Senior) Backend Engineer (Java / Scala / Kotlin) - Tech Logistics (w/m/d)

Zalando (Erfurt TH, Deutschland) Vor 27 Tagen veröffentlicht

As an engineer in Tech Logistics, you will develop logistics systems to support the delivery of millions of items to our customers. You will contribute to the development of systems that do stock distribution across warehouses, handle distribution and storage of goods and returns, develop algorithms to optimize the utilization of automation and staff, or create processes to ship goods to our customers, while reducing errors and improving the performance of our logistics centers.


  • Develop and execute mid- & long-term technical vision and architecture with your team, while closely collaborating with Engineering Managers to be in line with our overall tech strategy. You will support teams driving the design and implementation of applications used by our colleagues in our logistics centers, platform services, and algorithmic optimizations (such as route planning and task scheduling)
  • Manage your services from architecture to testing, deployment and operation in an agile environment
  • Collaborate with and mentor a multi-disciplinary team of backend, frontend, and research engineers
  • Facilitate communication and decision-making in your team and with other engineering teams and stakeholders


  • Various levels of experience in professional programming in Java, Scala or Kotlin with expertise in microservices architecture, distributed systems, RESTful APIs and event-driven design. Knowledgeable in data structures, SQL and NoSQL, Spring/Play/Akka framework, and experience with AWS and Kubernetes
  • Experience in building high-volume services in distributed systems, in delivering high quality code and knowledge of how to deploy and maintain it. Interest and knowledge in Python or similar languages are a plus
  • Curiosity about algorithms, machine learning or mathematics
  • Fluent and effective communication and ability to understand business requirements in an agile environment


  • 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 in select locations)
  • Family- and life-friendly working conditions including flexible working hours (*available for selected departments/positions)

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 and lifestyle, 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 35+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Our Mönchengladbach logistics center is a 130,000 sqm state-of-the-art fulfillment center, purpose-built for Zalando in 2013. From here we process and ship tens of thousands of orders every day – to customers across Europe. As well as being part of Europe’s busiest fashion logistics network, we’re also continuously advancing our technology and processes. By pushing ourselves to think smarter and adapt faster, our teams are setting new levels of excellence for the industry while meeting the complex needs of our customers, helping people connect to fashion in ways that were never previously possible.

Our Erfurt logistics center is the first Zalando fulfillment center that we developed from scratch. Opened in 2012, the 130,000 sqm center set new benchmarks for the industry, combining state-of-the-art infrastructure with smart thinking and great team support. From here we process and ship tens of thousands of orders every day – to customers across Europe. As well as being part of Europe’s busiest fashion logistics network, we’re also continuously advancing our technology and processes. This enables our teams to connect fashion to people faster and in ways that were previously unimaginable.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

Erfurt & Mönchengladbach / (Senior) Backend Engineer (Java / Scala / Kotlin) - Tech Logistics (w/m/d)

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