Database Engineer - PostgreSQL & Cassandra

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE

The Opportunity

As a Database Engineer at Zalando, you'll act as a connector between our data teams and the rest of our diverse engineering department. You will lead the building of state-of-the-art technologies to create high-performance data processing solutions that scale. You will challenge our status quo and help us define best practices for how we work. You will have the freedom to contribute to Zalando open source projects and build an internal community around your interests — all while receiving meaningful support at every step.

Your Role

  • Work with your team on providing database as a service to fellow Zalando engineers
  • Leverage both Kubernetes and AWS technologies for a great developer experience
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other teams in a fast moving environment
  • Think big-picture and constantly evaluate our work and processes, and challenge us to move forward

What We Are Looking For

  • Proven knowledge of PostgreSQL or Cassandra is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated professional experience programming in either Python or Go or Java (a JVM language) is a plus
  • A universal understanding and interest in DevOps and System engineering
  • Profound knowledge of relational databases and their NoSQL alternatives
  • Experience with building and running large-scale applications in the cloud, for example in Amazon Web Services or Google Compute Engine
  • A passion for staying on top of emerging data-processing technologies
  • English language fluency

What You Can Expect From Us

  • Culture. Culture of trust and empowerment, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 100+ internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties & events.
  • Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks & fruits, hardware of your choice.
  • Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding program, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.
  • Work Environment. Self-organized, autonomous teams and flexible working hours.

About Zalando

Zalando is transforming from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform that provides fashion as a service. We make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people - and develop the technology to make them possible. The 1200+ members of Zalando Technology build most of our 40+ platform products in-house and open source — from our logistics software to our mobile applications.

When it comes to how we work, we believe that trusting each other is key. Through our culture of Radical Agility, we let the principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose guide us. Our 110+ engineering teams are made up of over 70 nationalities. Diversity is a major factor to our success — from the variety of skill sets and interests to the tools and languages our teams choose to use.

Want To Join Us? Then Go Ahead And Apply!

If you need guidance, or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter, Alicja Notowska.


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