Senior Security Software Engineer

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando Payments SE & Co. KG

The opportunity

As a skilled Zalando Senior Security Software Engineer, you will analyze software designs and implementations from a security perspective of one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms. You will identify and resolve security issues and include security analysis, defenses and countermeasures at each phase of the software development lifecycle to result in a robust software. You will challenge our status quo and help us define best practices for how we work. And you will have the freedom to launch your own open source projects, contribute to others’ projects, build internal community around your interests, and strengthen your personal brand—while receiving meaningful support at every step.

Your responsibilities

  • Implement, test and operate software security techniques in compliance with technical reference architecture
  • Perform on-going security-testing and code review to improve software security
  • Consult team members on secure coding practices
  • Advocate Zalando´s security principles and a general “security mindset” in the teams
  • Explain how and why a particular security incident happened
  • Propose viable, informed solutions to fix security problems that arise
  • Gain a firm understanding of the security domains and understand how the apply at every stage of software development
  • Maintain technical documentation
  • Provide engineering designs for new software solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities

What we are looking for

  • University degree in Informatics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Proven professional track-record in software security analysis and the security field
  • Payment, banking or financial background a strong plus
  • Understanding of payment or other sensible processes
  • Deep software development experience in programming languages like Java and/or Scala
  • Strong interest in all aspects of security research and development
  • Knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services
  • Willingness to stay current on security topics
  • Engagement with the security team to discuss new tools and exchange best practices
  • A bit of charisma – you can make security cool and fun
  • English language fluency

What you can expect from us

  • One-month mentoring program
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building courses and technical “People Leads” who help you achieve mastery
  • Personal branding support: From preparing tech talks and blog posts to networking with industry leaders
  • Community: hack weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds  and more
  • Competitive salary
  • 40% Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, operating in 15 markets. Delivering first-class shopping experiences to our +15 million customers requires fast movers — with microservices, Agile processes & autonomous teams  —  and using cutting edge, open source technologies. We are passionate about what we do and have fun while doing it. And we are willing to experiment and make mistakes: It’s how we grow.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our recruiting and hiring processes, please contact recruiter Emily Nguyen.


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