Senior Software Engineer (Java/Scala) - Fashion Insights Centre

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Dublin


  • Full-Time
  • Professional Level


  • Zalando SE
  • Zalando Ireland Ltd

You Are Ready To Make An Impact

Zalando is transforming from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. We make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people - and develop the technology to make this possible. The 1,600 members of the overall Zalando tech team build most of our 40+ platform products in-house and open source.

We live Radical Agility - a software development methodology that allows engineers to get work done while management keeps their distance. Along with our guiding set of principles - Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose - we entrust you and your team to shape the future of Zalando. 

Our Fashion Insights Centre in Dublin combines data science and engineering expertise to push the boundaries of Zalando as a fashion knowledge platform. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our software engineering and data science experts to design and build data science & platform services at a massive scale using Scala, Python, Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch and NoSql in the AWS cloud. Check our Tech Radar for more information on the technologies we use.

You Are Setting Standards

Ownership. You and your team will own your code and be responsible for end-to-end ownership when it comes to the design, implementation and delivery of key platform initiatives. 

Mastery. You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to using state-of-the-art technologies and best practices to conceive, develop and document amazing and user-centric software. You will add value through innovation by leveraging current trends in software design, frameworks and tools.

Exchange. You and your team will work truly cross-functional, constantly sharing your knowledge with the wider tech organisation through coaching, code reviews and tech talks.

You Are Skilled

Technologies. In building complex, distributed systems in Scala, Java, (preferably Java 8) or Python for more than 5 years and experienced in working with any of the following Spark, Kafka, Akka, Play, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Hadoop, REST API’s, microservices architecture, AWS, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and Redis. 

Code Quality. In writing high-performance, reusable code, using version control systems and in seeking process improvement opportunity with minimal supervision. 

Distributed systemsIn easily finding your way through complex, distributed systems, and reciting the principles of highly available, scalable, maintainable and performant web applications.

Agile Development. In collaborating and working effectively in a strong team environment and in agile development, continuous development, and deployment processes

You Are Offered

Culture. Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, +70 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coder Dojos, 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, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

Work Environment. Self-organized, autonomous teams and flexible working hours.

Want to join us?

Then go ahead and apply! If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact recruiter Donata Bahrij at 




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