Software Engineer - Fashion Insights Centre

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Dublin



  • Zalando SE
  • Zalando Ireland Ltd

The Opportunity

The Zalando Fashion Insights Centre was founded with the aim of understanding fashion through technology. Our engineers work with the latest technologies in support of Europe’s largest and most progressive ecommerce company as it transitions to a truly open commerce platform for suppliers and customers.

At the Fashion Insights Centre you will join our core engineering teams in delivering a micro-services architected platform supporting data-science driven smart services. Teams at Zalando are self-organising, well-resourced and committed to best-practice. The centre itself is new and rapidly expanding, giving you the opportunity to significantly influence the R&D and engineering work that we drive within Zalando. We’ve started the journey; we’re looking for the brightest minds to help deliver our goals.

We are technology agnostic, if it works, use it; but we typically find ourselves developing in Scala on the Play framework and in Python. We use Kafka, Spark and Postgres to tie it all together and deploy our services and applications to AWS using Zalando’s STUPS framework for managed application lifecycles.

Smart Product Platform

We are rebuilding Zalando's central product system as an open, multi tenanted platform that can richly describe any article of fashion. Its event driven architecture enables the delivery of innovative data driven services to suppliers and customers while supporting the core functions of the business at massive scale. This includes multiple web stores, internal services and a wide variety of customer facing mobile apps. This platform will enable scaling and provide a rich, easily accessible data source for the generation of customer and fashion data insights.

Smart Services

Zalando is delivering web-scale data science tools to better understand fashion trends and customer behaviours. By combining these with Zalando’s industry knowledge within the product platform we can generate enormous value both internally and for our suppliers and platform partners, both by enriching existing product data, and rationalising logistics and seasonal buying activities. You have the opportunity to work closely with data science experts to design and build these commercial services at scale using Scala, Spark, EMR, Hadoop and Hive in the AWS cloud. 

What we are looking for

As a software engineer you will need:

  • 3 years + professional development experience, preferably with Scala, Java or Python. Knowledge of PostgreSQL, Kafka, Redis and Cassandra is an advantage.
  • Experience building and deploying PaaS/SaaS systems at scale in the cloud.
  • An aptitude for analytical and critical thinking. Interest in current trends and research in software and web services.
  • Self motivation and the ability to drive work and innovation within an autonomous team. 

Your responsibilities

  • Work in agile, autonomous teams to build next generation microservice based applications and tools.
  • Work closely with other teams across international sites. Be proactive in driving collaboration across teams.
  • Support a culture of openness and best practice.

What you can expect 

  • Team autonomy and personal development support including language, presentation and technical trainings
  • Competitive salary with pension, healthcare, life assurance, shares program and commuter benefits
  • 40% Zalando store discount. 30% Zalando lounge discount
  • Great community across the international sites: internally organised guilds, movie nights and Meetups

About Zalando

Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion platform, doing business in 15 markets. Delivering first-class shopping experiences to our +18 million customers requires moving fast — with microservices, Agile processes and 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 hiring processes, please contact recruiter.


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