Zalando Company Profile

Junior Software Engineer



As a Junior Software Engineer within Zalando Direct (Zalando's Marketplace) department in the API Management and Builder Platform team, you will be building Zalando's marketplace infrastructure and you will enable business units on their API-led integration journey, as well you will enable external B2B partners developers to integrate with our services and APIs assuring a great developer experience.

We currently have multiple openings at different seniority levels, especially junior and mid, with experience in Java / Golang to join our team and secure the growth of Zalando marketplace infrastructure. You will initially join one of our well established infrastructure teams which is taking care of infrastructure components such as Identity and Access management systems, API Gateway and Developer Documentation to then lead the path towards the formation of a new team focusing on API Management and Builders/Developers tooling. If you are ready to drive changes affecting the key department of a billion turnover company, we are looking forward to having you in our brand new headquarters in Berlin!

Please read more about our business unit by visiting our Intro Page - here.



  • You will be part of an agile team to improve developer productivity
  • You will primarily build backend systems in Java and Golang and operate them in AWS/Kubernetes though you will be able to also contribute to frontend systems development in Javascript / React and NodeJS
  • Contribute to the ongoing process of building the team from scratch, and defining its purpose
  • Help in defining and improving the team's architecture and processes
  • Collaborate closely with product and other colleagues


  • A solid grasp of computer science fundamentals combined with a strong capacity of solving complex problems
  • Experience with designing and building microservices in one of our preferred technologies (Java / Golang) and as well able to propose and learn new languages, technologies or tools when they are the best fit for the requirements
  • Experience designing RESTful APIs and relational database systems (eg. MySQL, Postgres)
  • Cloud architecture experience (preferably but not limited to AWS and Kubernetes) is a bonus


  • 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)

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, connecting customers, brands and partners across 23 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.

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

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