Junior Data Engineer - Outfits

  • Zalando
  • Berlin, Germany
  • 17/06/2022
Full time Data Engineering Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Software Engineering DevOps

Job Description


The Outfits Program teams create experiences which aim to redefine fashion inspiration by providing high quality, and engaging outfit recommendations for millions of customers and making Zalando be the go-to style companion everywhere in Europe.

As a Junior Software Engineer in Style Advice, you will join the mission of providing fashion inspiration to millions of consumers by building engaging experiences that present fashion in context and create an emotional connection with customers, conveying what it feels to wear an outfit. You will be at the forefront of how we define, own & build rock solid large scale software systems that delight customers with engaging stories that spark emotion. You will work with other engineers, applied scientists, and fashion experts to deliver highly impactful fashion advice products.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups


  • Implement highly scalable backend systems with state-of-the-art technologies. You develop & improve the software in short release cycles with agile methods.
  • Work closely with Applied Science, Product and Design in designing and delivering experiences for millions of Zalando consumers and influencers.
  • Interact with various teams and stakeholders with many different backgrounds and with a large spectrum of competencies.
  • Manage your service from architecture design to testing, deployment and operation in an agile environment.
  • Operate a complex and advanced system landscape hosted on Kubernetes that meets the highest standards in terms of reliability, performance, and latency.
  • Contribute to inspiring and connecting our engineering team while ensuring smooth delivery and continuous improvement.
  • Contributing to our growing tech community and encouraging knowledge sharing.


  • You have a degree in computer science or a related field, and you are motivated engineer who shares our passion to build the Starting Point for Fashion Inspiration, embracing opportunities to actively learn new technologies and practices.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Python, Scala and data pipelines using Spark, PostgreSQL and cloud environments (AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure).
  • Familiar with CI/CD and MLOps (data engineering, data version control, model serving, monitoring & alerting).
  • Passion for writing clean and modular code that is easy to maintain, update, and scale.
  • Ability and eagerness to understand the business context where the team operates and the customer problems being solved. Passionate problem solver who puts the needs of customers first.
  • Effective communication skills in English.


  • Experience with e-commerce.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and AWS.
  • Experience with Airflow, Databricks and/or DBT.
  • Experience with other programming languages.


Career Development

  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities


  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources


  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance available - subject to prior agreement
  • Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
  • Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year


  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners


  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute


It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

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