Senior Data Engineer - Data Quality & Governance (all genders)

  • Zalando
  • Hybrid (Berlin, Germany)
  • 13/05/2024
Full time Data Engineering Business Intelligence Software Engineering Data Governance

Job Description


As a Senior Platform Engineer in Data Management, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the foundation of Zalando's central data platform. Together we build secure, scalable and efficient solutions making Zalando's petabytes of data easily reusable and accessible to all our internal users. Your primary focus will be designing, developing, and maintaining high-performance data quality management tooling that is not only efficient, but also reliable at scale.


At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit.

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

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


  • Work within Zalando's central Data Management team, responsible for data management services across the entire Zalando group.

  • Follow Data Mesh principles and collaborate with diverse teams of talented engineers, data scientists, and analysts to grow and drive innovation in data quality systems at large scale, a key component of Zalando's data strategy.

  • Lead efforts to provide self-service and automated data quality processes, reducing manual intervention and improving overall efficiency.

  • Closely collaborate with Product Managers in our team to identify potentials to optimize our data quality processes and tools.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship and contribute to a culture of continuous learning and growth within the team.

  • Facilitate decision making by writing carefully crafted narrative documents which clearly communicate the rationale in an easily digestible and professional manner.


  • 5+ years of professional experience in software design, operational excellence, and analytical problem-solving.

  • Experienced with the AWS ecosystem, including S3, Redshift, and AWS role and token management.

  • Experienced in Databricks (PySpark, Python, Workflows), Delta format, REST APIs.

  • Communication and collaboration: share your knowledge, grow from feedback, communicate with empathy.

  • You thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and are adept at managing multiple priorities and initiatives simultaneously.


Zalando provides a range of benefits, here's an overview of what you can expect. Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about what we offer.

  • Employee shares program

  • 40% off fashion and beauty products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge, discounts from external partners

  • Two paid volunteering days a year

  • In a hybrid working model with 60% remote per week, actual practice is up to each team to best support their collaboration

  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year

  • 27 days of vacation a year to start

  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)

  • Family services, including counseling and support

  • Health and wellbeing options (including Gympass)

  • Mental health support and coaching are available

  • Drive your development through our training platform and biannual peer-to-peer review

Learn all about Zalando and our values ​​here:

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