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Engineering Lead - Pricing & Forecasting at Zalando SE (Berlin, Germany)

The Opportunity

Zalando is transforming from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion. From logistics to big brands, to manufacturers - we’re building the platform that connects all people and parts of the fashion ecosystem.

Pricing & Forecasting is at the core of our commercial operation. Our tools help to determine how much of each product to buy, to recommend the best prices for these products, and to ensure that we have the right level of logistics capacity to fulfill customer demand. The Pricing and Forecasting engineering team uses cutting edge technology to forecast demand and pricing with focus on business and customer experience. Partnerships happen with all key engineering and product teams, business and customer experience teams.

You will have the opportunity to lead a team of talented data scientists and developers, to plan and deliver in an agile way, to develop the technical strategy to build robust platforms aligned with business, the freedom to launch your own open source projects, speak at conferences and strengthen your personal brand while receiving meaningful support at
every step.

Your Role

  • Developing and executing the mid- & long-term technical vision and architecture with your teams

  • Help your teams to find the right solution for complex problems by guiding them

  • Keep a close connection to Product Owners / Product Specialists and be a sparring partner when creating the product vision

  • Define Objectives and Key Results with your team to achieve a high-level alignment on a quarter-year basis

  • Facilitate communication and decision-making between teams and stakeholders

  • Coach and develop team members in technical questions

  • Identify and share your knowledge of state-of- the-art technologies

  • Represent Zalando at conferences and meetups, give technical talks and help to recruit great technical talent

What We Are Looking For

  • Significant experience (min. 8+ years) in web and backend technology concepts, agile development methodologies and team leadership (min. 2+ years)

  • Up to date on current trends in software design, architecture and web services

  • Good Python skills (with relevant frameworks) as well as (No)SQL databases

  • Knowledge of event-based systems and event queues, in general, is a plus

  • Passion for well structured, readable and testable code

  • Experienced engineer who knows about scalability, high-availability, security, monitoring, architecture & design of state-of- the-art websites and the systems that drive them

  • Profound knowledge of REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservice landscapes

  • Experience with designing and operating large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS


  • Experience in building, developing and managing a team of engineers in an agile environment

  • You can lead projects and groups, including managing complex projects with various stakeholders through the whole company

  • You feel comfortable in coaching teams and finding the best possible solution

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other teams, and to solve conflicts

  • You think creatively, are solution oriented, and continuously innovate

  • For your area of responsibility, you craft a technical vision that aligns well with the overall technology vision

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English language fluency

You Benefit From

Culture. A culture of trust, empowerment and feedback, 100+ internal guilds, tech talks, product demos, coder dojos.

Community. Tech culture of trust and empowerment, open-source commitment, meetups, game nights, +100 internal technical and fun guilds, tech talks, product demos, Coderdojos, parties, and events.

Perks. Competitive salary, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, free drinks and fruit, and the hardware of your choice.

Development. Tour of Mastery, extensive onboarding, personal branding support, opportunity to attend and speak at data science conferences and Meetups, and encouragement to publish work.

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

Scale. Unparalleled levels of data and opportunities.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact our recruiter Almog Greenberg.

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