Cloud Engineer at Zalando SE (Berlin, Germany)

Cloud Engineer at Zalando SE (Berlin, Germany)


As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. As Cloud Engineer, you’re part of a high performing team, building technologies that connect every part of the fashion industry.

We live Radical Agility, a methodology built on trust and backed by an architecture that lets us move fast while keeping complexity low. Open Source and InnerSource development is integral to our engineering practices and culture, supported at every level. When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.

As a Cloud Engineer you will be part of Zalando’s Product Analytics department which aims to strengthen Zalando`s data-driven culture of decision making. We deliver insights from 20+ billion monthly tracking hits and 200 billion single pieces of information about our web and app users. You will enable our teams like Digital Analytics, Experimentation and 25+ other data product teams to use our web/app tracking data to inform decisions and build new and improve existing products.


Consult.You are consulting teams on the best practices for working with data stored in BigQuery. You are working on the line between Software Engineering and Systems Engineering.

Variety. You are experienced with import, export and ETL automation from and to sources like Google Analytics, Facebook, and other external or internal services. Additionally, you are monitoring related tools and processes.

Ownership. You are responsible for the automation of rights management and project administration.


Technologies & Experience. You have an excellent understanding of Cloud Platforms technology stack – AWS, GCP. You are experienced in Data warehousing platform – ideally Google BigQuery. You are skilled in SQL, Python and are ideally also experienced working IPython or equivalent, experience and/or NoSQL (e.g. BigQuery / Bigtable, CouchDB, other nested table formats). Proficiency in at least one high-level programming language, knowing Go is a plus. In-depth understanding of UNIX/Linux system internals and TCP/IP networking. Well-versed in scripting (Bash/Python) and infrastructure automation. Good knowledge of computer science fundamentals (algorithms and data structures). A track record of running large-scale systems. Cloud native mindset, including microservices, resilience and scale-out. Some frontend skills (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) would be a plus.

Coaching. You enable and coach others on different levels (SQL, Python). Additionally, you are curious and step ahead when it comes to software trends.

Drive. You are a natural leader who takes ownership of the team’s deliveries and you are willing to take responsibility for running an important part of our infrastructure. Additionally, you have good communication skills and can engage people on different levels alike.

Analytical. You are analytical and have documentation experience.


Peers. A team of international, accomplished experts with over 80 nationalities represented at our Berlin offices.

Culture. Culture of trust, empowerment, and feedback. Regular Product Show & Tell where we share our knowledge and foster the open exchange of information.

Perks. Competitive salary, an office in the heart of Berlin, great shopping discount on a wide range of products on, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, municipality services, flexible working times, family service and parent & child rooms, diverse sports and health offerings.

Development. Access to tech talks, have the option of attending/speaking at international conference, work with cutting-edge technologies, and grow within your own Tour of Mastery. We offer mentoring and multiple tracks of career development.


If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact our recruiter Simona via email

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