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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Payments (m/f/d)

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Zalando Payments in Dortmund, you will play a key role in shaping and evolving the core of our offering: The public Payment APIs that we are providing to merchants and which are used by multiple customer facing applications, including the checkout page that you may have already used when you purchased something from Zalando. You will act like an owner and design, implement, and operate the applications that serve this API and orchestrate the complex payment process supporting over twenty different payment methods, from prepayment and invoice to credit card and direct debit, as well as many European payment methods.

  • Design, develop, and improve resilient and scalable software solutions that are used by millions of customers and which fuel our merchant facing APIs
  • Solve system design challenges within your team and across team boundaries
  • Implement and operate your team’s microservices in the production environment on the AWS cloud and identify and solve production issues
  • Understand business requirements, translate them into solution designs, and support more junior team mates through coaching and code reviews
  • Support and shape Zalando’s engineering community by sharing best practises and interviewing additional engineering talents
  • You will join a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest standards when it comes to the quality of your code and implementation. You will add value by leveraging current trends in software design, architecture and distributed systems.
  • 7+ years of experience in designing software systems based on JVM programming languages (preferably Java) in the field of e-commerce or FinTech
  • Understanding of resilience patterns and what means to build distributed systems in an organization at scale; strong track record in microservice architectures and RESTful API design
  • Practical experience in operating technical software systems based on cloud environments (preferably AWS) including incident management and resolution
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to support technical decision making by balancing customer impact and technical quality
  • 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, 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 and parent & child room

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.


As part of Zalando’s online fashion ecosystem, Zalando Payments builds the platform that processes financial transactions from more than 35 million active customers across 17 markets in Europe. We are working to deliver a flawless user experience in checkout, as well as processing payments in the backend. Based on a smart risk steering, we try to bring the offline shopping experience to the online world allowing customers to try fashion articles first before they pay.

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