Senior Frontend Engineer (React) for Assortment Composition – Retail Operations

Senior Frontend Engineer (React) for Assortment Composition – Retail Operations
Zalando SE - Berlin, Germany
Full Time
IT & Software Development
API Front-end

As a Senior Frontend Engineer in the team Assortment Composition, you will build “Buying Home”, the central tool used by hundreds of buyers, who

order fashion and more from over 2000 suppliers. Your systems will allow them to buy hundreds of thousands of products at the right time and in line

with the budget plans, so that our customers can choose from a rich assortment in the shop.



  • Opportunities to explore new technologies and concepts as you continuously evolve our architecture to really make it fit our needs
  • Work closely with your users, whom you can reach just as easily as you can any other colleague
  • Our department’s frontend community offers regular exchange and collaboration opportunities with frontend engineers outside of the team
  • No need to optimize for old browser versions and Internet Explorer



  • 9 other engineers in the team, several of them dedicated frontend developers
  • Two product managers and a product owner
  • Two product designers
  • An engineering manager, who will support you in your personal development
  • Many other colleagues from other engineering and business teams



  • Solid experience in frontend development projects that scale to enterprise level
  • Mindset of writing well-structured and tested code in the spirit of Clean Code
  • Hands-on experience developing complex systems for complex business domains
  • Ability to lead technical decision-making processes in collaboration with your peers
  • Enthusiasm for interaction with your users to optimize processes & code based on direct feedback
  • Familiarity with RESTful API design, system architecture as well as building microservice-based systems, preferably event-driven and in the cloud
  • Supportive mindset and experience with mentoring less experienced colleagues



  • 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, additional holidays and 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, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)

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