Senior Software Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin 

Salary: competitive + company benefits

Global Fashion Group (GFG) is the leading fashion and lifestyle retail destination in Asia Pacific, Latin America and CIS. We connect over 10,000 global, local and own brands to a market of more than one billion consumers through four established e-commerce platforms: The Iconic, Zalora, Dafiti and Lamoda. Through an inspiring and seamless customer experience enabled by our own technology ecosystem and operational infrastructure, we are dedicated to being the #1 fashion and lifestyle destination in our markets. With 17 offices and 10 fulfillment centres across four continents, GFG proudly employs a dynamic and diverse team with deep local knowledge and expertise. In 2018, GFG delivered over 28 million orders to 11.2 million active customers.

The Group Shared Functions (GSF) support the growth of all our eCommerce companies. We are a team of over 160 people working in Legal, Finance, People & Culture, Buying and Technology focused on delivering expertise, support and value add to our regions in Latin America, Asia and the Pacific and CIS. Our shared function teams are based primarily in London, Berlin, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

About the Berlin Technology Hub Engineering Team

We are an international team in central Berlin with around 40 people in engineering and we continuously develop our products using agile development practices. We have an open company culture with over 20 different nationalities operating in a booming market and working on interesting projects using modern tech-stack, efficient and lean workflows. We have high visibility through the entire GFG group and great opportunities to impact group wide decisions. 

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer who will be part of our teams to define and help  evolve our tech stack. You will work on a micro-services journey and work on a large and important codebase for the company.

We are looking for someone who has the technical skills and the vision on how we could do this even better and the strategy to adopt to reach our goals.


What will you be doing

  • Define and help to evolve the architecture of our systems
  • Work on business-critical features, bug fixes 
  • Work closely with other developers on the GFG Technology Team
  • Improve code coverage, monitoring, scalability and reliability of the platform
  • Help to pay down technical debt

Who are we looking for

  • You have 8+ years experience in software development
  • At least 5 years of experience in Java/PHP
  • Experienced in Amazon Web Services (AWS) stack and Kubernetes/Docker
  • Familiarity with relational databases (MySQL, Postgres) and in dealing with large datasets / writing performant queries
  • We would value experience in Java Spring, but this is not necessary
  • Experience on web development is a benefit
  • A team player who relishes working in groups to deliver high business impact

Technologies we use

  • Languages: Java, PHP7, Golang, JavaScript, Python & TypeScript
  • Data Storage: MySQL, Postgres, InfluxDB, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redshift, Redis
  • Tools and tech: GitHub, AWS, Kubernetes, Marathon/Mesos, Prometheus, Grafana, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jira, Confluence, xUnit, Redis, Nginx
  • Frontend: Bootstrap, jQuery, Sass, AngularJS, React, Vue.js
  • Cluster-computing framework: Spark

What do we offer

  • The ability to make an impact – your ideas and efforts matter
  • Possibility to join GFG Group wide technical discussions
  • A dynamic working environment solving complex problems, shaping the face of fashion e-commerce
  • Free beverages, cereals, fruits, espresso machine and more
  • Table Tennis, Kicker and Play Station
  • Beer Fridays
  • Monthly Company Breakfast
  • Quarterly Team Events
  • Tech Presentation Events and Developer Convention Hackathon
  • Possibility to participate in conferences, training and seminars

Apply today and join GFG in this exciting role shaping the face of fashion e-commerce!

Global Fashion Group embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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