Site Reliability Engineer

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  • Innovate and implement solutions to maintain availability, reliability, and efficiency of the services offered by Zalando tech
  • Communicate effectively with our engineering teams
  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance and readability
  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work, from research and analysis to testing and deployment


  • A degree in mathematics or computer science
  • Professional experience in at least one programming language, preferably in Python
  • Experience with building or running large-scale applications
  • Enthusiasm for microservices architecture and distributed systems
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to technical problems
  • Fluent English
  • Added advantages: experience with a PaaS/SaaS cloud and knowledge or experience in AWS
  • Preferred: knowledge of current trends in software design, architecture and web services
  • Preferred: passion for Open Source and contributing to the community


  • A competitive salary, Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount, and relocation assistance for international hires
  • One-month mentoring program; personal branding support from preparing tech talks and blog posts to networking with industry leaders
  • Community: hack weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds and more
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building courses and technical “People Leads” who help you achieve mastery

Job description

The site reliability engineering team at Zalando Lounge assures that the Zalando Lounge is available, reliable and efficient. As a SRE, you will work on solutions that help maintain Zalando Lounge’s platform in pinnacle form. Whether junior or senior level, we expect you to challenge our status quo and improve how we work. You will launch your own open source projects, contribute to others’ projects, build the internal community around your interests, and strengthen your personal brand—while receiving meaningful support at every step.
Please note that this position requires you to join us in Berlin. We welcome applicants from all over the world and will sponsor the necessary visas and permits for the right candidate.

The company

The Location

Berlin, Germany

Moving to Germany

If you hold the passport of a visa-free country, you can start working in Germany within 14-60 working days. If you need a visa to enter Germany, the visa processing time will be added to that.