Collaboration Applications Lead

4 days left

15 Jul 2020
26 Sep 2020
Department: Corporate TECH / Collaboration Services

Reports to: Collaboration Applications Lead

Team Size: 6

Role description: Lead of Collaboration Applications


Our Collaboration Applications team is on a mission to provide our employees with Collaboration Solutions with the aim to raise productivity no matter where they are or what device they are using. Therefore this is a chance to have a real impact on the way our workforce collaborates and achieves common goals. As a Lead of Collaboration Services at Zalandos Digital Workplace you will provide technical direction, coaching and leadership to a team that masters the technology and processes of our collaborations suite.You will be working with an agile team within Collaboration Services based in Berlin.

  • Building on the current collaboration experience and improving respective processes
  • Consult and support employees and business leads to understand and utilize the solution provided to stay effective and efficient in collaboration
  • Review and improve the existing processes, workflows and technologies in regular intervals
  • You coordinate projects independently in close alignment with stakeholders, product managers and ensure successful implementations
  • Technical leadership: Lead technical development of the SaaS environment with other Senior team members. You provide the right guidance to your team and help them solve their technical questions, such as choice of tech stack, system architecture, code quality and system performance.
  • People leadership: You excel in hiring and developing outstanding engineers. You are a great coach to each team member and enjoy guiding them along their development path. You enjoy regular one-on-ones with your team members. You attract, assemble and retain the right engineering talent, while cultivating a culture of ownership, mastery, innovation, and purpose.

  • Knowledge in at least one high-level programming language, knowing Python and JavaScript is a plus
  • A basic understanding of developing and using APIs (RESTful)
  • You have a degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
  • You have at least 5 years professional experience in a similar role
  • Have an analytical mindset and you are able to work on challenging tasks autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Experience in leading projects, including managing complex projects with various stakeholders throughout the company
  • Have the ability to work cross-functionally with other teams, and to solve conflicts
  • Think creatively, solution oriented, continuously innovate and understand the stakeholders point of view
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English language fluency complete your profile
  • A deep knowledge in technical support with a highly service oriented mindset
  • Experienced in solution design, technical implementations and quality assurance
  • Experience in working in an agile project management environment
  • 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)

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.

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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