Senior or Principal UI Product Designer - Design Systems (multiple B2B & B2C openings) (w/m/d)

Berlin, Germany
29 Apr 2021
22 Feb 2022
The Zalando Community of Practice brings together over 160+ product designers, each with our own unique mix of skills (Strategy, UX, UI, Service Design and specialty skills like motion design, branding, creative technology and typography).

We combine empathy, science and creativity to make engaging and joyful user experiences to ultimately reimagine fashion. To us, fashion is a way to enable people to connect and to bring them together, to express themselves, to create change and facilitate diversity.

Product Designers steer this change on a variety of missions within a diverse range of business units. This one listing represents a variety of openings within Zalando: B2C work driving our core business; B2B work that well help us achieve our platform strategy; and employee-facing (B2E) software design to make us all more effective.

You will work in cross-functional teams in close cooperation with developers, product managers, business stakeholders and other designers. Teams work with end-to-end responsibility for solving meaningful customer problems - from ideating through prototyping and user testing to bringing features live and checking their performance.

Want to know more? Learn about our Product Design Teams

Principal Product Designer - Zalando Design System

We are looking for a Principal Product Designer with Visual and Design systems expertise. You will be overseeing the motion and IxD of our design system, building on what we already have, to help us in making our digital products the best expression of our brand by ensuring that our visual design is best in class. You will apply your sense of aesthetic by first setting the standard of what good visual design at Zalando is and second by applying it to key areas of our products. As part of the ZDS team, you will be working on a centralized team, and a big part of your job will be in collaboration, consultation and documentation of the design systems to our product teams.

Would you like to hear more from the Zalando Design System team?

Gerrit Kaiser, a Director of Design for Zalando Design Systems in conversation with Zalando Design leaders on our Medium blog.

Senior Product Designer - Zalando Design System

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer with branding experience on the ZDS team. You will help us raise the bar for visual design, and evolve our design system and design language for a variety of features and brands, which will include defining guidelines for our design language based on brand architecture. You will be working on a mature design systems team, with fully dedicated design, web- and app software engineering teams. As part of the ZDS team, you will be working with a variety of different teams, through the work of design systems, and you will need to either lead, collaborate or consult at different times.

Learn more about the team's journey of redesigning Zalando's identity: from strategy to type pairing and establishing an accessible color system on our Medium blog.

Senior Product Designer - Zalando Retail Core

We're looking for a Senior Product Designer that drives the coherence of our Zalando Retail Center platform-it's our tailor-made one-stop destination for all retail brands and internal users. You'll be the driving designer behind our design language and collaborating with other product designers, product managers and engineers to bring our design language and platform experience to the next level. In addition, you'll support delivering solution designs for key platform capabilities, such as notifications, dashboards.

Senior Product Designer - Zalando Direct

We're looking for a Senior Product Designer (UI) to help mature the design system behind our zDirect marketplace platform, the entry point for brand partners to sell their products directly to Zalando customers. You'll be working with a small team of designers, engineers, and a product manager to develop and systemise solutions for our platform-wide capabilities, expand and incorporate Zalando's brand identity, and mature our visual and motion design language. You'll collaborate closely with product teams and other designers to ensure a coherent experience for our partners.


Act as a customer advocate throughout the whole creative process while being a great sparring partner to our product managers.
  • Discover unmet needs for Zalando products and identify opportunities to make them more joyful and usable. Drive user research along the customer journey to discover pain points and needs.
  • Define and break down the complexity of various products into a seamless and enjoyable experience. Define problem statements using the generated insights to make sure we're working on the right problems and opportunities.
  • Design inspiring human-centered solutions. Bring concepts to life by iteratively creating prototypes at all levels of fidelity. Leverage user frameworks and data to identify opportunities to reduce complexity and simplify the user journey.
  • Deliver the best designs by shepherding them through to implementation. Provide excellent and clearly detailed documentation of designs to engineers.
  • You leverage qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, translating insights into product design concepts
  • You are willing to solve problems by generating and iterating on multiple solutions
  • You facilitate and communicate clearly and convincingly in English (sharing knowledge and insights, explaining design rationales, building common understanding, spreading excitement around a customer experience vision, etc.)
  • Inspiring peers. Product Design at Zalando is a highly diverse, international community of accomplished researchers and designers who drive our customer experiences to the next level.
  • Empowering culture. We value trust and have a bias for action. We are kind to each other. For us respect means challenging each other and giving direct feedback. We learn from mistakes. We laugh together. We share ideas freely.
  • Professional development. We believe in a purpose-driven approach to motivating and growing people. We help you to grow through mentoring, personal branding support, networking inside and outside the company, and rotation through diverse career opportunities within Zalando.
  • Perks. 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. Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations). Family- and life-friendly working conditions including flexible working hours (*available for selected departments/positions).
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.

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.

Do you sponsor work visas?

Absolutely! For our locations in Berlin, Helsinki and Dublin we expedite visas for foreign workers to come join us.

Can I work remotely?

The health and well-being of our employees is our number one priority. Zalando currently offers a flexible working solution, encouraging employees who can work from home to do so, while offering a safe office space for those who need it.

Also, Zalando currently offers employees an opportunity to work from abroad up to 25% of the time* in 2021. (*regulations apply).
All applications must be completed using the online form and submitted in English - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

When you apply once, we will consider you for all Product Designer openings at Zalando. Please do not apply for multiple positions.

We appreciate designers with a variety of "skill shape" profiles. The form below helps us collect a variety of information to evaluate which openings would best fit you.

This is a single-page form. It typically takes 10-20 minutes to complete.

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