Mid-career Product Designer Connected Retail (all genders)

02 Dec 2021
19 Apr 2022
The Zalando Community of Practice brings together over 190 product designers, content designers, and user researchers, each with their 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, to express themselves, to create change and facilitate diversity. Product designers lead this charge on a variety of missions within a diverse range of business units.

Launched three years ago to build a bridge between online demand and offline supply, Connected Retail is a comparatively young and dynamic business. Join us to:
  • Get a chance to create something new: the Connected Retail Tech team focuses on innovating, developing and maintaining the product suite and all technological solutions enabling brick and mortar stores to easily connect to Zalando's online platform.
  • Contribute to the future of retail that will have an impact on the strategic direction of the entire company
  • Work on a customer-oriented, meaningful and tangible product
  • Solve meaningful customer problems in a cross-functional team
  • Get to work in a team that has a lot of autonomy in making decisions and building impactful solutions for identified user needs. The entire technical and product know-how and expertise of Connected Retail are based in Helsinki.

Want to know more? Learn about our Zalando Tech Hub Helsinki, about Product Design teams or follow our Zalando Design blog on Medium.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups
  • Discover opportunities to make Zalando products more satisfying and usable. Participate in user research along the customer journey to discover pain points and needs.
  • Design inspiring human-centered solutions. Bring concepts to life by iteratively creating prototypes at all levels of fidelity. 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 bring your own unique mix of design skills.
  • You are willing to solve problems by generating and iterating on multiple solutions.
  • You have knowledge of qualitative or quantitative research methodologies, translating insights into product design concepts.
  • You communicate clearly and convincingly in English (sharing knowledge and insights, explaining design rationales, etc.).
  • You have strong visual design skills and (mobile) prototyping skills.
  • Ideally you have worked with and actively contributed to design systems in the past.


Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute
It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.