Mid-career Product Designer Connected Retail (w/m/d)

02 Dec 2021
20 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on Zalando; discounts from external partners; offices in the heart of the city; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.
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.
Do you sponsor work visas?

Absolutely! For our locations in Helsinki 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 â€" we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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 minutes to complete.