Job Board/Senior or Principal Product Designer at Zalando

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The Zalando Community of Practice brings together over 100+ 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. 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 or follow our Zalando Design blog on Medium.


Act as a customer advocate throughout the process while being a great sparring partner to our product managers.

  • Discover unmet needs for Zalando products and identify opportunities to make them more powerful 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. Help to 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; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on; discounts from external partners; office in the heart of Berlin; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms (in many locations); 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. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

What is your Interview process like?

We do not do online or take-home tests. We conduct interviews via Google Meet (video call). We have ask people to critique presentation and have a virtual whiteboard exercise.

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

To ensure the availability of resources and expertise for D&I, Zalando has developed a dedicated taskforce. In 2018, the new full-time role of Senior Diversity & Inclusion Officer was created, to manage operational and strategic responsibilities with a view to furthering Zalando’s D&I goals. We have also appointed a Health and Equality manager to facilitate the Discrimination reporting process, as well as an Accessibility & Inclusion Manager within the Corporate Real Estate team, whose role it is to ensure a more accessible working environment for all our staff.

In addition to these key players, our community groups play a vital role in our ongoing prioritization of Diversity and Inclusion at Zalando. Zalando’s Diversity Guild and other employee community groups are essential allies and stakeholders, supporting Zalando in working towards our vision of a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Going forward, Zalando will annually report on the share of women and men represented on the top six senior management levels, as well as other diversity dimensions in a diversity report.

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