Zalando Reveals New Tech Hub Location in Lisbon

  • New office on Avenida da Liberdade has space for around 60 employees, will work closely with Zalando Tech Hubs in Germany, Helsinki and Dublin

  • Office has hired 16 team members since beginning operations in December 2017, with hiring ongoing

  • Team will focus on enhancing customers’ digital experience in the Zalando Fashion Store across all 17 markets to provide a more personalized experience  

 

LISBON, JUNE 21, 2018 // Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, revealed the location of its new international technology hub in the heart of Lisbon. The office is situated on Avenida da Liberdade in central Lisbon and has space for around 60 team members, as well as large common areas which aim to promote cross-team collaboration and foster Zalando’s innovation culture. The hub marks the third time the company has expanded its international tech footprint within Europe.
 

“I am really excited that we are able to add another international tech hub to our portfolio”, says Philipp Erler, SVP of Digital Experience at Zalando. ”It is so important that we are able to develop, grow and engage a diverse pool of tech talent within Zalando, to ensure we can provide the best and most personalized digital experience to our customers.”
 

Recruiting at the hub is running according to plans, with Zalando Lisbon having hired 16 employees since operations began in December 2017, including product managers, UX designers and engineers. The company is continuing to actively recruit frontend software engineers and full stack engineers, whose goal will be further developing the customer’s digital experience within the Zalando Fashion Store across all 17 European markets, and is looking to end 2018 with a team of 35 in Lisbon.
 

Heading up the new Lisbon office is Marc Lamik, Managing Director of Zalando Digital Portugal: “The reason we’ve come to Lisbon is quite simple: as Zalando grows, we need to go where the talent is. Lisbon hosts an excellent tech ecosystem. It allows us to attract the talent we need to enhance the shopping experience for our customers.”
 

The Lisbon team will work on enabling brands and influencers to use the Zalando platform to promote products. They will work closely with the Digital Experience team in Berlin and the teams in Zalando’s other hubs in Germany, Helsinki and Dublin to make the Zalando experience more personalized for customers.
 

Current vacancies in the Lisbon office can be applied for via Zalando’s careers website.

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ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando is Europe’s leading online fashion and lifestyle platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of lifestyle articles including shoes, apparel, accessories and beauty products, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of almost 2,000 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 17 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with five centrally located fulfillment centers allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe, supported by warehouses in Northern Italy, France and Sweden with a focus on local customer needs. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology gives us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. 

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