Jobs at Zalando: UX Interaction Designer (Senior or Principal) in Berlin -


UX Interaction Designer (Senior or Principal)

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We're hiring for this position in the following cities: Berlin (Germany) and Helsinki (Finland). Please state your country or city preference in the application.

As a UX Interaction Designer at Zalando you will solve business problems by understanding user needs and motivations, structuring information, choreographing customer interactions across touchpoints, designing workflows, architecting interaction patterns and prototyping user interfaces.

Zalando User Experience designers work closely with product managers and developers in strong, agile teams. Individuals and teams are given as much autonomy as possible so they can innovate quickly. We employ an evolving mix of traditional user-centered methodologies, lean UX practices and design thinking.

We have a number of different missions in Zalando because our User Experience community extends across the entire product portfolio. As a UX Interaction Designer you could join shaping the vision for a new ground-breaking fashion marketplace mobile app, or by designing enticing editorial interfaces for inspiration, guidance and advice on our online fashion store. You could design B2B products solving the problems of global fashion brands and partners on the Zalando platform, or think outside the “shop” box to integrate Zalando’s shopping experience with other (social) platforms - landing into our customers’ daily digital habits wherever they are. From working on native apps to web apps and responsive web, desktop to mobile devices - let’s explore together what sounds like a challenge for you?

Your challenge

As a UX designer you will take on a series of focused, deep challenges (each ca. 12-18 months) within a specific product team, executing on a specific mission.

Your first mission will be to achieve a concrete goal focused in one of these areas:

  • Designing, testing and iterating daily E-commerce interactions with millions of customers across Europe
  • Ideating, incubating and launching innovative new products as part of one of our mobile ventures focused on user engagement or M-commerce
  • Work with major fashion brands and partners to improve their presence and sales on Zalando within our B2B offering
  • Increasing the efficiency and job satisfaction of colleagues and business partners who use our custom-built internal tools

Where do you want to start to make a difference?

Main requirements

To land this job you will show and explain raw artifacts from various stages of the design process that illustrate your proven ability to:

  • Translate complex product requirements into easy and intuitive user flows
  • Create responsive UIs that engage customers across devices
  • Identify overarching interaction patterns to ensure a consistent brand and user experience
  • Break a long-term user experience vision down into concrete steps for agile development
  • Explain your ideas, designs and best practices in order to successfully convince, motivate and inspire stakeholders
  • Collaborate with peers, product managers and techies through the entire product lifecycle
  • Test and refine prototypes with users within a weekly cycle (Lean UX)


  • A one-month mentoring program
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building courses and technical “People Leads” who help you achieve mastery
  • Personal branding support: From preparing talks and blog posts to networking with industry leaders
  • Community: hack weeks, movie nights, coder dojos, +70 self-organized tech guilds and more
  • Competitive salary
  • 40% Zalando shopping discount and commuter discount
  • Relocation assistance for internationals.

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