Batman instead of a Scrum Master: Our engineer Bodhan explains how his team manages stakeholder requests at Zalando.
"Our vision for 2020 is to become the leading platform for sustainable fashion in Europe. [...] We bundle our activities in three areas: sustainable fashion, sustainable e-commerce and transparency in the supply chain."
Fashion x Tech! We hosted a panel to discuss the unique roles our services Zalon, our curated styling service, and the Algorithmic Fashion Companion (AFC), our scalable outfit generator, play in personalized fashion.
Meet Team Kea. "We develop software components to distribute items in our logistics network so that it fits with customer demand patterns - we apply mathematical optimization to determine how we need to relocate items so that logistics cost and delivery times are optimized. We have direct customer impact for every order as they get their parcel even faster, and tremendous impact on the efficiency of Zalando logistics at a large scale (at millions of items every week). We are a strong community with supportive peers where there is also lots of room for new ideas and approaches which we regularly explore in our research spike." #insidezalando
For the past year, our group of Engineering Leads worked to improve collaboration and cross functional communication across teams. This was the result of team retrospectives and employee surveys indicating required improvement in these areas. One initiative which we took to address these issues was to implement role rotation amongst engineers. The goal of this developer rotation was to establish cross-functional knowledge sharing, encourage cross team collaboration within the department, and bring greater product awareness.
In December, Hive Helsinki - The Code School was announced. Zalando is a proud partner of Finland's first higher-education level code school. Through revolutionary collaborative learning, Hive pledges to train the next generation of world-class coders, giving the youth of today the tools to solve problems of tomorrow.
Now is the time to apply! Your first challenge will be an online logic test. Beat the game and you’ll get the chance to see if Hive Helsinki is made for you.
Go to hive.fi and to see if your future is written in code. There is no age limit and no previous coding skills are required. Good luck!
Apply here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQbjA
Check out why the topic of sustainable coffee has taken on special significance at Zalando.
Calm before the storm. #lunchtime #insidezalando #canteengoals
Mit einer viemal so hohen Bestellmenge im Vergleich zu einem durchschnittlichen Tag, ist der Black Friday eine absoute Herausforderung Zalandos Kundenversprechen einzuhalten. Daniel Behlert, Director Logistics Warehouses, ist jedoch mehr als bereit diese Herausforderung anzugehen.
Check out how Zalan.doers promote more transparency in the fashion industry. Together with two colleagues, our product designer Tabitha Swanson used the opportunity of the zImpact hackathons and donated her working time to make a difference, but also to learn something herself.