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Software Engineer - Java

As a Java Engineer, you will not only build high performance, scalable and testable components for our shop platform with Java, but also deploy them and document the setup with Terraform. We believe that a good understanding of every phase of the software development lifecycle enables us to write better code. Don’t worry if you haven’t worked with Docker or AWS before: we will provide training.

You will be working in a diverse, international setting with teammates who are experts in various topics. We often conduct workshops to improve our individual skill sets, and to improve our workflow as a team. The role is based in our Malaysia office in Kuala Lumpur.

Here is a preview of two of the projects you might be working on:

1. Replacing our memcached storage with an infinispan memory grid

All the products, categories, etc. in our shop were stored in a memcached bucket for fast access. This setup served us very well until we moved to AWS and wanted to use autoscaling. In order to make this work, we needed a clusterable solution that is available immediately after a new node starts. The result is an infinispan-cluster with a memcached frontend. We kept the protocol to make the transition as easy as possible for the clients. The rollout went quite well, but now we have to refine our software stack and work on improvements:

  • Build everything with Docker
  • Setup the infrastructure on AWS
  • Implement new protocols for improved speed

2. Evaluate document databases as storage for a new product service

We are currently using an optimized version of an entity-attribute-value model to store our product data in MySQL. After we added a lot of features, the storage model is becoming too slow, so we’re looking for a way to make the module stand alone as a service. To meet our new requirements, we are also evaluating document databases as a backend of this new service.


1. You should be proficient in

  • Java 8
  • Spring (Boot)
  • Relational Databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Linux basics
  • Bonus points for PHP, Docker and AWS

2. You should have the following qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience with high-traffic distributed systems and client-server architectures
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline

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ZALORA Engineering

ZALORA is the leading e-commerce company providing fashion throughout South East Asia. ZALORA Engineering has teams in Singapore and Vietnam to serve millions of users in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines. This regional diversity presents a lot of interesting challenges that you and your colleagues will face. You will learn a lot by tackling these challenges.

ZALORA's e-commerce platform is built with love by the engineering team. The Ho Chi Minh office, 12 Ton Dan, D4 (ZALORA Group) focuses completely on engineering and sets a high standard for software development in the field of e-commerce. This team creates the tech stack that powers ZALORA's stellar shopping experience. This ranges from the online shop and the mobile apps to ZALORA's complex logistics solutions.

The ZALORA Story

ZALORA exists for the millions of fashion consumers in Asia seeking a shopping experience focused on their unique styles, trends and fit. As Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA was founded in 2012 and has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands as well as our own in-house labels across apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world's leader in online fashion for emerging markets. 

ZALORA is not obligated to accept resumes from any third parties on behalf of potential candidates for any position (advertised or otherwise) by any means, unless ZALORA has executed a written agreement with such third party and has expressly requested such third party for candidate referrals. Third parties who provide unsolicited resumes of candidate(s) shall waive and forfeit all rights to claim for any placement fees or referral fees in the event that such candidate is eventually engaged or employed by ZALORA or Global Fashion Group.

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