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Associate Director Engineering

ZALORA Engineering is looking for an Associate Director of Engineering to work on its cutting edge software stack.

This opportunity will offer you a chance to work on a high traffic site serving millions of customers per month throughout South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. You will be exposed to a polyglot architecture, modern development workflows and a forward-thinking, intelligent team dedicated to solving the big-picture problems in e-commerce.

We have built most of our systems on open source technology. A large portion of our stack is written in PHP and Golang. Also, we make heavy use of Docker, React, Elm, MySQL, Solr and more. We believe in choosing the best tool for the job, and part of your responsibility will be to identify the tools to help us grow into the next five years at ZALORA.



  • Design high performance, scalable and testable components for our architecture and execute its development.
  • Lead a team to develop new features for our applications, delivering to our quality standard.
  • Hire, mentor and train senior software engineers and manage their OKRs.
  • Take ownership and design the developer experience in a way that teams can operate autonomously and with high agility.
  • Investigate and propose cutting edge technologies to improve site reliability, developer experience, customer experience, and raw performance.
  • Think outside the day-to-day and lead the team to elevate the art of e-commerce engineering.



  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related technical discipline.
  • 7+ years of experience with high-traffic distributed systems and client-server architectures.
  • Experience in leading and hiring high performing teams.
  • Solid computer science fundamentals (theory, data structures, algorithms, design patterns).
  • Made major contributions to the design/architecture of one or more projects.
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases (like MySql, Aurora...). Experience in any of NoSQL technology (like Couchbase, MongoDb, Cassandra...)
  • Experience with working with microservices.
  • Proficiency in messaging patterns, web services, and AWS is a plus.

We provide support for your visa requirements for our tech centers in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City.

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What is 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, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and Brunei. 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 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, Macau and Taiwan. ZALORA’s localised shops 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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