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,” said 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 personalised 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.”