Eric is VP Engineering at Zalando since 2014, where he has been leading both organizational and technological transformations. He is both a large-scale manager and leader, and a deep technologist who still writes code. Before Zalando, he was VP Architecture at Gilt Groupe, and has worked as a tech leader, principle, or founder and always coder across many industries, for companies like TomTom, Three, Electronic Arts, and a few startups along the way. Long ago, he was part of the core team that built The Sims 1.0.