Python Developer - Manchester


Depop is the shopping community where the world’s creatives come to buy, sell, discover and explore the most inspiring and unique items. We’re on a mission to build our platform into one of the most vibrant, inspiring and creative communities in the world.

Our HQ is based in London and we have spaces in Milan, NYC, LA and Manchester. As our community continues to grow, we’re on the hunt for a Python Engineer to join our growing Manchester team. We have a rapidly growing user base of over one million active users and our engineering team is expanding to match.

Our existing backend systems are written in Python and Scala. The ideal candidate will have an interest in problem solving and software engineering in general, and would enjoy the challenge of adapting to new languages and paradigms.


  • You will write and maintain the services and APIs that allow our apps and website to support 50,000+ active users per hour and 200,000+ requests per minute
  • You’ll create high quality code which is well-structured, thoroughly tested, and simple to understand.
  • You’ll work closely with a team of like-minded engineers to solve interesting and novel architectural and engineering problems.
  • As part of an agile team, you’ll work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Front-end Developers and other Backend Developers both in Manchester and remotely with the London team.


  • You’ll be able to demonstrate experience writing high quality code in Python and you’ll have experience building modern, REST-based, service-oriented, distributed architectures, ideally at scale.
  • You’ll have degree level Software Engineering knowledge, including experience with at least one major RDBMS (ideally Postgres) and experience with Web or API frameworks such as Django.


  • You might have experience with other back-end languages such as Scala or other java based languages.
  • You might have experience with functional programming, message queues such as RabbitMQ, or the Play Framework.


Now we're talking. We have stylish offices in New York, Manchester, London and Venice. There are perks of course, to name a few we have 25 days holiday, options to buy/sell more, regular snacks and drinks, parties and team nights out, UK pension scheme ( special stuff on birthdays and life events and more. But the biggest perk of all is the opportunity to work with such a vibrant group of people building a product we all deeply care about.

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