Senior Scala Engineer

Description

OUR MISSION

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of nearly 200 people is dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience to serve the needs of our global community.

We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in New York and LA, and have more than 15 million registered users in 147 countries.

We have a prime position in the UK where we estimate 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered. We are experiencing rapid growth (300% over two years) in the US; recently entering the top 25 shopping apps (the only European player to do so).

And we’re just getting started.


THE OPPORTUNITY

Depop is a rapidly scaling business and we’re on the hunt for a Senior Scala Engineer to join our engineering team. You'll be working as part of a cross-functional team, developing new features and products for our users.

Our Scala engineers are passionate about creating great software from their local environment through to production. We love functional programming and hope you do too.

Want to find out more about Depop & our engineering team? Take a look at our blog!
We write about technology, people and smart engineering - https://engineering.depop.com/


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Front-End and other Backend Developers to understand problems and to design solutions.
  • Produce high quality code which is well-structured and simple to understand which will be used by over 500,000+ active daily users
  • Embrace agile methodologies and engage in a culture of continuous improvement by attending events such as book club, functional meet up, blameless post-mortems, architecture review, war games, hack days
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with fellow developers to solve problems and write code
  • You’ll own your code through its entire lifecycle, including deployment to production

Requirements

  • Significant experience with Scala and its ecosystem of libraries
  • Experience building performant, scalable apps for serving RESTful content or processing/ingesting data
  • Experience working with RDBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Ability to proactively find and solve complex problems independently
  • A desire for continuous learning in software architecture, functional programming or other relevant disciplines.


Desirable

  • Experience with the Play framework, Kinesis and DynamoDB
  • Experience with event driven architectures, preferably using RabbitMQ
  • Experience deploying code to production
  • Experience in using production AWS infrastructure, ideally with Terraform
  • Contribution to open-source libraries
  • Tech blog posts
  • Degree level knowledge of Computer Science or related technical field.

Benefits

We want to give our engineers the opportunity to learn and grow at Depop. So if you're keen to gain experience in another language or new area of engineering we can make it happen as part of your career journey with us. Depop offers the opportunity to work with such a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about.

There are perks of course. We have 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell more, UK pension scheme , healthy snacks in the kitchen, finish early Fridays, team nights out, yoga, meditation and more. We also run regular internal programming meet-ups (with pizza!) and external meet-ups.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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