Java Developer


Depop’s purpose is to empower creative minds. We’re creating the world's most innovative platform, and we’re putting it into the hands of the unfollowers. We’re the place for our community to discover, connect with and inspire one another and where creative minds can become entrepreneurs. We’re a community of over 8 million and we’re growing our team of 85 headquartered in London, with spaces in Milan, NYC and LA.

We're looking for a special someone to be a big part of the team building out our new microservices architecture which will be the backbone of our app.

About You

  • You're smart and you like to get things done
  • You enjoy what you do and you're always learning new things
  • You have strong problem solving abilities and write well formed, idiomatic code
  • You play well with others: as well as fellow engineers, you can communicate technical details in a clear manner to all areas of the business
  • You take pride in your work but are also pragmatic: you feel that great is often the enemy of the good, but also that mediocrity is unacceptable
  • You have [good] opinions on service interfaces, contracts and domains

The Tech Stack

  • Scala, Java, Play, Akka
  • Postgres, RabbitMQ, DynamoDB, Memcached, Redis
  • Python/Django, MongoDB (mostly legacy)
  • AWS, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform, Consul, Vault, Docker


  • Demonstrable experience writing modern, high quality code in Java
  • Experience building and running modern REST-based, service-oriented, distributed architectures. Ideally at scale
  • BS in CS, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with at least one major RDBMS (ideally Postgres)


Now we're talking. We have stylish offices near Old Street (we were founded in Italy after all) and a relaxed atmosphere where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. There are perks of course, to name a few we have 25 days holiday, options to buy/sell more, the regular snacks and drinks, parties and team nights out, yoga, meditation, UK pension scheme, beer and wine in the fridge (or sparkling water and celery if that's more your thing), 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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