Platform Engineer

Description

Welcome to Depop. We are the social marketplace where over 12M people come to buy, sell and discover unique items. Our mission is to empower creative minds by making our platform the place for the most vibrant communities in the world.

With headquarters in London, spaces in LA and New York, we have a team of more than 100 people dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience for our global communities. And we’re just getting started.

Right now, we’re on the hunt for a Platform Engineer (DevOps) in our Platform team to help us build out the next phase of our infrastructure. You will be supporting us on our path towards distributed ownership of backend services using Kubernetes and Infrastructure-as-Code.

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. Sound like your thing?

We’re currently helping build one of the most dynamic and well-funded startups in the London tech scene. Sound like your thing?

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

  • Empower developers to take ownership of the operation, performance and availability of our services
  • Play a key role in the build-out, migration to, and operation of a containerised infrastructure using Kubernetes and ECS
  • Design, write and deliver software that improves the lives of our engineers and the scalability of our platform
  • Get involved in the design and implementation of new user facing services
  • Take part in our on-call rota
  • Improve, Measure, Automate, Repeat

Requirements

  • Intermediate level development experience in Python, or a comparable dynamic language such as Ruby or Perl
  • Shell scripting and relating tooling (awk, sed, grep etc)
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) /Cloud experience
  • Good working understanding of continuous integration/deployment tools and practices
  • Distributed systems design and operation
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with major HashiCorp projects (Consul, Vault, Terraform)
  • Knowledge of modern Linux systems internals (kernel, filesystems, network stack, systemd)
  • Experience operating Postgres or another major RDBMS
  • Basic networking theory (TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, IP packets, DNS)
  • Experience writing and consuming RESTful web services
  • Security-oriented mindset

Benefits

Now we're talking. We have a relaxed atmosphere where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. 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. 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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