Junior Scala Engineer


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 Junior Scala Engineer to join our Tech team in London. Our Scala engineers are passionate about creating great software, from their local environment through to production. As Depop’s user base continues to grow, our team need a passionate individual who is excited by learning fast and loves functional programming as much as we do.

We want you to help us build one of the most dynamic and well-funded startups in the London tech scene. Sound like your thing?


  • 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 backlog grooming and blameless post-mortems
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with fellow developers/engineers to solve problems and write elegant code
  • You’ll own your code through its entire lifecycle, including deployment to production.


  • Knowledge of functional programming languages such as Scala or Haskell
  • Experience working with RDBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Strong initiative, drive and willingness to learn
  • A desire for continuous learning in software architecture, functional programming or other relevant disciplines
  • Passionate about the Depop brand and motivated by our journey.


  • Experience with the Play framework, Kinesis and DynamoDB
  • Experience building performant, scalable apps for serving RESTful content or processing/ingesting data
  • Experience with event driven architectures, preferably using RabbitMQ
  • Experience deploying code to production
  • Experience in using production AWS infrastructure, ideally with Terraform
  • Interest within the Tech startup scene
  • Degree-level knowledge of Computer Science or related technical field.


Now we're talking, we have a relaxed and collaborative environment where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. You will have the opportunity to learn from senior members of the Scala team to aid your development and nurture your potential.

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 run regular internal programming meetups (with pizza) and external meetups. 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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