Software 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

Right now, we're looking for a Software Engineer to join a brand new team focusing on business operations automation. This team has a wide remit and will be tackling a varied workload, aiming to improve, augment and automate manual and inefficient processes within the business. The initial projects for the team are focused around overhauling our current abuse detection systems to provide a high level of accuracy, observability and architectural coherence, empowering our moderation teams to do more with less.

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/

Requirements

  • Experience writing systems in Scala, and ideally Python. Java developers with functional experience considered
  • Experience with building and working with modern cloud architectures (ideally on AWS)
  • The skills and desire to own a project end-to-end; all the way from stakeholder management and requirements gathering through to writing the infrastructure code and deployment pipelines that will deliver your code to production
  • BS in CS, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience


Desirable

  • Experience with machine learning frameworks
  • Experience with our infrastructure stack: Terraform, Docker, Kubernetes, Kinesis, RabbitMQ, Postgres, DynamoDB
  • Experience with streaming and data tooling - Akka, Spark, Hive, RedShift, Presto
  • Scrum and Agile development methodologies

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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