Senior Platform Engineer

Depop

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/24/2021
  • Website: depop.com
  • Company Address: 7-9 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3LT, GB

About Depop

We are the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Australia. We have almost 20 million registered users in 147 countries. In the UK, 1 in 3 Gen Z/Millennials are registered and in the US we have grown 300% over two years. We are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users.

Our mission is to empower the next generation to transform fashion, and our team of over 200 people are dedicated to serving the needs of our global community.

Job Description

The Role

Our platform is used by over 1 million users per day

As the Depop community continues to grow on a global-scale, the systems and cloud infrastructure behind our product must be intelligently designed and built to withstand peaks and troughs in demand.

As a Senior Platform Engineer, you'll be a driving force on this mission, mentoring less experienced colleagues, whilst ensuring best-in-class design and implementation of the next phase of our infrastructure. You'll be empowered to make architectural decisions and drive change if there's a more intelligent solution; we iterate and move quickly.

Through use of cutting edge tooling (Kubernetes, Golang, ConcourseCI), you'll be building the next generation of our platform, that empowers other engineers towards a distributed ownership of backend services, whilst championing Infrastructure-as-Code. 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
  • Define and secure the current cloud infrastructure, that underpins our platform
  • Take part in our on-call rota
  • Improve, Measure, Automate, Repeat

Requirements

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

Benefits

Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:

Learn and Grow: We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
Wellbeing: We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership.
Mental Health: Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more.
Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.
Family life: We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly!
Financial: We match up to 6 percent on your pension based on qualified earnings and have retail discounts from benefithub.
Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.

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

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