Senior Technical SEO Specialist


Manchester, GB / England, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Marketing/PR/Product Mktg
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • 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

Depop is the fashion marketplace where the next generation buy, sell and get inspired. We are headquartered in London, UK with locations in Manchester, New York and Australia. We have more than 25 million registered users in 180+ 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.
Depop exists to build the world's most diverse progressive home of fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that's kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can't get anywhere else - unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.
We operate on three pillars:

    Community: Our buyers, sellers and employees are inclusive, diverse and accessible. We are committed to empowering diversity within the fashion community.
    Entrepreneurship: We support our community and help them build their business with Depop. We thrive on supporting innovation by shaping an environment where creators, makers or hustlers can thrive.
    Sustainability: Depop helps extend the life of garments and reduce waste, we care about the world and want to make a positive change within the fashion industry.


Senior Technical SEO Specialist

We are looking for a Senior Technical SEO Specialist to accelerate our growth at Depop. We are an App first business that is rapidly growing into Web, and looking to build out our new SEO function with a technical specialist to help drive Depop's global SEO forward.

In this role, you will partner up with our Product, Engineering, Design, Insights and Content teams, to be able to drive best-in class SEO techniques to help us improve our foundations and meaningfully grow the channel.

As the Senior Technical SEO Specialist you will take ownership of the SEO technical roadmap and execution, to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of the way customers browse and shop on Depop.


    Set the SEO technical roadmap and drive its execution
    Own key technical performance indicators such as crawling and indexing performance,  site speed performance, product categorisation and error rates..
    Design technical solutions that drive SEO performance
    Partner with the engineers and data scientists responsible for SEO objectives
    Take the lead on technical audits and crawl analysis
    Define technical SEO requirements for other production teams that are building on web, and consult with wider technical teams on upcoming projects to avoid any negative impact or missed opportunities


    Relevant SEO experience in a social marketplace or e-commerce business growing globally at scale
    Deep understanding of technical SEO best practices and building internal processes to ensure we are always respecting them
    Capable strategic mindset that will allow this person to prioritise within a deep backlog, and focus on meaningful levers based on insights and competitive advantage. Good balance of big picture thinking without neglecting the details.
    Experience working with cross-functional groups in an agile environment, and leading complex technical projects to completion
    Data driven mindset with the ability to be fairly independent on analysing opportunities and performance
    Structured, organised and with top notch attention to detail
    Fast learner who is not afraid to test new ideas and learn from them, even if they are not all successful
    Proficient in technical project management software like Jira
    Expertise writing SEO requirements, acceptance criteria, and user stories
    Experience with 3rd party tooling for SEO

Big plus:

    Previous experience on App first businesses making meaningful strides in building a Web presence
    Experience in large scale operations - we have a huge number of unique items and members in our platform that are constantly changing
    Interested in building out search performance for a Millennial and Gen Z audience
    Experience running SEO split testing and building SEO data pipelines
    Go the extra mile with data and "hacky" tools - knowledge of SQL, Python, etc.
    Experience operating in the US market



    Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!
    Wellbeing: We care about our employees wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eyecare vouchers and a discounted gym membership at Nuffield Health.
    Mental Health: Our employees mental health is a top priority. We offer subsidised counseling appointments with a qualified therapist through SelfSpace, we have trained mental health first aiders and we 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 to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees
    Family life: We offer flexible working (based on the team you will be joining), generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies which includes adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. Also, all of our offices are dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
    Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more...we’ve taken this virtual for now!

Equality and Diversity Monitoring

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

Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy. In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found at:

Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.

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