Principal Front End Engineer


Porto, PT
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Web/Graphic Design/Internet
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 16800 Edwards Rd, Cerritos, CA , 90703

About Farfetch is an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques globally. We handpick our boutique partners for their forward-thinking taste and unique viewpoint on fashion. You can shop from any boutique within our network and have your order delivered to your door direct from the boutique itself.

Job Description

FARFETCH exists for the love of fashion. Our mission is to be the global platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.
We're a positive platform for good, bringing together an incredible creative community made up by our people, our partners and our customers. This community is at the heart of our business success. We welcome differences, empower individuality and celebrate diverse skills and perspectives, creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We are FARFETCH for All.
We're on a mission to build the technology that powers the global platform for luxury fashion. We operate a modular end-to-end technology platform purpose-built to connect the luxury fashion ecosystem worldwide, addressing complex challenges and enjoying it. We're empowered to break traditions and revolutionise, with the freedom and autonomy to make a difference for our customers all over the world.
Our Porto office is located in Portugal's vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you'll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!
We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer to be part of our team, responsible for maintaining and evolving If you love front end, challenging projects and are willing to share knowledge, this is an opportunity you can't miss.


    • Build creative solutions at on a global scale, consumed by fashion lovers all around the world.
    • Be a technical reference and mentor in the front end community.
    • Work with our Engineering teams and other areas like Product, Design, Architecture and Infrastructure to articulate and promote the best tech solutions for the front end.
    • Ensure our front end code, React-based, is consistent and able to scale to meet the high demand.
    • Be part of the Engineering leadership team, co-responsible for setting the technical direction of our front end, sharing knowledge and helping with personal development.


    • 10+ years of relevant experience
    • Proficient in Javascript, HTML5 and CSS
    • Experience with modern Javascript frameworks (e.g., React, AngularJS, Vue) or other component-driven libraries
    • Experience with modern testing frameworks (e.g., Jest, Puppeteer, Cypress, Playwright)
    • In depth understanding of front end architecture and data-driven development
    • Experience with medium/large-scale web applications
    • Experience troubleshooting/solving performance-related problems
    • Proficient in written and spoken English
    • Experience with GraphQL, and familiarity with common backend service languages such as .NET, Node.js, Java will be appreciated
    • Experience with continuous delivery will also be valued


We are looking for a Principal Front End Engineer to focus on evolving our Universal React platform and build the future of accessible web interfaces using the latest technology stack.

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.