Depop is the community-powered marketplace app where people exploring style and the latest trends come to shop and sell circular fashion. With over 26m users in more than 150 countries, Depop is the place for anyone looking to celebrate style on their terms and keeping millions of items of clothing in rotation.

Founded in 2011, Depop has its headquarters in London and offices in Manchester, New York and Sydney with 400 employees dedicated to helping build a new fashion system that’s kinder to people and kinder to the planet.

In 2021, Depop joined Etsy, Inc. as a wholly-owned subsidiary and continues to operate as a standalone marketplace for fashion items, community and creativity.

Our brand operates on three values:

  • Circularity - We’re taking the circular economy mainstream. Changing people’s relationship with clothes and making it easy to choose options that are kinder to the planet.
  • Self expression - We’re a space for self expression that encourages millions to explore, connect and find their identities through style.
  • Opportunity - We’re building a home of fashion where everyone feels welcome and anyone can succeed on their own terms.
  • #LI-PA1 #LI-Hybrid

    The Role
    In 2022 we are heavily investing in providing support for our engineers aligned better with the current company structure. We are looking for Engineering Managers to guide our cross-functional teams and shape engineering culture inside the company. This is a new role in Depop, so you’ll be able to influence its shape. This Engineering Manager position offers the opportunity to lead one of our Fulfilment teams in Manchester.

    Responsibilities;
    As an Engineering Manager within this team, you can expect to:

    • Lead and manage a cross functional team of engineers (4 to 6) - your main responsibility will be making sure the people in the team are happy and set up for success, you are encouraged to stay hands on, but this should not be the primary focus.
    • Be accountable for the performance of the team as a unit and the career growth of the engineers within the team. Have regular 1:1s and provide continuous feedback to the team members.
    • Work closely with diverse functions within the team across product, design, analytics and QA to ensure that your team is clear on goals and delivering value for our users.
    • Work with the recruiting team in the end-to-end recruiting process.
    • Ensure that new engineers onboard successfully and have the greatest opportunity to excel at Depop and their careers.
    • Advocate for your team and engineering to raise awareness on team health, ensure inclusion, and drive positive change.
    • Establish and maintain an inclusive, respectful, and diverse culture to ensure that all voices are heard.
    • Collaborate with teams across the pillar and the organisation to ensure cohesion across projects and roadmaps.
    • Facilitate continuous learning and improvement for your team.

    Requirements:

    • You are an Engineering manager in search of a new exciting opportunity.
    • Can facilitate technical decision-making across multiple technical landscapes, having passion for the technical aspects of your work, but can let engineers drive the details.
    • Experience building high-traffic systems servicing 10,000s of concurrent users
    • Strong knowledge of systems design, within a modern cloud-based environment (AWS, GCP)
    • Know how to apply processes judiciously to improve, rather than hamper, the team’s productivity.
    • Can explore and assess needs from a high level perspective and make decisions based on the data available in the face of ambiguous or changing priorities and goals.
    • Can collaborate with cross-disciplinary stakeholders with varying goals to achieve great results that satisfy all requirements.
    • Know how to drive positive interactions throughout your team and drive positive change.
    • Passion for building a platform that is user-obsessed
    • You align with our "Depop DNA" - putting our community first, being adaptable to the varying needs of our people while creating an inclusive, impactful and collaborative working environment.

    Desirable:

    • You are familiar with any of the following technologies : Scala, Kotlin (Android), Swift ( iOS), React and Typescript.
    • You come from an e-commerce background.
    • You have previously worked in an App first business.
    • Worked with infrastructure as code and deployment pipelines, preferably with terraform.

    Benefits

    Health + Mental Wellbeing

    • Cash-plan or PMI - you have the choice of a healthcare plan that best suits you
    • Subsidised counselling and coaching - we partner with Selfspace to provide you the opportunity for a good conversation with a qualified person
    • Cycle to Work scheme - choose between Evans or the Green Commute Initiative to help access a bike for your commute
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - have access to a confidential support network of expert advice 24/7
    • Mental Health First Aiders - we have trained individuals across the business to offer support and signposting

    Work/Life balance

    • 25 days annual leave with the option to carryover up to 5 days
    • 1 company-wide day off per quarter, for you to take some time for yourself and decompress
    • 2 activism days per year for you to use for volunteering, demonstrations or internal initiatives
    • We offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees.

    Flexible Working

    We’re Flexa® accredited, meaning we offer genuinely flexible working;

    • We'd love you to head to your nearest Depop office once a week, but feel free to work from home the rest of the week!
    • Want to head into the office more? No problem, you can opt to be "Office-Based", with your very own desk.
    • Do you do your best work from home? You can also request to be a remote worker, and only head into the office 4 times per year *role dependent
    • In the office, we provide healthy snacks, tea and coffee and the occasional surprise treats!
    • All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
    • Apply to work abroad 4 weeks of the year (in UK tax treaty countries)

    Family Life

    • Maternity + Paternity Leave, plus adoption leave, IVF leave, shared parental leave + paid emergency parent/carer leave

    Learn and Grow

    • We offer a personal learning budget for every employee and also sponsor and run a myriad of programmes, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us.

    Your Future

    • Life Insurance (financial compensation of 3x your salary)
    • Pension (Depop will match your contribution up to 6% of your qualifying earnings)

    And finally, as a valued Depop employee We waive all of our employees’ fees when they sell on Depop and also ship your sold items anywhere in the UK for free using our team’s account

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    3–4 days per week at home

    A little flex time

    Dog friendly