Depop • London, United Kingdom

Senior iOS Engineer - Inspire

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

Company Description

Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy - the global marketplace for unique and creative goods - and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. We operate 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.
  • Job Description

    The Role

    As a senior-level iOS engineer at Depop you’ll work in one of our Product teams to add new functionality as well as improve existing features through a data driven A/B testing workflow. You will be working in Swift, alongside backend and other iOS engineers, leveraging our Mobile Continuous Integration pipeline, with Unit and Integration Testing built in, to iterate our iOS application to help our millions of users to fall into the pit of success. You will work in a small multidisciplinary product team that is supported by a much wider community of Depop iOS developers, insights teams, product managers and platform engineers.

    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/


    • Support the team to deliver weekly features/upgrades.
    • Take full ownership of the components the team ships to the iOS app. Monitor and resolve issues.
    • Support the A/B testing workflow and collaborate with the insights team to ensure high quality.
    • Work closely with the design, product management and backend teams to ensure that new features are implemented efficiently and effectively.
    • Refactor existing code to leverage the latest developments in the iOS framework.
    • Communicate any engineering challenges faced when supporting a wide range of devices.



    • Commercial experience using Swift or Objective-C, with real exposure to different platforms and OS versions.
    • Experience working within a Mobile Continuous Integration framework.
    • Experience with Unit (XCTest) and Integration Testing.
    • Experience in consuming a RESTful API.
    • Prior experience mentoring junior developers


    • Experience with the VIPER architecture.
    • Experience with A/B testing and solving complex experiments.
    • Experience with backend driven UI

    Additional Information

    UK 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 with 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 carry over 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.
    MyMode is our hybrid-working model, designed to empower our employees to choose a working mode that works for them. MyMode is composed of 3 working modes: Flex, Office Based and Remote.

    • Flex: 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.
    • Office: Want to head into the office more? No problem, you can opt to be "Office-Based", with your very own desk.
    • Remote: depending on your role you can request to be a remote worker, and only head into the office 4 times per year.

    All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend.
    You can also apply to work abroad for 4 weeks of the year (in UK tax treaty countries).

    Family Life

    Our parental leave policies aim to support and enable parents to play equal roles in nurturing their families, in a way that is flexible and truly gender-neutral. Our full-time regular employees are eligible for 18 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of their child. We also offer IVF leave, shared parental leave and paid emergency parent/carer leave.

    Learn and Grow

    • We offer budgets for conferences, learning subscriptions and more. We 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 so you can ship your sold items anywhere in the UK for free.

    Company benefits

    Open to part-time employees
    Open to compressed hours
    Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay. 21 weeks SMP.
    Enhanced paternity leave – 18 weeks full pay.
    Work from anywhere scheme – Up to 20 works days a year.
    25 days annual leave + bank holidays
    Pregnancy loss leave
    Fertility treatment leave

    The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

    First we assess the flexibility options Depop provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Depop is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

    We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

    Working at Depop

    Company employees


    Gender diversity (male:female)

    47% Women 53% `Men

    Office locations

    London, New York, Manchester

    Hiring Countries

    United Kingdom
    United States
    Awards & Achievements

    Industry awards 2022

    Retail & Ecommerce