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.
  • The Team

    The Web Buyers team is on a mission to make the Depop website the most diverse progressive home of fashion.

    We want to make it easy to discover new trends, shops and pre-loved items in a sustainable way. This means creating curated, inspiring and inventory lead experiences - starting with our homepage and product pages.

    As Depop grows globally, we need to create a platform that works in every market and language, making internationalisation a key focus for us 2022.

    We are also growing our fullstack skills in 2022, to best build new services or extend existing services to bring entirely new features to the web experience not seen before in app.

    The Role

    As a Senior Engineer in our Web Buyers team, you’ll play a key role leading a team of engineers to contribute to Depop’s mission and goals, helping our community of buyers on the web discover items and sellers they might love. Our engineers work closely with our product, analyst and marketing teams to help define the future direction of the product.

    As a collaborative and fast paced team, you’ll be designing and building high-traffic, scalable systems that service 10,000s of concurrent users, mentor other engineers in the team, while helping drive technical innovation and excellence in the wider web function.

    Our tech stack consists of modern React.js front end, Node.js middleware with micro-services powered backend with AWS technologies communicating through event based architecture. Our teams own their own CICD using Jenkins, Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes to move as fast as possible.

    Responsibilities:

    • Architect and implement fullstack features for a complex web application
    • Support and mentor other engineers to develop their own technical skills and abilities
    • Cultivating a strong engineering culture in the team, focused on technical quality, innovation, and professional development
    • Collaborate with Designers, Product Managers, Software Engineers and Analysts to contribute to the team’s product roadmap.
    • Care about what you do, Depop’s mission, the code you write, the products you ship.

    Requirements:

    • Experience designing, building and maintaining modern web apps using front end javascript frameworks - with a focus on performance, stability and scalability.
    • Strong experience in React and Node.js.
    • Knowledge of systems design, within a modern cloud-based environment.
    • Good mentoring experience; we want you to help shape and develop our people.
    • Experience working collaboratively as part of an agile team in a product-driven business.

    Desirables:

    • Experience with a high-level, typed programming language (e.g. Typescript, Java, Go).
    • Familiarity with database technology, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.

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    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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