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Head of Backend Engineering

London, United Kingdom

28 January, 2021

Compensation

Β£85K - 110K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Go
  • Architecture
  • Java
  • Python
  • Scala

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Stock options
  • Pension
  • Diversity dedicated staff
  • Parental leave
  • 25 days
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Gym membership
  • Lots of perks
  • Meetups
Lead teams building a growing social marketplace of 20 million users

Role overview

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, 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. As well as this, we are also the only European player to have recently entered the top 25 shopping apps by daily active users. πŸ“ˆ

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. πŸ’›

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. πŸ›

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. ♻️


The Role

As the Head of Backend Engineering at Depop, you'll provide technical oversight and leadership across the business and act as a functional manager.

You own the product and solution architecture and in your role, you'll place a key focus on quality control. You will provide a vision and know how to champion it and influence best practices by working through senior members of your team.


Requirements

  • Β Firm believer that engineers are accountable for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, including quality assurance and operation in production
  • You were an exceptional hands-on engineer in the past and decided that you can have more impact by leading others
  • Track record of leading engineers in cross-functional teams
  • Track record of leading your teams through transformations, both technically and organisationally
  • Strong software architecture skills
  • Bonus: you still love to code πŸ’»


Responsibilities

Lead and develop our talented team of backend engineers, currently sitting in 8 teams and counting πŸš€

Ensure Depop can continue to scale at a rapid pace by providing a vision for people, process and technology in the back-end engineering space πŸ’»

Lead the team on a journey of owning quality and and help them to continuously improve πŸ”₯

You are able to communicate to senior technical and non-technical stakeholders to drive the implementation of your vision across teams πŸ’¬

Accountable to deliver the technical OKRs of your domain πŸ“Š


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/Β 


Benefits

Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:

Learn and Grow: We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask! πŸ“š

Wellbeing: We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership. πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

Mental Health: Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more. πŸ’›

Work/life balance: We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees. πŸ–

Family life: We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly! 🐢

Financial: We match up to 6 percent on your pension based on qualified earnings and have retail discounts from benefithub. πŸ’Έ

Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties. We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more. 🍹

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

Location

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, situated in the South East of the island. The world's largest financial centre, London is also often referred to the culture capital of the world. The city is well-known for its heritage, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. London Underground is the oldest urban railway network in the world.

Technology workers in London earn 60pc more than the city average, with the figure even higher for foreign born workers, who earned 28pc more than their British counterparts in tech jobs. London can be considered as a center for professional relocation. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London.

The city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day and it’s often the topic of conversation across the city.

Did you know...

  • 2.5M people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
  • 40% of Greater London is green space
  • 250+

Depop is where the world's creatives come to buy, sell and discover the most inspiring and unique things. Depop was founded by co-founder of PIG magazine and RETROSUPERFUTURE sunglasses, Simon Beckerman. Originally a social network where PIG’s readers could buy items featured in the magazine. After realizing that Depop needed a selling function, Simon re-envisioned the app as a global marketplace β€” a mobile space where you can see what your friends and the people you’re inspired by are liking, buying, and selling. In turn, your friends and creative influencers all over the world can see the things you like, buy, and sell, and are inspired by you. This ecosystem has supported Depop becoming a global conduit of connection, not only in m-commerce, but culture, design, and creative communities around the world.

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Compensation

Β£85K - 110K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • Go
  • Architecture
  • Java
  • Python
  • Scala

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Stock options
  • Pension
  • Diversity dedicated staff
  • Parental leave
  • 25 days
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Gym membership
  • Lots of perks
  • Meetups

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