Lead Software Engineer

Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH)

  • Location
    • Lisbon
  • Date Posted
  • 16 Mar 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Retail

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 Lisbon office is located in Portugal's cosmopolitan capital. Mostly the teams here are focused around Technology and Store of the Future. In this office, Farfetchers like to have catch ups in the ball pit or creative moments by the grand piano!

The role

We are looking for a Lead Engineer to be part of Farfetch's Engineering Team. You will lead and develop a multi-disciplinary team of engineers working towards our goals. You will work in a relaxed environment and be part of a well-motivated and growing team. If you want to evolve, if you are willing to share knowledge and to be part of the building process to reach the top, using the latest technology stack and having fun doing it, this is an opportunity you can't miss.

What you'll do

  • Coordinate team management, reporting and roadmap execution for your team;
  • Actively participate in the training and building skills of the developers on your team;
  • Understand the full development lifecycle with emphasis on software quality processes.
  • Collaborate with other teams (tech and non-tech) to help unblock issues, find synergies and ensure we are building the right tools
  • Help develop software applications aiming to fight fraud in this ever-changing world of online fraud.
  • Be part of the team deciding the direction of fraud detection systems.

Who you are

  • A leader well versed in team management with a focus on the continuous development of your team;
  • A promoter of software development best practices;
  • Experienced working with agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, ...);
  • An excellent team player and with exquisite communication skills;
  • Skilled in problem solving and with a proactive attitude;
  • Seasoned regarding team dynamics and conflict resolution;
  • Experience with event-driven systems, functional programming, fraud prevention/detection systems and Java or Kotlin are not required but nice to have.

Rewards & benefits

  • Health insurance for the whole family, flexible working environment and well-being support and tools
  • Extra days off, sabbatical program and days for you to give back for the community
  • Training opportunities and free access to Udemy
  • Flexible benefits program
  • FARFETCH Equity plan

Equal opportunities statement

  • FARFETCH is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We continue to build our consciously inclusive culture as part of our Positively FARFETCH strategy throughout our business, partnerships and communities.
  • We are looking for a Lead Engineer to lead our Busters team, the team deciding the direction of fraud detection systems.