Software Engineer Team Lead

Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH)

  • Location
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • 20 Mar 2020
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Retail

Farfetch exists for the love of fashion. We believe in empowering individuality. Our mission is to be the global technology platform for luxury fashion, connecting creators, curators and consumers.


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 disrupt, with the freedom and autonomy to make a real impact for our customers all over the world.


Our London office is located in Old Street, London’s tech hub, home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. We have large open plan spaces and a feature staircase connecting our 3 floors, encouraging our collaborative and open culture. We also have a big outdoor terrace where we can have lunch and host social events when the sun comes out!

The role

Fully aligned to our Marketing vertical, the Konnekt team is part of a vision to build a highly autonomous and empowered Data Science / Data Engineering team that moves fast to rapidly deliver big impact with some of our most challenging and high visibility projects.

To achieve this we are building a full stack of capabilities, from managing our own infrastructure, creating data assets and pipelines, to developing services and software, all with the goal of unlocking huge value across a wide variety of Marketing initiatives.

Who you are

  • A smart practical problem solver who wakes up dreaming of elegant scalable solutions and thinks ‘right let’s go make this happen’.
  • Capable of inspiring your team through being a decent human being and a leader.
  • Do you think first about performance, growth, engineering best practices, extensibility in your code and your team.
  • Someone who enjoys watching others overcome challenges, build their skills and reach new heights.
  • Believes that quality software is not an accident.
  • Ready to build the foundations of Farfetch data.
  • Some of the skills you'll need to get the job done
  • Lead teams or you really want to.
  • Reviewed performance and given honest feedback for those you work with.
  • Been a hands-on coder and levelled up to become a 'go-to' person in your previous roles.
  • Used agile methodologies, delivering sprints of work with applicable ceremonies, you’ll know the importance of retrospectives and demos.
  • Worked with ‘the business’ to understand their needs, extracting requirements and prioritizing work.

You will be amazing if

  • You’ve had hands on experience in Google Cloud Platform especially on the infrastructure side (shout out to Terraform)
  • You are a skilled with Python with some Java experience too

What tech awesome do we have to offer:

We love GCP. We are on alphas/betas and early adopters of a whole slew of Google tech.

We are building frameworks that enable the business to get the best from Data at Farfetch. We have a plan for world domination and we are driving it.

What else

We are a small team looking for amazing engineers who like a strong culture of celebrating success, learning and improving all the time.