Engineering Team Lead - Global Platform Technology

  • Location
    • Porto
  • Date Posted
  • Aug. 16, 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.

Technology

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.

Porto

Our Porto office is located in Portugal’s vibrant second city, known for its history and its creative yet cosy environment. From Account Management to Technology and Product, whatever your skills are, you’ll find your fit here. You can have an informal meeting in the treehouse or play the piano in your lunch break!

The role

As an Engineering Lead in the Global Platform Technology group, you will lead a team that provides foundation services/frameworks to be used by other engineering teams, working with architects to discover new ways to improve our world-class e-commerce platform’s underlying technology. If you are ready to embrace exciting new challenges, gather and share new knowledge, if you have the desire to grow an outstanding team, we want to hear from you!

What you’ll do

  • Lead a diverse agile team of engineers with willing to bring the best product to the company;
  • Set goals and development targets for the Engineers within your team and support them with feedback and development plans as they progress;
  • Engage with the architects, engineering teams and business, building a backlog that contributes to fulfilling of the roadmap;
  • Contribute to the hiring and development plan of your team;
  • Assure the collaboration of your team with different engineering teams/offices and their adherence to the defined global engineering best practices;
  • Engage new technologies by researching and adopting it into the Farfetch Platform.

Who you are

  • A professional with +5 years experience as a developer engineer;
  • A professional with +1 year experience leading engineering teams towards goal achievement;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in Product/Software development, with an understanding of all different phases, from creation all the way through implementation and continuous improvement, using Agile methodologies;
  • Quick to build relationships with the different players of the tech area, at different levels.
  • Capable to act as a technical reference, promoting the usage of state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies such as:
  • C# or similar object-oriented programming language;
  • Best practices, methodologies and design patterns for writing applications;
  • SOA and service communication using RESTful APIs;
  • Unit testing frameworks;
  • Large-scale distributed applications;
  • Apache Cassandra or similar;
  • Apache Kafka or similar.

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 an Engineering Lead to lead a team that provides foundation services/frameworks to be used by other engineering teams and work with your fellow architects to discover new ways to improve our world-class e-commerce platform’s underlying technology.