Engineering Lead - Architecture group
Farfetch UK Limited
Porto, Porto
há 8 dias

Who we are

Farfetch is unlike anything in the world of fashion and technology. Our mission : to revolutionize the way the world shops.

To do it, we need innovators. People who challenge convention and dare to dream. We’ve gone from a start-up to a billion dollar business.

But we’re not done yet. Far from it. Be bold. Be brilliant. Together, we can be extraordinary

  • We have rapidly grown into a truly global company since our launch in 2008 and we’re continuing to grow. Our family now includes partner boutiques and brands across Europe, North and South America and Asia;
  • we demonstrate our Think Global’ value in everything we do.

    We are a global team of over 1,500 people and have offices based in London, New York, L.A., Porto, Guimaraes, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Moscow, Hong Kong & Tokyo.

    We are a company with an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative culture. We are positive, passionate and live our values : Be Human, Be Brilliant, Todos Juntos, Be Revolutionary, Think Global and Amaze Customers day to day.

    The Team :

    Our world class Technology team is at the core of what we do. The team helps support the running of the current business and explores new and exciting technologies that keep Farfetch truly revolutionising the industry.

    Split across 3 main offices- London, Porto and Lisbon, the tech hub is the fastest growing team working across all touch points, Web, Mobile and Instore.

    The team is committed into turning the company into the leading multi-channel platform

    The Role :

    As an Engineering Lead in the architecture group, you will be responsible for leading and developing 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.If you are ready to embrace new exciting challenges, have the desire of continuously gather and share knowledge, have people skills, be a lead to follow and develop a talent and extraordinary team, then we want to hear from you.

    What you’ll do :

    Lead a multidisciplinary agile team of engineers with willing to bring the best product to the company by :

  • Set goals and development targets for the Engineers within the managed team and support the team with feedback and development plans as they progress;
  • Engage with the architects, engineering teams and business into building a backlog that continuously contributes to the execution of the roadmap;
  • Contribute to the hiring, training and development plan for engineers within the managed team;
  • Assure the collaboration of managed team across different engineering teams / offices and adherence to the defined global engineering best practices and processes.
  • Who you are :

  • A professional experience as a developer engineer;
  • A professional with proven solid technical background leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams towards goal achievement;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in Product / Software development, with a solid understanding of all different phases, from inception all the way through implementation and continuous improvement, preferable using Agile methodologies;
  • Capable to act as a technical reference and evangelist for the use 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;
  • Experienced in the following subjects are a plus :
  • Apache Cassandra
  • OpenID Connect
  • Excellent team worker with great communication skills;
  • Problem solver and proactive;
  • Able to easily build relationships with the different players of the tech area, at different levels of the organization.
  • We love hearing from you and want you to be as ambitious as we are, but before applying please ask yourself the following

  • Is this role a good match for me and my long term goals? We want to really know why you have chosen this career.
  • Do I have all the skills and experience required for this role? Be realistic. We will only consider applications that demonstrate relevant skills or the potential to match the role requirements.
  • Spell Check. As simple as it sounds make sure your application is to the highest standard. You will be surprised at how many applications we receive with spelling mistakes on them.
  • We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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