Principal Engineer - FARFETCH

PT Porto
28 May 2020
18 Jun 2022
Full Time
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 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!


We are looking for a Principal Engineer to be part of Farfetch's Engineering Team, being a reference for other members of the engineering team and leading a small team of expert engineers into solving some of our most complex engineering challenges.


    • Technically lead a small team of top engineers passionate about solving complex technical problems;
    • Work with the Architecture team to assure that the team is working towards the standards we set ourselves as a company;
    • Engage also with other Engineering teams within the domain to assure the solutions their team is building are fulfilling their most complex requirements;
    • Coach and up-skill other engineering team members in complex topics, being a reference for engineering standard methodologies within the team.


    • A graduate of a program in Information Systems or a related field
    • A professional with at least 10 years of demonstrable experience in the IT engineering field
    • Experienced in defining and implementing complex engineering solutions at large-scale for a global audience
    • A person that can be the Technical Reference and Evangelist for using new technologies within the domain
    • Someone with solid background and expertise as a Front-end Engineer, Back-end Engineer of the Full Stack variety
    • An expert in one of the key technologies in our tech stack (.Net, JavaScript, Node.Js , ReactJS, SQL Server, Cassandra)
    • Knowledgeable and experienced in Product/Software development, with a deep understanding of all different phases, from the beginning all the way through implementation and continuous improvement
    • A person able to handle multiple tasks/priorities at a time, respond to work with urgency and understand deadlines
    • A person attentive to detail, with an ability to assimilate, sort through and aggregate complex information quickly and effectively
    • Experienced in working in large-scale organizations on a multinational level with a multicultural team
    • Experienced in the Scrum methodology
    • Proficient in written and spoken English


    • 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


    • 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.

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