Infrastructure Engineer - Performance - FARFETCH

PT Porto
19 Dec 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 professionals to help us continue to drive innovation, making an impact on the reliability, performance, and scalability of Farfetch industry-leading technology.

You must have a DevOps mindset passionate about automation, scalability, and infrastructure reliability.

Join us to do what was never done before.

The Performance Team introduces processes, and performance methodologies to operate on top of the FARFETCH platform, across multiple data centers. We also develop and support tooling, always with performance and visibility on top of our priorities.

What you'll do

    • Design, develop, implement and manage tools to empower other teams on FARFETCH;
    • Give full autonomy to teams to develop and execute performance tests, helping them to make performance analyses;
    • Follow good practices about scalability, performance, geo-distribution, multi-cloud, multi-CDN, documentation, etc... Always evolving, Always Improving!
    • Operate and maintain our code/applications/processes using always automation.

Who you are

    • Graduated or higher in Computer Science or another technical discipline, or related practical experience;
    • Engineer passionate about performance, building tools and automation;
    • Good written and verbal English communication skills;
    • OS/Core Systems: Linux and Windows, with an overall knowledge of all key components of an Infrastructure.
    • Strong knowledge in Python; Knowledge of Go, Java, .Net, Bash and Powershell is a plus;
    • Knowledge about Observability, APM (basic concepts, purpose, and key features), and CDN (basic concepts, purpose, and configuration capabilities);
    • Excellent communicator and keen on complex problem solving.


    • 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 you 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 Engineers passionate by Performance - people with a applicational Performance mindset obsessed about performance analysis, automation, scalability and infrastructure reliability. As part of this team, you will join +50 other high-experienced Engineers by developing automation and tools for Cloud Orchestration, Infrastructure Automation and CI/CD Pipelines, and support other teams on the test development, performance analysis and performance mindset evangelization.${description2}

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