Engineering Lead Backend - FPS - FARFETCH

PT Porto
26 Feb 2021
16 May 2021
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're looking for a backend software engineer to be part of Farfetch Plaform Solutions (FPS) content team. Your role will involve design, development and follow up of content related capabilities on the service oriented platform. This means to autonomously work with different stakeholders, from product to engineering, service managers or delivery managers and be involved in a diverse and rich technological environment.


    • Push for roadmap initiatives ensuring delivery dates supporting your teams by removing obstacles and keeping the path clear
    • Develop and mature your domain boundary in an overall coherent platform effort and alignment
    • Assure teams alignment to general backend area guidelines, processes and definitions
    • Take part in defining conversations understanding the needs and preparing them to be discussed with the team for solution creation
    • Document and break down initiatives for implementation planning coordinated with product owners and other teams
    • Work with other FARFETCH teams on shared developments coordinating operations on Farfetch Platform Solutions end
    • Spike solutions and developments for things to come
    • Assure your team's health by holding development conversations, understanding people status, ways to move forward and evaluation cycles


    • A senior backend developer, aware and daily practitioner of architecture and design principles
    • Fluent in microservices environments and related principles and patterns
    • Proficient in non relational and relational databases, i.e., Mongo, Cassandra, and SQLServer
    • Aware of OAuth concepts and common user of them to authenticate and authorize users and systems
    • Used to document your designs, plans and developments and base your communication with others on those assets
    • Used to be in an environment where you coordinate different teams and related topics to come up with a comprehensive view of the thing to build
    • Someone who likes to work in collaboration with others to get to best solutions, open to critics in discussions towards the common goal
    • Experienced with people reporting and development processes


    • 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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