Software Engineer - Open Source Evangelist - FARFETCH

PT Porto
03 Aug 2021
26 Aug 2021
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 developer advocate and open source enthusiast for our Open Source Program Office (OSPO). This program promotes the usage of open source internally, fosters contributions from our people to open source software and enables internal projects to be fully open sourced and shared with the community.This is a position that requires a wide-span of tech and people skills, from the integration of open source analysis into our software development lifecycle, enabling healthy communities and environment, unblocking tech teams and promoting internally and externally, our open source culture. To accomplish this, as an open source evangelist you will collaborate with multiple teams from engineering, product, security, infrastructure, legal to brand and employee communications. Additionally, you will be expected to promote the value of good open source and inner source practices and contributions to the open source community to stakeholders across the Farfetch group.


    • Keep internal teams involved and participating in the open source community, through existing or new programs such as tech talks, f/tech blog, hackathons, etc
    • Build awareness within our technology group of the value and best practices around open source;
    • Be a voice externally about our open source efforts by regularly contributing to our blog and social media, and participating at conferences and community events;
    • Audit and report on open source compliance of our code base by building or integrating tools and automation across different stages of the development cycle;
    • Work with internal teams on applying good practices and address any identified issues;
    • Work with internal teams on creating a culture of upstream contributions;
    • Work with internal teams on releasing open source projects and maintaining strong relationships with open source communities;
    • Work with internal teams to identify synergies and opportunities for collaboration.


    • A professional with 3+ years of professional experience as a developer engineer;
    • You are passionate about promoting a good environment based on the open source culture;
    • Basic knowledge of open source licenses and compliance issues;
    • You have attention to detail and ability to assimilate, sort through and aggregate complex information quickly and effectively;
    • Experience with open source tools such as GitHub, GitLab, package managers, and continuous integration and delivery systems;
    • You have good communication and documentation skills, and you are a team player (English is mandatory, Portuguese is optional but preferred);
    • Eager to learn and share knowledge;
    • Knowledge in good development practices, with .NET, Java and Python being a plus;
    • Have personal projects and existing relationships with open source communities is a plus.


    • 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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