UK London
25 Jan 2022
12 Feb 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 disrupt, with the freedom and autonomy to make a real impact for our customers all over the world.


Our London office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub, and is home to a broad range of teams including Commercial, Marketing, and Product. Our open plan space is ideal for collaborative working and sharing ideas, or you can enjoy some quiet time in our dedicated library. We also have a large outdoor terrace which is the perfect spot to have a team lunch or host events.


We are looking for an Infrastructure Database Engineer with a DevOps mindset obsessed about automation, scalability, performance and infrastructure reliability to join our database team. As part of this team, you will be responsible to guarantee database stability, performance and security. We maintain more than 700 VMs, divided into more than 50 clusters for SQL Server, Cassandra and MongoDB.

What you'll do

    • Support all areas of the MongoDB environment, ensuring all databases run at optimal performance
    • Work closely with the development team to plan new applications and maintain current ones
    • Perform research into database performance issues and come up with solutions to address those concerns
    • Owning, tracking and resolving database-related incidents and service requests within SLAs
    • Perform auditing, monitoring, capacity management and security patching of our database
    • Manage the security and disaster recovery aspects of databases and platforms.

Who you are

    • Graduate in Computer Science or another technical discipline, or related practical experience
    • You have more than 4 years of experience in database development support in MongoDB
    • Experienced in installing and configuring MongoDB databases, and general administration
    • You have good experience with schema design, query optimization, index tuning, backup solutions (Physical, Logical and Point-in-Time Recovery)
    • You have experience with: Replica Sets (elections, read/write concerns, arbiters)
    • Knowledge about sharding (shard key, balancer, moving chunks, zoning shard with pre-split chunks, etc)
    • Experienced with any Cloud provider (GCP/AWS/Azure)
    • The following experiences will be considered a plus: Linux, MongoDB with K8's, Cassandra, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Python, Bash, SaltStack
    • Proficient in English - written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong team player.


    • 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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