Senior Platform Engineer - FARFETCH

UK London
23 Apr 2022
29 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 a Data team that does it all: big data engineering, machine learning, and deep-dive analytics and insight. We're a diverse, global team who create Data solutions to provide an unrivalled customer experience. Whether it's churning gigabytes of ecommerce data, using AI to recommend the latest trends, or understanding our customers better than anyone else, we use data to promote FARFETCH's growth.


Our office is located in Old Street, London's tech hub. Our open-plan space is ideal for collaborative working. When you're not doing what's never been done, you can enjoy a team lunch on our large outdoor terrace, or join a yoga class in our dedicated studio.


The Konnekt Platform team is part of a vision to build highly autonomous and empowered Data Science, Engineering and Analyst teams that move rapidly to deliver big impact with some of our most challenging and high visibility projects. You will be an integral part of our engineering team, being responsible for helping build, maintain and improve our machine learning platform, analytics platform and infrastructure overall. Our motto is "Work hard, play hard!". We are a relaxed, easy going team, made of different nationalities. Everyone's idea matters, regardless of the level of seniority. We work in agile methodology, having daily standups, retrospectives, sprint planning, etc. Working collaboratively as a team and with our business colleagues, both here in London and across our other locations, you'll be shaping the technical direction of a critically important part of Farfetch.

What you´ll do

    • Work on platform engineering challenges that arise from Farfetch's scale and data growth
    • Design and implement the next steps of our infrastructure, both in GCP and Azure
    • You will work cross-functionally with various teams, creating solutions that deal with large volumes of data
    • You will work with the team to set and maintain standards and development practices
    • You will be a keen advocate of quality and continuous improvement
    • You will be managing our multi-cloud infrastructure using terraform
    • You will be operating and improving our data platform services in AKS and GKE
    • You'll be building various data platform tools for monitoring, CI/CD and IaC

Who you are

    • You have experience with managing infrastructure as code and associated tools, preferably terraform, pulumi or crossplane
    • You can productionise your code, but also know that something done is better than something perfect, and iterate over time to improve it
    • You have experience working with kubernetes
    • You have experience in a cloud environment, Azure or GCP
    • You have experience in continuous delivery principles: version control, unit and automated tests
    • You have skills in programming languages, preferably Go, Python or Java
    • You have good analytical and problem solving skills, the ability to work in a fast moving operational environment and you are enthusiastic and with a positive attitude.

Equal Opportunity Statement

    • 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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