Lead Platform Engineer - FARFETCH

Location
PT Lisbon
Posted
17 Sep 2022
Closes
29 Oct 2022
Ref
c6255601-a6e1-4884-b6d0-a4beeba4d572
Function
Technology
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
The Data Platform Foundation 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:

    • Be part of the on call rota, guaranteeing availability 24/7 when on shift.
    • You will be managing a team of skilled platform engineers, between juniors and principal level;
    • You will be responsible for their OKRs, career growth and developments.
    • You will be managing our multi-cloud infrastructure using terraform.
    • You will be responsible for scoping out the projects for your team;
    • You will be operating and improving our data platform services in AKS and GKE
    • You will work to create solutions that deal with our large volumes of data.
    • You'll be building various data platform tools for monitoring, CI/CD and IaCYou will work with the team to set and maintain standards and development practices.
    • You will be a keen advocate of quality and continuous improvement.


WHO YOU ARE:

    • You had experience in managing a team and mentoring its members;
    • You have excellent communication skills;
    • You are able to interact and engage with stakeholders either from business or other technical areas;
    • 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 in a cloud environment, preferably Azure and 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 see around corners: balancing scrappy results with building high quality data and infrastructure


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!".

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.${description2}

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