Senior Data Platform Engineer - FARFETCH

IN Delhi NCR
20 Sep 2022
03 Nov 2022
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 India office is located in a premium coworking space, situated in the heart of Gurgaon's Two Horizon Centre. It offers a unique community experience with global enterprises, unlimited coffee, Chai point counters, a pool table and a karaoke room. The office is a growing tech hub of Farfetchers from our Infrastructure and Data teams.


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.
    • 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.
    • Work cross-functionally with various teams, creating solutions that deal with large volumes of data.
    • Work with the team to set and maintain standards and development practises.
    • Be a keen advocate of quality and continuous improvement.
    • Manage our multi-cloud infrastructure using terraform.
    • Operate and improving our data platform services in AKS and GKE.
    • Build various data platform tools for monitoring, CI/CD and IaC.

Who you are

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


    • 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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