Senior Scala Engineer
Depop
London
1d ago

The Role

Depop is a rapidly scaling business and we’re on the hunt for a Senior Scala Engineer to join our cross functional engineering teams.

Our Scala engineers are passionate about creating great software from their local environment through to production.

Want to find out more about Depop & our engineering team? Take a look at our blog!

We write about technology, people and smart engineering -

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Front-End and other Backend Developers to understand problems and to design solutions.
  • Produce high quality code which is well-structured and simple to understand that will be used by 1M+ active daily users
  • Embrace agile methodologies
  • Engage in a culture of continuous improvement by attending events such as book club, functional meet up, blameless post-mortems, architecture review, war games, hack days
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with fellow developers to solve problems and write code
  • You’ll own your code through its entire lifecycle, including deployment to production
  • Help in mentoring junior developers
  • Requirements

  • We love to work in Scala but would also like to hear from you if you have experience in other JVM languages.
  • Experience building scalable web applications serving 10,000s of requests per second
  • Experience working with RDBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Ability to proactively find and solve complex problems independently, but also know when to seek guidance or help from your peers.
  • A desire for continuous learning in software architecture, functional programming or other relevant disciplines.
  • Desirable Requirements

  • Experience with the Play framework, and DynamoDB
  • Experience with event driven architectures, preferably using RabbitMQ
  • Experience in using production AWS infrastructure, ideally with Terraform
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineers
  • Contribution to open-source libraries
  • Tech blog posts
  • Degree level knowledge of Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Benefits

    Depop offers the opportunity to work in one of the UK's fastest-growing scale-ups, with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to :

    Learn and Grow : We sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us, just ask!

    Wellbeing : We care about wellbeing. We offer a cycle to work scheme, healthy fruit and snacks in the office, breakfast every Tuesday, eye-care vouchers and a discounted gym membership.

    Mental Health : Mental health is a top priority for Depop. We offer subsidised counselling appointments through SelfSpace, have mental health first aiders and also run yoga, meditation and more.

    Work / life balance : We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism, and sabbaticals for our long-serving employees.

    Family life : We offer flexible working (based on your team), generous parental leave policies, and, all of our offices are dog-friendly!

    Financial : We match up to 6 percent on your pension based on qualified earnings and have retail discounts from benefithub.

    Fun : We love to celebrate our successes at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties.

    We also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more.

    Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Equality and Diversity Monitoring

    Depop is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    Depop recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce which reflects the wider population and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

    Under the Equality Act (2010), Depop must demonstrate that their recruitment processes are fair and that we are not discriminating against or disadvantaging anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

    We need to ask applicants some questions to make sure that no one is being unfairly discriminated against or disadvantaged.

    We collect this information only for anonymised monitoring purposes to help the organisation look at the profile of individuals who apply, are shortlisted for and appointed to each vacancy.

    In this way, we can check that we are complying with the Equality Act (2010).

    Under the Equality Act 2010 the definition of disability is if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

    Further information regarding the definition of disability can be found at : Reasonable adjustments will be made available should you be invited to interview.

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