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Senior Software Engineer

New York, United States / Full Time

July 11

About the job

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 New York office is located in Midtown near the iconic Bryant Park and the historic Grand Central Terminal, New York's best connected office neighborhood. The beautifully designed office has 360 views and tall windows to bring the outside in. We have a communal kitchen that brings the team together for Family Lunch and Happy Hours. The office is open plan with plenty of rooms and booths to take a private call, have time to relax and work in private or have a large collaborative meeting.


Farfetch relies on insights gained from data to improve customer acquisition and retention and on metrics to detect new areas for improvement. Reporting to the Engineering lead, you'll contribute to the engineering of the next-generation data science products and interfaces that connect our Machine Learning technology to the vast ecosystem of all applications. This is a really exciting time to join the business, with our recent acquisition of Stadium Goods and our IPO back in 2018, you'll have the chance to be a part of a brand new function and work exclusively on large-scale projects.

What You'll Do

  • You will collaboratively design, and manage Python microservices in our multi-cloud data platform.
  • You will work with Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Data Engineers to provide efficient data products.
  • You will provide creative ideas to improve our product and technology.
  • You will maintain the health of production systems.
  • You will develop scalable and performance oriented services with an emphasis in algorithmic design and scalability.
  • You will want to share your knowledge and uplift the team

Who You Are

  • You have experience designing and implementing large-scale systems
  • You are proficient in Python and experience creating services using frameworks like Flask/Django
  • You have a disciplined approach to testing (TDD/BDD, code review, documentation)
  • Knowledgeable of distributed systems, service oriented architectures
  • You have experience with design and implementation of high throughput, low latency applications
  • You have experience with containerization tools like Docker and configuration management tools like Ansible
  • You have experience building and scaling batch/asynchronous systems such as Airflow/Celery/RabbitMQ
  • You have knowledge of the whole stack: front-end, back-end, databases, cache layer, HTTP protocol

Rewards & Benefits

  • FARFETCH Equity plan and annual discretionary bonus
  • Medical, dental, vision, with flexible spending account
  • 401K plus company match, PTO and volunteer days
  • Wellness, and cell phone reimbursements
  • Family Lunch, catered weekly when in office


  • 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.

We are looking for Senior Software Engineer to join our Technology team in New York.

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