Scala Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Depop


Depop is the community-powered fashion marketplace to buy and sell unique fashion, with over 30 million registered users in more than 150 countries. Depop is a place for anyone to discover and celebrate their style on their own terms, and to feel good about their fashion choices by extending the lives of millions of garments. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in London with offices in Manchester, New York, Los Angeles and Sydney. Depop has approximately 400 employees dedicated to its mission of building the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion, that’s kinder on the planet and kinder to people. In 2021, Depop became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Etsy – the global marketplace for unique and creative goods – and continues to operate as a standalone company.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. Our team is dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience to serve the needs of our global community.

Depop exists to empower the next generation to transform fashion. We are a community-powered fashion ecosystem that’s kinder to the planet and kinder to people. We give our audience something they can’t get anywhere else – unique fashion, with amazing people and the chance to create a better future by showing up as their full selves, at full volume.

Our DNA defines the essence of our company as an employer – how we are unique and what matters to us.

Show up for the Community: We go above and beyond. When they succeed, we succeed. 
Have Each Other’s Back: We empower each other with kindness and respect our differences.
Act with Purpose: We take conscious risks, deliver efficiently and learn from our mistakes.
Think Thrift: We’re resourceful, seek out opportunities and we hustle.

Depop is an equal opportunity employer. Our mission is to build the world’s most diverse progressive home of fashion. To do this, we encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We’re continuing to build recruitment processes that are fair and welcome requests for reasonable adjustments required throughout your interview experience with us. 

Depop supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets.


Depop is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join us on a permanent basis. Within this role, you’ll be working in the cross functional Martech team in partnership with the mobile, web and machine learning/data science teams and Tech Lead to drive the team to success.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Product Managers, Designers, Front-End and other Backend Developers to understand problems and to design solutions.
  • Produce high-quality code that 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 blameless post-mortems, architecture reviews etc.
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with fellow developers to solve problems and write code
  • You’ll own your code and workflows, through its entire lifecycle, including deployment to production
  • Resolving bugs in the backend
  • Documenting any feature development

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Scala
  • Proficiency with at least one of the following programming languages: Scala / Functional Java Kotlin /Python
  • Distributed datastores (e.g. DynamoDB, Redshift, Apache Cassandra)
  • Message queues: (e.g. RabbitMQ / Apache Kafka)
  • Experience building scalable web applications serving 10,000s of requests per second
  • Experience working with RDBMS, ideally Postgres
  • DevOps culture (CI/CD pipeline)
  • Ability to proactively find and solve complex problems independently, but also know when to seek guidance or help from your peers.

Must have: 

  • Experience with Scala
  • Experience with Docker
  • Proficient in testing solutions at different levels —unit, integration, etc—
  • Experience with event-driven architectures, preferably using RabbitMQ or Kafka
  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL or DynamoDB

Nice to have:

  • Experience with AdTech / eComm
  • Experience in using production AWS infrastructure, ideally with Terraform
  • Degree level knowledge of Computer Science or related technical field.


Health + Mental Wellbeing

Cash-plan or PMI – you have the choice of a healthcare plan that best suits you
Subsidised counselling and coaching – we partner with Selfspace to provide you the opportunity for a good conversation with a qualified person
Cycle to Work scheme – choose between Evans or the Green Commute Initiative to help access a bike for your commute
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – have access to a confidential support network of expert advice 24/7
Mental Health First Aiders – we have trained individuals across the business to offer support and signposting
Work/Life balance

25 days annual leave with the option to carryover up to 5 days
1 company-wide day off per quarter, for you to take some time for yourself and decompress
2 activism days per year for you to use for volunteering, demonstrations or internal initiatives
We offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees.
Flexible Working

We’re Flexa® accredited, meaning we offer genuinely flexible working;

We’d love you to head to your nearest Depop office once a week, but feel free to work from home the rest of the week!
Want to head into the office more? No problem, you can opt to be “Office-Based”, with your very own desk.
Do you do your best work from home? You can also request to be a remote worker, and only head into the office 4 times per year *role dependent
In the office, we provide healthy snacks, tea and coffee and the occasional surprise treats!
All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend. 
Apply to work abroad 4 weeks of the year (in UK tax treaty countries)
Family Life

Maternity + Paternity Leave, plus adoption leave, IVF leave, shared parental leave + paid emergency parent/carer leave
Learn and Grow

We offer a personal learning budget for every employee and also sponsor and run a myriad of programmes, conferences and meet-ups to upskill our employees and enhance their journey with us.
Your Future

Life Insurance (financial compensation of 3x your salary)
Pension (Depop will match your contribution up to 6% of your qualifying earnings)

And finally, as a valued Depop employee We waive all of our employees’ fees when they sell on Depop and also ship your sold items anywhere in the UK for free using our team’s account

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