Senior Scala Engineer

Manchester, United Kingdom


Scala Haskell AWS

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**We are looking for Scala Engineers across varying seniority levels - if you're a Senior Scala/Tech Lead, we want to talk to you!**

Welcome to Depop. We are the social marketplace where over 13M people come to buy, sell and discover unique items. Our mission is to empower creative minds by making our platform the place for the most vibrant communities in the world.

With headquarters in London, spaces in LA and New York, we have a team of more than 165 people dedicated to enhancing and developing the Depop experience for our global communities. And we’re just getting started.

Depop is a rapidly scaling business and we’re on the hunt for a Scala Engineer to join our Tech team.

Our Scala engineers are passionate about creating great software from their local environment through to production. We love functional programming and hope you do too.

Want to find out more about Depop & our engineering team? Take a look at our blog! We write about technology, people and smart engineering -


  • 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 which will be used by over 500,000+ active daily users
  • Embrace agile methodologies and engage in a culture of continuous improvement by attending events such as backlog grooming and blameless post-mortems
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with fellow developers/engineers to solve problems and write elegant code
  • You’ll own your code through its entire lifecycle, including deployment to production.


  • Knowledge of functional programming languages such as Scala or Haskell
  • Experience working with RDBMS, ideally Postgres
  • Strong initiative, drive and willingness to learn
  • A desire for continuous learning in software architecture, functional programming or other relevant disciplines
  • Passionate about the Depop brand and motivated by our journey.


  • Experience with the Play framework, Kinesis and DynamoDB
  • Experience building performant, scalable apps for serving RESTful content or processing/ingesting data
  • Experience with event driven architectures, preferably using RabbitMQ
  • Experience deploying code to production
  • Experience in using production AWS infrastructure, ideally with Terraform
  • Interest within the Tech startup scene
  • Degree-level knowledge of Computer Science or related technical field.


Now we're talking, we have a relaxed and collaborative environment where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. Our Manchester team are based in the Spinningfields WeWork. We have 25 days holiday with options to buy/sell more, UK pension scheme, healthy snacks in the kitchen, finish early Fridays, team nights out, trips down to London for team nights out. But the biggest perk of all is the opportunity to work with such a vibrant group of people building a product we all deeply care about.

Development at Depop

We want to give our engineers the opportunity to learn and grow at Depop. So if you're keen to gain experience in another language or new area of engineering we can make it happen as part of your career journey with us.

#11 Fastest Growing Startup 2018 - The Sunday Times Tech Track 100. We are the social marketplace where over 10M people come to buy, sell and discover unique items. Our mission is to empower creative minds by making our platform the place for the most vibrant communities in the world.

1M active users

~200K API requests / min.