Engineering Team Lead - Architecture Group

Architecture Braga, Portugal


The Role

As an Engineering Lead in the architecture group, you will be responsible for leading and developing a team that provides foundation services/frameworks to be used by other engineering teams, working alongside architects to discover new ways to improve our world-class e-commerce platform’s underlying technology.

If you are ready to embrace exciting new challenges, continuously gather and share new knowledge, if you are a natural people leader and have the desire to build and grow an outstanding team, we want to hear from you.

What you'll do

Lead a multidisciplinary agile team of engineers with willing to bring the best product to the company by:

  • Setting goals and development targets for the Engineers within the managed team and support the team with feedback and development plans as they progress;
  • Engaging with the architects, engineering teams and business into building a backlog that continuously contributes to the execution of the roadmap;
  • Contributing to the hiring, training and development plan for engineers within the managed team;
  • Assuring the collaboration of managed team across different engineering teams/offices and adherence to the defined global engineering best practices and processes.
  • Engaging new technologies by researching and identified the adoption into the Farfetch Platform.

Who  you are

  • A professional experience as a developer engineer;
  • A professional with proven solid technical background leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams towards goal achievement;
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in Product/Software development, with a solid understanding of all different phases, from inception all the way through implementation and continuous improvement, using Agile methodologies;
  • An excellent team worker with great communication skills;
  • A problem solver and proactive;
  • Able to easily build relationships with the different players of the tech area, at different levels of the organization.
  • As a plus you are capable to act as a technical reference and evangelist for the use of state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies such as:
    • C# or similar object-oriented programming language;
    • Best practices, methodologies and design patterns for writing applications;
    • SOA and service communication using RESTful APIs;
    • Unit testing frameworks;
    • Large-scale distributed applications;
    • Authentication and Authorisation protocols
    • Apache Cassandra or similar
    • Apache Kafka or similar