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.


We operate on three values:

  1. Circularity - We’re taking the circular economy mainstream. Changing people’s relationship with clothes and making it easy to choose options that are kinder to the planet. 
  2. Self expression - We’re a space for self expression that encourages millions to explore, connect and find their identities through style. 
  3. Opportunity - We’re building a home of fashion where everyone feels welcome and anyone can succeed on their own terms. 
#LI-PA1 #LI-Hybrid

The Role
In 2022 we are heavily investing in providing support for our engineers aligned better with the current company structure. We are looking for Engineering Managers to guide our Data Platform team, and Machine Learning Ops team, and shape the engineering culture inside the company. These are news roles in Depop, so you’ll be able to influence its shape.

Data is a tight-knit, cross-functional team started in mid-2020 that has grown substantially over the past year to include over twenty individuals. With members in data science, engineering, stakeholder engagement and project management, the team is very active across both business and engineering domains supporting a wide range of marketing and core strategic initiatives. Day-to-day the team works in a modified Kanban system that operates in a continuous delivery cycle.

Individuals in the team freely communicate across technical and role boundaries to share knowledge and achieve consensus on implementation plans and longer-term technical strategies. Data takes pride in writing solid documentation, sharing knowledge with others and being an active part of Depop's engineering culture, following the mantra of 'We all succeed better together'.

As an Engineering Manager for a data team, you can expect to:

  • Driving the roadmap from a technical perspective, collaborating closely with other technical teams, and translating ideas to services capable of delivering desired outcomes.
  • Helping your team design systems that can ensure continued improvements to deployments speed of  Data Engineers, Data Scientists & Analysts (a key outcome for 2022)
  • Growing your team’s sense of ownership of building a scalable, self-serve, reliable and compliant data platform; ensuring they are engaged to bring ideas and continuously strive for a better platform
  • Own e2e the definition, creation and support of the technical patterns data platform users - including but not limited to: ingestion, event streaming, data transformation, big data infrastructure, & ops excellence - for real-time and batch.
  • Hold high standards for operational excellence; from running their own services to monitoring, maintenance and reacting to production issues.
  • Ensuring timely delivery of your teams’ projects, which will ultimately have a tangible impact on Depop’s success.
  • Supporting a strong engineering culture, orientated on technical innovation, and professional development.
  • Ensuring your team follows our engineering practices, by leading from the front.


  • Can facilitate technical decision-making across multiple technical landscapes, having a passion for the technical aspects of your work, but can let engineers drive the details.
  • Know how to apply processes judiciously to improve, rather than hamper, the team’s productivity.
  • Have the ability to make data-driven decisions in the face of ambiguous or changing priorities and goals.
  • Experience building high-traffic systems servicing 10,000s of concurrent users
  • Experience working in a B2C product-based technical environment
  • Passion for building a platform that is user-obsessed
  • Strong knowledge of systems design, within a modern cloud-based environment (AWS, GCP)
  • You have experience with streaming and/or batch-based systems supporting data integrations to third-party platforms (e.g. using Kafka, Airflow, RMQ, etc.)
  • Experience with core concepts of data science and ml deployment workflow
  • Experience with building out ML pipelines using best in class tools such as TFserving, Sagemaker, Databricks, and/or Kubeflow
  • Worked with infrastructure as code and deployment pipelines, preferably with terraform
  • Knowledge of a high-level programming language (e.g. Java, Scala, Python)


About You
You will do well in this role if you:

  • Have experience managing teams of >5 where you have successfully driven a strong & empowering culture
  • Can evidence successful end-to-end delivery of a team’s projects; from scoping and translating business requirements into plans, to design, implementation and maintenance, whilst coordinating with other teams (and engineers).
  • Have the capability to earn the trust of senior management to ensure continued support for the team - be it resourcing or budgets.
  • Display a strong sense of ownership, autonomy and a highly organised nature.
  • You align with our  "Depop DNA" - putting our community first, being adaptable to the varying needs of our people while creating an inclusive, impactful and collaborative working environment.

Bonus points if :

  • You are familiar with any of the following technologies: Scala, Kotlin (Android), Swift (iOS), React and Typescript.
  • You come from an e-commerce background.
  • You have previously worked in an app-first business.


  • Learn and Grow: We want to give our people the opportunity to learn. We offer a personal learning budget for every employee and also sponsor and run a myriad of programs, conferences and meet-ups to up-skill our employees and enhance their journey with us.
  • Wellbeing: We care about our employees' wellbeing. We offer healthcare, an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme), a cycle to work scheme, weekly yoga sessions, a discounted gym membership and eye-care vouchers. 
  • Mental Health: Our employees' mental health is a top priority. We offer Headspace access and subsidised coaching and counselling appointments. We also have trained mental health first aiders available. 
  • Work/Life Balance: We offer a hybrid working model to provide a healthy work/life balance for our employees. We have 25 days of holiday with the opportunity to buy or sell 5 more, a day off for activism to allow you the opportunity to make a difference and we offer sabbaticals for our long serving employees.
  • Family Life: We offer flexible working, generous maternity/paternity and parental leave policies, which include adoption and paid time off for fertility treatments. We also offer life insurance, a pension scheme and parent and carer support.
  • Office Life: We provide healthy snacks, tea and coffee in our offices. All of our offices are also dog-friendly! Do your best work with your best friend. 
  • Fun: We love to hang out with each other at Depop. On Friday we finish an hour early to socialise with free food, and have amazing Winter and Summer Parties to celebrate our successes. We also host internal employee socials, such as quiz night, games night, movie night and more...we’ve taken this virtual for now!

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.

GDPR Statement

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Your personal data will be retained by Controller as long as Controller determines it is necessary to evaluate your application for employment.  Under the GDPR, you have the right to request access to your personal data, to request that your personal data be rectified or erased, and to request that processing of your personal data be restricted. You also have to right to data portability. In addition, you may lodge a complaint with an EU supervisory authority.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Depop

Depop is driven to create a community where everyone feels included, represented and valued in the workplace.
We aim to do this by fostering our "Depop DNA" - putting our community first, being adaptable to the varying needs of our people while creating an inclusive, impactful and collaborative working environment.

In order to do this, we collect information on our job applications as an important part of tackling inequality and discrimination. By collecting this information, it can help us identify our areas for improvement and provides a starting point for highlighting issues.  
It is important to be aware that you do not have to take part in the monitoring process but your answers will help us to monitor fairness and equality. Any answers you give will not affect any part of our application process. 
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