The Flipkart Group is one of India’s leading digital commerce entities and includes group companies Flipkart, Myntra, and PhonePe. Started in 2007, Flipkart has enabled millions of consumers, sellers, merchants and small businesses to be a part of India’s e-commerce revolution. With a registered customer base of over 200 million, offering over 150 million products across 120+ categories. Our efforts to democratize e-commerce in India, driving access and affordability, delight customers, create lakhs of jobs in the ecosystem and empower generations of entrepreneurs and MSMEs has driven us to innovate on many industry firsts. Flipkart is known for pioneering services such as Cash on Delivery, No Cost EMI and easy returns – customer-centric innovations that have made online shopping more accessible and affordable for millions of Indians.
Driven by the passion of ’Flipsters’ and our core values of Audacity to Win, Bias for Action and Customer First, with Integrity – Flipkart’s work policies reflect the company’s efforts to create a progressive work environment that drives inclusion and innovation and encourages work-life balance. Ranked at #1 in LinkedIn’s ’Top Companies to Work For in 2019’, among the ’100 Best Companies for Women by Avtar and chosen among the Top 3 Most Desirable new-Age Recruiters by Dare2Compete, Flipkart is the ideal place to start and achieve great heights in your career.
Workplace Equality at Flipkart
Flipkart respects and values differences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and are committed to promoting a diverse workplace culture where every individual is valued for who they are, regardless of race, color, age, faith, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, professional pedigree, physical ability, veteran status, or any other characteristics. We firmly believe that when people with diverse identities and perspectives work together, we create the most value for our customers, our people, and society. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging, where diverse teams innovate and excel every day.
UAG Group is part of the User Acquisition and Retention Pod of OneTech / Flipkart.
The group can be broadly divided into two groups: ??Core Services – Backend that connects Storefront UX to Flipkart services like engagement, gaming, personalization, search etc. This group also owns A/B platform and Performance Marketing platform among other platforms ??App Engineering and Storefront UX
Over 100 Million users use Apps / Website every month, and during events like Big Billion Days we support over 500,000 users per second! This would not be possible without a super efficient core-services architecture that scales on demand (and doesn?t break down at this massive scale!)
We are committed to keeping the Flipkart?s customers engaged and happy and give top-notch experience irrespective of the platform they use to reach Flipkart. The core platform forms the fundamental layer that binds the user to the upstream services, regardless of the user access channel.
We have a lot of interesting challenges + opportunities here – Building an app for the next 100 Million customers, requiring a robust and resilient backend platform that is extensible to support fast additions to the app feature sets.
If you want to work on a platform that touches millions of people on a daily basis, come work with us!
About the role
Architects at Flipkart are responsible for driving Technology; Good Practices in Engineering in their respective teams. We are a rapidly growing; constantly improving the organization. We seek very high levels of ownership in all individuals, especially roles like this ownership of systems in your team and their impact on the entire Flipkart eco-system. Going beyond your role & contributing to make the organization; business better is an expectation. Actively participate in development along with team members for as much as 75% of their time, creating modules & systems that can then be treated as a working reflection of the best practices.
What you?ll do:
??Participating in code reviews, design reviews, architecture discussions
??Being responsible for Scaling, Performance & Quality for the team
??Setting up best practices to help the team achieve the above and constantly thinking about improving technology use are your responsibilities. Driving the adoption of these best practices around coding, design, quality, performance in your team
??Experiment with new & relevant technologies and tools, and drive adoption while measuring yourself on the impact you are able to create
??Responsible for the architecture of your product; ensuring it is aligned to the requirements and the charter
??Creating architectures; designs for new solutions around existing and new problem spaces at Flipkart.
What you?ll need:
??Technical Breadth Exposure to a wide variety of problem spaces, technologies.
??Very Strong System design and OO skills with a nifty ability to craft clean interfaces and operate at the right levels of abstraction
??Solid coding skills with the ability to drive teams through massive refactoring exercise &; improve coding standards across large codebases
??Good knowledge, understanding & experience of working with a large variety of multi-tier architectures. Awareness of pitfalls; use cases for a large variety of solutions
??Experience of high-performance web-scale & real-time response systems
??Exposure to complete product development cycles From inception to production to scaling up, supporting new requirements,re-architectures – the Architects should have seen it all. Should have been part of scalable product development cycles with either large data handling or large transaction processing exposure for 3+ years
??Must be comfortable working in fuzzy environments where boundaries aren?t clearly defined
Design concepts, Architecture, Java, DDD