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Join the Fashion Tech Revolution as a Software Engineer with Lyst's Product Data Team


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Lyst is a pioneering global Fashion Tech company, offering a seamless shopping experience with the largest assortment of luxury fashion items. Operating out of London, Lyst connects over 200M shoppers annually with 8.5M+ products from 17,000+ brands, driven by technology, data, and creativity. With significant funding from industry giants, Lyst is at the forefront of fashion e-commerce, providing a platform that enhances the way consumers discover and shop for fashion online.

  • Develop and enhance Lyst's product data pipeline that processes thousands of items per second.
  • Collaborate within an inclusive team to improve system performance and onboard new retailers effectively.
  • Within three months, you'll form key relationships, contribute across our system, engage in code reviews, and participate in team planning.
  • Gain proficiency in Python, Docker, CircleCI, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, and more in a high-trust environment.
  • Join a team that values metrics, insights, and works in synergy with the entire engineering department.
  • Experience with Python microservices is essential.
  • Proven ability to work inclusively and communicate ideas humbly and clearly.
  • Proficiency in writing quality code and maintaining a balance between speedy delivery and long-term maintainability.
  • Experience with ETL pipelines is a plus, but a curious mindset and willingness to learn are equally important.
  • Enjoy a hybrid work model, generous holiday allowance, competitive family leave, clothing benefit, private healthcare, training allowance, pension scheme, and more.
  • Participate in various social events and join interest-based groups within a company that values diversity and inclusion.

Lyst is a global Fashion Tech company and premium shopping app, founded in London in 2010 and catering to over 200M shoppers per year. We offer our customers the largest assortment of premium & luxury fashion items & products in one place, via an assortment of 8.5M+ items from over 17,000 of the world’s leading brands. We are a scale-up business with a current team size of c.150 people in London, combining an agile mentality with a proven business model and over a decade of experience. This provides a balance between foundations and structure, and autonomy and pace.

At Lyst we obsess over the customer, providing a search & discovery experience which offers inspiration, fulfilment, and personalisation. We believe that fashion is amazing but shopping for fashion often isn’t, and use our technology, data and creativity to bring more joy, greater choice and fewer fails. Our mission is to help fashion shoppers make better decisions and help fashion partners find better audiences as the category-leading destination for every fashion shopper. Lyst has raised over $160m from leading investors including Accel, Balderton, Molten Ventures, Fidelity International, and LVMH.

Lyst is looking for a Software Engineer as part of the Product Data team who can help us build upon and improve our product data pipeline that is responsible for ingesting thousands of items per second to our catalogue of millions of products.

You will work within an inclusive development team to help build upon existing systems and contribute to the ongoing performance improvements of the whole product data pipeline. We will have a strong focus on improving the systems involved to onboard new retailers to Lyst. 

Our onboarding is focussed on helping you succeed by building relationships first.

Within the first three months, you will:

  • Meet and build relationships with your team members and relevant stakeholders
  • Contribute to every part of our system, tests, documentation, as well as code and process
  • Participate in Code Review on feature changes and confidently make changes (i.e with tests!) to our systems
  • Participate in our Planning and Retrospective meetings where you will have direct input to the team’s ways of working
  • Gain expertise over the tools and services we use: Python, Docker, CircleCI, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • This is a high trust, supportive and collaborative environment where you will have plenty of opportunities to really help make an impact to both your team and wider company. We value attitude as much as we do direct experience—we want to hire people to grow into the role and beyond.

About the team:

  • We work in Python
  • We use CircleCI and Github Actions for continuous integration
  • We work closely with other teams across tribes, and almost all of Lyst engineering uses our services
  • We maintain around ten or so services with a team of 4 engineers and our product manager
  • We care about collecting metrics and graphing them to give us insights into pipeline operations
  • As part of the Growth tribe, we care about using accurate product data to grow Lyst’s user base


  • Experience with building and maintaining python microservices
  • Ready to contribute to an inclusive and positive working environment for everyone
  • Able to communicate clearly and be humble when sharing ideas with everyone on the team
  • Capable of writing production quality code and doing iterative development, balancing speed to ship and long term maintainability
  • Experience with the creation and maintenance of ETL pipelines is a plus
  • Have a detail oriented mindset and actively demonstrate curiosity

If you’ve programmed in a different language and not worked with Python before, that’s OK, knowing how to code is a transferable skill. Equally if you’ve never used AWS before and have experience with an alternative cloud provider, that’s OK too. There’s time to learn on the job and a supportive, knowledgeable team will help you.

We believe in having a curious mindset and your ability to learn to do the job is more important than a checklist of must haves.


  • Our Ways of Working: We come into the office between 2-4 days a week and we're always in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We strongly believe that in-person collaboration and time spent together as a team allows us to deliver high impact work, but the flexibility to also work remotely supports our diverse team.
  • Time Off: In addition to the 8 statutory bank holidays, you will receive 29 holidays per year. Lyst’s holiday year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
  • Competitive Family Leave Package: This includes Enhanced Family Leave for those eligible, paid Time off for Dependents and Support for Fertility Treatment & Loss.
  • Clothing Benefit: We want you to enjoy using the Lyst app and site as much as our customers, so we provide you with a clothing allowance to use on Lyst every year. This starts at £250 when you join and increases up to £1,000 with your length of service
  • Private Healthcare: Our healthcare provider is Vitality. Your health is important to us which is why we offer all employees a comprehensive healthcare scheme from the day you start..
  • Training Allowance: We’re big on continuous learning and growth, so all employees are currently entitled to an annual training allowance of £1,000. This can be used to attend conferences, industry events, training courses and to purchase resources.
  • Pension Scheme: Our pension provider is The People’s Pension. We offer a minimum employee contribution of 5% and 3% employer contribution.
  • Eye Tests and Vouchers: Employees can make a saving on their eye test and glasses through our chosen provider. You’ll receive a free eye test every year and a discount towards glasses.
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme: Lyst will purchase a bicycle from your chosen retailer, you will then receive a voucher to pick up your bicycle from them.
  • Transport Season Ticket Loan: Employees can apply for an interest free season ticket loan to support your travel to work.
  • Social Events: Frequent company wide social events including Christmas & summer parties, sports days, themed drinks, quizzes, cook alongs, as well as smaller team socials. We also have plenty of interest based groups such as football, running club, book club, culinary and more.

We want to build a world where fashion works for everyone, and we want teams that are just as inclusive. Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture at Lyst. We recognise and celebrate the value and impact diversity brings to our company and are committed to ensuring this is a consistent focus, for which we are held to account. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equally, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this role. We are happy to talk about flexible working arrangements.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Lyst we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


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