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Software Engineer | BEAM team

Lyst

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Join Lyst, a leading Fashion Tech company, and revolutionize the shopping experience with cutting-edge technology and creativity

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Organisation Summary: Lyst is a pioneering Fashion Tech company and premium shopping app that’s shaping the future of online fashion retail. Established in London in 2010, Lyst connects over 200 million shoppers annually to a vast selection of luxury items from 17,000+ global brands. With $160M+ in investment from top-tier investors, Lyst combines the agility of a start-up with over a decade of industry expertise, offering a dynamic environment for growth and innovation. Our mission is to simplify fashion shopping and enhance the connection between fashion brands and their audiences.

Role Summary:Collaborate across the stack to integrate backend solutions and front-end components for ad and content media on Lyst’s web and app platforms.Contribute to the revamp of the web application using our internal design system.Build relationships, contribute to the system’s improvements, and participate in code reviews and team meetings.Develop expertise in tools like Python, Typescript, React, Docker, CircleCI, PostgreSQL, and more.

Role Requirements:Experience with front-end technologies like React and TypeScript.Knowledge in building and maintaining Python microservices.Commitment to a positive and inclusive work environment with clear communication skills.Production-quality coding skills with a detail-oriented mindset.Curiosity and the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies and environments.

Benefits: Lyst offers a blend of in-office and remote work, generous holiday time, enhanced family leave, a clothing allowance, private healthcare, annual training allowance, pension scheme, eye test and glasses discounts, cycle-to-work and transport season ticket loans, and a host of social events and interest groups to foster a collaborative and enjoyable work culture.

Lyst is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all backgrounds, offering flexibility in working arrangements and a supportive team environment.

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.

The Role

We are looking for a software engineer to join our newly formed Brand, Editorial and Ad Media team, to bring together content and marketing technologies to drive and accelerate the reach to customers and provide an enriched experience for our users.

The team works across the stack, implementing backend solutions to serve ad and content media to our web and app platforms. On the front end side we are responsible for implementing and maintaining core components that are used to serve the content and more recently have been working on revamping the web application with the company's new brand expression using our internal design system.

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, Typescript, React, Docker, CircleCI, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • This is a high trust, supportive and collaborative environment where you will have plenty of opportunities to really help make an impact on 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, JS, Typescript, React, node
  • We use Docker and K8s for managing our services in production.
  • We use CircleCI and Github Actions for continuous integration and all of our services are continuously deployed too, meaning that your changes reach production very soon after being merged, which is exciting!
  • The BEAM team is one of the key teams within the Customer tribe, in charge of major parts of the user-facing experience of the business.
  • We maintain around 6 services with a team of 4 engineers, QA engineer and product manager.
  • We care about collecting metrics to measure our impact to ensure we are focusing on the right things and track our progress towards our quarterly goals.

Requirements

  • Some experience/knowledge of FE technologies such as React and typescript. You will be responsible for contributing to the development and maintenance of some public facing web applications 
  • Some experience/knowledge 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 bonus
  • Have a detail oriented mindset and actively demonstrate curiosity
  • If you’ve programmed in a different language and not worked with the languages noted, that is OK, knowing how to code is a transferable skill. Equally if you have never used AWS before and have experience with an alternative cloud provider, that is OK too. There is 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.

Things that matter to us:

  • You are pragmatic and you like engaging with hard engineering problems.
  • You like all things about data, passing it around, parsing it, storing it and reporting on it.
  • You do not shy away from having to manage expectations with stakeholders, and are comfortable handling difficult conversations that you can back up with informative evidence.
  • You are curious at heart and like to take ownership of something and make it better.
  • You are a team player and communicate with your peers and other stakeholders in the company on a day to day basis

Benefits

  • 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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