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Software Engineer

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Coordinator / Executive
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Title: Software Engineer (Full Stack React/Next.js/Node.js)

Reporting to: Lead Software Engineer

Location: London

Contract Type: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

About Us:

ME+EM is one of the UK’s fastest-growing luxury fashion brands. As a direct-to- consumer business we operate in a truly omnichannel way, with an extremely successful online store, monthly mailings and stores in London, Edinburgh and concessions in Harrods and Selfridges. Our exciting growth continues in spring 2024 with the opening of our first US stores.


At ME+EM we are an entrepreneurial, creative, and passionate group of people. We work hard, are enthusiastic to learn and are not afraid to take risks. Everyone contributes to our success at all levels, and that precisely what makes being a member of the team so rewarding.


Our office and stores are always busy and fast paced, but we work just as hard to make sure it’s fun, with social activities and biannual parties. We pride ourselves on being approachable, supportive, and welcoming and ensure that everyone’s hard work is rewarded. It takes all these things to build a strong, successful business and our door is always open to new talent ready to contribute to our growth and evolution.

About the Role:

We’re hiring a Software Engineer (Full Stack) for ME+EM. Off the back of continued rapid domestic and international business growth we are embarking on an ambitious digital transformation project, as well as building out an internal digital platform team to support this transformation. This is an opportunity to play a key role in that new team, taking charge in evolving the architecture of our future tech stack.

​The Digital Platform team owns the customer-facing digital stack, end-to-end, and is able to continuously improve our digital platform in a scalable, reliable, agile way. The team currently consists of a single multidisciplinary autonomous squad, responsible for crafting best in class customer experiences across our customer facing apps. The successful candidate will be joining our second squad and should have a proven track record of building out scalable web apps using modern technology stacks. They should have excellent people skills, both when liaising with stakeholders across the business and managing and developing the engineering talent within their team.


● Contribute to the technical architecture of our web app, end to end.

● Break down complex technical requirements into smaller, manageable requirements.

● Contribute to the technical architecture of our web app, understand the optimal way to achieve required outcomes.

● Be an advocate for crafting quality, performant, scalable solutions.

● Own our development and CI/CD pipelines, be able to evolve those pipelines to improve velocity while maintaining quality.

● Coach and grow other developers in the team

● Ensure all systems have the appropriate level of automated tests and monitoring.

Skills and requirements:

● Knowledge of React.

● Expert in creating DRY, documented, maintainable, extendable, secure systems.

● Experience delivering web apps at scale.

● Experience building out and maintaining CI/CD pipelines.

● Experience working with multidisciplinary squads.

● A solid understanding of agile software delivery and continuous improvement.

● A passion for delivering simple, scalable solutions (often to complex problems).

● Excellent attention to detail.

● An ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Useful Experience:

● NextJS (app router, static rendering, turbo, mono-repo, Vercel)

● Typescript

● Jest

● Storybook (and Storybook testing)

● Playwright

● Contentful

● Algolia

● Datadog (or similar monitoring tools)

● GitHub actions

● Akamai

● GraphQL

Employee Benefits:

  • 33 days annual leave for full time employees (25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays)
  • ​A day off to celebrate your birthday.
  • ​Pension Scheme
  • ​Group Life and Income Protection Insurances
  • ​Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • ​Length of Service Award
  • ​Refer a Friend Scheme
  • ​Staff uniform for retail employees
  • ​Generous Staff and Friends and Family Discount
  • ​Annual Volunteer Day
  • ​Cycle to Work Scheme
  • ​Tech Scheme
  • ​Eye Care Vouchers
  • ​Real Living Wage Employer
  • ​Employee led committees
  • Social events and biannual parties
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity package after 2 years of service.

ME+EM is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion in our workforce. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we do not discriminate against applicants based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We believe that diversity enriches our workforce and strengthens our organisation. Therefore, we encourage minorities, LGBTQ+ candidates, and individuals with disabilities to apply for

opportunities within our company.



​Please note, due to the large number of applications we receive, we can only reply to those that are successful to the next stage.


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