At MATCHESFASHION we are on a mission to offer the most personal luxury shopping experience in the world. We are renowned and respected for the relationships we build with clients and our brand partnerships. To achieve our ambition, we capitalise on our unique combination of technical savviness and global innovation mixed with curated content.
We bring together a modern edit of over 700 established and new generation designers. Founded over 30 years ago as a brick and mortar store, we transitioned online in 2012. In 2017, APAX Partners acquired a majority stake in MATCHESFASHION, fuelling our expansion. We now ship to 176 countries, have over 70 million site visits and 95% of our sales are online with the majority of sales made internationally.
We have a global website, mobile apps, retail stores, private shopping, VIP events and 24/7 customer care and MyStylist teams. We have offices in the UK and Hong Kong. In London, our head office is based in The Shard, our brand new creative hub is in Here East and last year we launched No.5 Carlos Place, a completely new retail concept combining digital and physical interaction.
We lead the way, moving our industry forward, and we are always looking for talented individuals to come in and inspire the world with us.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Diversity and Inclusion is a priority for MATCHESFASHION – we delight customers around the world and so it’s important that our team represents our customers.
We want to attract the very best talent and create an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of our people and enables them to do the best work of their careers. We recognise the world is not a perfect place and that bias exists, which is why we take a focused approach in this area and are are committed to ensuring that all our people processes are equitable.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.
Known for pushing the boundaries of creativity, Bristol has developed (pun intended) into a thriving tech hot spot. Having also topped the list of the “best places to live in Britain”, Bristol is really the place to be!
As a British company with an international presence, we are excited to choose Bristol as our new home and the location to grow our Technology Team.
If you enjoy solving problems by thinking outside the box, have a start-up mentality and a let’s-do-this attitude, then look no further!
We have a dynamic and evolving architecture landscape of enterprise systems on AWS and container-based microservices deployed to Kubernetes (EKS). We are continually adapting to scale with the extreme pace of business growth.
At MATCHESFASHION we encourage autonomous teams. You will be leading such a team, consisting of approximately six to seven software and test automation engineers. The lead software engineer works closely with the Head of Technology, product managers and business stakeholders.
Provide technical leadership and direction
Lead the design and development of applications, services, and APIs
Own the delivery of software, including estimation, planning and release management
Define and implement good engineering patterns and practices
Collaborate with the other engineering leads to define cross-platform solutions
Collaborate with product managers and internal business stakeholders to define requirements and plans
Define the technical roadmap in collaboration with the Head of Engineering and other engineering leads
Architecture and design governance in collaboration with architects and other engineering leads
Technical due diligence of third party integrations
Compile and maintain good quality architectural and systems documentation
Keep abreast of the latest developments in technology
Experience in leading and managing a cross-functional team of engineers
Excellent knowledge of Java and Spring MVC (Hybris development experience a plus)
Excellent communication skills across technical and non-technical staff
Good understanding of the full software development life-cycle
Good knowledge and experience of CI/CD and testing
Good knowledge of REST web services and APIs
Knowledge and experience of TDD and BDD
Experience of database development: SQL and/or NoSQL
Desirable to have some knowledge of microservice architecture and development
Desirable to have some knowledge of NodeJS
Broad-minded approach to technology stacks, with a focus on using the right tool for the job, so it’s likely that you will have some experience of other languages