Software Engineer

11 Sep 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our team at Thread!As engineer number 7, you'll work closely with the rest of the product team, and with people from styling, operations, and marketing in our office in East London to build the features that will help people dress well, and in turn improve their self-confidence and happiness.You'll take ideas from the whiteboard all the way through to them being live, tracking the results, and iterating to make them better. Beyond your engineering teammates, you'll be working closely with a cross-discipline team to achieve shared goals.SkillsSoftware Engineer, East London, WhitechapelSectorsQuestionsDo you have experience in a similar role? If so tell us about that experience. , Are eligible to work full time in the UK?, Are you currently based in London?What we do!At Thread, we're helping people to feel happier and more self-confident by making it easy to dress well. We do this using a combination of human stylists and powerful machine learning algorithms to recommend each guy the perfect things just for them-in their size, budget, and style-which they can then buy in one place.You might work on???Building a new format of recommendations from stylists for their clients. This will help our customers consider new styles and think about clothes in new ways.You'll work with a designer and a product manager to figure out the details, design the experiment, and write code that integrates knowledge and experience from our styling team with our recommendations API to generate new content for our users. You might also write the frontend code for displaying the new format of recommendations, or you may work with a frontend engineer. Finally you'll roll it out to users and track the results.Our warehouse software that allows us to efficiently deliver items to our customers from a range of suppliers. Your work will enable our staff to work faster and with fewer errors, therefore having a tangible impact on our customer experience, and making the warehouse a great place to work.You'll work with our process improvement specialist to design technical solutions to bottlenecks, and as reliability is so important for the warehouse, you'll work with our supervisors to plan a rollout that minimises downtime and communicates changes to the staff who will use your software every day.Improving the scalability of our recommendations process.As we grow our user-base to the next order of magnitude, and as we move from batch processes towards a schedule more tailored for each user, you will be involved in designing the architecture that allows for this and scaling out the services involved. You'll take on devops tasks alongside work that directly interacts with the customer, and will test the scalability of the new design to ensure a smooth rollout.Integrating a new delivery partner. Convenience matters to our customers, and delivery and returns are an area where we can have a positive impact on the ordering experience. New delivery partners enable new experiences, but require detailed integration work.You'll talk to potential partners to estimate the cost of integration, liaise with their team to figure out the details, and manage building and testing on our end, including helping the warehouse to roll out the new partner and helping to plan and execute end-to-end testing before we go live. You'll build a system that will be resilient to errors on both ends, and will expose tracking information to customers.You may be a fit for this role if you???Have experience with web development, relational databases, and deploying web applications to production.Enjoy crafting great user experiences, not just in terms of design, but in every place a user interacts with Thread.Want to work in a team that values clear and empathetic communication.Enjoy learning technologies that are new to you. We use Python and Django but you don't need experience in them.Want to share knowledge and experience, to improve the code quality, practices, and processes across the team.?What is it like in engineering at Thread?Within the engineering team we review everything that goes into production, both to improve the quality of our code and to share knowledge between team members. We automate the checking of style so that code reviews can focus more on architecture and maintainability.This creates a natural tension with wanting to move quickly, which we try to address by reducing scope and maintaining code quality, rather than introduce code that will be a burden.We maintain a backlog of tasks, based on user research, feedback and our vision for Thread. Engineers help shape the direction of a project from the beginning, and have input all the way through design, implementation and iteration.We encourage those from outside the engineering team to contribute to the codebase, and our engineers have been involved in teaching Python, SQL and how to use GitHub to team members from all over the company.Finally, every Wednesday afternoon we work on non-roadmap tasks. Examples have included contributing to text-editor plugins that we use, migrating to Python 3, experimenting with React Native, improving the tools used by our stylists, and mentoring contributors from outside the engineering team on pull-requests.??Perks and BenefitsCompetitive salary and equity stakeUnlimited holidayDesign your perfect desk set-upRegular social eventsPension schemeParental leave policyLunch 4 days/week