Jun 04

Lead Developer – London UK

Job Title: Full Stack Lead Developer
Company Name: MyBeautyCompare
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Location: London

Job & Person Spec
MyBeautyCompare is one of London’s hottest early stage startups used by FTSE 100 companies. We are confused.com for beauty and have won 3 awards. We are backed by investors, have a GLOBAL head from Google and some big clients such as Boots on board.
We are looking for a superstar technical lead who is excited about big data and will build the strategic technical roadmap of the company and own the infrastructure. We already have great traction and a proprietary algorithm and now we are looking to build it in house with additional features. In this role you will be building your own technical team to make product recommendations and price comparison intuitive. We are looking for someone entrepreneurial, who enjoys working in a small team and who is looking to build their own piece of the company strategy. The ideal candidate will have exposure to both front and back-end development with some commercial experience.

Deliver scalable web architectures capable of supporting millions of users under high peak loads
Build an API responsive website with gamification techniques, in house price and behavioural change trackers, product capturing, payment and checkout baskets.
Validate personas to understand motivations and desires of target audiences
Work closely with team members and ensure features are implemented to the highest possible quality
Implement, polish, and test features and library utilities
Direct the development and execution of the company’s security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and servers as well as disaster recovery
Research new solutions and technologies that support the business
Increase automation and code quality

BS or MS in Computer Science or relevant experience of a few years
E-commerce, java, cms and digital coding knowledge is essential
You’ve shipped front end and back end products, on your own and part of a team
Using various tools, you can answer “how do I make this page faster?” as well as experience working on scalability of front-end projects and building smart loaders
Commercial experience, passionate about A/B testing and understanding of SEO/ SEM techniques
Agile/SCRUM methodology to forecast disasters and organise backups
Familiarity with building and using web-based API’s, feeds and data models
Unit Testing / Test Driven Development
Programming / scripting (Javascript, Apache, Ajax, Linux Shell, Hadoop, C++, PHP frameworks or Python, CSS, HTML5 and JQuery)

MyBeautyCompare is one of London’s hottest early stage startups. We have won awards and have some very big customers from the FTSE 100. We are confused.com for beauty, but so much more. We are investor backed and have a Global Head from Google helping drive the company forward. We already have great traction in the market and are poised for growth. We are looking for the right talent to help build the strategic technical roadmap of the company and be part of driving MyBeautyCompare to the next stage.


The Role

A superstar technical lead, who is excited about e-commerce and big data. Someone who will own the technical vision of the company, a driven self-starter who can research and find the right solutions. Most importantly, you are excited about entrepreneurial opportunities and enjoy working in a small, high performing team. As a tech lead you will own all aspects of technical from whiteboard, implementation, QA through to deployment.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a promising company at an early stage of growth, where your decisions will make a difference. We offer a competitive salary and equity to the right candidate.



  • Live and breathe e-commerce and the challenges involved. It’s what gets you out of bed on a Monday
  • Love coding and you know why “doing it right” matters
  • Will be comfortable building and guiding your own technical team
  • Follow all the current trends in online retail, gamification, price and behavioural change trackers, A/B testing, and social media campaigns
  • Experience of building on front and backend technology stacks


We want you to be expert in most of the following

  • Java and PHP expertise is essential
  • Thorough understanding of application and server security
  • JavaScript, JQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and other front end technologies
  • Scalability and performance/load testing tools
  • Solid understanding of SEO/SEM
  • Amazon Web Services or other cloud computing
  • Experience of at least one mainstream CMS or e-commerce platforms


Desirable but not essential

  • Test Driven Development is highly desirable
  • Any exposure of mobile development is a plus
  • Familiarity designing and consuming APIs and 3rd party data feeds
  • Apache Tomcat, MySQL
  • Any exposure to payment gateways is a big plus

To apply: please send your CV and cover letter to info@mybeautycompare.com with “Developer Application” in the email subject heading

Additional Email Address: info@mybeautycompare.com

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