Senior Software Engineer - 3 month contract (outside IR35) at Beauty Pie, London, £Contract Rate

  • Outside Spy
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • May 14, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology

Contract Description

We’re Beauty Pie. We’re the world’s first luxury beauty and wellness buyers’ club. And we’re disrupting the beauty industry, one face cream at a time.

Before we arrived on the scene, if you wanted really great beauty products, you had to shop at traditional beauty retail - and overpay for all the crazy markups. Now, our members have access to shop from the best-quality beauty and wellness products (from the leading labs in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, etc) and get a bigger piece of the Beauty Pie.

A bit about our Technology: We are using the latest progressive and native web technologies, alongside headless e-commerce tools and systems, to create a shopping experience nothing like what people experience today. Technologies include Next.js and React, GraphQL, deployed with Terraform on AWS. Driven by data science, machine learning and analytics, from multi-variant testing through to personalising the shopping experience, every customer will have a unique and tailored experience just for them, across every digital channel.

So, what will you be doing?

You Will Be Joining Our Engineering Team As As a Senior Engineer As We Scale Up To Deliver On Important Business Outcomes

  • Building stronger, direct relationships with our members: Enabling push notifications to inform members of offers, products, and upcoming releases
  • Providing a tailored shopping experience: Building the foundational capability for hyper-personalised experiences; product recommendations, frequently bought together, and next best offer
  • Omni-channel marketing: Accelerating the migration of CRM platforms which provides enhanced efficiency in delivering targeted communication to help drive CTR


The role: You're an Engineer who wants to build high-quality user-centric applications with experience of shipping code at high cadence. You’re self-motivated and have a passion for solving complex business problems with simple technical solutions. As an experienced engineer, you’ll have exposure to a range of technologies, including some that feature in our stack: AWS, Node.js, Typescript.

A Typical Day-to-day

  • Contribute to building solutions to complex technical problems
  • Delivery of high quality, well tested, maintainable code
  • Offer counsel and support to other engineers during PR review
  • Work with the product owner to shape future work, plan releases, and measure success in the features you help to deliver
  • Work closely with your engineering manager and product owner to chart progress and help inform the predictability of the team’s delivery


We believe it's all about mindset, great skills, the right attitude and a fantastic work ethic. If you’re aligned to our values, excited about the opportunity, and you’re really good at what you do (even if you don’t tick all the boxes) apply anyway!

  • Demonstrable experience building scalable, robust, well-tested, performant, cloud-native solutions to business problems
  • An excellent understanding of Node.js/Typescript
  • Experience using other parts of our tech stack (Terraform, AWS, GraphQL, React)
  • Experience of test automation and continuous delivery
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • A keen eye for commercial impact & customer value in the work we deliver


What makes someone ‘Beauty Pie’?

Our Culture Is Our DNA. It Defines Who We Are, How We Operate And How We Hire. And It All Springs From Our Values, Which Are Very Important To Us

  • Bring Your ‘A’ Game: Take ownership & accountability. Make sh*t happen. Grow. Support. Evolve. Invent. Be open-minded.
  • Be Intelligently Rebellious: Challenge the status quo. Push boundaries. Embrace change. Think BIG.
  • Be Customer Obsessed: Listen & learn. Take ownership. Act fast. Be humble & empathetic. Build & keep trust. Be grateful for feedback.
  • It’s All For One (& One For All): Take advantage of collective intelligence. Act with integrity. Support & challenge. Embrace individuality. Do right by our company, our members, our colleagues & our environment.


We’re committed to diversity & inclusion

As a business that’s based on fairness and self-worth, our commitment to inclusivity runs through the heart of everything we do. We believe that innovation and creativity come from having a diverse workforce, and are committed to building teams with unique identities, from different backgrounds and with individual perspectives.

We’ve got a long way to go, but here’s how we’re doing as of June 2023:

Female Employees - 72%

Employees from minority ethnic backgrounds - 39%

Women in our Tech teams - 46%

A Bit About Our Ways Of Working

We foster a high-performance culture, where you are trusted to get the work done. We treat all of our teams like adults in giving them autonomy and flexibility.

At Beauty Pie we want to support employees to do their best work, have a good work life balance and work flexibly whilst staying connected - and getting the job done.

In order to encourage in-person collaboration and create a strong team environment, we aim to be in the office 3 days a week, with flexibility built in around role, type of work and personal requirements. We encourage you to discuss this as part of the interview process to understand the requirements in this role.

Your Piece Of The Beauty Pie

Life & Balance

  • Free Membership to Beauty Pie + 30% off our products
  • Pieshares - all employees receive stock options
  • 25 days holiday & your birthday off
  • Flexible bank holidays
  • Equal leave for all new parents regardless of gender or personal circumstances
  • Season ticket loan


Health & Wellbeing

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Menopause support
  • £2,500 / $2,500 to spend on your fertility journey after 2 years service
  • 10 therapy sessions through AXA PPP
  • Cycle to Work scheme


So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a chance to be part of an inspirational, international and talented team.

Beauty Pie is an equal opportunity employer. The company will not unlawfully discriminate on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability or age, pregnancy or trade union membership.

Please let us know, if you require reasonable adjustments at any point during the application and/or recruitment process.