Location: Clerkenwell, London.
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 DoE.
Reporting to: CTO
At Heist, we are changing underwear for good by making products which are radically better than what is already available. Two years ago, we started with tights, and today we sell a pair every 15 seconds. We're now using polymer physics, computational engineering models and 3D knitting to invent our next product.
Our Digital Product Engineering Team are responsible for continuously improving our online retail experience and are frequently found working closely with our Head of Product as well as colleagues from creative, community and operations.
As a team, we work on a range of greenfield and existing projects, typically using React/Redux on the Front End and, primarily, ruby on the Back End for our APIs and internal systems.
We believe in writing modular, pragmatic and well-tested code, and value programmers who have a keen eye for detail, a deep technical understanding of their domain, and a burning desire to be the best at what they do.
We don’t believe in strict boundaries between Front End and Back End Engineers, but do believe that most people tend to gravitate towards one or the other. As such, we are not averse to considering Full Stack candidates, but this is primarily a Front End role for now.
We firmly believe extraordinary people can come from a wide range of places – but we wouldn’t be surprised if the person who gets this role has:
We are a diverse bunch of people at Heist. That said, there are some characteristics we always look for:
At Heist, we believe underwear can be an instrument of progress. While many industries understand our era’s desire for autonomy, choice and freedom, women’s underwear has lagged behind. Women are living in underwear inadequate to their time and this needs to change.
Radical innovation in underwear design will ensure that every woman, every day, is living in underwear that allows her to progress in the way that she demands in every other area of her life. That’s why our designs are built on an understanding of how bodies move, not just how they look.
We may be only two years old, but it’s already been quite a ride. Our reinvention of tights has delivered 30% month-on-month growth and propelled us into the pages of almost every major European publication. We’re backed by some of the biggest investors in fashion and technology, and on a busy day, we sell a pair of tights every 15 seconds. Even our tube adverts caused a scandal (for all the right reasons). Most importantly, we have tens of thousands of customers who genuinely love Heist and the products we develop and ship around the world.