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iOS Engineer

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14 Jun 2021

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Lyst is a search and discovery platform for fashion which connects millions of shoppers globally with the world's leading fashion designers and stores, giving them a simpler, more engaging buying experience. We work in small, self-managing, autonomous teams with end-to-end responsibility for a specific customer-focused project. This structure brings together Lysters from all the disciplines that are needed to deliver the squad's goals. We reward these squads for the impact they make and value the innovative approaches that autonomy and alignment can bring. We hire great people and get out of their way.

We're looking for a Senior iOS Engineer to join us and help Lyst build and grow our product. You will work closely with our current engineers, data scientists, designers, growth and product managers to develop new product features and help us execute our product strategy. You will be working within our App Tribe in one of the mission based squads.

Our goal is to build on the success of the App as a focus for the business for customers to find and buy fashion from our partners through a seamless, end-to-end experience. You will be working as part of a cross functional team to build a mobile platform that leverages our extensive data sets and provide an immersive and engaging user experience.

What you will be working on:
  • Building new and maintaining existing features for our iOS application with Swift 5✨
  • High understanding and experience with the iOS platform
  • High level of skills UI and module development
  • High level exposure/ familiarity to different architecture e.g. MVVM, MVP, VIPER, VIP etc
  • Good experience with Unit testing e.g. XCTest and UI testing e.g. XCUITest
  • Ensuring quality deliverable and ownership in all stages of the delivery process
  • Close collaboration with product managers, designers and peer engineers to achieve squad OKRs
  • Accountable to keep team members informed on the work progress and status on approaches or solutions
  • Active contributor to scrum ceremonies to requirements and clarify edge-case scenarios, ensure all the requirements are clear and highlight areas for improvement
  • You strive to write quality, robust and testable code, some awareness of risks of over / under-engineering
  • Working closely with tribe members and lead engineers to continually improve the development process. e.g. codebase, tools, modernisation, process
  • You are able to communicate clearly and be humble when sharing ideas with everyone on the team and provide guidance to make it happen

  • Experience with working on mature iOS application with a fast-paced iterative environment
  • Familiar with modern development tools like CI/CD platforms, dependency managers and testing frameworks
  • Accountable to keep team members informed on the work progress and status on approaches or solutions
  • Able to collaborate with stakeholders for owned features, experience in reviewing metrics is a plus
  • Past experience as a mentor and / or line management is a plus

We encourage candidates to apply even if they don't meet all the criteria above.

Things that matter to us:
  • You are curious at heart and like to take ownership of something to make it better
  • You are detail oriented
  • You are a team player and communicate with your peers and other stakeholders in the company on a day to day basis
  • Being confronted with a difficult or strange problem makes you feel like a detective that wants to crack the mystery
  • Sense of ownership over products, features and services the team looks after
  • You have experience iterating & refactoring existing code as well as writing new code

  • You get 29 days' time off throughout the year to take a well-earned rest, in addition to the 8 public bank holidays
  • The Lyst Clothing Benefit. We're a fashion company so we'll give you £250 to spend on the site in Year 1, £500 in Year 2, £750 in Year 3 and £1000 from Year 4 onwards. You're going to look fantastic!
  • Private Healthcare by Vitality. Your health is important to us which is why we offer all employees a comprehensive healthcare scheme from the day that you start.
  • Conferences and events. We're big on learning, so all Lysters are allocated an individual training & development budget of £1,000.
  • Enhanced family leave entitlements for both parents and carers
  • Discounted eye tests and glasses
  • Team meet-ups, social events, sports and exercise events
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Transport season ticket loans

Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture. We recognise and celebrate the value and impact diversity brings to our company and are committed to ensuring this is a consistent focus, for which we are held to account. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equally, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply for this role.
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