Job Title:  Software Engineer

Date:  15 May 2023

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

The Body Shop exists to fight for a fairer, more beautiful world. This is our purpose, and it drives everything we do. This is no different when it comes to software. If you are looking to work for an in-house engineering team that strives to use excellence to support The Body Shop’s purpose then read on……..

You will bring a wealth of knowledge in software development practices, both technical and interpersonal. Working with senior stakeholders across the teams, divisions and countries and be responsible for building code that will help drive sales and profit for the business.  As our business diversifies, you will be expected to learn and work on technologies and functionality as it’s developed, while maintaining the supportability of our global tech stack.

More about the role

As a Software Engineer you will be actively encouraged to contribute to all aspects of software delivery, evaluating feasibility, exploring requirements and solution development. As our business diversifies, you will be expected to learn and work on technologies and functionality as it’s developed.

Whilst providing quality software solutions for our business and evaluating requirements, proposing and developing solutions, as part of an agile delivery team, you will also take responsibility for estimating, planning and managing your own tasks and reporting on progress.

This is a wide-ranging role where the software engineer will come into a focused delivery team exploring & developing micro services & cloud implementations.

Relationship Management will play an important part as you’ll be collaborating closely with other members of the team and working alongside Product Owners, Business Analysts, Test Engineers and Business Stakeholders.

What we look for

• Strong teamwork skills, working with others to resolve issues efficiently

• Knowledge and experience in development practices including BDD/TDD, using associated tools for testing and continuous integration & deployment

• Strong understanding of Agile principles and how they apply to the software development lifecycle

• Experience with development of micro services in a cloud environment

• Experience operating within heavily regulated environments including external regulated consumer products and service offerings

• Proficiency in creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components

• Proficient understanding of code version control tools, such as Git

• Should have working experience on Cloud and its services (Azure, AWS or GCP)

• Understanding and implementation of containerisation for service deployment

• JavaScript experience working with modern web frameworks such as Angular and React using ES6 features

• Knowledge of CSS and JS methods for providing performant visual effects

• Experience with developing complete responsive user interface in the form of a mobile and desktop web app, with a focus on performance

• Understanding of modern software development principles (SOLID/DRY)

• Coding & debugging skills in Java, C# & Go


That’s a lot to ask for – so in return we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan (that rises with loyalty)

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge (you can buy/sell holiday)

* 1 Self Love Day – An extra day off per year to recharge and focus on what you love to do most

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* LOVE Money – Money from us to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% employee discount on our products and access to sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* Access to our Nourish platform, where you have access at certain times of the year to fantastic benefits such as; Buying/Selling holiday, Pension Top Up, Private Medical Insurance options, Green Car Benefits, Cycle To Work scheme, Techscheme, On site nursery (for Littlehampton colleagues), and much more!

* Life Assurance

* EAP (Employee Assistance Program) –  We work with experts to support you on all aspects of your Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Financial.

* AND - we have also implemented Hybrid working into our HQ’s in London Bridge and Littlehampton, West Sussex, where our teams spend 4 days a fortnight.

If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for.

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Diversity Statement

At The Body Shop, we firmly believe that equality is a human right and that all people should have an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and aspirations.  We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is recognized. We value diversity and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We are proud to have a number of different active employee inclusion networks that serve not just as catalysts for change, but also to build a spirit of diversity, equality, inclusivity, and provide safe supportive spaces for engagement and solidarity for members of these communities.  The Body Shop is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please let us know in your application or email us at

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