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Recruitment drive for top tech talent

  • 150 new roles will be key in creating digital services crucial to our future growth
  • Engineering sought to bring innovation and expertise across a range of technologies
  • Onlines sales now contribute to almost 70% of John Lewis sales and nearly a fifth of Waitrose sale

The John Lewis Partnership is recruiting for more than 150 roles as part of a major investment in digital. The specialist roles will play a major part in helping keep John Lewis and Waitrose the go-to brands for customers who want omni-channel access to quality, value and sustainability.

Getting ever closer to customers online and being highly responsive to changing consumer habits are key to our future growth. We are seeking to recruit engineers to bring innovation and expertise across a range of technologies including Software, Cloud Platform, Native App, Data Engineers and Delivery Leads. 

70% of sales now online

The Software Engineer and Delivery Lead roles will help to deliver customer-facing projects on JohnLewis.com and Waitrose.com, which together attract more than 55 million visits each month. Onlines sales now contribute to almost 70% of John Lewis sales and nearly a fifth of Waitrose sales - up from 40% and 5% respectively just two years ago.  The new roles will also support the growth and development of the Waitrose and John Lewis apps, which account for almost a quarter of sales for the two brands.   

Sandra Christie, Head of Engineering at the John Lewis Partnership said: “We have an industry leading team driving the digital growth of our two iconic brands, Waitrose and John Lewis. It's our Partners who make the difference and we're really excited to be making this significant investment in growing our engineering talent."

Competitive salaries and development opportunities

Successful candidates will receive a competitive salary, training and development opportunities as well as flexible and blended working in a company that seeks to be the most inclusive in the UK. Benefits include generous discounts at both Waitrose and John Lewis, leisure and learning subsidies, equal parental leave and a Smart Pension.  

More details on engineering roles can be found here and further information on Delivery Lead roles can be found here

About the John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical experiment over a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with over 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. The Partnership is purpose-driven, existing to create a fairer and more sustainable future for our Partners, customers, suppliers and communities. Our Purpose not only inspires our principles, drives our decisions and acts as our guide to be a force for good, it steers us to do things differently and better - all in service of creating a happier world for everyone and everything we touch.