Recognised as one of the fastest growing Companies in the UK, it’s a really exciting time to be joining END. If you’re positive, passionate and dedicated and want to be part of our future success this could be the role for you.


Over the last 15 years, END. has evolved into a technology led retailer that provides luxury and contemporary apparel and exclusive sneaker drops to a global audience. One of the most influential, forward-thinking and inspirational fashion companies in the world, we have fresh products hitting our website daily and our service never stops.

END. prides itself on delivering a first-class customer experience, which has underpinned our success. With over 2 million customers we deliver to over 80 countries around the world and our online business is complimented by our industry leading retail stores in Newcastle, Glasgow and London.

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our IT & Engineering department for a Lead Backend Developer. As a Lead, you will play a vital role in building and running the day-to-day of the backend team. You will enjoy sharing experience and skills to help develop your team members. You will be hands on to solve difficult technical problems whilst considering software architecture, performance, quality and security. You will devise elegant and creative solutions to challenging problems, highlight issues with existing architecture and tidy it up. As part of our in house team you will be able to produce your best work, in a relaxed creative environment, and you’ll be rewarded by seeing the impact of your work on real customers in the real world.

What you’ll be doing:

Key responsibilities

  • Manage our existing team of backend developers
  • Take the lead in developing bespoke, highly scalable microservices
  • Work closely with stakeholders across the business to plan new features and functionality
  • Lead ongoing iteration of the user interface and functionality to improve the user experience
  • Take full ownership of our backend
  • Stay up to date with new technology and be willing to bring new ideas to the table
  • Be willing to help out in other areas and learn new skills if necessary

What you’ll be able to demonstrate:

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in commercial PHP / MySQL experience with demonstrable evidence of working in a Senior/Lead position
  • Solid experience of working with Laravel or similar PHP framework
  • Experience of building micro-services
  • Experience of architecting solutions and delegating work to team members
  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Solid experience working with 3rd party integrations and API’s
  • Knowledge of/experience of working in Agile/Scrum environment
  • An aptitude for creative problem solving
  • A passion for creating clean and efficient code

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Kubernetes / Docker
  • Exposure to CI/CD pipelines implementation
  • Experience with Magento 2

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • 34 days holiday (including bank holidays and birthday)
  • Hybrid working
  • Company pension scheme
  • Generous staff discount
  • Access to END. Exclusives benefits platform
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Westfield Healthcare
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Eye-test vouchers
  • Cycle-to-work scheme

Our core values underpin everything we do as a business. We always put our customers first, are passionate and dedicated and strive for excellence. To achieve this, we are positive and collaborative and keep it simple.

If you have what it takes to be part of our future success we want to hear from you.

Please note - for the successful candidate, any employment is conditional on you having the right to work in the UK in the role in which you are employed.

Type of employment: Permanent, full-time