Senior Web Application Engineer

We’re always looking to hear from quality front-end developers with plenty of experience in creating JavaScript heavy single page web apps. Application Engineers will work collaboratively alongside our Products team to implement user-tested, well-specified prototypes and designs. Day to day you will craft new features for existing products along with developing new products from scratch.

The Opportunity

As a Web Application Engineer, you will be responsible for integrating our technology into the websites of fashion retailers around the world, implementing feature improvements to our core product, problem-solving when defects arise, and improving the product’s support for mobile devices.

We code in CoffeeScript and LESS, use Backbone with Marionette, React, build the app with grunt, test using Nightwatch with Selenium and use Mercurial for version control. That’s how we work today, but we would love to hear from you what we should be using next.


  • Integration of our technology into client’s websites
  • Implementing feature improvements
  • Improving technology on mobile devices


  • Highly skilled JavaScript (3+ years experience) and HTML/CSS developer
  • MV* framework experience, preferably Backbone or React
  • Have developed against RESTful APIs
  • Good understanding of HTTP
  • Strong attention to detail in both code quality and aesthetic UI presentation
  • An awareness of agile development principles

What we can offer you

  • The chance to make a real difference at an exciting start-up
  • Competitive pay + bonus
  • 8 days training per year
  • Sociable and collaborative working environment

About Metail

Metail’s cutting edge technology allows users to try on clothes online after inputting three simple measurements. For shoppers, it increases their confidence to buy online as well as allowing them to experiment with new styles. For brands, it increases engagement and overall net sales. Metail has also been proven as an exciting and innovative marketing concept across magazines, online, live events and TV.

Based in Cambridge, we’re in the heart of tech community and regularly host the Data Insights meetups, DevOps: Cambridge and Cambridge NonDysfunctional Programmers to list a few in our office. A sociable team, we frequently enjoy an ale together at the Elm Tree or The Free Press and our office also plays host to the annual Metail Summer Party where punting has become something of a tradition.

Whilst the role is predominantly in Cambridge, the successful applicant will be required to travel regularly to our offices based in East London.

If you want to be part of turning an innovative fashion technology startup into a global brand used on websites across the world and have the passion and drive to really want to make a difference at this exciting company then apply now.


Applications by CV and covering letter to Rob Murphy at

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

No agencies or recruiters, thanks.


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