John Lewis Partnership launches recruitment drive to attract tech talent

Tuesday 3 May 2022

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.

The Software Engineer and Delivery Lead roles will help to deliver customer-facing projects on and, 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."

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.  

Engineers will be working across a range of programs and platforms. Software Engineers will work across and using Kotlin or Java on the back-end and React and Next.js on the front-end. Native App Engineers will use both iOS and Android platforms, and Data Engineers will work on a Google Cloud based data platform. Cloud Platform Engineers will evolve the Partnership’s award winning Google Cloud and AWS based digital platforms.

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 idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is the largest employee-owned business in the UK and amongst the largest in the world, with over 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. Profits made are reinvested into the business - for customers and Partners. John Lewis operates 42 shops plus one outlet across the UK as well as Waitrose has 332 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 59 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. The retailer's omnichannel business includes the online grocery service,, as well as specialist online shops including for wine and for plants and flowers.


John Lewis Partnership

Sarah Salmean

Partner & Senior Communications Officer
Tel: 07526 190589