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Skin + Me

Skin + Me

Park Royal, London, UK
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Skin + Me is a mission driven start-up with seriously big skin goals.

We’re looking for an exceptional Engineer to join our Operations Team at Skin + Me. This is a full time role based at our state of the art factory in North Acton.

About the role:

As an Engineer at Skin + Me you will be part of the end-to-end project process - from design, order & build of new machinery and infrastructure to power the business.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in mechanical engineering, controls and automation, electrical or similar and be highly competent at problem solving challenges in a manufacturing site.

What you'll do:

  • Work on a challenging projects
  • Deliver projects from across a range of challenges
  • Work on a diverse range of projects across start to finish (install, test, modify, upgrade & develop machinery or infrastructure)
  • Provide hands-on technical assistance on any major engineering issues in the factory

Who you are:

These are the skills we’re looking for. Even if you don’t tick every box, but feel you’re right for us, we’d still love to hear from you.

  • Great at problem solving, being creative and able to implement solutions
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Highly competent at 3D modelling in CAD packages (preferably Solidworks)
  • Ideally have experience of PLC and control systems, relevant manufacturing techniques (e.g. laser cutting, CNC and injection moulding) and product packaging.
  • A degree in engineering, controls and automation, electrical or similar
  • Ideally have 1-2+ years of experience

Why should you choose Skin + Me?

  • A daily challenge – in a thrilling, entrepreneurial start-up environment
  • Make a difference – work within a revolutionary company that is focused on improving millions of lives.
  • Significant equity – potentially life-changing value if you commit to our long-term mission.
  • Serious commitment to growth – personal development is important to us and we’ll make sure we support your growth, and give you broad experience across your role.
  • Support network – the Skin + Me investors and advisors that you’ll have the opportunity to work with have built some of the world’s best consumer companies.


  • 25 Days Holiday (+ all the usual Bank Holidays)
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch – It’s important you are well fueled for the day so we've got your breakfast and lunch covered. Plus drinks and snacks are available too!
  • Equity – We offer a competitive salary and a generous share award package that means every employee has a stake in the business. We really are all in this together
  • Health and wellbeing focus – We offer a healthcare cash plan, cycle to work schemes plus free healthy breakfast and lunch in the office. We'll be sure to always prioritise your physical and mental health.
  • Culture club – Our culture club team meets every week to make sure we celebrate our big wins and milestones too, with parties, surprises and more.
  • You’ll get highly discounted Skin + Me products for you, and 10 friends + family too.
  • Generous employee referral scheme, if you know more fabulous people refer them to work with us too.

More about Skin + Me:

There’s a huge problem in the world of skincare: people struggle with more than just how their skin looks. They also worry about how it makes them feel and how to manage it long-term. We’re on a mission to change that.

The truth is that achieving your best skin isn’t complicated. The secret? Using the right combination of prescription strength ingredients with a stripped-back routine to tackle everything from anti-ageing, adult acne, rosacea and pigmentation. We’re united in the belief that everyone should have access to expertise, treatment plans and ingredients that work – minus the big price tag and the long dermatologist waitlist.

Skin + Me is a mission-driven start-up, building a pioneering online dermatology service. We take customers through a simple online medical consultation and prescribe a treatment cream, personalised to the individual. It arrives in their letterbox each month and evolves alongside their skin. Everyone’s skin is different and no two journeys are the same.

In order to deliver on our mission, we’ve raised our funding from some of the best-known direct-to-consumer entrepreneurs and VCs. Our highly experienced founding team comes from the likes of Facebook, Charlotte Tilbury, Tails.com and Graze.com.

Our journey has just begun and we’d love for you to join us! Think you’re up for the challenge?