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Software Development Engineer II - Developer Platform

Job Reference tesco/TP/14156964/873814

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What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About the role

The Engineering Effectiveness organisation within Technology exists to make the work of over 2,000 Tesco software engineers as frictionless and delightful as possible. We enable fast access to information and context; provide valuable and useful platforms and abstractions and reduce toil. We make the standard way the easiest way to develop, build and deploy software.

We are a team of product managers, software and systems engineers and other experts from the UK, Hungary and India. We are customer focussed and data-led and focus on solving the most valuable problems. We don’t build things that teams don’t want or need. We hold ourselves to a high standard of engineering, taking pride in the solutions we develop.

The Tesco Developer Platform (TDP) is a newly envisaged platform that developers can leverage to Build, deploy and operate software in a self-service capacity. It will provide a golden path, allowing automated build and deployment of software artefacts, driving improved quality, security and standardisation. The Developer Platform will consist of various tools and technologies that integrate seamlessly to provide a pipeline to production, lowering cognitive load, toil and repetitive manual work from development teams and helping to build, deploy and release software faster with improved security and observability. The TDP team builds, runs and maintains the platform.

We are committed to ensuring the Engineering Effectiveness organisation is a place where everybody can feel safe, included and contribute their best work. If you like the sound of the role but want to understand more please do reach out to talk. We are also open to more flexible ways of working to support colleagues, including but not limited to part-time roles and job-sharing where possible. 

You will be responsible for

  • Provide ownership and leadership in developing TDP, aware of the short and long term goals of TDP.
  • Provide an impact that reaches across teams, able to contribute in shaping up the platform features for the future.
  • Provide the right level of coaching to the TDP team/engineers, alongside developing key platform features.
  • Provide accountability for the platform software quality, able to contribute to the raising the quality bar of TDP codebase,
  • Participate in various design and planning sessions and ensure that TDP is built with quality, scale and resiliency for future requirements.
  • Bring in the change mindset and collaborate with peers and stakeholders within and outside directorate.
  • Provide the necessary ownership on resolution of production issues, drive the operational excellence.

This role will give you an opportunity to enhance your platform engineering skills, you will get hands-on experience with building a platform from ground-up, develop standards, gain experience with cloud native technologies etc. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the wider community within Engineering Effectiveness, broader technology teams, learn and share.


You will need

  • Experience with Java 8+
  • Experience with golang is considered a plus
  • Experience with cloud platform(s) (e.g. Azure, etc.)
  • Experience with both SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Experience with Infra as a Code processes and practices
  • Experience scaling systems. 
  • Experience with CICD Tools and processes
  • Experience working with modern software development methodologies, such as, Kanban
  • Experience with commit-to-production is considered a plus



About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.