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Software Development Engineer II - Tesco Connect

Job Reference tesco/TP/5958610/885682

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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

As a Frontend / Web Software Engineer you’ll be working in an agile team of industry leading engineers upon developing Tesco Connect. Tesco Connect is an application which enables both our supply chain business team and suppliers to manage the demand and supply of all the products across all the stores and depots globally (essentially a control tower view of our supply chain, so super critical to our business), and are looking for a Senior Frontend Developer to continue growing the team. Working with Product Managers, you will be responsible for the future direction of the products that we build, solving problems and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant and maintainable technical solutions. Your applications make previously complex tasks simple with the impact ranging from saving time, effort, or money to re-defining normal. Some of the tech we are using: ES6, React, Styled-components, Webpack, Cypress, Docker, Azure DevOps

You will be responsible for

Software Development Engineers (SDEs) are the creative minds developing the software applications that make life easier for customers, colleagues, and suppliers. They are responsible for the entire development and support process for software solutions. Your applications make previously sophisticated tasks simple with the impact ranging from saving time, effort, or money to re-defining normal. Some of the key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Using your in-depth knowledge of JavaScript, React and related tools / frameworks to develop and implement scalable frontend systems
  • Identify patterns in code and refactor the code towards them where it increases understanding and/or maintainability with minimal mentorship
  • Mentor and develop others around you, sharing knowledge with the wider engineering community
  • Follow the standard processes of continuous BDD/TDD/Performance/Security/Smoke testing
  • Support production systems, resolve incidents and performing root cause analysis
  • Continually propose and drive process improvements, produce proof of concepts to evaluate new tools

You will need

We are looking for people who have a passion for Technology. You will likely have made open-source contributions and have a Github account. You will demonstrate experience of different platforms and technologies. We expect to see some or all of the following:

  • Best-practices regarding all aspects of web development including design, semantic HTML mark-up, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies
  • Exposure to a variety of JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as: React, Redux, Webpack, React-Router and testing with React Testing Library Jest, Cypress, Jasmine, Enzyme, Mocha
  • Awareness and practice of UI performance standard processes
  • Understanding and exposure to integrating REST API endpoints
  • A desire to write readable, maintainable, modular, and extendable code
  • Design and develop larger systems and features, anticipating medium term (3-6 month) vectors of change, designing, and abstracting accordingly
  • Exposure to the DevOps model and automation of everything by default
  • An ability to profile and optimise code General Skills:
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills. You are comfortable designing systems and reasoning about them. When solving problems, you take a thorough and logical approach to solving them and retaining ownership through to resolution
  • You can find the right balance between outcome delivery and technical excellence. You place the needs of our customers above the needs of you and the team
  • Written and verbal communication skills. You can communicate effectively and efficiently considering the nature of your audience

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.