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Senior Software Engineer - Price Service

Posted: 30 Dec 2020 Closes: 28 Feb 2021
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time TSC_581684

What's in it for you
  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares and save tax after 3 months of service
  • Save As You Earn Scheme which gives you the opportunity to save direct from your pay for three or five years with the option of using your savings to buy Tesco shares at a discounted price after 1 year of service
  • Access to Tesco Learning and Development Academy, Safari Books https://www.safaribooksonline.comandPluralsight Technology Learning Platform https://www.pluralsight.com
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes
About the role

Price Service is aHTTP API handling pricing and promotions across all of Tesco's channels and is of central importance to Tesco's strategic plans to better serve 28 million shoppers each week in the UK, and more around the globe.The impact of the team's work on Price Service isvisible through Tesco's tills, websites and mobile apps - it is rare to find a job with this level of challenge and impact. The HTTP API is being built for consumption on the open internet, to enable future innovation in the wider world. To do so, the engineering team has to tackle hard distributed systems problems at scale, to ensure high availability and performance. CAP theorem is a regular and very practical topic of conversation within the team!

The service is built with Java, Vert.x, RxJava, Groovy, Couchbase and Kafka, among other technologies. It runs on AWS & Azure with fully automated testing in a continuous deployment pipeline. The team works according to Agile principles, adapting Kanban and other techniques as appropriate to succeed.

The team is humble and supportive of each other and highly collaborative both internally and with other teams, with pairing a common occurrence and all code is reviewed via Github.
You will be responsible for
  • Usingin-depth knowledge of at least one major programming language, the framework, and the tool ecosystem to implement end-to-end systems without assistance.
  • Translatingrequirements into tasks & code.
  • Producingtest-driven features and demonstratingyour familiarity with the TDD cycle.
  • Applying your understanding of cohesion and the SOLID principles to create well structured, maintainable software.
  • Working effectively with product stakeholders to communicate and translate needs into product improvements.
  • Leading group discussions on system design and working with Product Managers to drive value.
  • Supporting production systems, resolvingincidents, and performing root cause analysis.
  • Sharingknowledge with the wider engineering community.
  • Mentoringand developing others around you.
  • Producingproof of concepts to evaluate new tools.
You will need
Experience relevant for the job:
  • 5+ years of experience as a Java backend developer.
  • Experience with Java 7+.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS, etc.).
  • Experience with both SQL & NoSQL databases.
  • Experience using Spring.
  • Experience scaling systems.
  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall.
  • Experience with eCommerce and search systems would be a nice to have, but not necessary.
  • Experience with reactive programming is considered a plus.
Skills relevant for the job:
  • Written and verbalEnglishcommunication skills.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and computational skills.
  • Customer focus.
  • An innovative approach to problem-solving.
About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customers favourite way to shop, wherever they are and however they're shopping. We want our customers to be inspired by the solutions that we are building to help them find whatever they are looking for. Here's how we're doing it:

  • We are building systems to solve real world problems at scale, impacting tens of millions of people
  • Teams of great Engineers (and Managers and Product Managers) to learn from
  • We are agile and enlightened in our approach to building software and teams
  • There's a great atmosphere and we work sustainably as a team
  • Tesco has a "do the right thing" mentality
  • We promote flexible working

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

Tesco

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