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Senior Software Engineer - Search and Recommendations

Posted: 11 Dec 2020 Closes: 9 Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time TSC_603783

What's in it for you
  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 15% 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
  • 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

The talented engineers in our Search & Recommendationsteam build the APIs that ensure that the results of our customer searches on all of our platforms are accurate and relevant, work with Data Science team to enable AI-driven recommendations, as well as dealing with favourites, associated products and suggestions.They are ageographically-distributed,tech team utilising a wide range of technologies including:
  • Java11
  • Node.JS
  • Python
  • AWS/Azure
  • Lucene
  • Redis
  • MongoDB
  • Kubernetes & Docker
We are responsible for the software throughout the lifecycle. We maintain a DevOps culture employing continuous integration and delivery, supporting our code through to production and beyond.
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
  • Commercial experience developing in Java and ability to deliver with little to no supervision to meet the deadlines.
  • Experience with Java 8+
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS, etc.).
  • Experience with both SQL & NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with Microservices (vert.x, Micronaut).
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Experience scaling and building low-latency systems
  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum & Kanban
  • Experience with eCommerce and search systems would be a nice to have, but not necessary.
  • Experience with reactive programming is considered a plus.
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.


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