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Software Development Manager - Price Service

Posted: 30 Dec 2020 Closes: 28 Feb 2021
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time TSC_581688

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
  • 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
  • Pairing with other engineers to write high-quality code that's easy to understand and work with.
  • Writing tests - very often before the associated code - at unit level with Groovy/Spock and in BDD style with Groovy/Cucumber.
  • Reviewing pull requests and giving good feedback.
  • Attending backlog planning sessions to discuss and estimate (small, medium, large) upcoming stories.
  • Taking part in understanding requirements and designing API endpoints and their implementations.
  • Supporting the service, both during office hours and out of hours via paid support rota.
  • Automating the build, provisioning and deployment in the cloud.
  • Implementing monitoring and alerting mechanisms via Splunk, Runscope and other tools.
  • Building for security and user data privacy.
  • Being involved with attracting and interviewing further excellent engineers for Tesco.
You will need

Experience relevant for this job:
  • Java and ideally other JVM languages such as Groovy.
  • Designing and building distributed systemsfor scalability, availability and performance.
  • Testing everything, automating everything.
Skills relevant for the job
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and computational skills.
  • A Customer focus.
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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