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Senior IT Software Engineer - Java

Company John Lewis Partnership Location London
Contract Permanent Position Salary £51,000 - £76,000 per annum
Sector(s) Information Technology (IT)

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, e-commerce is a key part of our business - we run one of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from e-commerce functionality to machine learning. 

This is an opportunity to work as a lead Java/Kotlin software engineer on a cross-functional Agile development team. You will be working collaboratively with other highly skilled developers as well as BAs, Testers, Web Designers and User Experience specialists on technically challenging customer-facing projects. 

As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced developers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills. 

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. Engineers are expected to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques regardless of their experience or job grade. In return for this commitment you will be given the resources and support you need to help you with your learning journey. 

*Please note that within the John Lewis Partnership, this role will be known as Product Engineer ITL5*

Job Requirements

Ideal candidates will have excellent Java8/Spring skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions. 

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding duties and requirements*

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Java8/9. 
- Object Oriented and tiered design methodologies. 
- A structured approach to systems analysis and development. 
- Application frameworks such as Spring Boot. 
- Web technologies including HTML, CSS, advanced Javascript, Web Services. 
- Developing mission critical, high availability systems. 
- Code deployment in complex environments. 
- TDD, pair programming. 
- Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban. 
- Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery. 
- REST API development and/or consumption.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Kotlin. 
- Microservice Architectures. 
- Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform. 
- React.js. 
- Go CD, Gitlab CI. 
- Familiarity with NGINX, Linux/*nix and an understanding of large scale website architectures. 

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