Software Development Engineer (UI)-WGC

Key Information

Hours: 36
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1TW United Kingdom
Apply By: 31/12/2017

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

- An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary.

- Privilegecard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.

- A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate

- Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay

- Buy As You Earn Scheme

- Save As You Earn Scheme

- Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank

- Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

About The Job


The Software Development Engineering team are responsible for the full software development lifecycle. They work with Product Managers to help shape the backlog and future direction of the products we build. They implement and test features to a very high quality and support the product or service in testing and live environments.

Our Engineers have industry-leading technical abilities, demonstrating breadth and depth of knowledge of engineering best-practices: design, design patterns, re-usability, usability, testability, version control, documentation, build, deployment and operations. They are expected to design each piece of the application or system and plan how the pieces will work together, producing high quality, maintainable and resilient code. They demonstrate an ability to analyse problems and solve them at their root cause, recommending software upgrades for existing applications and systems ensuring that the software continues to function normally through regular use, maintenance and testing.

Our Software Development Engineers can pursue two distinct career paths as an individual contributor or alternatively a management route.

Main Responsibilities

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role’s key responsibilities and measures:
Address problems at their route cause and solve problems for the long-term, balancing complexity against business value.
Build and deploy solutions to customers for problems of significant scope and complexity.
Contribute to the evolution of our software engineering practices, recommending changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
Impart knowledge to users, customers, and other team members.
Build solid working relationships with relevant personnel across Tesco.
Consistently seek out new languages and tools that will help to improve working practices across multiple teams.
Perform code reviews, suggesting best practice improvements.
Educate, review and help other engineers to grow their capability
Design and build new tools that make the organization more efficient, impacting the way the entire organisation operates.
This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

Ideal Candidate

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 UI development including design, semantic HTML mark-up, CSS, JavaScript and related technologies
Writing standards compliant HTML5 and CSS3
Experience in bringing multiple viewport responsive and adaptive web designs to life
Strong native JavaScript skills in the browser and server, including OO JavaScript. Exposure to ES6 is advantageous.
Exposure to a variety of JavaScript frameworks and libraries: React, Backbone; jQuery, Underscore and unit testing with Jasmine or similar
Commercial experience of using Node.js to create high traffic websites using Express.js, Sails, Koa or similar
Awareness and practice of UI performance best practices
Understanding and exposure to integrating REST API endpoints
Strong experience and understanding of industry standard web accessibility, web design & usability; to support sites cross browser/platform/device
A desire to write readable, maintainable, modular and extendable code
Experience in full development life cycle; design, coding, test, build, QA, deployment and maintenance
Exposure to the DevOps model
Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles behind methodologies such as: BDD, ATDD and TDD
A desire to lead, mentor, up-skill and inspire fellow engineers
Solid enterprise / commercial development experience
A strong team player with the ability to influence and lead stakeholders when necessary
Demonstrable ability to self-manage, be proactive, take ownership, build relationships and drive solutions through from inception to production

About the Company

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop online, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We’re driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world’s leading e-commerce business.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.

Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.

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

The position will be based at our Head Office in Welwyn Garden City.