Software Development Manager (Computer Vision)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City / London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 25/03/2022

Software Development Manager (Computer Vision)

Welwyn Garden City / London

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About the role

Within the Data Science Engineering team we help Tesco, our customers and the communities where we operate to get the most value from data. We build and run Tesco’s data platforms, we architect and engineer data onto these platforms, provide capabilities and tools to the analytics community across Tesco, and develop data products at scale.

As a Lead Software Engineer within Data Science Engineering, you’ll be a significant contributor to the delivery of data science products in one of Tesco’s most strategic technology areas. You’ll work with other engineers, data scientists, product managers, systems engineers, and analytics professionals to help deliver valuable and innovative outcomes for our customers. You’ll work within and across our Engineering and Data Science teams, delivering scalable products that improve how we serve our customers and run our operations.

You will be responsible for

  • Leading group discussions on system design and architecture.
  • Working with product teams to communicate and translate needs into technical requirements.
  • Delivering high quality code and solutions.
  • Supporting production systems, resolving incidents, and performing root cause analysis.
  • Continually look for how we can evolve and improve our technology, processes and practices.
  • Sharing knowledge with the wider engineering community.
  • Mentoring and developing others around you.
  • Applying SDLC practices to create and release robust software.

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Building scalable and resilient systems.
  • Leading technical teams and influencing stakeholders.
  • Designing solutions that integrate Data Science products into client applications.
  • Building solutions that run in the cloud, on-prem or at-edge.
  • Involvement in the full development life cycle; design, coding, test, build, QA, deployment and maintenance.
  • Participating in incident, problem and service improvement process and has ability to assess incidents prioritising resolutions or escalations within SLAs.
  • Working in agile environments. You must be a team player with the ability to influence and lead stakeholders.

Key Skills and Technologies:

  • Enterprise integration patterns, microservice architectures and event sourcing.
  • Working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum & Kanban.
  • Customer focus with the right balance between outcome delivery and technical excellence. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work with other teams for any dependencies or integrations.
  • Experience with Linux, building solutions that run on-prem, at-edge or in-the-cloud.
  • Containerisation technologies e.g. Docker and related technologies.
  • Tooling for monitoring, logging and alerting e.g. Splunk or Grafana.
  • CI/CD pipelines: can create a CI/CD pipeline to deploy Infrastructure changes.  
  • Working knowledge of Git, Jenkins and other related technologies.
  • Fluency in Python.

The following would also be desirable (but are not required):

  • Awareness of emerging MLOps practices.
  • Experience building solutions that run at edge.
  • Experience with video technology or computer vision.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work!  These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (and bank holidays)
  • Great colleague discounts and deals, saving you money on everyday purchases, utility bills for the home and more
  • Retirement savings plan – save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Buy as you earn and Save as you earn share schemes
  • Opportunities to get on – take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training to help you achieve the career you want

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves.  At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We’re committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.  We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we are moving to a more blended working week – combining office and remote working.  Our offices continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  Talk to us about how this can work for you.

Note: Should you be successful in your application, your employment will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

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