Senior Software Engineer - Service Security & Communication

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 27/05/2022

Senior Software Engineer - Service Security & Communication


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About the role

The mission of the Service Security & Communication team is to provide secure and resilient inter-service communication, management of secrets and protection of sensitive data, across Tesco.

More specifically, our areas of responsibility include:

  • Resilient and secure inter-service communication via service mesh and mTLS
  • Desensitising secrets and data via encryption or signing
  • Secure management of secrets via rotation and centralised management
  • Removal of secrets via workload identities i.e. SPIFFE

We build and operate a set of cloud-native services, infrastructure and CLIs. Tesco’s large footprint means that our systems operate at vast scale and our clients require > 99.9% availability.

We obsess about system operability and as such focus heavily on observability, fully automated deployments, continuous improvement and refinement, to minimise support costs. We practice continuous integration and delivery which allow us to deliver business value frequently while minimising risk.

Our microservices use ReactiveX Java and are deployed to Kubernetes on AWS and Azure. We leverage a number of cloud services such as DynamoDB, Cosmos DB, S3, Blob Storage, KMS and Key Vault. Our CLIs are built using Go allowing us to cross-compile to multiple operating systems. In addition, we also use Python, Bash and Terraform extensively in order to achieve a high level of automation.

The culture at Tesco Technology values above all else autonomy and full end-to-end ownership of solutions, thus empowering teams to build and deliver software as effectively as possible.

You will be responsible for

As a Senior Software Engineer on the Service Security & Communication team, your primary responsibility is to design, build and run technology solutions to deliver valuable outcomes to our customers, colleagues and partners. You’ll be working alongside 6-8 engineers and a software development manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing cloud-native services using Java and/or Golang
  • Building infrastructure as code using Terraform, Python & Bash
  • Running and operating distributed systems
  • Testing and automating everything 
  • Providing technical leadership and driving delivery
  • Coaching and developing fellow engineers

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Experience in Java and/or Go, Terraform, Linux
  • Building microservice architectures on Kubernetes in the cloud
  • Building and operating distributed systems at scale
  • Experience working with partner and stakeholder teams on creating complex solutions

Skills relevant for the job:

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem-solving, analysis and computational skills.
  • A customer focus.
  • Innovative approach to problem solving.

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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