Software Development Engineer - Customer

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 29/07/2022

Software Development Engineer - Customer


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About the role

Software Development Engineers (SDEs) are the creative minds developing the software applications that make life easier for customers. Responsible for the entire development and support process for a software programme. Your applications make previously complex tasks simple with the impact ranging from saving time, effort or money to re-defining normal

You will be responsible for

  • Using in-depth knowledge of at least one major programming language, the framework and the tool ecosystem to implement end-to-end systems without assistance.
  • Profiling and optimising code.
  • Producing test-driven features in a specific programming language and demonstrating you’re comfortable with the TDD cycle.
  • Applying understanding of cohesion and the SOLID principles to build well structured, maintainable software.
  • Applying understanding of threads, the threading model and concurrent programming.
  • Identifying patterns in code and refactoring the code towards them where it increases understanding and/or maintainability with minimal mentorship.
  • Translating requirements into tasks & code.
  • Developing high-quality code that can lead to rapid delivery, tenaciously pursuing continuous integration and delivery.
  • Committing code early and often, demonstrating your understanding of version control & branching strategies.
  • Automating everything by default.
  • Writing secure code by default.
  • Writing maintainable code and observing basic hygiene practices.
  • Demonstrating the importance of domain model and coherently modeling a problem domain within a given context
  • Implementing relevant project instrumentation.
  • Following the best practices of BDD/TDD/Performance/Security/Smoke Testing.
  • Working effectively with product stakeholders to communicate and translate their needs into improvements in your product.
  • Leading group discussions on the design of particular areas and understanding the domain well enough to work with Product Managers to drive value.
  • Supporting production systems, resolving incidents and performing root cause analysis.
  • Debugging/finding sophisticated problems and supporting/maintaining the software solution.
  • Sharing knowledge with the wider engineering community.
  • Mentoring and developing those around you.
  • Producing proof of concepts to evaluate new tools.

You will need

Experience relevant for the job:

  • validated experience as a Java backend developer.
  • Experience with Java 8+.
  • Experience using SQL & NoSQL Databases.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS/Azure).
  • Experience scaling systems.
  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum & Kanban.
  • Experience with reactive programming is considered a plus.
  • Experience with ecommerce and search systems would be a nice to have, but not vital.

Skills relevant for the role

  • Written and verbal English interpersonal skills.
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills.
  • 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 20 days, rising to 22 days after 12 months, 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.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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