Head of Software Development - Tills (Node.JS)

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 09/08/2022

Head of Software Development - Tills (Node.JS)


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About the role

As the Head of Software Development, you will own the engineering activity crafting the environment for balanced development to exist and succeed. You will lead by example, and be responsible for:

  • forming a team that is able to cover the software development and operational demands of the UI/ Frontend area
  • the budget and development process
  • driving continuous improvement of engineering practises and helping improve the efficiency of the development in Tesco

You will be responsible for

  • leading engineers to write high quality code that’s easy to understand and work with. Balancing resource requirements to ensure the needs of the product are met by the team
  • ensuring impediments are removed and the demands on your team are clear, and commitments are met
  • supervising the progress and the quality of the solutions your team delivers to ensure you provide a balanced pace of the delivery of value
  • ensuring the right team and processes are established to continually deliver quality solutions
  • A strong people manager, with excellent collaboration and stakeholder leadership skills
  • A track record of delivering large-scale, well architected web solutions at pace
  • You expertly and competently impart knowledge to users, customers, and other team members
  • JavaScript, NodeJs, and other modern languages.
  • Designing and building distributed systems, for scalability, availability and performance. Testing everything, automating everything

You will need

  • Written and verbal communication 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 aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
  • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco (from April 2020)
  • 10% off One Stop
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
  • 20% off all F&F purchases
  • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
  • 25% off Tesco Café
  • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, 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 retailer. 

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. 


Application process

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

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