Principal Software Dev Engr

Category: Information Technology

Location: Bengaluru, KA, India


Principal Software Dev Engr

Bengaluru, KA, India

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Company Description

Tesco Bengaluru: We are a multi-disciplinary team creating a sustainable competitive advantage for Tesco by standardising processes, delivering cost savings, enabling agility, providing cutting-edge technological solutions and empowering our colleagues to do ever more for our customers. With cross-functional expertise in Global Business Services and Retail Technology & Engineering, a wide network of teams and strong governance we reduce complexity thereby offering high quality services for our customers. Tesco Bengaluru, established in 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies, makes the experience better for our millions of customers worldwide and simpler for over 4,40,000 colleagues.
Tesco Technology consists of people from a number of different backgrounds, but having a common purpose to serve our shoppers a little better every day with our retail technological solutions. We shared a common interest in harnessing innovations in technology to enhance their shopping experience at Tesco stores. Whether making products, software or systems, our teams focuses on various aspects from taking strategic ownership of the architecture to delivering technological solutions such as design, testing, deployment, infrastructure, operation and security of the systems to ensure agile, smooth and safe operations. These help us to deliver the maximum business impact. Teams refine their internal processes to best fit their own needs, working to build core capabilities in application and services. We collaborate globally across teams to build end-to-end customer-facing solutions, as well as to share knowledge, experience, tools and techniques.
At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone’s Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.
Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

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On behalf of Tesco Bengaluru, we must caution all job seekers and educational institutions that Tesco Bengaluru does not authorise any third parties to release employment offers or conduct recruitment drives via a third party. Hence, beware of inauthentic and fraudulent job offers or recruitment drives from any individuals or websites purporting to represent Tesco. Further, Tesco Bengaluru does not charge any fee or other emoluments for any reason (including without limitation, visa fees) or seek compensation from educational institutions to participate in recruitment events. 

Accordingly, please check the authenticity of any such offers before acting on them and where acted upon, you do so at your own risk. Tesco Bengaluru shall neither be responsible for honouring or making good the promises made by fraudulent third parties, nor for any monetary or any other loss incurred by the aggrieved individual or educational institution. 

In the event that you come across any fraudulent activities in the name of Tesco Bengaluru, please feel free report the incident at 

Job Description

Work Level Descriptor
As a senior technology expert I lead large complex areas setting architectural direction to translate strategy into action leading the design implementation and delivery of software that shapes a product technology or architecture making a significant impact to the organisation
Job Summary
Principal Software Development Engineer is a key influencer in contributing to strategic planning combining business vision and industry best practices to define technical strategy and make decisions. They set the standard for engineering excellence and efficient architecture. They are hands-on and guide team(s) to improve technology of portfolios/products infrastructure and processes.
Expectations from a PSDE

1.Lead one or more large complex or difficult initiatives
•Show perseverance and patience in driving a large complex or difficult initiative from inception to completion work with and influence the engineering product programme business teams in Tesco
•Resolve ambiguous and complex business problems/asks into simple technical systems that can be worked by the team
•Should be able to influence build vs buy decisions able to pick and deprecate creaking software/applications lead significant refactoring make the right trade-offs influences the roadmap and sequencing of delivery to deliver early and often. Produces simple solutions to complex problems.
•Gets hands on with design and coding to resolve hard problems or high impact areas that have a long-term impact on a product technology or architecture.
•Can technically resolve ambiguous and complex business problems/asks into simple systems that can be worked by the team and enable SDEs to solve slices of the problem so that everyone learns and contributes

2.Influence and drive technology strategy
•Take up one or more areas and be the pioneer and gatekeeper and define the long-standing architecture and design keeping security scalability extensibility reusability in mind
•Has great communication and influencing skills to break impasse in technology strategy architecture roadmap or milestones and frequently able to converge the stakeholders to a correct decision with data points and foresight.
•Have depth of technical knowledge in certain areas and sufficient breadth to influence senior leaders on engineering strategy and unblock SDEs or programmes needs inputs
•Write critical path code having a good appreciation of the whole stack and SDLC using continuous deployment pipelines cloud infrastructure automation monitoring and alerting with an agile DevOps mind-set.
•Routinely comes up with strategy documents design code which are exemplary and serves as a role model to fellow PSDEs and SDEs.
•Innovate and keep abreast of industry trends and competition grasping new paradigms and languages quickly
•Routinely come up with PoCs to evaluate approaches or technology choices to enable or accelerate programmes or to enhance Tesco Shared Platform

3.Mentor and guide SDEs and teams
•Guide SDEs in one or more functional areas – could be under one or more HoSDs/Directors or under a functional area like Azure Eventing Store applications Data engineering etc.
•Mentor and guide SDEs using best practice guides contributing to Tesco shared platform giving KTs or sessions on specific areas or practices
•Participates in constructive code and design reviews probing assumptions highlighting risks and leaving behind better quality repositories for teams to look up to

4.Participate in hiring interviews
•Help with SDE-2/3/PSDE hiring and equivalent managerial interviews as well.
•Actively recruiting calibrating assessors and the strengthening the assessment process for Tesco
•Be the bar raiser for coding and design to ensure the bar is high and the bar keeps going up as the best practices and expectations evolve


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