Software Dev Engineer III - Java Backend

Category: Information Technology

Location: Bengaluru, KA


Software Dev Engineer III - Java Backend

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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Job Description

Software Development Engineer III – Search & Recommendations

Job description
About the Tesco Technology Search and Recs team

Within the Search and Recommendations team we build the APIs that power Tesco's search capabilities and recommendation capabilities across all our online offerings. As search in particular is a key component of a successful e-commerce journey we are required to fulfil millions of non-trivial requests with very low latency. The nature of our products both the Search platform and the recommendation engine lends itself to machine learning and applied statistics and it is safe to say we are blessed with a rich interesting problem space to work in.

Our systems consists of a set of modern event-driven and Restful services utilising a wide range of technologies including:

· Java Vert.X Rx Java NodeJS Python
· Amazon Web Services Kubernetes Docker Jenkins Git Linux
· ElasticSearch Couchbase Apache Camel

We take responsibility for the software through its entire lifecycle. We practice continuous integration and delivery and support our code through to production and beyond.

The role involves the following activities:
· leading engineers to write high quality code that’s easy to understand and work with
· Pair programming to write high quality code that’s easy to understand and work with
· Writing tests - very often before the associated code - at unit level with Junit Mockito and in BDD style with Ruby/Cucumber
· Reviewing pull requests and giving good feedback
· Attending backlog refinement and planning sessions to discuss and estimate (small medium large) upcoming stories
· Taking part in understanding requirements and designing GMO platform features and their implementations
· Supporting the service both during office hours and out of hours via paid support rota
· Championing Devops
· Implementing monitoring and alerting mechanisms via AppD Splunk Runscope and other tools
· Building for security and user data privacy
· Being involved with attracting and interviewing further excellent engineers for Tesco.
Experience relevant for this job:

· 5+ years of experience as a Java backend developer
· Experience with Ecommerce and search systems would be a nice to have but not necessary.
· Experience with Java 8 is a must
· Experience with reactive programming is considered a plus.

Skills relevant for the job

· Written and verbal communication skills.
· Problem solving analysis and computational skills.
· Customer focus.
· Innovative approach to problem solving.


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