Head of Software Development

Category: Information Technology

Location: Budapest, NULL


Head of Software Development

Budapest, NULL, Hungary

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Company Description

About Tesco Technology 

 As a multi-national retail organization, Tesco has thousands of physical retail stores, fulfillment centers, depots, filling stations, and office locations in multiple countries across Europe. 

We build modern event-driven and Restful services utilizing a wide range of technologies including:

  • Java, vert.x, Micronaut, RxJava, node.js;
  • Amazon Web Services, Azure, Kubernetes;
  • Apache Kafka.

The team is based in our Budapest development lab.

If you’re an engineering leader that’s customer-focused, thrives with hard problems, loves a fast-moving environment, and wants to make a real difference to millions of customers across the globe then please get in touch.

Additional Information

What’s in it for you

Tesco is a diverse and exciting employer, dedicated to being #aplacetogeton, providing career-defining opportunities to all of our colleagues. If you choose to join our business, we will provide you with:

  • Permanent contract from the go – as a sign of our trust in your abilities.
  • Yearly salary bonus – based on both individual and business performance
  • Car allowance
  • Extensive private healthcare - complex care package including a wide range of specialists, medical services, and free flu vaccination
  • Cafeteria 
  • Relocation Help - professional service to secure relevant working permits and other necessary documents;
  • Learning opportunities - certified technical training and learning platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight, and O'Reilly.
  • Referral Bonus

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.


Job Description

As Head of Software Development for Tesco Identity Services, you will have overall engineering accountability for the solutions the teams build and run. You’ll manage an engineering organization of approximately 20 people in Budapest. You’ll have Software Development Managers and senior engineers reporting to you.

Specifically, you will:

  • Define and drive the development of our technical strategy for evolving the Tesco Identity Service in close collaboration with Product Management.
  • Work across Tesco Technology on wider technical initiatives and strategy.
  • Mentor and grow the capabilities of our engineering community through leading by example, growing and developing your team’s capabilities.
  • Create the environment for your teams to solve problems with high-quality engineering solutions that scale, perform, and are reliable.
  • Take accountability for non-functional outcomes within your area including a focus on performance, availability, reliability, and security. Our engineering teams operate with a DevOps mindset and principles and run what they build. This includes in and out-of-hours support.
  • Continually look for how we can evolve and improve our technology, processes, and practices.
  • Manage the overall budget for the teams.


Experience relevant for this job:

  • Previous experience working in and across software engineering teams with engineering management responsibilities and experience of managing managers.
  • Significant experience in building and operating distributed software solutions at scale.

Skills relevant for the job:

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence. You are aware of your own emotions, how you appear and can self-reflect on your actions. You can empathize with others and modify your behavior and style accordingly.
  • Problem-solving, analysis, and computational skills. You are comfortable designing systems and reasoning about them. When tackling problems, you take a thorough and logical approach to solving them and you retain ownership through to resolution.
  • Customer focus. You can find the right balance between outcome delivery and technical excellence. You place the needs of our customers above the needs of you and the team.
  • Written and verbal communication skills. You can communicate effectively and efficiently taking into account the nature of your audience.

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