Software Development Manager

Category: Information Technology

Location: Bengaluru, KA


Software Development Manager

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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Important Notice: 

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

As a Software Development Manager you are the first engineering management role. You impact positively the teams you lead; the people you manage and the products you are responsible for whilst helping build the right culture within your domain. You hire; develop; and retain our Software Development Engineers to set them up for success. You build performing teams that consistently deliver quality software; whilst empowering your engineers to own technical decisions. You work effectively with your stakeholders and product teams to ensure the right outcomes are delivered. You play a key role in formulating the technical strategy and roadmap for your area.
I play an active role in people management and technical leadership. I impact the teams I lead; the people I manage and the products I am responsible for; whilst having a direct impact upon the environment and continuous improvement within my domain. I am responsible for building and developing high performing teams. I take accountability for the environment that my teams operate within and the processes and standards that facilitate high quality software delivery. Ensuring the right product outcomes through the right technical strategy and trade-offs. I build capability by hiring; retaining; and developing the careers of our engineers; ensuring opportunities for growth and maintaining a level of challenge and motivation. I establish and sustain the environment for development to succeed. My primary focus is to hire; develop and retain our Software Development Engineers (SDEs). I lead and develop our SDEs through tailored plans; 1-2-1 meetings; coaching and mentoring whilst aligning opportunities to grow expertise alongside the goals of the wider team and business. I ensure SDEs are set up for success and provide course corrections when needed. I am responsible for building performing teams that consistently deliver quality software whilst balancing the demands of timeframes and needs. I ensure the right levels of processes; practices; and standards to build and operate products; aligned to the wider Technology strategy and standards. I drive continuous improvement across my teams and directorate; capturing the right data to affect our practices and delivery. I guide and empower my engineers to own technical decisions whilst understanding when guidance is needed. I play a major role in the process of releasing value to our customers. I am accountable for the products I work on and proactively identify risks; propose mitigations; and understand when to escalate or ask for help. I build balanced; empathetic relationships with my stakeholders and product teams; collaborating effectively to ensure the right outcomes are delivered. I am a great communicator. I play a key role in formulating the technical strategy and roadmap for my area to support the growth of our business objectives and maintaining our competitive advantage. I drive architecture; design; implementation; adoption; and re-usability of technology within my teams and the wider technology community; crafting a culture of innovation and technical excellence.


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