Software Development Engineer II - Java

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie


Software Development Engineer II - Java

Kraków, małopolskie, Poland

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Company Description

Tesco Technology is multi-functional and specialist team that drives operational excellence of services improves scale for our systems and processes globally and creates business leading capabilities.

We are an agile team of an industry-leading team of engineers. We create the future continuous integration and delivery tools for Colleague and Customer & Loyalty areas, solving problems, and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant, and maintainable technical solutions.

We operate in a DevOps philosophy. We take responsibility for the software through its entire lifecycle. We practice continuous integration, delivery, and support of our code through to production and beyond.

As Tech Hub we cooperate within the group of Tesco Technology Hubs located in the UK, Poland, Hungary, and India.

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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 chose to join our business, we will provide you with:

  • Private healthcare - care package including free flu vaccination;
  • Cafeteria & Multisport – subsidized MyBenefit cafeteria platform with an option to use the funds on the multisport card.
  • Optional life insurance – a wide variety of insurance options from our partner, available optionally at a significant discount.
  • Performance bonus

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

Job Description

As a Software Engineer II, you’ll be part of an agile team of industry-leading engineers upon Tesco’s Location APIs. You will be responsible for solution design of the applications, solving problems, helping your team, and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant, and maintainable technical solutions. The solutions that you and your team will be responsible for will have a global reach, impacting millions of customers.

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role’s key responsibilities and measures:

  • Adopt best practices in software engineering: design, testing, version control, documentation, build, deployment, monitoring, and operations.
  • Build flexible systems choosing simple, straightforward solutions over more complex ones.
  • Contribute and review code, preserving high quality and best industry practices  
  • Contribute to the definition of features for services owned by your team.
  • Collaborate closely with other teams in the area.
  • Continuously improve yourself and your team by suggesting and helping implement new engineering processes and practices.

Contribute to building and nurturing effective, high performant team that consistently deliver quality software whilst balancing time



  • Java: Advanced
  • SQL databases: Advanced
  • Distributed systems architecture: Advanced
  • Knowledge of design patterns and engineering best practices: Advanced
  • Testing (e.g. Unit Tests, E2E Tests): Advanced
  • Java web framework (Spring / Spring boot or equivalent): Regular
  • Functional approach: Regular
  • Networking – architecture, protocols and security: Regular
  • CI/CD tooling (Jenkins or equivalent): Regular
  • Docker and Kubernetes: Basic
  • Cloud platform (Microsoft Azure or equivalent): Basic
  • Kotlin: nice to have
  • Python: nice to have
  • Written & spoken English: Upper Intermediate (B2)


  • 2-3 years of commercial software development experience in Java ecosystem
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