Software Development Engineer II - Frontend

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie


Software Development Engineer II - Frontend

Kraków, małopolskie, Poland

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Company Description

As one of the world’s largest retailers and the largest private employer in the United Kingdom, Tesco serves millions of customers a week in our stores and online.

In Europe we operate in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, offering great value to our customers every day. Our Operations in Hungary has been serving shoppers since 1995.

To standardize processes, reduce cost to serve, enable agility in the business and empower colleagues to do even more for our customers, we have set up a dedicated team called Tesco Business Services across our markets. In 2004 we established our first centre in Bengaluru, India.

The Kraków centre provides dedicated support for colleagues and customers in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia markets.

Based in our Kraków office this multi-functional and specialist team will drive operational excellence of services, improve scale for our systems and processes globally and create business leading capabilities.

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

  • Permanent contract from the go – as a sign of our trust in your abilities.
  • Up to 20% yearly salary bonus – for employment contract colleagues only – based on both individual and business performance
  • Extensive private healthcare - complex care package including a wide range of specialists, medical services and free flu vaccination
  • Cafeteria & Multisport – subsidized MyBenefit cafeteria platform with option to use the funds on multisport card.
  • 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’reily.
  • Referral Bonus – You’ll get 4500 PLN for each colleague you successfully refer to work with us.
  • Optional life insurance – wide variety of insurance options from our partner, available optionally at a significant discount.


Job Description

About the Tesco Technology People Transformation team

We are building a next-generation platform of continuous integration and delivery tools for our teams across the Colleague area. Your contribution will have a direct impact on how we build, release and monitor our applications in production, as well as a profound impact on the development experience of hundreds of highly skilled engineers.

Leveraging on tools like Kubernetes, Helm, Grafana, and others, and services like Azure Cloud, Azure DevOps, you will be responsible for the success of many other talented engineers on their journey to deliver high quality, performant applications.

You will be responsible for

As a Software Development Engineer II, you’ll be part of an agile team of industry-leading TypeScript engineers upon Tesco’s People Transformation. You will be solving problems, 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 hundreds of thousands of Tesco colleagues.

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:

  • Be a coder; review and contribute code.
  • Focus on performance, availability, reliability, and security.
  • Cross-platform, lightweight & mobile-first progressive web applications by design
  • Contribute to the definition of features for services owned by your team.
  • Effectively communicate your and your team’s progress to your team members, your Manager, and wider Tesco colleagues. 


You will need:


  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Node.js
  • Functional approach
  • Reactive approach (e.g. rxJS, NestJS)
  • Monorepos:
  • Testing (e.g. Unit Tests, E2E Tests)
  • Written & spoken English


  • 2-3 years of commercial software development experience in JS / TypeScript
  • Experience of running and supporting software in production (dev-ops approach)
  • 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.
  • Designing and developing systems for high availability and scalability
  • Experience working within an e-commerce or at-scale business where security, availability and reliability are valued
  • Depth of professional software engineering experience and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
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