Software Development Manager (JavaScript)

Category: Information Technology

Location: Budapest, NULL


Software Development Manager (JavaScript)

Budapest, NULL, Hungary

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Company Description

Tesco Business Services & Technology (TBST) and Tesco Technology were established in Budapest in 2019, supporting the Tesco retail business in Central Europe and the Tesco Group. TBST and Tesco Technology are part of our global business services and technology organisations within Tesco.

In the UK, Ireland, India, Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic we operate to offer great value to our customers every day.

In Budapest, our Technology hub currently employs near 100 – and a growing number – of highly trained software engineers and managers who are implementing global software development projects across fulfilment, supplier and product management, online and in-store loss prevention, and our online grocery sites.

Our goal is to bring significant changes to the market by using the latest technologies. We are focusing on a large variety of modern technologies from the backend space and frontend to UX, UI and even data science and engineering.

We are aiming to drive business value through innovation and to create an organization that fundamentally transforms the retail environment.

We put accountability and ownership on the individuals and their teams in order to run a horizontal organization where teamwork is extremely important. With an end-to-end approach, we offer our colleagues opportunities for self-development and career growth.

Our colleagues are the key to our success at Tesco. We foster an environment of openness and collaboration. We draw from the diversity, knowledge and experience of our colleagues. It is all about equal opportunities, no matter who you are, or where you come from, you can get on at Tesco.

Our teams consist of individuals who can truly make a difference. Focussing on building a world-class business services centre alongside cutting-edge technology capability, they are working towards our goal of serving our customers and colleagues a little better every day.

We are expanding our operations locally and we are looking for the best talent. 

Let’s {code} the together at {Tesco Technology}!

Additional Information

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
  • Yearly salary bonus – 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 
  • 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
  • Learning culture and excellent opportunities to develop your career within your chosen field or something altogether new
  • Varied and exciting projects to play a part in – there is always something new and exciting in the pipeline

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


Job Description

As a Software Development Manager (JavaScript), you will be an expert in different front-end technologies and help the team develop software that helps both our customers and colleagues in their daily lives. You will be responsible for the entire development and support process for a software programme.

Built on a brand-new cloud platform running on NodeJS and using ReactJS we are leveraging APIs allowing us to be completely stateless. The team works according to Agile principles, adapting Kanban and other techniques as appropriate to succeed. Pairing is very common, and all code is reviewed via GitHub. We are embracing continuous delivery principles, but it’s a journey of continuous improvement to get there.

What will you do?

  • Foster careers of engineers reporting into you by finding opportunity for growth, coaching, addressing concerns and if necessary, implementing performance management
  • Build and nurture effective, high performant teams that consistently deliver quality software
  • Represent team within wider technical discussions across different stakeholder groups and be effective in doing so by constantly broadening your understanding of our technology landscape
  • Take ownership for the delivery of specific outcomes or work across wider groups in conjunction with programme management to deliver more significant outcomes
  • Remain a hands-on coder and be able to contribute or review code when needed
  • Lead and evangelise team focus on performance, availability, reliability and security
  • Continuously improve yourself and your team by suggesting and helping implement new Engineering processes and practices
  • Effectively communicate your and your team’s progress to your team members, your manager and wider Tesco colleagues


and relevant experience for this job

  • Previous experience with management of software engineering teams of 4-6 people
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills. You are comfortable designing systems and reasoning about them
  • Designing and developing systems for high availability and scalability
  • Experience operating in the cloud
  •  Understanding NoSQL technologies
  • Writing standards-compliant HTML5 and CSS3
  • Strong native JavaScript skills in the browser and server, including OO JavaScript. Exposure to ES6 is advantageous
  • Exposure to a variety of JavaScript frameworks and libraries: React, Backbone; jQuery, Underscore, and unit testing with Jasmine or similar
  • Experience in using Node.js to create high-traffic websites using Express.js, Sails, Koa or similar
  • Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles behind methodologies such as BDD, ATDD and TDD
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