Software Development Manager (Java)

Category: Information Technology

Location: Budapest, Hungary


Software Development Manager (Java)

Budapest, Hungary

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

Based in our Vaci út 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

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
  • Minimum 25 days of paid holiday/year for everyone
  • 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
  • A 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

Tesco is committed to celebrating diversity and everyone is welcome at Tesco. As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process, allowing candidates the opportunity to thrive and inform us of any reasonable adjustments they may require.

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

Job Description

As a Software Development Manager, you will be an expert in different backend 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.

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. Contribute code during team sprints.
  • 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.


Your background

  • Previous experience with management of software engineering teams of 5 - 8 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 of operating in the cloud (AWS or Azure)
  • Understanding NoSQL technologies (Redis, MongoDB or similar)
  • Writing code under SOLID principles and implementing Clean Code
  • Strong Java skills in developing applications
  • Exposure to a variety of frameworks and libraries: Spring Boot, Micronaut or similar
  • Experience using Docker and Kubernetes (or similar) for containerization, scalability and monitoring applications
  • Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles behind
  • methodologies such as: BDD, ATDD and TDD
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