Head of Software Development (Frontend)

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, Województwo małopolskie, Poland

Poland


Head of Software Development (Frontend)

Kraków, Województwo małopolskie, Poland

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Company Description

Tesco is a leading multinational retailer, with more than 336 000 colleagues.

Our software is used by millions of people across several countries every day. Whether it’s the tills and websites our customers use, or the systems our colleagues and partners use, you’ll play your part in keeping it running like a well-oiled machine. And when a business problem pops up? You and the creative minds in our team will be challenged to solve it.

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

What our colleagues like the most at Tesco:

  • We develop our own products
  • We make an impact; large scale of operation
  • Accountability and respect are given to us
  • We cooperate and support each other
  • There are great colleagues who are divided into small teams here
  • We can develop and learn new things

Additional Information

Salary:

UoP 38 000 - 50 000 gross

Hybrid working

Currently, at Tesco Technology we work in a hybrid model. We love working from home, but we also love connecting, collaborating and innovating with our colleagues in person. We meet in our office in Kraków for 3 days a week.

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 45% yearly salary bonus – based on both individual and business performance
  • Car allowance
  • 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 discoun

 If you’re an engineering leader that’s customer-focused, thrives with hard problems, loves a fast-moving environment, and wants to make a real difference to millions of customers across the globe then please get in touch.

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.

Job Description

As Head of Software Development for Tesco, you will have overall engineering accountability for the solutions the teams build and run. You’ll manage an engineering organization of approximately 40  people. You’ll have Software Development Managers and senior engineers reporting to you.

Specifically, you will:

  • Define and drive the development of our technical strategy for evolving the Tesco applications  in close collaboration with Product Management.
  • Work across Tesco Technology on wider technical initiatives and strategy.
  • Mentor and grow the capabilities of our engineering community through leading by example, growing and developing your team’s capabilities.
  • Create the environment for your teams to solve problems with high-quality engineering solutions that scale, perform, and are reliable.
  • Take accountability for non-functional outcomes within your area including a focus on performance, availability, reliability, and security. Our engineering teams operate with a DevOps mindset and principles and run what they build. This includes in and out-of-hours support.
  • Continually look for how we can evolve and improve our technology, processes, and practices.
  • Manage the overall budget for the teams.

You will manage teams in India at the beginning, and after some time teams in Poland.

Qualifications

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Previous experience working in and across software engineering teams with engineering management responsibilities and experience of managing managers.
  • Significant experience in building and operating complex web and mobile applications at scale
  • Experience delivering applications across the whole SDLC while maintating relevant quatilty assurance processes and standards

Skills relevant for the job:

  • A high degree of emotional awareness. You are aware of your own emotions, how you appear and can self-reflect on your actions. You can empathize with others and modify your behavior and style accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Customer focus. You can find the right balance between outcome delivery and technical excellence. You place the needs of our customers above the needs of you and the team.
  • Written and verbal communication skills. You can communicate effectively and efficiently taking into account the nature of your audience.

We build modern applications and interfaces using:

  • TypeScript
  • ReactJS
  • Single SPA -> Micro Front-Ends Framework
  • NodeJS + Express -> Backend for Frontend
  • Fela
  • Vite
  • Azure
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