Software Development Engineer III - Java

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie, Poland


Software Development Engineer III - Java

Kraków, małopolskie, Poland

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Company Description

Tesco is a leading multinational retailer, with more than 330 000 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, 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


UoP 24 000 - 32 000 gross/month

B2B 26 000 - 36 000 net/month

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.


Tesco is a diverse and exciting employer, dedicated to being #aplacetogeton, providing career-defining opportunities to all of our colleagues. If you choose to join our business, we will provide you with (for all):

  • Permanent contract from the go – as a sign of our trust in your abilities
  • MacBook as your tool for work
  • Learning opportunities - certified technical training and learning platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight and O’reily
  • Referral Bonus
  • Sports activities with a personal trainer in the office

Benefits for colleagues on employment of contract only:

  • Additional 4 days of paid leave to support your well-being and family life
  • Up to 20% yearly salary bonus – based on both individual and business performance
  • Private healthcare (LuxMed)
  • Cafeteria & Multisport
  • Supporting those, who are not yet eligible for full holiday entitlement, by expanding their pool from 20 to 25 days
  • Relocation Help
  • Heightened income costs (KUP)

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

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

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.

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.


Technology stack which we are using:

  • Languages: Experience in delivering Java (or any other JVM language) based software solutions using modern frameworks like Spring Boot, Spring WebFlux, Kotlin etc.
  • Frameworks:  Micronaut or Spring Boot
  • Cloud: Azure 
  • Architecture: Microservices 
  • DB: SQL (PostgreSQL) & NoSQL (MongoDB, Elastricsearch)
  • Workloads on Kubernetes, Jenkins phased out in favor of Azure DevOps and/or GitHub Actions
  • Monitoring & alerting: Splunk, AppDynamics, xMatters, Runscope etc.
  • Testing: Spock, Gatling 
  • VCS: GitHub 
  • Zendesk & JIRA

You will need:

  • Around 6+ years of experience in delivering Java
  • Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum/Kanban)
  • Good English communication skills
  • Experience with Azure, AWS or other cloud solutions
  • Experience in system design
  • Experience in taking ownership of a project and leading a team from technical/ project perspective
  • Experience in setting up a direction for a project
  • Previous engagement in mentoring less experienced colleagues in a team – helping them grow technically
  • Proactive attitude
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