Software Development Manager - Java

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie, Poland


Software Development Manager - 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 28 000 - 40 000 PLN gross/month

Hybrid workingWe've embraced hybrid working, balancing the benefits of working from home with the collaboration of in-person connections. Our Kraków office is the hub for team gatherings 3 days a week


Joining Tesco means being part of an exciting and diverse workplace, dedicated to being #aplacetogeton, providing career-defining opportunities to all of our colleagues

We offer:

  • Permanent contract from the start, reflecting our trust in your abilities
  • Up to 20% yearly salary bonus based on individual and business performance
  • Additional 4 days of paid leave for well-being and family life
  • Heightened income costs (KUP)
  • MacBook provided for work
  • Private healthcare (LuxMed)
  • Cafeteria & Multisport benefits
  • Learning opportunities with certified technical training and platforms like Udemy, Pluralsight, and O'reily
  • Sports activities with a personal trainer
  • Referral Bonus
  • Relocation Help

If this excites you, we'd love to hear from you! #aplacetogeton

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

At Tesco, we're not just a retail giant; we're the UK’s largest private employer and a global retail leader. We are on a mission to enhance our colleagues' daily work experience, creating exceptional propositions. This program aims to introduce innovative systems that empower our colleagues.

We are actively seeking a dynamic Software Development Manager to lead our engineering team in delivering cutting-edge, cloud-based solutions for Tesco Retail's Workforce Management.

The ideal candidate will possess strong technical expertise, outstanding leadership skills, and a passion for fostering innovation. Your role will be crucial in ensuring project success, effective stakeholder communication, and promoting a culture of continuous improvement. In our fast-paced, agile environment, your focus on quality, security, and user impact will be key.


  • Conduct performance assessments, provide feedback, and guide career development for team members
  • Mentor the development team, ensuring the implementation of best practices, design principles, and coding standards
  • Ensure processes and standards that enable high-quality software delivery
  • Communicate technical concepts effectively to non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, shaping technical strategy and roadmap
  • Define project scopes, timelines, and ensure alignment with business goals
  • Monitor project progress, mitigate risks, and maintain alignment with enterprise standards
  • Foster innovation and explore new tools/methodologies
  • Inspire the team to deliver clean, efficient code based on industry standards
  • Create comprehensive technical documentation
  • Implement security tools (e.g., SonarQube, Snyk) and oversee adherence to security best practices
  • Manage application performance and asset monitoring (e.g., Splunk, New Relic) for seamless operation


Technical Skills:

  • Experience in delivering Java 17 (or any other JVM language) based software solutions using frameworks like Spring Boot, Spring WebFlux, Kotlin, etc
  • Proficiency with test suites like Junit, Mockito, and Wire mock
  • Experience and familiarity with Public Cloud platforms such as Azure
  • Strong knowledge of software and architectural design patterns
  • Comfortable with DevOps practices involving configuration management, CI/CD pipelines, IaaC, deployment patterns, etc
  • Proficiency in containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodologies

Personal Skills:

  • A minimum of 2-3 years of hands-on experience managing software development teams of 6-8 people
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Proven success in building, developing, and leading high-performance software engineering teams
  • Experience in hiring, retaining, and developing engineers, ensuring growth opportunities and maintaining motivation
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing challenges
  • Passion for staying updated with the latest industry trends and technologies
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