Senior Python Engineer (Computer Vision Team)

Category: Information Technology

Location: Kraków, małopolskie, Poland


Senior Python Engineer (Computer Vision Team)

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

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.

Job Description

We are looking for a Python developer to join our Computer Vision team at Tesco. We are looking for someone to help build applications, working alongside our Computer Vision experts. The applications will deploy as live and batch services and integrate our Computer Vision capabilities into Tesco’s systems. You will be part of the wider software team that is part of the data science group at Tesco. We are looking for someone with experience deploying live systems in a complex environment.

The Data Science Team focuses on modelling complex business problems and deploying data products at scale. Our work spans multiple areas including physical stores, online, supply chain, marketing, and Clubcard. We work on several domains and problem types: online, pricing, security, fulfilment, distribution, property, IoT, and computer vision are just some.

About the Team

The Computer Vision Team is at a relatively early stage, but the wider data science group is well established and widely successful at Tesco. This gives us the support of a well-established group as we look to scale out computer vision. You will be part of this group and will have opportunities to explore other people and projects in data science through data science-wide retros, conferences, and social events.

You will be part of a technical team that consists of both data scientists and software engineers.

Moreover, our team members spend 10% of their week on learning and personal development. Multiple academic collaborations enrich the team's expertise; knowledge-sharing events are regular. Furthermore, we have a great work-life balance, team days, and a relaxed but engaging culture.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing applications using our computer vision capabilities (e.g. image and video data analysis)
  • Working on scaling and increasing the maturity of our computer vision capabilities, software systems, and development processes while exploring the value of our use cases.
  • Developing system architectures to enable the deployment and scaling of the applications with edge and cloud components which take strategic approaches to balancing the costs of compute, bandwidth, and development effort.


You will need – Key Requirements:

  • Strong Python Experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Have good coding practices and software design approaches
  • Familiar with microservice and backend system design
  • Familiar with networking concepts such as routing and firewalls
  • Have an understanding of repo management, code release, testing and DevOps processes
  • Get involved in improving deployment, monitoring, and security processes
  • Integrate solutions into other Tesco systems
  • Be able to use Docker and Azure
  • Experience working with computationally intensive systems

Nice to have:

  • Some experience working on Computer Vision
  • Understand the challenges in taking capabilities from the experimental codebase to production
  • Understand on how our core Computer Vision capabilities can be built into solutions and solve business use cases
  • Have an understanding of video streaming or Computer Vision system design (cloud deployment and/or edge deployment)
  • Familiar of some CV and ML packages such, OpenCV, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Skimage, SciPy and SK-Learn
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