Software Development Engineer III - Tesco Labs

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Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 15/06/2024

Software Development Engineer III - Tesco Labs

Welwyn Garden City

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About the role

As an engineer in Tesco Labs, you will focus on creating applications to demonstrate innovative concepts or new disruptive technologies.  Working with product managers and UX designers you will be responsible for rapid prototyping, testing hypotheses, solving problems and developing new propositions to the required level of performance and scalability.


Being in a research lab environment you’ll be an early adopter, maintaining a good knowledge of the latest technologies and devices (both consumer and business), keeping abreast of technological developments, and looking for opportunities to use those new technologies to benefit customers or colleagues. 

You’ll need to be a great coach, sharing your knowledge amongst other team members, and advising, mentoring, teaching and inspiring our Technology graduate groups during their placements in the Tesco Labs team.

You will be responsible for

  • Working with our product, research, and program teams to ideate, define propositions, and define how success will be measured
  • Translating requirements into tasks & code
  • Use your knowledge of the required languages and frameworks to lead the creation of everything from proof of concepts to complete systems
  • Supporting both development and production systems, resolving incidents, and performing root cause analysis
  • Sharing knowledge within the team and the wider engineering community

You will need

  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer, ideally with some experience of at least three of the following: Java, Kotlin, Swift, JavaScript & NodeJS, HTML & CSS, or Python
  • Good knowledge of the full development stack, including databases & APIs
  • Experience using SQL & NoSQL Databases
  • Experience with cloud platforms (e.g. Azure)
  • Exposure to the DevOps model
  • Any experience with additional technologies including Machine Learning/AI, image or voice recognition, electronics, etc. would be very beneficial but not essential


  • Skills relevant for the job: 


  • A passion for technology, thinking differently and trying new things
  • A positive and robust mental attitude with the ability to handle setbacks
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly changing environment
  • Strong initiative, with ability to research new technologies and demonstrate and how they can benefit our business
  • Great communication and presentation skills, ability to speak to stakeholders at all levels
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills
  • Customer focus
  • Innovative approach to problem solving

What’s in it for you

Tesco Labs is Tesco Technology’s research and development team. Based in both the UK (Welwyn Garden City) and in Central Europe, the team was conceived to shine a light on future opportunities and challenges for Tesco. Working both independently and with start-ups, enterprise partners, and other teams in Tesco Technology, Labs is a trusted source for emerging technology and is focused on prototyping and testing new ideas in areas that could significantly impact customers and the business in the future.


We develop full-stack solutions for platforms including web, desktop, mobile & tablet (both iOS and Android), wearables, mini-computers and microcontroller devices, creating end-to-end solutions including cloud-hosted or on-premise backend services when required.  You’ll architect in a service-oriented way where appropriate, investigating new development tools, languages, frameworks, and libraries to enhance or speed up the creation of our solutions along the way.

About us

  • We build systems to solve problems at scale, with impact on tens of millions of people
  • Technology is a key competitive advantage, allowing us to shape the future of retail
  • We are agile and contemporary in our approach to building software and teams
  • Teams have a high level of autonomy
  • We value and promote flexible working



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