Software Development Manager - User Interaction Service

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 31/05/2024

Software Development Manager - User Interaction Service


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About the role

As a Software Development Manager you are the first engineering manager. You impact positively the teams you lead, the people you manage and the products you are responsible for whilst helping build the right culture within your domain. You hire, develop, and retain our Software Development Engineers to set them up for success. You build performing teams that consistently deliver quality software, whilst empowering your engineers to own technical decisions. You work effectively with your stakeholders and product teams to ensure the right outcomes are delivered. You play a key role in formulating the technical strategy and roadmap for your area. 

You will be responsible for

Playing an active role in people management and technical leadership.  Impacting the teams you lead, the people you manage and the product you are responsible for, whilst having a direct impact upon the environment and continuous improvement within your domain. You are responsible for building and developing high performing teams.

Taking accountability for the environment that your teams operate within and the processes and standards that facilitate high quality software delivery.

Ensuring the right product outcomes through the right technical strategy and trade-offs.

You build capability by hiring, retaining, and developing the careers of our engineers, ensuring opportunities for growth and maintaining a level of challenge and motivation.

Establish and sustain the environment for development to succeed. Your primary focus is to hire, develop and retain our Software Development Engineers (SDEs). You lead and develop our SDEs through tailored plans, 1-2-1 meetings, coaching and mentoring whilst aligning opportunities to grow expertise alongside the goals of the wider team and business. You ensure SDEs are set up for success and provide course corrections when needed.

You are responsible for building performing teams that consistently deliver quality software whilst balancing the demands of timeframes and needs.

Ensuring the right levels of processes, practices, and standards to build and operate products, aligned to the wider Technology strategy and standards.  Driving continuous improvement across your teams and directorate, capturing the right data to affect practices and delivery.

Guiding and empowering your engineers to own technical decisions whilst understanding when guidance is needed.

Playing a major role in the process of releasing value to our customers. You are accountable for the products you work on and proactively identify risks, propose mitigations, and understand when to escalate or ask for help.

Building balanced, empathetic relationships with  stakeholders and product teams, collaborating effectively to ensure the right outcomes are delivered. 

Playing a key role in formulating the technical strategy and roadmap for your area to support the growth of our business objectives and maintaining our competitive advantage.  

Driving architecture, design, implementation, adoption, and re-usability of technology within your teams and the wider technology community, crafting a culture of innovation and technical excellence.

You will need

  • Experience managing software engineers, supporting their career development and growth.
  • Good knowledge of Java and the associated ecosystem.
  • Experience leading complex software development programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing and running highly-scalable distributed systems.
  • Experience implementing a range of design and architecture patterns.
  • Experience of technical leadership within a team. Coaching, supporting and mentoring 



What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 20% of base salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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