Software Development Engineer III - Customer Fulfilment

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City

United Kingdom

Apply by: 24/05/2024

Software Development Engineer III - Customer Fulfilment

Welwyn Garden City

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About the role

We are in the process of building, evolving and rolling out our inhouse built Fulfilment Point System (FPS) platform to all our Customer Order Fulfilment locations within the UK and Internationally. FPS is new generation Fulfilment application which enables all the customer order fulfilment centres to pick, marshal and dispatch customer orders on one hand and own the site workflow through a real-time visualisation and intervention tool, on the other hand.

Ours is a globally distributed, full stack java tech team and our building blocks consist of a set of Microservice components, backend APIs, Rich UI, robust Eventing Platform and Data layer components utilising a wide range of modern technologies including:

  • Java, RxJava, SpringBoot
  • React and Node JS
  • Kafka, PostgreSQL and Couchbase
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Splunk, AppDynamics, New Relic
  • Azure Cloud

We are responsible for software throughout its lifecycle. We maintain a DevOps culture employing continuous integration and delivery, supporting our code through to production and beyond.

You will be responsible for

Software Development Engineers (SDEs) are the creative minds developing the software applications that make life easier for customers. Responsible for the entire development and support process for a software programme. Your applications make previously challenging tasks simple with the impact ranging from saving time, effort or money to re-defining normal.

High level expectations from the role:

  • Take a business problem and come up with the technical strategy (push vs pull etc, real time vs batches, sync vs async) within the team, high level design and own the implementation.
  • Need minimal directions or guidance and collaborate with SDEs across teams working on the same or similar business problem
  • You showcase outstanding behaviour in your work – your design, delivery, code, processes all set examples for your team.
  • Ensure design or architectural deficiencies are addressed and routinely simplify integration of your peer teams with your team’s software

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Previous experience of having done product development using agile methodologies
  • Hands-on experience of building and supporting reliable and operationally robust full stack and distributed Java applications / products
  • Any previous experience of having participated in globally distributed software engineering teams would be a big plus

Skills relevant for the job:


  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of IDE, language, and toolset in language of choice.
  • Implement critical path components in a large or complex or project.
  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of language & framework and a good working knowledge of the abstraction layer underneath
  • Comfortably test drive any feature/comfortable with TDD cycle
  • Comfortably debug/find sophisticated problems


  • Identify and apply appropriate design patterns to problems
  • Understand Idempotence
  • Actively practice the boy scout principle, leaves design, code in a better state than when arrived
  • Understand importance of domain model and can coherently model a problem domain within a given context
  • Understand design patterns such as CQRS and eventual consist
  • Understand how to design for performance at all levels
  • Development Practice
  • Automate everything by default
  • Build a CI/CD pipeline

Tech Stack Specialisation

  • Java, Spring boot
  • Kafka
  • Postgres
  • Couchbase
  • CI/CD: Jenkins / Azure pipelines / Git Actions.
  • Cloud: Azure



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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