Software Development Engineer III - Media

Salary: Competitive

Location: London

United Kingdom

Apply by: 15/06/2024

Software Development Engineer III - Media


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About the role

As a Software Development Engineer 3 you are in a senior Individual Contributor engineering role at Tesco. Your proficiency with foundational computer science and software engineering concepts is taken as a given, and you will have proven significant technical depth and breadth. At this level you will be playing an active role in technical leadership, with proven impact across teams and the wider directorate. You take ownership and accountability of the development of the products in your domain. You participate in activities that build capability across the organisation: coaching and mentoring of existing colleagues, and interviewing/hiring of new colleagues. 


You will be responsible for

Your impact reaches beyond my immediate team, and you provide perspective and context for technology choices across your directorate.

The work that you do has foundational impact across teams in your area and the directorate that you are member of. You are a technical leader for your teams and others will regularly come to you for mentorship and support.

You are comfortable both supporting other engineers in their delivery and taking the lead on key features as appropriate. You have delivered multiple projects that move the needle for the business. You have demonstrated technical breadth and depth; .

You display a high degree of ownership for the work conducted by the team. You are accountable for the quality of every result, produced by individuals and teams. You are an advocate of best practices across my directorate.

You build maturity in the way we develop, deliver and operate services. You ensure that you're team are learning from the best in the industry, designing and implementing appropriate testing and deployment strategies.

You can anticipate feature evolution of my product. You utilise this when facilitating design sessions to ensure that the system architecture evolves to support future requirements. I understand the wider Tesco architectural strategy and champion its application to the systems that I work on. At this level my job starts to become just as much about exercising technical judgment as it does about implementation.

You are comfortable managing competing priorities and am able to bring order to ambiguous scenarios. You create optimal outcomes combining short-term and long-term goals, utilising data driven decision making techniques to take appropriate trade-offs. You can identify risks and proactively engage with product and programme managers.

You are a strong communicator within my team and to my stakeholders.

You are a trusted mentor, a role-model for more junior engineers, being approachable and are frequently asked to mentor those around me.

You prioritise sharing skills and technical knowledge across the directorate, both informally in 1:1 discussions and by arranging more formal training opportunities.

You build capability and raise the bar by contributing to hiring and interviewing practices. You regularly participate in recruitment assessments.

Externally you represent the best of Tesco Technology to attract new talent and encourage interest in our organisation.


You will need

  • Experience with Java 8+ is a must. 
  • Experience with cloud platform(s) (e.g. AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Experience with both SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Experience using Spring.
  • Experience scaling systems. 
  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall. 
  • Experience with eCommerce and search systems would be a nice to have, but not necessary.
  • Experience with reactive programming is considered a plus.




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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