about 1 year ago
We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:
- An annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary.
- Car Allowance of 7,320 per annum
- Privilegecard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco.
- A retirement savings plan: 6%-10% contribution rate
- Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
- Buy As You Earn Scheme
- Save As You Earn Scheme
- Health Screening every 2 years
- Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
- Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
About The Job
Heads of Software Development establish and sustain the environment for development to exist and succeed. They drive continuous improvement of engineering practises and improve the efficiency of the development in Tesco. They are responsible for the entire development process for a software programme and are hands-on, contributing to the end solution.
In this job, I
Use my in-depth knowledge of at least one major programming language, the associated framework and the tool ecosystem to implement end-to-end systems, which I’m able to do without assistance.
Profile and optimise code.
Produce test driven features in programming language - and demonstrate that I’m comfortable with the TDD cycle.
Apply my understanding of cohesion and the SOLID principles to create well structures maintainable software.
Apply my understanding of threads, the threading model and concurrent programming.
Identify design patterns in code and refactor the code towards them where it increases understanding and/or maintainability with minimal guidance.
Translate requirements into tasks & code.
Develop high quality code that can lead to rapid delivery. Ruthlessly pursuing continuous integration and delivery.
Commit code early and often, demonstrating my understanding of version control & branching strategies.
Automate everything by default.
Write secure code by default.
Write maintainable code and observe basic hygiene practices.
Demonstrate the importance of domain model and I coherently model a problem domain within a given context.
Implement relevant project instrumentation.
Follow the best practices of continuous BDD/TDD/Performance/Security/Smoke testing.
Work effectively with my product stakeholders to communicate and translate their needs into improvements in my product.
Lead group discussions on design of particular areas and understand domain well enough to work with Product Managers to drive value.
Support production systems, resolve incidents and perform root cause analysis.
Debug/find complex problems and support/maintain the software solution.
Share knowledge with the wider engineering community.
Mentor, motivate and develop those around me.
Produce proof of concepts to evaluate new tools.
Establish and maintain the right team and processes to continually deliver quality solutions.
Build consensus within the team on the approach to the solution.
Ensure impediments are removed.
Have accountability for ensuring the team deliver on their commitments.
Demonstrate expertise on a leading software development process and have an appreciation of others.
Lead continuous integration and continuous delivery practices within the team.
Measure and improve the rate and quality of code delivered within teams.
Champion continuous improvement within the department.
Understand and measure the rate value is being delivered.
Deliver solutions which have dependencies on more underlying teams/components.
Optimise teams to deliver solutions to complex problems at pace.
Communicate clear objectives and career path for the team members.
Monitor and appraise colleague performance and take appropriate action.
Facilitate and support the development of individuals.
Lead and mentor/develop teams containing experienced individuals.
Recognise and nurture talent.
Create space for the whole team to innovate.
Key people and teams I work within and outside of Tesco
Members of my Product team (Product Managers, Engineers and TPMs) and the wider Engineering community.
Members of the Engineering community
Skills relevant for the job
Written and verbal communication skills.
Problem solving, analysis and computational skills.
Innovative approach to problem solving.
Experience relevant for this job
Experience of best practice methodologies.
Experience in one or more programming languages.
Experience in people and team management.
About the Company
Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.
We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.
Everything is underpinned by our continuous drive for the best tools and technology to deliver our vision. We’re driving innovation and transforming our Technology to become the world’s leading retailer.
We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; Passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package, and significant career development opportunities.
Joining us means playing a part in defining; building and launching an ambitious roadmap of digital products that could affect the lives of millions of people over the years to come.
If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.
The position will be based at our Head Office in Welwyn Garden City.