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about 1 year ago
Tesco Maintenance
Salary: Competitive
Location: Welwyn Garden City
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
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
- Privilege card (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

About The Tesco Technology Infrastructure Team

The Infrastructure Engineering team design, develop and operate all infrastructure used by Tesco Technology across our data centres, offices, stores and distribution centres. This encompasses multiple domains; private and public cloud, connectivity, end-user computing, CI/CD and monitoring toolkit. This includes both 3rd party and internally developed infrastructure applications and infrastructure that support the wider Tesco business.
Key activities include:
Designs, develops and operates the Infrastructure platforms that allow development teams and business colleagues to consume infrastructure.
Designs, develops and operates the automation to allow Infrastructure platforms to be consumed in a controlled, auditable and repeatable manner.
Setting the strategy, objectives and high-level plans for infrastructure.
Works with development teams to collaborate in creating appropriate infrastructure solutions.
Evaluating partners, software and hardware and finding the right mix to deliver the strategy.
Driving innovation at Tesco through infrastructure transformation.
Defining and overseeing standards and simplification across the estate.
Designing, delivering and operating new and re-usable infrastructure solutions.
The Infrastructure team are supporting both the current Infrastructure and also the work required to continue the transformation of Tesco Technologies Infrastructure to modern platforms that can be easily consumed through self-service APIs, automatically handle failures and use best of breed modern technologies.

Main Responsibilities

The Role Head of Systems Engineering

Whilst specific responsibilities will be dependent upon the changing needs of the Tesco business, the following provides an overview of the role’s key responsibilities and measures:

Manage activities of members of the systems engineering job family, building a team culture for continuous improvement and environment where engineers want to work. I will recruit and support the development of members of staff.
Ensure my team exceeds required quality standards, commitments and objectives.
Drives adoption of new tools and techniques being able to understand their value and impact.
Understand current application development techniques (12 factor app) and their implications to infrastructure
Build a team with structure and capabilities to support incidents in live and support the relationship to Engineering.
Keep my technical skills up to date and keep track of new technologies, understanding how they might benefit the Technology team and wider Tesco.
Manage team performance and improve capabilities by defining training plans, objectives, providing feedbacks
Spot talent/high performance in the team and providing timely reward and recognition.
Managing external suppliers and responsible for measuring, improving service provided.
Managing stakeholder communication and escalations
Represent the Infrastructure department across all of Technology.
This role will best suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, is well organised, pragmatic and a lateral thinker with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and, most importantly, puts our customers first.

Ideal Candidate

Key Skills and Experience

You’ll need to have demonstrated experience of:

Previous experience working in a DevOps environment and building teams deliver Infrastructure solutions in an automated way.
Experience at optimising teams to deliver solutions to complex problems at pace
Previous experience at designing solutions for large complex global organisations
Technical Skills:
o VMWare
o Openstack
o Windows
o Linux
o Networking
o Desired State Configuration Tools


Flexibility, ability to plan and organise, responsiveness, creativity, self-starter
Able to build solid working relationships with peers and senior leadership
Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation.

About the Company

About Tesco

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.

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