Senior Frontend Software Engineer

Website Tesco Technology

What’s in it for you

  • An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 15% of base salary
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 6 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan – 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance – 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares and save tax after 3 months of service
  • Save As You Earn Scheme which gives you the opportunity to save direct from your pay for three or five years with the option of using your savings to buy Tesco shares at a discounted price after 1 year of service
  • Access to Tesco Learning and Development Academy, Safari Books https://www.safaribooksonline.com and Pluralsight Technology Learning Platform https://www.pluralsight.com
  • Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank
  • Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses
  • Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes

About the role

As a Frontend / Web Software Engineer you’ll be working in an agile team of industry leading engineers upon developing Tesco’s next generation of instore customer facing applications running on the tills of today and the future. Working with Product Managers, you will be responsible for the future direction of the products that we build, solving problems and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant and maintainable technical solutions. The solutions that you will be responsible for will have a global reach, impacting millions of customers.

You’ll be a passionate, pragmatic Frontend / Web Software Engineer with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and most importantly put our customer first. You’ll enjoy working as part of a team and be a keen problem solver. Comfortable with modern engineering practices and frontend development tooling and technologies you’ll use innovation to improve the customer experience and efficiency of engineering teams.

Some of the tech we are using at scale: ES6, React, Redux, Node, graphql, Styled-components Webpack, Cypress, Docker, Azure devops

You will be responsible for: 

Including, but not limited to:

  • Use your in-depth knowledge of JavaScript, React, Node and the tool ecosystem to develop and implement scalable frontend systems
  • Profile and optimise code
  • Produce test driven features in a specific programming language and demonstrate familiarity with the TDD cycle
  • Apply understanding of cohesion and the SOLID principles to create well structured, maintainable software
  • Identify 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 – CICD
  • Commit code early and often, demonstrating understanding of version control & branching strategies
  • Automate everything by default
  • Write secure code by default
  • Write maintainable code and observe basic hygiene practices
  • Implement relevant project instrumentation
  • Follow the best practices of continuous BDD/TDD/Performance/Security/Smoke testing
  • Work effectively with product stakeholders to communicate and translate needs into product improvements 
  • Lead group discussions on system design 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 and develop others around you

You will need

We are looking for people who have a passion for Technology. You will likely have made open source contributions and have a Github account. You will demonstrate experience of different platforms and technologies. We expect to see some or all of the following:

  • Significant commercial experience as a Frontend Software Developer
  • Best-practices regarding all aspects of web development including design, semantic HTML mark-up, CSS, JavaScript and related technologies
  • Exposure to a variety of JavaScript frameworks and libraries such as: React, Redux, Webpack React-Router and testing with React Testing Library Jest, Cypress, Jasmine, Enzyme, Mocha.
  • Experience of using Node.js to create high traffic applications using Express.js, Sails, Koa or similar
  • Experience in bringing multiple viewport responsive and adaptive web designs to life
    Awareness and practice of UI performance best practices
  • Understanding and exposure to integrating REST API endpoints
  • Strong experience and understanding of industry standard web accessibility, web design & usability; to support sites cross browser/platform/device
  • A desire to write readable, maintainable, modular and extendable code
  • Exposure to the DevOps model
  • Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles behind methodologies such as: BDD, ATDD and TDD

About us
Our vision here 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 Britain’s shoppers a little better every day’. Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn’t changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it’s our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it’s our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone’s Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

Across the Tesco Group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

To apply for this job email your details to Frazer.Smith2@tesco.com.