Head of Software Development Store Shopping at TESCO PLC (London, UK)

Head of Software Development Store Shopping at TESCO PLC (London, UK)


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Location: London, UK
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-05-11 05:00:39

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We’re accountable for the experience our customers have in stores, however and wherever they want to buy a product in Tesco. We cover everything from a traditional attended till, all varieties of self-service checkouts to our petrol stations and pay at pump capability. It’s a challenging area that is not just about creating amazing customer experiences but also thinking about the colleague experience as it’s colleagues that have to use them for billions of transactions every year.

It’s a very exciting time to join the team as we’re on a path of transforming our Tills globally and creating a real point of differentiation for Tesco. This role will be key to ensure we’re building the right thing and plotting our path through the many combinations of Till types, feature needs, store formats, and countries.

If you’re Engineering leader that’s customer focused, thrives with hard problems, loves a fast moving environment and wants to make a real difference to millions of customers across the globe then please get in touch.

You will be responsible for

As the Head of Software Development, you will lead the engineering activity creating the environment for sustainable development to exist and succeed. You will lead by example, and be responsible for:

  • building a team that is able to cover the whole software development and operational demands of the area
  • the budget and development process for the Shopping Web
  • driving continuous improvement of engineering practises and helping improve the efficiency of the development in Tesco

The role involves the following activities:

  • leading engineers to write high quality code that’s easy to understand and work with
  • hands-on contributing to the end solution
  • balancing resource requirements to ensure the needs of the product are met by the team
  • ensuring impediments are removed and the demands on your team are clear, and commitments are met
  • building consensus to ensure the right solution is delivered
  • tracking the progress and the quality of the solutions your team delivers to ensure you provide a sustainable pace of the delivery of value
  • ensuring the right team and processes are established to continually deliver quality solutions
  • building for security and user data privacy
  • being involved with attracting and interviewing further excellent engineers for Tesco
  • Automate everything by default

You will need

  • A strong people manager, with excellent collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • A track record of delivering large-scale, well architected web solutions at pace
  • You drive and implement best practice improvements
  • You confidently and competently impart knowledge to users, customers, and other team members
  • JavaScript, NodeJs, and other modern languages.
  • Strong understanding of running production websites.
  • Prior working with ReactJS and/or working with Embedded device architecture is nice to have.
  • Designing and building distributed systems, for scalability, availability and performance
  • Testing everything, automating everything

Skills relevant for the job

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills
  • Customer focus
  • Innovative approach to problem solving

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays)
  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted “Gympass” membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% and 10% and Tesco will match your contribution
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Share Schemes – Join our ‘Buy As You Earn’ & ‘Save As You Earn’ share schemes after 3 months service
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service
  • Colleague Discounts:
    • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco (from April 2020)
    • 10% off One Stop
    • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile
    • 20% off all F&F purchases
    • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C’s apply
    • 25% off Tesco Café
    • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express
    • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home
  • Health screening every 2 years
  • Private medical insurance offered by Bupa
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices
  • 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
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life’s challenges
  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners