Software Development Engineer III

Hours: 36

Salary: £61543 - £71543

Location: Welwyn Garden City AL71GA

Apply by: 23/08/2019

Software Development Engineer III

Welwyn Garden City AL71GA

About the role

Software Development Engineers (SDEs) are the creative minds developing the software applications that make life easier for customers. Responsible for the entire development and support process for a software programme. Your applications make previously complex tasks simple with the impact ranging from saving time, effort or money to re-defining normal 

You will be responsible for

  • Use my in-depth knowledge of at least one major programming language, the 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 a specific programming language and demonstrate that I’m comfortable with the TDD cycle. 

  • Apply my understanding of cohesion and the SOLID principles to create well structured, maintainable software. 

  • Apply my understanding of threads, the threading model and concurrent programming. 

  • 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.  

  • 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 and develop those around me. 

  • Produce proof of concepts to evaluate new tools. 

You will need

  • 5+ years of experience as a Java backend developer 

  • Experience with Java 7+ is a must 

  • Experience using Spring 

  • Experience scaling systems 

  • Experience working with multiple software development methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall 


Skills relevant for the job 

  • Written and verbal English communication skills. 

  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills. 

  • Customer focus. 

  • Innovative approach to problem solving. 

About us

  • We build systems to solve real world problems at scale, with impact for tens of millions of people. 

  • There are phenomenal engineers (and managers, programme and product people) to learn from. 

  • We are agile and contemporary in our approach to building software and teams. 

  • There’s a great atmosphere and we work sustainably as a team. 

  • Tesco has a “do the right thing” mentality. 

  • We promote flexible working. 

What’s in it for you

• An annual bonus scheme which you can achieve up to 3.5% of base salary 

•Privilegecard (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 and Plurlsight Technology Learning Platform 

•Deals & Discounts through Tesco including Tesco Mobile & Tesco Bank 

•Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses 

•Cycle to work and Car Share Schemes 

•Onsite discounted Nuffield Health Gym    

•Subsidised Canteen 

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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