Software Development Manager - Frontend

Hours: 36

Salary: £65000 - £85000

Location: London

Apply by: 06/09/2019


Software Development Manager - Frontend

London

About the role

As a Software Development Manager your primary responsibility is to build and maintain a passionate, engaged and effective development team of frontend engineers. You do this through taking a deep interest in the people that report to you by making sure they are happy, motivated and challenged in what they are doing. You devolve decision-making and provide the team with the psychological safety to move fast. You guide them to reach pragmatic technical solutions and keep yourself close to the code without becoming a blocker. You take ownership when things go wrong, but celebrate success collectively. In short, you act as a multiplier of your team’s effectiveness.

You will be responsible for

  • Foster the careers of the engineers reporting into you by finding opportunity for growth, coaching, addressing concerns and if necessary, implementing performance management.
  • Grow the capability of Tesco Technology as a whole by becoming involved in our engineering hiring and being passionate about building high performing and diverse teams.
  • Work closely with Product Management to identify and minimise risk within an outcome and help prioritise and evolve a workable technical solution ready for delivery.
  • Contribute within wider technical discussions across different stakeholder groups, and be effective in doing so by constantly broadening your understanding of our technology landscape.
  • Take ownership for the delivery of specific outcomes, or work across wider groups in conjunction with programme management to deliver more significant outcomes. Drive us to constantly improve quality.
  • Take ownership of non-functional outcomes including focus on performance, availability, reliability and security.
  • Continually look for how we can evolve and improve our technology, processes and practices.

The role will include ownership of the on-call rota to support our applications in production.

You will need

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Previous experience with management of software engineering teams of around 8 people in size.
  • Experience in development of contemporary cross-platform web UI including accessibility, i18n and UI performance best practices.
  • Experience with ES2015+ without dependence on specific frameworks.
  • Experience with Node.js, React.js, JavaScript, GraphQL, Kubernetes.

 

Skills relevant for the job:

  • A high degree of emotional intelligence. You are aware of your own emotions, how you appear and can self-reflect on your actions. You can empathise with others and modify your behaviour and style accordingly.
  • Problem solving, analysis and computational skills. You are comfortable designing systems and reasoning about them. When tackling problems, you take a thorough and logical approach to solving them and you retain ownership through to resolution.
  • Customer focus. You can find the right balance between outcome delivery and technical excellence. You place the needs of our customers above the needs of you and the team.
  • Written and verbal communication skills. You can communicate effectively and efficiently taking into account the nature of your audience.
  • Node.js, Express
  • React, Formik, Styled Components, Polyglot
  • Jest, Webpack, Optimizely
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, AWS, and Microsoft Azure

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.

If that sounds exciting then we'd love to hear from you.

What’s in it for you

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

Application process

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

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