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Lead Engineer - Front End (Supplier EDI) (12527) in London

Job Title: Lead Engineer - Front end (Supplier EDI)   Job Type:...   Location:...   Hours: 37...   Salary: £Competitive + Company...

Job description

Job Title: Lead Engineer - Front end (Supplier EDI)


Job Type: Permanent


Location: Remote


Hours: 37.5hrs


Salary: £Competitive + Company Benefits


The Role

The lead engineer will be a key member of a product squad. The role will require you to: 

  • Design and deliver functional and quality software independently at a very high standard.  
  • Be able to operate independently without any technical oversight, leading design of software across a subset of functional areas. 
  • Work closely with Product Managers, TPM and other development teams to deliver software.  
  • Break large problems into sub-tasks and take operational responsibility.  
  • Continuously iterative and improve on the platforms/products/features being built working with product manager and with the other engineers 
  • Mentor new hires, champion processes and set standards for fellow engineering team members. 
  • Lead on the various features being built as part of the product roadmap in a team.  
  • Own the development and rollout for an entire product or large project. 
  • Serve as a technology lead, championing processes and setting standards for fellow engineering team members. 
  • Build and review engineering design documentation. 
  • Identify risks ahead of major project kick offs starting 
  • Design cross-functional and full stack software independently. 
  • Perform the role of a team's design authority with the ability to review peer or junior member software design within a set of functional area(s). 
  • Introduce new approaches, methodologies and design to the software development organisation  
  • Write robust, quality software using TDD and peer-review in a CI/CD culture with strong support for iterative development cycles with an evolutionary design 
  • Consistently deliver quality software of high complexity within a set of functional area(s) without clear requirements 
  • Demonstrate mastery of software and platforms being used within a set of functional area(s) 
  • Demonstrate ability to design and implement software using modern patterns of software development for functionality and scalability within a set of functional area(s) 
  • Ability to design and implement performant software using documented algorithms and methods of software optimisation within a set of functional area(s) 
  • Ability to implement unit, integration and performance tests into a testing framework  
  • Ability to introduce new methods, frameworks and approaches to software unit, integration and performance testing 


Communication & Teamwork  

  • Ability to lead in a cross-functional team environment 
  • Ability to lead and articulate technical discussions and concepts to the business and technical community 
  • Ability to influence technical decisions across a set of functional areas 
  • Ability to influence and drive business decisions (scoping, features) across a set of functional areas 
  • Work with other engineers and members (BI Developers, Data Scientist, Product Managers, …) in your squad, for example, for code reviews and sprint planning 
  • Collaborate across squads where there are dependencies 
  • Embrace a DevOps culture and sense of ownership of what you build 
  • Be proactive in identifying improvements of what you build  
  • Be proactive in your development and growth 
  • Take no blame root cause analysis and incidence management approach of all issues  
  • Provide expertise, experience and recommendations on software and architecture design decisions 
  • Coach and support the development of more junior engineers 
  • Role model for behaviour in accordance with company culture, with a strong work ethic and accountability.  
The Person

The Person

  • A Degree or equivalent exposure to programming 
  • Sound software development experience in a technology organisation with a strong background in one or more of the following Java, Kotlin, Python.  
  • Strong Experience developing and working in a virtualized environment. 
  • Strong Experience using container based APIs including Docker, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes. 
  • Strong Experience implementing scalable software systems and platforms.  Experience with software optimisation. 
  • Demonstrated mastery of a particular aspect of retail technology (i.e; inventory management, UX development, performance testing, data integrity) 
  • Strong Experience with unit and integration testing 
  • Strong Experience in building microservices : APIs, event-driven with a choice of SQL or NoSQL data store 
  • Strong Experience with DevOps concepts & working on CI/CD  
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams. 
  • Experience with Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker, Datadog, Airflow 
  • Experience with DevOps concepts & working on CI/CD  
  • Experience in building reliable, monitored and maintainable systems 
  • Agile/scrum development experience.  Embraces Agile and encourages other to embrace and agile way of working 
  • Experience with cloud computing, ideally AWS 
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams. 
  • Ability to solve problems and think across different scales from the strategic right down to the code optimisation and debugging level 
  • Ability to separate essential complexity from incidental complexity and a desire to reduce complexity 


We offer a flexible, home-based working model. We have offices in Nuneaton and London, but you will not be required to be office-based.



The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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