Lead Engineer (11158) in London

Job Title: SDE...   Job Type:...   Location: London/ Remote    Hours: 37...   Salary: £Competitive + Company...   The......

Job description

Job Title: SDE 3


Job Type: Permanent


Location: London/ Remote 


Hours: 37.5hrs


Salary: £Competitive + Company Benefits


The Role

At Holland & Barrett our passion is about making health and wellness a way of life for everyone. By bringing people together globally, we create health and wellness solutions to help customers achieve their goals. Our ambition is to become the leader in global health and wellness, chosen by millions as their trusted partner to achieve their goals. We have exciting growth plans and a clear roadmap to transform the business from a traditional retailer to a best in class, omni-channel business, and end-to-end health and wellness provider, underpinned by considerable investment in our technology platforms.


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

The Person

Person Specification:


·       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
Published at
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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

London | Retail Jobs | Graduate Jobs

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