Lead Engineer (12036) in London

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Job description

Job Title: Lead Engineer


Job Type: Permanenet


Location: London/ Remote


Hours: 37.5hrs


Salary: £Competitive + Company Benefits


The Role

It's a really exciting time to be at Holland & Barrett. Our IT, Technology and Digital teams are transforming our business beyond all recognition. This is where we create our industry leading digital solutions to satisfy our customer needs.  We are investing across all areas of our business with a vision of empowering our customers to live happier, healthier lives. Our ambition is to become the leading player in global wellness chosen by millions as their trusted partner for personalised wellness journeys.


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
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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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