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DATE ADDED: Sat 15/06/2019

Software Engineering Manager - Java (Digital)

Holborn, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 70000-80000

Preferred Skills: Java, People Management. . We are looking for talented Lead Engineer with front and back-end engineering experience to help build strong feature teams within the Sainsbury’s Digital Product Family. You will work closely with Software Engineers and Designers across multiple platforms and technologies to create a beautiful application ecosystem that is consistent, highly usable, reliable and performant. What I need to do Encourage engineering best practices by demonstrating by coding (about 10% to 50% of your time) Encourage regular retrospectives help surface what’s not working so we can fix it, and what we’re doing right so we can improve on it Write and encourage the writing of well-structured beautiful clean code Assist in architecting systems and applications Design smart ways of storing and displaying complex data See writing automated tests as a benefit, not a chore, engendering that in your team Be an active contributing part of an agile development team Define your career path, the career path of your team; give and be given the opportunity to grow and learn Benefit from working in a multi-disciplinary team, that uses modern software and product development techniques, and values continuous improvement Build good relationships with the Product owner and Scrum Master to ensure good lean agile process so as to drive the best outcomes for the team and the business Have a good understanding and experience of architecture, infrastructure and DevOps Take an enthusiastic approach to Unit testing (including mocking and behavioural testing); including good Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery pipelines How I will succeed Good capability at mentoring and manage a team of 5-8 engineers Interest in growing your own leadership skills Able to help your team of engineers grow in performance and capability Strong communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment A good foundation in agile development practices A real passion for growing your team’s skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems Good knowledge of JAVA (or similar with an interest in learning it) and cloud infrastructure development and open to learning the others. (Don't worry we will help you learn) You can write great code. Software design is as important to you as writing the code Good use of version control (Git) You are open to new ideas and ways of working What I need to know Demonstrable experience of new technologies and know when it’s appropriate to use them Architecture and infrastructure and why it’s important to be aware of both DevOps and why it’s beneficial to development teams Using various tools such as JIRA, Confluence and GitHub Object Oriented programming and its advantages and disadvantages in large scale applications Unit testing (including mocking and behavioural testing) and Continuous Integration Version control systems such as GIT and Continuous Integration pipelines and why we use them Relational and non-relational databases and when to use them Service oriented architecture and the benefits of taking a micro services approach to development Framework agnostic development, knowing when to use frameworks and when not to Caching (both at application and platform level), why and when to use caching Leading and managing technical teams The following is beneficial but not essential: Experience of pair programming and/or mob programming Knowledge of test driven development including mocking and/or behavioural driven development Experience of building and/or working with REST services Understanding relational and non-relational databases and when to use them Production experience of payments systems and/or PCI compliance Web Sphere Commerce Knowledge is a bonus What I need to show Communication and Influencing - Uses range of techniques to influence, adapts to situation Analytical Thinking - Pushes boundaries in solving problems Aptitude to Learn - Actively seeks feedback from multiple sources and contributes to wider community in own area of expertise Team Work - Supports a collective effort to resolve problems and uses strengths of team to deliver increased value Leadership and Mentoring - Distributes team workload for optimal performance and values differences Commitment and Planning - Delivers ahead of expectations, manages others’ performance to ensure delivery and sets clear/challenges targets for team Resources available to me Line manager providing on-going support through 121’s and SMART objectives Agile coach providing on-going support in terms of Agile ways of working Other Software Engineering Managers sharing knowledge and support What decisions I can make Lead on decisions regarding technology choices Shape the team using your experience Lead on recruitment decisions when hiring engineers and peers
Role: Software Engineering Manager - Java (Digital)
Job Type: Permanent, FullTime
Location: Holborn, Central London, Central London

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