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Date Added: Sat 01/06/2024

Engineering Manager - BX Stores

London, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: Competitive salary

About the role:

Please note this is a Hybrid role. On-site office requirements, once every 4-6 weeks in our London and Nuneaton office.

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.  

One of the largest parts of the business we are looking to grow and change our technical capability in are our Stores. We are looking at the future of shopping and we are moving away from expensive, slow-moving, third-party products to new solutions that are flexible and built in house to meet our needs from day one.

Embrace the thrill of leading a dynamic team of engineers and contributing to their design and development efforts. Our path is clear, our growth is rapid, and we're excited about the possibility of you joining our team. 

Key Responsibilities:

The engineering manager will be an integral part of the technology and product squad structure

  • Guiding and nurturing a talented team of software developers who are passionate about creating and supporting cutting-edge software platforms for retail and e-commerce solutions.
  • Taking care of the technical platform design and implementation within our teams, making sure that our software not only meets department standards but is also designed for scalability using modern distributed load balancing and computation techniques.
  • Collaborating closely with our Product Managers, Technical Program Managers, and other development teams to bring our software to life, identifying the best pathways and features for our technical foundation.
  • Cultivating an atmosphere of innovation and professionalism within our team and the broader technology and product community. We encourage clear ownership, accountability, and a shared pride in our work, all with the goal of making a positive impact on our customers.
  • Ensuring that all projects and improvements meet our department's high technology standards while also actively contributing to the development of these standards.
  • Inspiring and guiding our team members as they progress in their careers and helping them chart their own path to success.
  • Building a team known for its strong sense of responsibility and commitment, dedicated to creating positive impacts for our customers and driving business growth.

Key Skills:

  • Strong Development background in one or more of the following: Java, Kotlin, Python 
  • Strong experience developing and working in a virtualized environment. 
  • Experience using container-based APIs including Docker, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes 
  • Experience with unit and integration testing. 
  • Experience in building microservices: APIs, event-driven with a choice of SQL or NoSQL datastore 
  • Agile/Scrum development experience. Embraces Agile and encourages others to embrace an agile way of working. 
  • Knowledge in one or more programming languages utilized by Holland and Barrett Tech 
  • Knowledge of software complexity and algorithms 
  • Experience with DevOps concepts & working on CI/CD 
  • 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 optimization and debugging level 
  • Ability to separate essential complexity from incidental complexity and a desire to reduce complexity 

What we offer:

  • Pension company contribution = 3%
  • Incentive scheme up to 10% of annual salary, based on company performance.
  • Your wellbeing is paramount so you can get away and take 33 Days Holiday per year.
  • Private Medical Care (Self after 1 year)
  • Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term.
  • Career progression.
  • Refer and Earn Scheme - as we're growing you can earn money by referring people to join us from your network.
  • Epic Extras gives you access to exclusive benefits, free advice and savings from a range of retailers and providers.
  • Stay healthy with Discounted Products - from day one you'll get a 25% discount (on top of other promotions) when you shop at H&B on anything that you buy.
  • We all need a little help sometimes, so weoffer Free 24/7 Confidential Advice & Colleague Welfare.
  • Mental Health First Aiders - we have lots of qualified Mental Health First Aiders because its all about your health & wellbeing.
  • Stay active in the Onsite Gym at our Nuneaton Hub!
  • We have colleague Reward and Recognition Schemes, so your hard work and loyalty won't go unnoticed.
  • And many more!

We're passionate about helping every colleague thrive across all dimensions of wellbeing, and we're committed to having a diverse and inclusive workplace. In line with our EPIC values (Expertise, Pioneering, Inclusive, Caring), we embrace and actively celebrate all our colleagues unique and varying experiences, backgrounds, identities and cultures - I am me, we are H&B.

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