Back-end Software Engineer
Join John Lewis or Waitrose today
If you've ever stepped through the doors of a John Lewis or Waitrose shop, shopped online, or seen any of our adverts, you'll know there's something unique about us.
That unique proposition is our Partners. As co-owners they have a say in our business and receive a share of the profits, so they put time and effort into making it work. Our Partners are the reason we're the success we are. They're our secret sauce; the opportunity for us to differentiate.
What’s the role about?
As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, E-Commerce is a key part of Our Business - we run two of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our Engineering practice includes 60+ teams, working on everything from Cloud Platforms to Mobile Apps, from E-Commerce functionality to Machine Learning.
Our Engineers work collaboratively and share knowledge, and learning is extremely important to us. We support our Engineers to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies.
What you’ll be doing?
You will be using your excellent Kotlin or Java skills to build and support new features adding value for Our Business.
As a Back-end Engineer, you will also use your knowledge of Software Engineering to support the shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced Engineers.
Successful candidates will have a passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions, and will have a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software.
What you’ll already have:
Server side Kotlin or a modern version of Java.
A structured approach to systems analysis and development.
Experience with application frameworks such as http4k or Spring Boot.
An understanding of Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban.
Familiarity with techniques like TDD and pair programming.
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.
What else you could bring:
An understanding of Microservice Architectures.
REST API development and/or consumption.
Experience with Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure.
Jenkins, Gitlab CI.
Where will you be working?
We have opportunities at both our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria, and Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell. Whilst you will have an office base - we promote a blended approach to working location. In order to maximise the benefits of remote and team working, you will be able to work from either our offices or from a remote location (as long as it is within the UK).
We'll expect flexibility and will on occasions require you to be in the office. But for this role, it would be reasonable to plan on the basis of a 60/40 remote/office split. In practice, we aim to maximise flexibility and these decisions will mostly be made locally within your team.
What benefits do we offer you?
We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. Find out about the benefits of working for the Partnership
How does our application process work?
External candidates: In order to help you understand what to expect, we have added a PDF overview of our application process at the green attachment link below.
For internal use only:
£47,100.00 up to £69,500.00 Annual
Scheduled Weekly hours:
Partnership Level 7
Hours of Work:
For more information about this role visit JLP Careers
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here.
We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.