We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.
Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.
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.
This role is known internally as Product Engineer (PL6).
Find out more about being a Software Engineer in the Partnership, and the technology we use.
What you’ll be doing?
This is an opportunity to work as a Software Engineer specialising in Android development on a cross-functional Agile development team. You’ll typically be working collaboratively with other highly skilled Android Engineers as well as iOS engineers, BAs, Testers, Web Designers and User Experience specialists on challenging customer-facing projects.
As a Senior Engineer you will have responsibility for the development approach and provide technical assurance on complex IT projects. You will also use your knowledge of software engineering to support shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced software engineers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.
There are opportunities to become a people manager for your fellow engineers if that is something that appeals to you.
Learning new skills is extremely important to us. You would be expected to constantly improve your engineering skills and keep up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. In return for your commitment you will receive the support and resources needed to achieve your learning goals.
What you’ll already have:
Native Mobile Development in Android (Kotlin and Java)
Knowledge and experience to support and migrate older Java Android code
Accessibility best practice
Knowledge of common design patterns such as MVVM, IoC, MVP
Automation of unit and functional testing of Android applications
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
TDD, pair programming.
Trunk, Branching, Code reviews, Pull requests
Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban
REST API development and/or consumption
What else you could bring:
Specific knowledge of MVVM and MVP (this is what is in use atm)
Postman or similar tools
Charles/Proxyman or similar tools
You will be working closely with the iOS development teams, and will also work with our website and microservice teams as such any experience in the following areas may also be helpful, but is not required or expected:
Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure
Understanding of UX principles
HTML, CSS, and related web technologies
Any Server side development languages such as Java
Where will you be working?
We have opportunities at our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria.
We have a blended hybrid approach of working from our offices and a home/remote UK location. You are contracted to a Partnership office location. If you choose to work remotely you should be aware that from time to time, you will need to come into the office. This decision is made within your team and may mean that you do not come into the office for weeks or months at a time unless you choose to.
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?
Internal candidates only, click here
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:
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 visit this site - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/
Attachment: Application & Interview process.pdf
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