Senior Back End Engineer

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 23/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £57,600.00 - £92,400.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35

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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.

Our Purpose

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.

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 join one of our agile product teams working as a Senior Back-End Software Engineer. You will be using your excellent Kotlin or Java skills to build and support new features adding value for Our Business.

As a Senior Engineer, you will also use your knowledge of Software Engineering to lead the shaping of new projects and support the professional development of less experienced Engineers. 

There are opportunities to become a people manager for your fellow engineers if that is something that appeals to you.

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:

  • Expertise in either server side Kotlin or a modern version of Java.

  • A structured approach to systems analysis and development.

  • A good understanding of Microservice Architectures.

  • 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, pair programming.

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.

  • REST API development and/or consumption.

What else you could bring:

  • Experience with Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Docker, Kubernetes.

  • 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, Berkshire.

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.

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?:

In order to help you understand what to expect, we have created an overview of our application process.

At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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