Senior IT Software Engineer - UI Development

Job Type IT
Region London
Location Victoria
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the Bupa Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 1/12/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £59,200 - £87,300
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week - Monday-Friday - 09:30-17:30

*The Partner may occasionally be required to be "on-call" outside normal office hours to provide operational support.*

Duties & Responsibilities

As the UK's most successful omni-channel retailer, ecommerce is a key part of our business - we run one of the busiest websites in the UK, driving a significant proportion of our sales. Our engineering practice includes 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from e-commerce functionality to machine learning.

This is an opportunity to work as a software engineer specialising in UI development on a cross-functional Agile development team. You will be working collaboratively with other highly skilled web developers as well as full stack Java developers, 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 developers. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills.

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.

*Please note that within the John Lewis Partnership, this role will be known as Product Engineer ITL5*

Job Requirements

Ideal candidates will have excellent Javascript skills with a track record of working in teams delivering
complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have passion for using technology
to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

*Please refer to attached job description for further information regarding duties and requirements*

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- JavaScript (including ES6), HTML5, CSS3, CSS preprocessors like SASS and/or LESS., responsive web design
- Experience of structuring a JS codebase into modules for ease of testing as well as appropriate encapsulation and separation of concerns
- Professional experience of React.js. Experience of templating language such as mustache/handlebars.js.
- Accessibility best practice
- Knowledge of SEO best practice.
- Automation of unit and functional testing of Javascript
- TDD, pair programming.
- Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban
- Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
- Code deployment in complex environments.
- REST API development and/or consumption

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Any Server side development languages such as Java
- Node.js
- Microservice Architectures
- Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform
- Go CD, Gitlab CI
- Tools such as Sketch/Zeplin
- Understanding of UX principles

Internal Use Only
Job Description - PEITL5  


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