Senior Java Software Engineer (Bracknell)

Job Type IT
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 30/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £53,200.00 - £87,300.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


Please note:

This role is based at our Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell, Berkshire. Whilst we currently have a blended approach between office and home working, you may be required to work from the office at times.

You will be asked to provide legal proof of entitlement to work in the UK, please ensure you check the UK government website for relevant criteria. We are unable to offer visa sponsorship at this time. 

What’s the role about?

As the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer, ecommerce 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 30+ teams, working on everything from Cloud platforms to mobile apps, from ecommerce functionality to machine learning.

Ideal candidates will have excellent Java8/Spring skills with a track record of working in teams delivering complex, performant, high quality software. Successful candidates will have a passion for using technology to deliver outstanding and innovative software solutions.

Learning new skills is extremely important to us. Engineers are expected to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques regardless of their experience or job grade. In return for this commitment you will be given the resources and support you need to help you with your learning journey. 

What you’ll be doing:

This is an opportunity to work as a lead Java software engineer on a cross-functional Agile Product  team. Product teams build and support new features that create business value. Within your product team you’ll typically be working collaboratively on customer-facing features with other highly skilled engineers as well as BAs, Testers, Web Designers and User Experience specialists.

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 the 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.

What you’ll already have:

  • Java8 and later.

  • Object Oriented and tiered design methodologies.

  • A structured approach to systems analysis and development.

  • Application frameworks such as Spring Boot.

  • Microservice Architectures.

  • Cloud Platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Web technologies including HTML, CSS, advanced Javascript, Web Services.

  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery.

  • TDD, pair programming.

  • Agile development methods such as Scrum or Kanban.

  • REST API development and/or consumption.

What else you could bring:

  • Server side Kotlin.

  • Docker, Kubernetes.

  • React.js.

  • Jenkins, Gitlab CI.

  • Familiarity with NGINX, Linux/*nix and an understanding of large scale website architectures.

Please view attached job description PDF for further details and be sure to save both advertisement and job description for future reference.

Additional Information:
We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

The application form consists of a CV upload, an online test followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time.

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.


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 - 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.

Attachment: Product Engineer PL6 - FINAL.pdf 


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