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Job description

  • Department:
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Number of Hours:
    37.5 hrs
  • Working Pattern:
    Mon - Fri, 8:45am - 17:15pm
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Senior Engineer (Frontend) (15043)

It's a really exciting time to be at Holland & Barrett. We are investing across all areas of our business with a vision of empowering our customers to live happier, healthier lives. Our mission is to be the leading player in global wellness chosen by millions as their trusted partner for personalised wellness journeys. To achieve this goal, we are embarking on a radical transformation. We are recruiting top talent in all areas of our business, from Finance to Digital Marketing, from HR to IT, as well as new functions around Health and Wellness.

The Role:

The senior engineer will be a key member of the Contact Centre squad. The role will require you to: 

  • Design and deliver functional and quality software independently. 
  • Code with languages that Holland and Barrett Tech utilises  
  • Collaborate and contribute to the various features being built as part of the product roadmap in a team 
  • Break large problems into sub-tasks and take operational responsibility.  
  • Continuously iterative and improve on the platforms/products/features being built working with product manager and with the other engineers 
  • Write tests, contribute to test framework, review and approve code changes.  
  • Mentor new hires, champion processes and set standards for fellow engineering team members. 
  • Design functional software without oversight from more senior members of the team. 
  • Write robust, quality software using TDD and peer-review in a CI/CD culture with strong support for iterative development cycles with an evolutionary design  
  • Deliver quality software of medium-high complexity within the  functional areas  
  • Design and implement software using modern patterns of software development for functionality and scalability within their functional team or limited functional area 
  • Define and implement unit tests for all areas of team's functional ownership 
  • Implement unit, integration and performance tests into a testing framework 

Communication & Teamwork  

  • Participate and contribute in a cross-functional team environment 
  • Articulate technical concepts to the business and technical community 
  • Influence technical decisions within a functional team or across a limited set of functional areas 
  • Influence business decisions (scoping, features) within a limited set of functional areas 
  • Work with other engineers and members (BI Developers, Data Scientist, Product Managers, …) in your squad, for example, for code reviews and sprint planning 
  • Collaborate across squads where there are dependencies 
  • Embrace a DevOps culture and sense of ownership of what you build 
  • Be proactive in identifying improvements of what you build  
  • Be proactive in your development and growth 
  • Take no blame root cause analysis and incidence management approach of all issues  
  • Role model for behaviour in accordance with company culture, with a strong work ethic and accountability.  
The Person:
  • A Degree or equivalent exposure to programming 
  • Strong Development background in one or more of the following: Java, Kotlin, Python. 
  • Experience developing and working in a virtualized environment. 
  • Experience using container based APIs including Docker, Docker Swarm, or Kubernetes. 
  • Experience implementing scalable software systems and platforms.   
  • Experience with unit and integration testing 
  • Experience in building microservices : APIs, event-driven with a choice of SQL or NoSQL data store 
  • Experience with DevOps concepts & working on CI/CD  
  • Agile/scrum development experience.  Embraces Agile and encourages other to embrace and agile way of working 
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams. 
  • Familiarity with Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker, Datadog, Airflow 
  • Experience with DevOps concepts & working on CI/CD  
  • Experience in building reliable, monitored and maintainable systems 
  • Agile/scrum development experience.  Embraces Agile and encourages other to embrace and agile way of working 
  • Experience with cloud computing, ideally AWS 
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed project teams. 
  • Ability to solve problems and think across different scales from the strategic right down to the code optimisation and debugging level 
  • Ability to separate essential complexity from incidental complexity and a desire to reduce complexity 
We offer:
  • Pension 3% company contribution
  • Discounted Products - from day one you'll get a 25% discount (on top of other promotions) when you shop at H&B on anything that you buy.
  • Holiday: 25 days paid holiday and 8 public holidays for you to do what you love
  • Colleague Recognition Scheme
  • Free Confidential Advice & Colleague Welfare if you need confidential advice 24/7
  • Mental Health First Aiders - we have lots of qualified Mental Health First Aiders because its all about your health & wellbeing
  • Refer and Earn Scheme - as we're growing you can earn money by referring people to join us from your network
  • Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term
  • And many more!


The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…

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