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  • Division:
    Technology
  • City:
    TBU
  • Country:
    UK
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Number of Hours:
    37.5
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
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Senior Software Engineer (18475)

About Engineering at Holland & Barrett

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:

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 need to be at the forefront of the rapidly advancing technology that is helping our customers meet their health and wellness goals. We are investing heavily in delivering more speed in the retail experience, greater convenience in service and delivery, and increasing personalisation in our brand and product propositions, both in-store and online.

We love the cloud, we prefer building the right solutions over buying generic ones, and we embrace automation and testing in all things software, infrastructure and data. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but is filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…Right now we are on a mission of migrating from legacy software to our brand-new home-brewed microservice platform on AWS as well as rebuilding the tech loyalty uses.

 



The Role

Responsibilities:

  • As an experienced software engineer you will build applications which are delivered on cloud-based services in disruptive environments with microservices architectures.
  • Work as an integral part of a cross functional product team in identifying and planning outcomes to meet business and customer needs.
  • Take ownership of tools and processes and new tools and techniques that can be utilized in the team
  • Develop and maintain expertise in best practice development methodologies and techniques
  • Coach and mentor others in achieving your exacting standards

 

 

The Person
  • Skills & Experience:

    • Strong understanding of agile principles and their day-to-day application within the software development lifecycle
    • Strong collaboration and communication skills within distributed product teams
    • Strong understanding of microservices architecture design and implementations
    • Strong development background in frontend or backend enterprise languages and frameworks (e.g., Typescript, React, Java, Go, Spring Boot)
    • Strong experience consuming, building and maintaining APIs (e.g., REST, GraphQL)
    • Relational database design and optimization (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL)
    • Experience using cloud-based services (e.g., AWS) and multiple deployment approaches (e.g., Docker, Lambdas, Kubernetes)
    • Experience with messaging across distributed systems (e.g., via Kafka)
    • Experience deploying code and infrastructure through CI/CD pipelines and IaC
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Benefits
  • 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 it's 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!
About Holland & Barrett

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. 

 
Our culture respects equality, values diversity and encourages individuality – because this allows our people to unlock their potential and be their best. We welcome everyone who shares our EPIC values regardless of background, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation.   


 
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