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    Technology - Engineering
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Software Engineer - Back end (15902)

About Engineering at Holland & Barrett

We are investing heavily in technology as the key driving force in delivering great customer experience with personalised wellness journeys both online and in-store, along with convenience in service and delivery,  and with increasing product propositions. 

We are putting our efforts in 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. 

At the core of every great technology we build is an obsessive attention to detail that makes our tech fast, simple, resilient, secure, operable, observable and scalable.

Every day presents a different challenge, but is filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation. We work hard in Holland & Barrett because we love the work we do, we love the people we do it with, we know we can count on each other to deliver and especially because we know the tech we build makes a difference for customers.

Join us and see how far you can go…

The Role

Location: Remote working

The software engineer will be a key member of a squad. The role will require you to: 

  • Deliver functional and quality software with technical oversight from more senior team members.  
  • 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 
  • Continuously iterative and improve on the platforms/products/features being built working with product manager and with the other engineers 
  • Design functional software with oversight from more senior members of the team. 
  • Deliver quality software of low-moderate complexity within a functional area without clear requirements 
  • Implement software using modern patterns of software development for functionality and scalability 
  • Implement performant software using proven algorithms and methods of software optimisation on functional team platform 
  • Define and implement unit tests for implemented software 
  • 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 
  • 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  
  • Be a 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 

💸 Technology Incentive Scheme - we offer different bonus schemes for all grades in Technology, starting at 10%.

📚 Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term.

🤝 Career progression

🔝 Pension company contribution 

✈️ Your wellbeing is paramount so you can get away and take 28 or 33 Days Holiday per year. 

💷 Refer and Earn Scheme - as we're growing you can earn money by referring people to join us from your network.

👜 Epic Extras gives you access to exclusive benefits, free advice and savings from a range of retailers and providers.

💰 Stay healthy with 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. 

🙋🏽 We all need a little help sometimes, so we offer Free 24/7 Confidential Advice & Colleague Welfare.

🧠 Mental Health First Aiders - we have lots of qualified Mental Health First Aiders because its all about your health & wellbeing.

👑 We have colleague Reward and Recognition Schemes, so your hard work and loyalty won't go unnoticed.

👏 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.

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6th Floor Uncommon , 34-37 Liverpool St, , London, United Kingdom, EC2M 7PP
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