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Software Engineer EPOS (18556)

About Engineering at Holland & Barrett

We're on a mission to make health and wellness a way of life for everyone – and technology is at the heart of our future plans to become a leading omni-channel retailer. We're building some great products, and we're investing in the rapidly advancing technology that is helping our customers meet their health and wellness goals. We're 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.

As a Tech, Product and Data team, we work as one to understand our customer needs and exceed them. Collaborative, working at pace and always with a strong customer focus in everything we do. 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 have a clear plan. We're growing rapidly. And we'd love you to be a part of the team.

The Role

One of the largest parts of the business we are looking to grow and change our technical capability in are our Stores. We are looking at the future of shopping in a post-Covid time and we are moving away from expensive, slow moving third party products to new solutions that are flexible and built in house to meet our needs from day 1.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our Stores team working on our Electronic Point of Sale (aka Till) which we launched across all stores in 2020. Building a till is more complex than it sounds and what you see in store is only a small part of what we do. As well as what a store colleague sees on device, we build services that ensure we have the right data to allow stores to trade (even if they go offline), support other instore devices using our APIs and infrastructure, and add structure and auditability by helping automate manual store processes. We're a full stack development team using Kotlin and Vue.js.

We have to be creative to solve problems we find that a purely microservice based product wouldn't, so we value lateral thinking.

The Person

Solid Kotlin or Java service development with some knowledge of the other

Frontend experience with JavaScript

Our tills have UIs, but you don't need to be an expert

Desire to learn, grow and bring new ideas into the team

Experience of SQL and NoSQL databases

Participation in analysis and design of new functionality

Apply best practices for automated testing

Able to identify and systematically debug issues

Able to communicate with non-technical stakeholders

Experience of working as part of a larger, interdependent engineering team

History of working with peripherals

Retail experience, either from working in or creating solutions for stores


Our benefits:

  • We operate virtually. Remote, hybrid or in our tech hubs – we work in an agile environment where you can thrive.
  • We offer a 10% bonus for our tech teams – when we win, so do you
  • Learn from the best – at H&B you'll have the opportunity to enhance and expand your skills and shape your career
  • We want you to produce your best, so we provide you with the best tech equipment
  • Stay healthy with a 25% discount on all product ranges to help you live well
  • We like to recognise and celebrate our people with our Colleague Recognition Scheme, so your hard work won't go unnoticed
About Holland & Barrett
  • About H&B

    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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33 Cavendish Square, London, United Kingdom, W1G 0PW
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