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Software Engineer (Backend) (22923) in London

Job description

About the role:

Holland & Barrett International is striving to be the world's leading health and wellness business.  Currently the largest in Europe and growing in other markets, the health and wellness of our colleagues and customers is at our heart. 

Technology at H&B

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.

The position sits within our BX Online vertical and specifically our Basket/Checkout Team.

Some day-to-day activities include:

  • Collaborate with the team and implement new features.
  • Analyse requirements and don't be afraid to question them.
  • Collaborate with the wider development community in the team to implement microservice architecture.
  • Contribute to different discussions - technical design sessions, trouble-shooting ad-hoc meetings, weekly team meetings, retrospectives etc.
  • Develop using TDD and peer review in a CI/CD culture, with strong support for iterative development cycles, with evolutionary design.
  • Spend time on your self-development and share best practice with the rest of the team.
  • Continue to focus on the implementation of software using modern patterns of software development, for functionality and scalability.
  • Bring passion to the role, to grow and stay ahead with new technologies.
Key requirements:

(don't worry though, if you don't tick all the boxes we're still interested!)

  • Ideally 2-3 years of experience building Java microservices (Spring Boot) and a good understanding of microservice architecture patterns.
  • Experience building RESTful services and understanding of good API design; knowledge of GraphQL is a bonus.
  • Experience with Kafka or other messaging middleware.
  • Experience writing unit and integration tests; end-to-end and performance tests are a bonus.
  • Knowledge of SQL and experience with relational databases.
  • Good understanding of CI/CD.
  • Experience with AWS.

This is a remote position with opportunity to collaborate in our offices in London and Nuneaton. All candidates must be situated in the United Kingdom.

What we offer:
  • Pension company contribution = 3%
  • Incentive scheme up to 10% of annual salary, based on company performance.
  • Your wellbeing is paramount so you can get away and take 33 Days Holiday per year.
  • Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term.
  • Private Medical Care (Self after 1 year)
  • Career progression.
  • 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.
  • Stay active in the Onsite Gym at our Nuneaton Hub!
  • We have colleague Reward and Recognition Schemes, so your hard work and loyalty won't go unnoticed.
  • And many more!

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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