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Lead Engineer - Supply Chain (23135) in London

Key requirements: Key Skills and Experience: Technically strong, with proven experience developing services with... Experience with Spring Boot, AWS, Kafka, Docker and... Led multiple products from concept into production, and can...

Job description

Key requirements:

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Technically strong, with proven experience developing services with Java
  • Experience with Spring Boot, AWS, Kafka, Docker and Kubernetes
  • Led multiple products from concept into production, and can demonstrate in discussion
  • Possess a strong knowledge of engineering principles,methods and techniques
  • Strong product mindset, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
  • Nice to have an understanding of modern Javascript, ideally React
  • Bonus if you have experience with Kotlin

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position

This is a remote position, we do also offer the chance to collaborate with offices in Nuneaton and London. (all candidates must be situated in the United Kingdom)

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

We are hiring a Lead Software Engineer, to join our Supply Chain department. We work on customer problems using data-driven decision. We take an agile approach to innovation and iteratively test and improve our tech products across the Supply Chain function. We are part of the driving force of innovation in production and delivery across the company.

Thrive with the responsibility of leading a squad of engineers, supporting with design, development and maintenance of interconnected systems and products.

Some key responsibilities:

  • Operate independently without technical oversight, and be able to lead design of software across a subset of functional areas
  • Consistently deliver high quality cross-functional software
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure project are completed on time
  • Be active in learning and sharing new techniques and aware of innovations in neighbouring disciplines, e.g. product, QA, UX
  • Mentor and developer your squad, enhancing their technical and professional skills
  • Consider the impact of new information on existing decisions and plan accordingly
  • Be able to describe complex technical areas and practices to both technical and non-technical audiences in ways they can understand
  • Understand how the business operates, what the strategy is and how that relates to your work in conversations with key stakeholders
  • Know your customer and build awareness and understanding of their needs in your Team
  • Own the responsibility for security and compliance and plan how upcoming work will impact
What we offer:
  • We operate virtually. Remote, hybrid, or in our tech hubs – we work in an agile environment where you can thrive. 
  • We offer a 10% performance incentive scheme for our tech teams. 
  • 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 recognize and celebrate our people with our Colleague Recognition Scheme, so your hard work won't go unnoticed.


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.

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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