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Senior Software Engineer- Back-End- Supply Chain (23155) 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.

We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer to join our Supply Chain department, within our Space and Range squad.
We're building new tools to simplify the job of our merchandisers, enabling them to graphically allocate a range of products to a set of shelves. Store planners then use our software to organise those shelves of products in every one of our stores, adapting to the available space. We are building amazing 3D planning UIs in-house, while our backend services process, store and surface the data to make all this work for us and our partner teams.

Looking forward, we'll be integrating data science models to propose better-performing products and layouts to our merchandising teams and our target is to replace third-party software packages with our own tailored solutions.

You will be: 

  • Part of the Space and Range software engineering team within the Supply Chain, implementing scalable, stable, secure, and resilient apps built on cloud-based services that enhance the store space shopping experience through internal tooling, automation, observability, and full-stack engineering practices.  
  • Working on store planning applications that allow our internal stakeholders to build product ranges and design store layouts that are brought to life in a beautifully rendered 3D-Graphical tool. 
  • Collaborating with Product teams to ensure user stories come to life through app design, software innovation, and adopting a fail-fast approach to testing. 
  • Using a rich suite of exciting new tools and technologies you will apply these to team discussions fostering a collaborative approach within your delivery squad.   
  • Analyse requirements, question requirements and never settle down until satisfisfied – when you're ready, lets go.
  • Bring passion to the role, to grow and stay ahead with new technologies. Contribute learnings to our wider stack, allowing the implementation of new features developing our growing code base.
  • Collaborate with the wider development community in the team to implement microservice architecture
  • Develop using TDD and peer review in a CI/CD culture, with strong support for iterative development cycles, with evolutionary design
  • Continue to focus on the implementation of software using modern patterns of software development, for functionality and scalability
Key requirements:

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


  • Ideally 3-5 years working with Kotlin and/or Java for Service Development 
  • Experience with Spring Boot
  • AWS Cloud
  • Proven experience working with unity and integration testing, working in microservices, APIs
  • App Development Lifecycle
  • RESTful services and APIs
  • Have worked with Kafka and/or other messaging middleware is a bonus
  • Javascript knowledge is advantageous
  • Have led product development implementation, and features, and can demonstrate in discussion confidently
  • PostgreSQL


This is a remote position. All candidates must be situated in the United Kingdom.

What we offer:
  • Pension company contribution = 5%
  • 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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