Lead Engineer

Job reference: 131446BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

We are looking for talented Lead Engineers to join us on a transformation journey as we reinvent our online offering across all of our digital platforms.

Lead Engineers are responsible for overseeing the work of multiple SCRUM teams; managing Developers to drive code quality and embedding development best practice.

This is a unique opportunity to be involved with the development of new online services at the beginning of a bold transformation.

We are looking for Lead Engineers who will work with us to shape the digital retail landscape for the 21st century.

Key Responsibilities

• To act as a Lead Engineer either working within a SCRUM team on some of our strategically important projects or working across multiple SCRUM teams supporting and mentoring developers and team leads.
• To assist SCRUM masters, product owners and Development Team Leads with prioritisation, planning and estimation activities.
• To build solutions using agreed architectural patterns and to work with Solutions Architects to inform system design.
• To ensure systems are developed according to enterprise approved architectural patterns.
• To undertake Code Reviews with other developers.
• To drive forward development innovation within a fast paced delivery environment.
• To help shape the Boots Engineering Standards, Principles and Patterns.

A bit about you…

• You will have a degree in computer science or demonstrable experience in a similar role
• You will have previously worked in a role as a Senior Developer and will have demonstrable development experience ideally within a microservices stack.
• You will be excited about leading and mentoring other developers; supporting code reviews and coaching to improve development standards.
• You will have experience of working within an agile delivery environment.
• As a full stack developer you will be exited about working with current technologies that support microservice development. We are particularly keen to speak with candidates who have experience of leading teams using ReactJS/NodeJS, Cosmos, Azure Service Bus, Storybook, Jest/Enzyme.
• Experience of working with git and a familiarity within automated CI/CD pipelines orchestrated using Jenkins.
• Experience of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD) would be a big advantage.

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.

This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.

You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely
successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.

We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better
place to do it.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Generous staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen, Dry Cleaning and Cash Point
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

If you would like to become part of our story and make a difference – click apply and our recruitment partners will be in touch!

If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy please contact Kishan.Gokani@boots.co.uk.