Software Engineer (Scala)

at Ocado Group

Wroclaw, Lower Silesia, Poland

Job Purpose 

The main purpose of this role is to work on designated software development projects, with an emphasis on writing robust, effective code, and developing, maintaining, deploying and supporting high-quality software systems. To take an active role in supporting business needs and meeting organisational objectives, as part of the Ocado Technology team.

Roles & Responsibilities 

Your main responsibility is to participate effectively in all stages of systems development life cycle including:

  • Requirements analysis
  • Software and data design
  • Software construction (coding)
  • Deployment of production ready code
  • Maintenance and support of existing systems
  • Investigation and resolution of production issues
  • Performance tuning
  • Code review and change control
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis
  • Research, development & optimisation

You are also responsible for:

  • constantly improve the standards of software craftsmanship by following the latest trends in IT,frameworks, tools and techniques, attending conferences, mentoring others, performing code reviews or doing pair programming
  • make sure that our software is testable and properly tested (preferably in an automated way)
  • design and implement software and underlying architecture so that they can test, deploy and scale on their own
  • gather data to verify our assumptions, in the production, provide an immediate feedback to all stakeholders
  • implement monitoring and alerting, so that we know immediately when things go wrong
  • constantly look for improvements and learn from our mistake
  • work closely with team leaders to set technical direction within the team and to ensure software developed is of a consistently high standard, cohesive and meets business objectives
  • assisting all team leaders to ensure projects are accurately estimated and delivered to schedule
  • working closely with Team Leader on issues related to requirements and design
  • mentoring colleagues and take an active role in their development

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Technology or similar technical degree
  • Demonstrable Scala or Java programming
  • Willingness to learn & practice Scala
  • Experience in the full Software Development life-cycle from design to deployment
  • Understanding of databases

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Scala
  • Opportunity to work in Java for those willing
  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies
  • Proven ability of tackling challenging projects
  • Masters or other postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.

Required Competencies

  • Technical Excellence : demonstrates intellectual rigour, possesses relevant abilities & is able to pick up new skills quickly
  • Innovation & Problem Solving: able to solve complex problems, participates in continuous improvement, adapts the ideas of others
  • Productivity, Drive & Achievement: proactive approach, gets things done, demonstrates accountability & ownership, prioritising own workload
  • Business awareness: ability to apply learned skills, awareness beyond immediate area/role
  • Adaptability: working under pressure, flexible, positive & focused during times of change
  • Communication & Impact: strong verbal and written communication in English. Robust interaction with internal clients
  • Teamwork: works well with others & actively contributes towards team objectives

Benefits 

  • Permanent Contract
  • Multi Sport Card
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Lunch Card
  • Training and Development opportunities


    Equal opportunity employer

    Ocado are an equal opportunities employer and as such make every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or
    union membership status.

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