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Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Job ID 17555 Closing Date 03/01/2022 15:55 Location London Contract Full time Hours 40 Salary and Benefits Competitive

Advance the world of digital through M&S

Leading the transformation of an industry. The continuous pursuit of new information, resourcefulness and invention. Thousands, if not millions of people benefiting from your product-led ideas, every day. That’s why you join M&S Tech. Here, you’ll be proud of your projects, enhance your understanding of new technologies, and shape the future of a new, digitally prevailing brand of retail. Progress isn’t in the pipeline, it’s already happening. And we’re as determined to advance technology through M&S, as we are to advance M&S through technology. Want to help us?

It’s a mindset, a special drive and an enthusiasm that says, ‘We can’t wait to solve this problem’. It’s growing closer as a team through deep discussions about the technologies we love, whether next-gen or old classics. Most of all, it’s wanting to share that excitement with our customers and colleagues – reinventing retail into its most innovative form, then unlocking fresh potential and raising the bar yet again.

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Benefits

Pay

Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year.

Colleague Discount

Receive 20% discount in-store and online for you and a partner or family member.

Holidays

A minimum 28 days’ statutory holiday per year, pro-rata if you’re part time.

Holiday Buy

You can reduce your salary in exchange for up to one contractual week of additional holiday, subject to eligibility and National Living Wage requirements.

Bonus

We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on the role that you do and the performance of our business.

Pension

If you save 3% of your pay into our Pension Saving Plan we will add an extra 6%. More details at www.yourmandspension.com

Life Assurance

Free cover of two times your annual salary up to age 70. If you pay into our Pension Saving Plan we double this to four times.

Sharesave

Allows you to save between £5 and £250 per month for three years with the option to buy shares at a 20% discount – or simply take your savings back.

Sharebuy

Invest between £10 and £180 each month from your gross salary to buy M&S shares and build up an investment.

My Choices

Enjoy savings on everyday costs to holidays, recognise your colleague’s success and get more information and support on your wellbeing & benefits.

Cycle to Work

Hire a bike and accessories through Cycle to Work and save on tax and national insurance.

SmartTech

Buy the latest technology with interest free financing directly from your salary.

Health & Wellbeing

Save money on you and your families medical and dental expenses. Get great discounts on gym memberships, active wear, and health products.

Mental Health Support

Free 24/7 support from our expert health and wellbeing partners PAM Wellbeing - including free counselling and CBT as well as support for your family.

Giving Back

Support charities you care about the most by donating through your pay or even volunteer for them for one day.

Financial Wellbeing

Access to information and support to help you manage your finances from long term savings to managing your debt or money worries.

Celebration Time

Celebration time provides additional time off (up to one day per year) for a special occasion.

Virtual GP service

Free and unlimited access to a qualified GP for all UK colleagues and their families.

Senior Full-Stack Engineer

Summary

We are looking for hardworking Senior Software Development Engineers to help design, develop and deploy software for our solutions.

The successful candidate will be able to build high-quality, innovative and fully performant software in compliance with the best practise coding standards and technical design. Help to drive better working practices and become a valued member of the engineering department.

Key accountabilities and measures
  • Collaboratively solves problems; communicates technical decisions through tech-talks and white-boarding sessions
  • Learns quickly and makes steady progress without the need for significant feedback from more senior engineers
  • Shows engagement when architecting and developing new software
  • Shows engagement with the wider engineering community. Hosts Dojo’s lunch and learn sessions and is seen as someone who interacts with the wider engineering community.
  • Helps other specialists to produce clean, quality code through strong engagement in code reviews and pair programming
  • Takes full ownership of the tasks in his/her backlog and is also beginning to show signs of taking accountability for the entire team’s backlog.
  • Actively engages with the product teams to make the product better, and to understand ambiguous requirements
  • To be seen as helpful, by both engineers and product
  • Strong software design. Encouraged to know a wide array of software design patterns in depth, display a strong understanding of algorithms and data structures, and able to show multiple real-life examples of applications of this knowledge.
  • Consults business partners on the best approach for delivering complicated features, both in how it can be split and sequenced, and in terms of potential improvement to the functional requirements
  • Encourages and mentors junior and mid level engineers to achieve the set standard.
  • Beginning to show signs of continuously mentoring less experience members of the team. Not just giving a hand here and there, but genuinely trying to upskill their peers.
  • Knows when to challenge the team to be pragmatic.
Key skills

Crucial skills:

  • Experience building and delivering distributed web applications
  • Highly qualified with JavaScript
  • React
  • CSS/SASS
  • Experience with build automation tools (Webpack, nodemon)
  • Strong experience with testing frameworks and libraries such as Jest, Mocha, Chai or Webdriver.io
  • Experience working within a Continuous Delivery environment
  • Experience working within an Agile environment such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Experience with NodeJS
  • Experienced working within a cloud environment, and is comfortable provisioning IaaS and PaaS services within such an environment
  • Understanding of containerisation (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with ES6 / CSS3 syntax's
  • Ability to mentor and provide constructive feedback to the team
  • Proficiency with TDD & BDD
  • Good understanding of the good software design principles (e.g. OO, DRY, SOLID)
  • Experience with full-stack development and DevOps
  • Experience with distributed version controls systems like Git
  • Experience with pair programming
  • CI tools (Concourse, Jenkins)
  • Understanding of Accessibility standard methodologies
  • Experience with using templating engines (Handlebars)
  • Experience with Express
  • Experience with mentoring engineers
Desirable skills:
  • Experience working with Cloud base environments (Azure, Kubernetes, AWS)
  • Good SEO knowledge
  • Contributions towards open source software or coordinate or speak at software-related meetup groups

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That’s why we’re revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There’s never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact. We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment

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