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Senior Software Engineer - Java

Location(s) London Job ID 48173 Closing Date 16/04/2023 23:59 Hours 40 Salary and Benefits Competitive Package

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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Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year.

Colleague Discount

Receive 20% discount in-store and online for you and a member of your household.

Time Off

We know how important work life balance is for our colleagues, so we offer paid holiday, the potential to buy extra holiday and other paid time off leave such as family leave.


We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance.

Life Assurance

Life cover of twice your salary up to age 70, which is doubled when you join Your M&S Pension Saving Plan.

Workplace Savings

We offer a number of ways for you to save. When you join your M&S Savings plan, M&S will pay in up to 12% of your salary. You can also choose to join our Share Buy and Sharesave schemes and pay into general savings and ISAs.

My Choices

Save on everyday costs through discounts and offers and get access to our great benefits, such as discounted gym membership and health benefits. You can also recognise colleagues’ successes too.

Cycle to Work

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


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

Wellbeing Hub

Resources to support our colleagues to have Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Minds and Healthy Finances, including a free 24/7 virtual GP service and free expert help through our confidential 24/7 employee assistance programme for both you and your family.

Giving Back

Support favourite charities - donate through your pay or even volunteer for them.

Senior Software Engineer - Java

Why Digital & Tech at M&S

We're changing the way we do things, and putting industry leading innovation at the heart of how we operate; we need a stellar engineering team to make it happen. You'll be joining one of the most iconic brands in the UK on its most exciting cycle yet. We're more integrated and product led in our tech teams than ever before: learning, changing, and adapting constantly, with millions of people benefiting from your work every single day.

The Product

We have a genuine ambition to become engineering first, building and operating an elite digital platform. We are looking for people to join our community of engineers to support this transformation, build a modern digital ecosystem.

Tech Stack

  • SpringBoot,
  • Micronaut
  • Java 11+
  • Kotlin
  • Database Technologies including DB2, SQLServer and AzureSQL
  • Queues - IBM MQ, Kafka
  • Reporting built with MS SSRS and PowerBI
  • CI/CD using, Sonar, GitHub Actions
  • Microservice architecture
  • Azure
  • SRE approach
  • AI/Machine Learning capabilities
  • Event Streaming Platform with Kafka

You Should Apply If You

  • Have proven expertise building and deploying and supporting micro-service backend products, at web scale
  • Comfortable deploying and maintaining all infrastructural and application services required by a web-application within a cloud environment both IaaS and PaaS
  • Experience working within an Agile & DevOps environment
  • Strong experience with testing frameworks and libraries, proficiency with TDD & BDD
  • Understanding of async event driven architectures
  • Lead technical excellence from design to operations and launch of core product features or strategic programmes
  • Drive technical direction and influence our overall strategy informing decisions on both Technology and Product investments as well as teams’ setup
  • Champion Communities of Practice to help establish engineering excellence at M&S
  • Pioneer and promote methodologies like clean code, design principles and clean architecture
  • Advocate for engineering productivity, delivery quality and operational excellence through a continuous ecosystem
  • Drive DevOps practices to automate the Product development life cycle and ownership demeanour
  • Partner with both Engineering, Technology and Product leadership to ensure strategies align
  • Advocate and strategize for continuous industrialisation and product-minded tech capabilities
  • Inspire ideas to foster purpose and mastery to engineering teams, leading them towards autonomy and maturity
  • Driving recruitment strategy and hiring plans

Working for Us Means

  • Hybrid Working
  • Industry leading pension of up to 12% M&S contribution
  • Bonus up to 40% 
  • 20% discount on M&S products
  • Up to 2 weeks working abroad
  • Learning days once a month, Tech/Ed days once a quarter and Hackathon every other quarter
  • A range of wellbeing support (including free counselling and a virtual GP for you and immediate family)
  • 25% off gym memberships, access to online fitness classes and discounts for complementary health services, such as nutrition and lifestyle coaching


M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail 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 and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.

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