Advanced Software Engineer / Advanced Application Developer - Leeds – Asda House

Leeds, West Yorkshire
14 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Advanced Software Engineer / Advanced Application Developer

An exciting opportunity to join the Applications team at the world’s largest retailer, with a unique culture and a relentless focus on our customers. You’ll join a team going through significant transformation from a traditional discipline based model, to a Digital and DevOps based model, using Agile delivery techniques wherever appropriate.

Asda are recruiting for an Advanced Software Engineer to help deliver some amazing new apps to our Colleagues and our Customers. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team who can offer you a great working environment and flexible working. Not only will you be given the opportunity to progress in one of the world’s largest companies, but you will also receive an in-depth training plan to take you to the next level.

Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent hands on experience with front end languages including one or more JavaScript Frameworks (e.g. AngularJS, Angular, React-Native).
  • Experience with source code management systems with a desire to learn and engage in the development of a CI/CD environment.
  • A background in working within an Agile software delivery environment
  • Experience in relational / non-relational databases.
  • Desired experience in Object orientated programming languages e.g. C# or Java.
  • Be able to pick up and learn other programming languages if required e.g Swift.
  • An understanding of docker and containers would be beneficial.

  • Responsibility/Accountability
  • Provide expertise in the development of new applications for Asda, taking the lead on new and innovative apps.
  • You’ll be a technical expert and mentor other members of the team to make sure all team members are continuously developing and improving their skills.
  • Help drive the cloud platform strategy understanding the tools and the usage of the Azure cloud services.
  • Take on some of the most challenging projects on behalf of the team, working directly into the Senior Manager within the team.
  • Help transform Asda from being a traditional multi-channel retailer, to being a true digital retailer by delivering digitally native applications that transform Customer and Colleague behaviours.
  • Deliver high quality technical designs for new applications with an emphasis on Asda’s ‘Mobile First’ strategy.
  • Help manage the quality of output from the in-house application development team by proactively participating in code reviews and providing constructive feedback to the team members.
  • Lead the development of and manage adherence to ASDA’s development principals and coding guidelines.
  • Get involved in all stages of product development to provide input around the application development elements.
  • Provide accurate estimations for the levels effort, cost and duration of development activities.
  • Assist in on-boarding development resources from strategic partners e.g. documentation of development practices.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with QA, with specific emphasis on improving our automation test capabilities.
  • Help lead the adoption of automated testing within your team, making sure that we see a significant step on.
  • Ensure that defects found during QA testing are resolved quickly and efficiently and support other team members in resolving challenging/difficult development issues.
  • Stay up to date with the latest technologies and help to drive the development strategy for Asda.

  • Benefits Excellent salary, car allowance, bonus and pensionFUN environmentA strong commitment to personal development and training Free parking in the centre of LeedsGreat cultureStaff discountLife Insurance, cycle to work schemeAnd tonnes more…
    This position is open to flexible working / part time / job share

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