Lead Software Engineer – React/TypeScript/C#

£72,600 plus great benefits (Work Level 5)
UK Remote First
This is a UK remote first role, with an option to work from our Manchester office for those who want to. You may be asked to occasionally attend meetings in Manchester (find out more about our hybrid working policy at colleagues.coop.co.uk/hybrid-working-policy).

We’re open to applications from candidates who may require flexible working arrangements. There’ll be an opportunity to discuss your flexible working requirements during the interview process, and at offer stage.

Please be aware Co-op does not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity

We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our engineering community.

Engineers play a huge part in everything we do at Co-op. They’re the makers. The people who design, build, and operate the products that support our members, customers, and colleagues. In this role you’ll have a large focus on supporting delivery via others, rather than being hands-on with the code yourself. You’ll be actively coaching the team, as well as getting involved in daily ceremonies, stand-ups etc.

As a Lead Software Engineer at Co-op, you’ll be based within our Food Stores Operational Innovation team. This team’s main objective is to make our stores as simple as possible to operate for our colleagues so that they can focus on providing the best possible experience for our members and customers. If you have solid technical experience and a desire to see others succeed, we’d love to hear from you.

What you’ll do  

  • Work collaboratively to build, maintain, and support Co-op applications and systems
  • Lead small teams of software engineers and support them in the delivery of their work
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching and training to other engineers (this is not a line-management role)
  • Make sure that our technical quality is high and in-line with  our internal standards
  • Share your knowledge, skills, and experience skills with  colleagues in our communities of practice
  • Lead colleagues in smaller product teams as the software engineering subject matter expert
  • Communicate concepts to a wide range of technical and non-technical colleagues and work with senior business leaders across Co-op
  • Resolve technical challenges, making sure that solutions meet our wider business objectives

This role would suit people who have

  • Significant Software Engineering experience; implementing and maintaining applications and services
  • Experience of tooling and practices for automated build, integration, and deployment, as well as delivering iteratively towards and end-goal
  • Solid programming expertise in React, TypeScript, and C# and an understanding of TDD
  • Expertise in software patterns and practices, and a good understanding of architectural patterns and practices
  • The ability to coach and support a team of colleagues

Why Co-op?

If you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services). You’ll also get:

  • Private healthcare
  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays
  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)
  • Coaching and training to support your learning and career development
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • YuLife – an app that rewards you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

Building an inclusive work environment

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities.

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We’re also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we’ll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We’ll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at jobs.coop.co.uk/apply-process.

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at colleagues.coop.co.uk/diversity-inclusion-and-wellbeing.

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