Lead Software Engineer – Salesforce Commerce Cloud

£72,000 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).

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

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.

We’re looking for a Lead Software Engineer to join our E-Commerce Platform team. In this role you’ll take a more ‘hands-off’ approach to developing software; guiding colleagues and enabling them to build, maintain, and support Co-op applications and systems – building APIs and pulling together data from across the business using Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

At Co-op, collaboration is part of who we are, and we work in small, multi-disciplinary, and agile teams; often using pair and ensemble programming. We’ll provide you with career and technical coaching to support your learning and development, and we run communities of practice to promote knowledge-sharing across our teams.

What you’ll do

  • Take a more ‘hands-off’ approach to developing software, guiding our other engineers from a technical perspective
  • Use your expertise to help identify continuous improvement opportunities and determine our team’s strategies
  • Lead your colleagues in smaller product teams from a software engineering perspective
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of technical and non-technical colleagues and work with senior business leaders across Co-op
  • Share your knowledge and skills with your colleagues as part of our communities of practice sessions
  • Coach, mentor, and support your colleagues in their development
  • Resolve technical challenges, making sure that solutions fulfil our business objectives

This role would suit people who have

  • Significant experience in a hands-on Software Engineering role; implementing and maintaining applications and services
  • Experience using various Salesforce Clouds (e.g. Commerce Cloud)
  • Experience building synchronous and asynchronous Apex classes as well as building and maintaining standard and custom APIs
  • Experience of tooling and practices for automated build, integration, and deployment, as well as developing iteratively towards an end-goal
  • A good understanding of TDD and expertise in writing Apex test classes
  • Good coaching and mentoring skills, with the ability to support your colleagues in their development

We know that some candidates are less likely to apply for a role if they don’t meet all the criteria in the job description. At Co-op, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment, so if you’d like to apply for this role but your experience doesn’t quite meet every point, we’d still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for the job or other roles we have available.

Why Co-op?

As a Co-op colleague, 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 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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