Software Engineer - Backend Java/Microservices

  • Location

    Milton Keynes

  • Sector:

    Food & Drinks, Sales

  • Salary:

    Competitive with benefits

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


The role:

The big question: why on earth should a Tech professional like you work for a 150-year-old retail chain? Because we’re on a journey. Changing the way we operate.  Learning to think nimble. Giving our teams the time and freedom they need to push boundaries. To create amazing systems and technologies. To give our colleagues and our customers even more incredible experiences.

There are thousands of experts to talk to and learn from. We’ve got data from billions of transactions for our teams to play with. Things get built here. They get made here. They hit customers and colleagues quickly. Welcome to the home of Sainsbury's Tech.

  • We are looking to hire an established Back-End or Full-Stack engineer to work on our green-field contact integration platform.

  • You will be working in one of our autonomous Scrum teams creating Spring Boot Microservices with modern JavaScript/React UI’s, to enable our award-winning customer management centres to handle sales and service contacts through growing social, webchat and traditional channels.

  • Our integration platform has no legacy or off the shelf packages, we’re building it from scratch. Using the latest technology, our engineers are empowered to define our technology roadmap and take responsibility for delivery of an end-to-end services that affect our customers directly and ultimately our reputation and brand. This gives us the best and most interesting technical challenges to overcome in a mixed team of front and back-end developers, testers, scrum masters, product owners and customer service specialists.

What we’re looking for:

  • Solid Java with SpringBoot, specifically in developing Microservices

  • Good understanding of modern UI design for a power-user

  • Agility in their soul (if you’ve done SCRUM then great, if not learn from our Team Coach)

  • An eye for great customer service and delivery

  • Enjoy working on end-to-end stories in a multi-disciplinary team

Nice to have:

  • Some exposure to AWS, MongoDB, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Docker or other tools/frameworks

In return you’ll get:

  • Colleague discount across the multi-brands – Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat

  • Holiday allowance

  • Bonus scheme

  • Pension plan

  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more

Flexible working and job share conversations are encouraged. Across our multi-brands, we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer that champions a diverse and inclusive culture. If you’re reading this, even if you’re not 100% sure you’re there with your experience, we’d still love to hear from you.