Development Lead - WebSphere Commerce

Store Support Centre - London

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Permanent - Full Time

31 March 2017

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Development Lead - WebSphere Commerce

In a nutshell

We are looking for a Development Lead with WebSphere Commerce expertise to help develop the Sainsbury’s groceries website as a member of the Sainsbury’s Digital Team. You will work closely with other Software Developers and Designers across multiple platforms and technologies to create a beautiful application ecosystem that is consistent, highly usable, reliable and performant.

What I need to do

  • Write well structured, commented, beautiful code
  • Provide expertise in the use and where appropriate customization of WCS
  • Mentor your team to ensure that all development is made in accordance with best practice through line management and team leadership
  • Influence heavily in architecting systems and applications
  • Feed into the larger WCS development group to ensure that a consistent development approach is being taken
  • See unit testing as a benefit, not a chore
  • Feed your opinions to the product team
  • Be an active contributing part of an agile development team
  • Define your career path and be given the opportunity to grow and learn
  • Support the execution of our Digital & Technology strategy

How I will succeed

  • Show that you have an exceptional level of understanding for a number of technical skills, attitudes and behaviours.  
  • Mentor team members to thrive and progress within the team
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve your knowledge and abilities
  • Demonstrable participation within the Agile team

What I need to know

  • Writing great code, software design being as important to you as writing the code
  • Object Oriented Programming, its advantages and disadvantages in large scale applications
  • Service Oriented Programming, its advantages and disadvantages in large scale applications
  • Test Driven Development
  • Application architecture
  • Version control
  • Relational and non-relational databases and when to use them
  • Caching, both at application and platform level
  • Manage career progression and training needs of team members
  • Manage a team including dealing with HR admin tasks
  • Assist with resourcing to meet project needs
  • Facilitate technical decision making in the teams

What I need to show

  • Extensive experience of developing WCS (ideally version 7)
  • Have demonstrable experience of leading a development team
  • Have experience of working with the BOD and/or REST frameworks of WCS
  • Understand the integration strategies and techniques available for connecting WCS to external systems
  • Understand the performance characteristics of WCS and the opportunities and pitfalls of working with the product.
  • Understand the typical WCS infrastructure stack and how to track down issues within it.
  • Experience of working in Agile teams and coaching team members in adopting the continuous improvement mind-set

Resources available to me

  • Line manager: give on-going feedback and will meet you regularly to review your progress.
  • Agile coach: giving on-going support on Agile ways of working.
  • Wider development team: giving you help and support as you grow as a developer and lead. 

What decisions I can make

  • Facilitate and lead decisions on solution and implement best practise development methodologies
  • Who and how your team develop the product
  • Follow through of tasks and resolution to issues
  • Influence wider decisions with other leads about wider development decisions about the WCS product.

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