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eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking to work within a vibrant company, combining 25 years of industry expertise with ongoing investment in cutting-edge technology to drive future success? Seeking a role where proactivity is welcomed, with scope to develop and grow?

Viking have an exciting opportunity for an eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer to join our team based in Milton Keynes. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive an excellent salary and benefits package.

We are Viking. We provide business supplies and services to help our customers work better - whatever their workplace. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

About the role:

As an eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer, you will act as a senior member of an engineering team developing the Viking eCommerce platforms. You will bring a positive attitude to inspire other team members to continually deliver high-quality, clean, performant and highly operable code whilst helping build a collaborative environment in which they feel safe to challenge.

Using your technical ability, you will mentor Junior Engineers and Software Engineers in your team to help them progress to the next level to ensure that progression and succession planning are in place.

Success in this role can be measured by your technical ability, feedback from Junior Engineers and Software Engineers on your mentoring and support and peer review from Principal Software Engineer(s) on your ability to independently create solutions and deliver high quality, clean, performant and highly operable code.

Your responsibilities as our eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer will include:
  • Contributing to the recruitment process, carrying out telephone screening and technical interviews
  • Contributing to the learning and sharing culture
  • Leading by example in creating repeatable, well-understood processes that can be automated where possible.
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies
  • Facilitating technical decision making within your team, steering decisions where necessary through sharing of the benefits of a particular approach
  • Identifying improvements that will lead to the faster delivery of code without compromising quality engineering practices
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the hiring and quality engineering practices
  • Developing high quality, clean and performant code that is built with operability built-in by design
  • Carrying out code reviews
  • Assisting with the onboarding of new software engineers in your team
  • Supporting after-hours software deployments when required

What we're looking for in our eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer:
  • Good knowledge of eCommerce web development including web security, caching strategies, content delivery networks
  • Strong understanding of Java 8
  • Strong understanding of Spring Framework
  • The ability to use JDK tools to collect data to analyse how Java code is performing
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented design and design patterns
  • Good knowledge of build tools and dependency management (Ivy, Maven, Gradle)
  • Strong understanding of the testing pyramid (unit, functional, integration, system testing), TDD and BDD
  • Desire to develop the Viking engineers into a world-class team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to contribute to the interview process for software engineers
  • The ability to contribute to the creation of a culture of collaboration, sharing and learning
  • A practical and pragmatic approach to applying agile methodologies
  • CRM knowledge like salesforce, SAP C4C

Want to join our team? If you feel you have the skills and experience required for the eCommerce Senior Front End Engineer role, please click 'Apply' today and take your next step towards a career with Viking.
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