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Sainsbury's Bank

Engineering Manager


Holborn Store Support Centre


Full-time | Part-time

Contract Type



Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Engineering & Architecture

Job ID


Google Map of 33+Holborn,,+London,+Holborn+Store+Support+Centre,+EC1N+2HT

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, 33 Holborn,, London, EC1N 2HT

Job Description

Everything starts with our products. As a retailer we are focused on planning, buying, moving and selling products. And the data we hold about those products is the DNA of any retailer. We need to track all the key information about the products across Sainsbury's group, and we have multiple internal teams and stakeholders, as well as our customers, dependent on the timeliness and quality of that data. In this software engineering domain, we help deliver that capability.

By engineering innovative, smart technology, we put the tools in our colleagues’ hands to set up, manage & share data about our products as and when they need to. This data underpins everything from our global supply chain to the data on our websites to the information on our packaging. Whether it’s wine from New Zealand or milk from the local dairy farm, or electronics from East Asia, our tech performs. We solve problems at scale. We keep our product data flowing smoothly around the clock, because what’s important to our colleagues and customers, is important to us.

As Engineering Delivery Manager, you’ll use your delivery and engineering expertise to lead a multi skilled third-party engineering team, enabling the delivery of solutions to create value, drive efficiency and increase performance for our business. You’ll have end-to-end ownership of products (in-house built or SaaS solutions), across Change and Run activities, owning the entire stack, including Service Management.

As well as being technically knowledgeable, you’ll be able to drive progress and work collaboratively with product owners and the business to influence outcomes. You’ll be responsible for running a third party team and motivating your team to deliver end-to-end technical solutions for products. Our tech stack includes, MongoDB,, Kafka and we have an event driven mindset.

With a constant focus on making things better for our customers, you’ll balance the day to day delivery of technical development and service, while also proactively planning ahead to maximise opportunities and mitigate risks. You’ll also be a key contributor to the continued progress of engineering practice to support continuous improvement across the business.

More about the role

  • Ensure your team possesses and develops the right skills and delivers by developing a deep understanding the requirements of the product you are building and adherence to tech standards.
  • Work with Product Managers and Engineers to define the vision and technical direction and measure success
  • Work with the coach and engineering community to advocate and embed/lean delivery methodologies
  • Responsible for managing and delivering against initiative level budgets, working closely with Product to do this
  • Responsible for the service support and SLA’s, DORA metrics and change, problem and incident management processes within our engineering capabilities
  • Manage the people and product financial data for your team, meeting targets, providing timely and accurate reporting, and creating opportunities for value realisation in line with our internal processes
  • Mentoring and coaching colleagues within your team using your expertise as an engineer
  • You’ll participate in pooled recruitment of diverse teams who are both exceptionally talented and fit the culture of the business
  • Encourage and facilitate communities of practice to ensure we share best practice across the engineering teams
  • Help shape a world class engineering function by bringing your experience of cutting edge processes and technologies into the business

More about you

  • You’ll be an engineer with a passion for leading and coaching teams of engineers, building a culture to bring out the best in your teams by inspiring them and developing strong relationships
  • Someone who likes to roll up their sleeves and has experience of the languages, tools, and infrastructure
  • You’ll be self-driven and constantly striving to improve your teams, focusing on continuous development
  • You’ll have substantial experience leading engineering professionals in a DevOps environment or high-tech company
  • Record of developing and delivering large scale, distributed or complex scale platforms
  • Ability to prioritise and focus to manage multiple deliveries in different areas
  • Attention to detail, able to foresee potential pitfalls before they arise
  • Ability to manage Capex and Opex lines in the P&L
  • You'll have a background as a Delivery or Service Manager

As well as lots of on-the-job training and endless opportunities, you’ll get:

  • Colleague discount across our multi-brands – Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat
  • Holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Pension plan
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more

Work-life balance is important to us, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role. We trust them to decide how, where and when they work, combining remote and collaborative working with a flexible approach to hours, giving them plenty of time and space for life outside of work whilst delivering against our business goals.