Principal Software Engineer - JavaScript (Customer & Marketing)

Holborn Store Support Centre


Holborn Store Support Centre



Contract Type



Competitive plus benefits

Areas of business

Software Engineering

Job ID


Google Map of 33 Holborn London EC1N 2HT

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

Retail is changing at an ever-increasing pace, and in our Digital & Technology division we’re moving faster than most. We’re continually creating and evolving the technology UK consumers will be using in the future, and offering increasingly bold and agile solutions for our customers and colleagues.


At the forefront of an evolving industry, we’re exploring a fascinatingly diverse technological landscape. And joining us in Software Engineering means you’ll be one of our amazing digital innovators - transforming not only our business, but the very face of retail in the UK.


By exploring new, inventive ways to delight our customers, you’ll be shaping the way the world shops tomorrow. And you’ll be transforming our technology ecosystem into something that will help us meet the constantly evolving challenges of the future.


You can find out more about what we do in our Engineering Blog


In this role you’ll be leading the architecture and implementation of consistent engineering and software delivery practices, adoption of tools and technologies.


Things move pretty fast around here, so it's important you can focus on delivering the right thing the right way, collaborating with other colleagues to make it happen. We use a variety of tech and you need to be willing to pick up new tools and techniques. We’d also like you to be yourself - analytical, curious and unafraid to challenge the status quo. Understanding of AWS services and pros / cons of different approaches. Familiar with modern approaches such as server less.

 In return you’ll get:
  • Discount across the Sainsbury’s Group
  • Holiday allowance
  • Bonus scheme
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more
  • Flexible/agile working and job share conversations are encouraged, please ask your recruiter for further detail
More about the role:
  • Experience leading technical teams across multiple products

  • Advanced understanding and experience in large scale applications

  • Proven strong background with multiple technologies such as JavaScript (Node.js, React/Redux, HTML5/CSS3), Typescript

  •  Experience with CI tools - Jenkins, GoCD or CircleCI are a plus

  •  Infrastructure as code using tools such as CloudFormation, SAML, Terraform and / or Ansible

More about you:
  • Team player
  • Aptitude to Learn
  • Leadership and Mentoring

  • Commitment and Planning

  • Communication and Influencing