Senior Software Engineer - Go (Digital)

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

We are looking for talented Senior Software Engineers to help build great features within the Sainsbury’s Digital Team. You will work closely with Software Engineers and Designers across multiple platforms and technologies to craft a beautiful application ecosystem that is consistent, highly usable, reliable and performant.
As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:
  • Pair program regularly
  • Participate in regular retrospectives help surface what’s not working so we can fix it, and what we’re doing right so we can improve on it.
  • Write well-structured beautiful clean code.
  • Assist in architecting systems and applications.
  • Design smart ways of storing and displaying complex data.
  • See writing automated tests as a benefit, not a chore
  • Be an active contributing part of an agile development team.
  • Define your career path and embrace the opportunity to grow and learn.
  • Benefit from working in a multi-disciplinary team, that uses modern software and product development techniques, and values continuous improvement.
  • Take an enthusiastic approach to Unit testing (including mocking and behavioural testing); including good Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery pipelines.
You should be to be able to show:
  • Proven communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment
  • A good foundation in agile development practices
  • A real passion for tackling interesting work and challenging problems
  • Good knowledge of Golang development and open to learning the other languages. (Don't worry we will help you learn)
  • You can write great code. Software design is as important to you as writing the code
  • Good use of version control (Git)
  • You are open to new ideas and ways of working
You'll get bonus points for the following:
  • Experience of pair programming and/or mob programming
  • Knowledge of test driven development including mocking and/or behavioural driven development
  • Experience of building and/or working with RESTful services
  • Understanding relational and non-relational databases and when to use them
  • Production experience of payments systems and/or PCI compliance
  • An interest in native app development, such as Android (Kotlin/Java) or iOS (Swift)