What’s the role about?
The Partnership is the UK’s most successful omni-channel retailer which includes two of the UK’s most loved department store and grocery brands, with annual sales revenues in excess of £12B. The Partnership also includes a rapidly growing Financial Services business, with growth of 22% in 2022/23.
Our Engineering practice includes 60+ teams, working on everything from Cloud Platforms to Mobile Apps, from eCommerce functionality to Machine Learning.
Our Engineers work collaboratively and share knowledge, and learning is extremely important to us. We support our Engineers to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies.
To find out on more about being an Engineer in the partnership, please follow this link: https://www.jlpjobs.com/engineering-jobs/
This advertised role, Senior Quality Engineer, is known internally as Product Engineer (PL6). Internal Candidates only - to view the job outline please follow this link:
What you’ll be doing?
We are driving a culture of whole team accountability for quality and continuous testing and are looking for people who can help us do that. As a Senior Quality Engineer you will be embedded into a software engineering product team composed typically of a Delivery Lead and a mixture of Front End and Back End Engineers, and Analyst(s).
As well as creating and executing some of the team’s checks, your role in the team will be to mentor others in testing practice; coach them to adopt and improve their quality approaches including deployment approaches and observability; review and contribute to the team’s codebase and pipeline configuration; help the team with their system of work from first business need to monitoring services in production. At all times you will also have an eye on what good looks like to the customer / user.
As a senior member of our Quality Engineering Community you will mentor more junior members and help them with their personal development. You will work with a diverse range of technical and non-technical stakeholders which will require excellent communication skills. Advocating for improved engineering approaches will also require strong stakeholder management capability.
There are opportunities to become a people manager for your fellow engineers if that is something that appeals to you.
Learning new skills is extremely important to us. Engineers are expected to continuously improve their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies and techniques regardless of their experience or job grade. In return for this commitment you will be given the resources and support you need to help you with your learning journey.
What you’ll already have:
Knowledge of architectural patterns used to build modern web and mobile applications.
Practical experience of Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery.
Coaching teams in use of Continuous Testing and shift left / shift right approaches.
Thinking critically about engineering approaches, using questioning techniques to lead team discussions about quality risks and appropriate responses.
Leading elaboration activities (such as three amigos sessions) to ensure specificity, consistency and testability of requirements and acceptance criteria.
Reading and writing coded solutions for a variety of engineering needs:
pairing with developers to understand and jointly enhance unit, functional and other coded tests
developing testing utilities
developing and maintaining code in pipelines
creating and maintaining coded checks such as API or UI checks.
Working knowledge of modern testing tools and frameworks for testing front end, API and / or mobile apps.
Senior practitioner experience in one or more testing specialisms (e.g. native app testing, performance testing, security testing, React front-end testing, API testing).
Analysing performance risks (speed, volume, load, etc) and advising on how these risks should be mitigated.
Understanding operational requirements (such as resilience and observability) and how solutions are implemented and tested.
What else could you bring:
Experience of cloud infrastructure such as GCP and AWS.
Experience of testing tools such as Cypress, Codecept, Jest, Sitespeed, Gatling, Karate, Pact, XCTest and XCUITest) and ability to advise on the pros and cons of specific tools for varying scenarios.
Understanding of security threats and experience of automated security testing.
Where will you be working?
We have a blended hybrid approach of working from our offices and a remote UK location. You should plan to be working remotely for approximately 60% of the month. However in practice, time in the office is a decision made within your team, and may mean that you do not come into the office for weeks or months at a time, unless you choose to.
We have opportunities linked to both our John Lewis Head Office in London Victoria and Waitrose Head Office in Bracknell, Berkshire.
The application form consists of an online assessment, CV upload, followed by application questions. Please visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/how-to-apply/journey/ to understand more about application and hiring process
- Hybrid Working & Flexible working options
️ - Full - time working holiday entitlement 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays
- Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay) and, after three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not
🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Probation. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount
- Simple cycle to work support scheme
- We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them.
- Learn more about our Benefits structure, visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/ .