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Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer

Job Introduction

What is the role?

We are transforming our Selfridges digital platform using the latest technologies and have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer to join our agile teams based in our London office. Your vision and ambition will contribute to shaping our online technology and influence our future technical direction. You will take pride in the robust code you deliver with your team. 

As a Senior Engineer you will be responsible for developing, deploying, and maintaining backend services that power our applications, with a strong exposure to microservices and MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, and Headless) architecture. You will collaborate closely with Technical Leads, front-end developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to deliver robust and scalable solutions, following Agile methodologies and emphasising continuous delivery and highquality standards. 

Key Responsibilities:

• Develop features which are highly secured, well-tested, and performant.

 • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand requirements and implement features which correctly fulfil the business needs. 

• Actively contribute to improvements to both product features and engineering practices. 

• Solve technical problems of varying scope and complexity. 

• Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team, propose and contribute to the implementation of solutions. 

• Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing good practices and processes. 

• Contribute to a culture of continuous delivery, ensuring frequent releases and quick iterations. 

• Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines for automated testing and deployment. 

• Maintain a strong focus on code quality, using practices such as code reviews, automated testing, and continuous integration. 

• Confidently and continuously ship small features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members. 

• Collaborate with wider teams on large projects. 

•Mentor more junior team members on best engineering practices. 


• Strong foundation in software engineering principles. 

• Experience in developing medium/large-scale web applications. 

• Proficiency with Typescript and Node.js. • Proficiency with core AWS services (API Gateway, Lambda, DynamoDB, SNS, SQS). 

• Experience with GraphQL is nice-to-have, but not required. 

• Experience with Next.js or React, even if not in the most recent role.The advertised role is primarily back-end but may require contributions to our front-end codebases. 

Experience in writing modular code that is easy to test, deploy and maintain. 

• Experience in writing unit and functional tests.Proficiency with Git and experience with GitHub or a similar tool. 

• Willingness to learn new tools and practices, curiosity, self-initiative and ability to work independently. 

• Previous experience in the retail/e-commerce industry would be preferable



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