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Software Engineering Lead - Hawthorn East

Coles Group

Location: Hawthorn East

Job Type: Full time


We’ve been trusted to serve Aussie communities since 1914 and grown to become a top 30-listed on the ASX with 120,000 team members and a portfolio of iconic brands. At Coles Group, you’ll not only get to make a difference to millions of Aussie lives—you’ll also get to see your impact.

About the role

Want to discover opportunities that challenge you? Connect to a career that can take you places? Inspire millions of Australians to lead healthier, happier lives? Our Merchandise Technology Team is where you’ll find the freedom, support, and inspiration to do all that and more. Our Merchandise Technology Team delivers world-class solutions and services through market-leading automation technology, platforms, and cloud environments. So, we can build an offering fit for every Australian. So, we can shape the future of retail for better. So, we can find more ways to sustainably feed our nation – today and tomorrow.

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for building and delivering world-class software, line managing and providing technical leadership to a team of engineers.

You’ll also:

  • Build and own the Engineering roadmap across several Merchandise domains, encompassing DevOps, Unit Test Automation, CICD & Cloud Technologies to align with the overall Merchandise Strategy
  • Manage and oversee software delivery over several Merchandise domains and associated projects, including providing estimates for all key activities
  • Manage the planning, scheduling and execution of work required and oversee all phases of the SDLC to deliver software into Production, ensuring quality software is delivered
  • Plan, organise, direct and control technical aspects associated with multiple projects and co-ordinate resource allocation
  • Build and maintain strong vendor relationships, keep our vendor partners accountable and create effective relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Be involved in strategic view of the business and its supporting applications

Good things you’ll need

We’re after a highly skilled and seasoned software engineer with payments and financial industry experience.

You’ll also need:

  • Demonstrated experience in running a large development/delivery team.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills and thorough understanding of the complete software development lifecycle
  • Strong Customer Focus and proven ability to successfully deliver robust IT solutions
  • Strong and creative problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills
  • Good exposure to Agile Scrum working environments
  • Experience working in large scale projects and heavy-traffic platforms
  • Ability to drive and enforce software engineering practices
  • Experience managing relationships with senior leaders
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Experience in a cloud environment desirable
  • Experience with DevOps
  • Extensive experience and background with one or more programming languages and frameworks – e.g. Java or C#, Spring, React, Angular, Node.js, etc.
  • Experience with one or more major retail ERP systems – e.g. Oracle Retail, JDA, SalesForce, etc.
  • Extensive experience with full software engineering lifecycle in particular CI/CD and test automation principles and standards


Take your next step into something bigger, apply now

With us it’s not about the discounts (although you do get those), it’s about joining a team where your wellbeing and professional development is invested in and celebrating your contributions is the norm. And because everyone leads unique lives, we offer flexible work including work from home, additional leave and parental leave entitlements.

We’re continuing to build a gender equitable team, and a culture that’s just as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of all ages, cultures (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), abilities, sexual orientation and gender identities.

We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support candidates with disability. Find out more in the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ section of our careers site.

Safer together

We’re committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and our customers, so you’ll need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before joining the team, unless you’re medically exempt. You’ll also need to disclose and evidence your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application. Thanks for understanding.

Job ID: 54176

Employment Type: Full time