Lead Software Engineer

Coles Supermarkets  MELBOURNE 


Requisition ID: 21687 

Employment Type: Full time 


Good things start here


This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.


Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


About the role

As the way we shop continues to evolve, our Digital team keeps us at the cutting edge. Driven by our innovative, inclusive, and forward-thinking culture, we’re constantly looking at ways to reinvent the shopping experience for our customers and build the next generation of digital retailing.


The Coles online team is looking for Development Leads to lead our squad of developers. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and people management skills and also an expert in leading vendors. The person will have good business acumen and communication skills.


Please note that we are open to candidates from all over Australia for this role.


What you’ll be doing


Lead a team of Agile developers on a journey through the Coles Online world, delivering first-class software while employing shrewd leadership techniques to groom a high-performing team and grow a fun working culture.


You’ll also have :

  • Practiced understanding of leadership principals
  • Aptitude for people management, grooming & training a must 
  • Strong leadership and vendor management skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to coordinate across multiple technology and business teams
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent



Good things you’ll need


We are looking for a seasoned Tech Lead with wealth of experience in Java  and the tools and someone who can lead a squad or team of developers with excellent people management skills.


You’ll also need:

  • At least 3 years’ experience leading a team or squad of developers
  • Good exposure to Agile Scrum working environments
  • Experience working in large scale projects and heavy-traffic platforms
  • Deep understanding of the web topology from client to server and all components in between
  • Ability to drive and enforce software engineering practices
  • Experienced in multiple programming languages, and seasoned in at least one object-orientated language
  • Experience in Java and linux
  • Experienced with frontend technologies (HTML5, SASS, JS, etc); exposure to frontend SPA frameworks
  • Experience managing relationships with senior leaders
  • Excellent analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Intimate knowledge of Git and code review tools



Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.


For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.


We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.