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Lead Software Engineer - Commerce

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 8985 

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.


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.


About the role 

The Digital Engineering team within our eCommerce Customer Experience and Technology (CXT) function is growing and we are looking for multiple Lead Software Engineers to join the Commerce Engineering team. You will play a key role in building and delivering world class software across our Coles Online eCommerce platforms as well as provide technical leadership across the team. This a great opportunity to be a part of the Coles digital transformation and play a part in delivering exceptional digital experiences for our customers. Please note we are open to considering candidates in Brisbane or Melbourne. 


What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, you will drive an engineering team to develop delivery goals within agreed timelines, while ensuring the team is developing software quality in line with the broader teams’ expectations.


You’ll also:

  • Facilitate agile scrum practices within the team and offer support to delivery managers in defining timelines and project requirements
  • Facilitate and govern peer reviews and testing standards
  • Empower and develop the engineering team’s skills and  play a part in building a high-performing team and a fun working culture.



Good things you’ll need

We’re after a highly skilled and seasoned software engineer with hands on experience across multiple commerce and web technologies. You will also ideally have experience working in heavy-traffic platforms across large scale projects.


You’ll also need:


  • Extensive experience with one or more programming languages and frameworks – e.g. .NET, Java, Spring, React, Node.js, etc.
  • Experience with one or more major ecommerce platforms – e.g. HCL Commerce, Salesforce, Magento, commercetools, etc.
  • Extensive experience with ecommerce, microservice and serverless architectures
  • Good exposure to Agile Scrum working environments
  • The ability to drive and enforce software engineering practices
  • Excellent stakeholder manager skills with the ability to coordinate across multiple technology and business teams



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.