Principal Engineer - Cloud Products and Services

 Coles Supermarkets  hawthorn east 

Requisition ID: 37479 

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 the 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.


Principal Engineer - Cloud Products and Services


If you’re looking for a fresh start, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a large and iconic portfolio of trusted Australian brands – which means there are always exciting challenges and career opportunities waiting for you.

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.


As a Principal Engineer for our Cloud Products & Services team, you will be involved in complex projects and programs by coordinating the efforts of multiple lead/snr engineers across the Cloud Engineering function. 


What you’ll be doing


  • Idea/Concept Shaping - Define and or review cloud architecture options and recommendations in response to a specific business requirements, product enhancements & feature requirements for customers. 
  • Provide guidance and oversight to the development of the detailed designs whilst ensuring lead engineers are empowered to solve problems and make decisions based on defined best practices 
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other members of the engineering community 
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for the innovative use of technology to pursue defined business goals to business and technology stakeholders
  • Lead and guide the Technical Lead engineering function to promote engineering standards across Cloud and other Coles engineering teams, including through Agile ways-of-working 


Good things you’ll need:

  • At least 5 years Lead Engineer experience 
  • Experience in developing technical cloud solutions in large scale, complex mix of various technologies and applications 
  • Experience in delivering large programs of work either migrating to, rebuilding or modernising solutions in Cloud  
  • Proven experience leading software development teams /squads at a complex enterprise level 
  • Proven experience in software development especially in cloud native applications 
  • Proven experience in Agile ways of working to enhance products & services through engineering best practises 
  • Strong experience rolling out complex reusable pattern into cloud environments. 
  • Strong cloud architecture skills, preferably with an emphasis on Digital and Integration, designing across multiple applications or domains 
  • Experience in contributing to Infrastructure Strategy and Roadmap development 
  • In depth understanding of the Azure technology stack and how it can most effectively be deployed into a large corporate/retail environment 
  • In depth understanding of Kubernetes and other Cloud Native technologies 
  • Expert knowledge of DevOps practices and tooling 
  • Ability to understand business and IT strategy, environment and trends across multiple functions  
  • Strong understanding of Agile development practices with the ability to coach other team members where required 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve outcomes  
  • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or related Business disciplines, or significant industry experience 
  • Ability to innovate new processes within work areas  
  • Relevant retail business experience 
  • Application of the Coles Group values and behaviours 



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.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

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.