Senior Mobile Software Engineer - iOS

  • Job Reference: 683815
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2021
  • Employer: Tesco
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  • Location: London/UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

About the role

As an iOS Software Development Engineer, you'll be working in an agile team of industry leading engineers upon Tesco's customer facing iOS application. Working with Product Managers, you will be responsible for the future direction of the products that we build, solving problems and developing new features through quality, scalable, performant and maintainable technical solutions. The solutions that you will be responsible for will have a global reach, impacting millions of customers. 

You'll be a passionate, pragmatic iOS Software Development Engineer with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to make change for the better and most importantly put our customer first. You'll enjoy working as part of a team and be a keen problem solver. Comfortable with modern engineering practices and mobile development tooling and technologies you'll use innovation to improve the customer experience and efficiency of engineering teams. 

You will be responsible for

We love to work with smart people who have a strong sense of ownership and strong engineering mindset. You provide mobile perspective and context for technology choices. You're up to the challenge of device and mobile network limitations, device fragmentation, and other mobile development curve balls. You are motivated to tackle ambiguous situations with new technologies to rapidly produce prototypes. You outline paths from prototype to product. You are a technical leader for your team. You contribute to the professional development of colleagues, improving their technical knowledge and the engineering practices on your team. 

You will need

We are looking for people who have a passion for Technology. You will likely have made open source contributions and have a Github account. You will demonstrate experience of different platforms and technologies. We expect to see some or all of the following: 

  • Experience architecting complex mobile applications 

  • 5+ years of commercial software development experience in IOS/Swift 

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent 

  • Firm understanding of software development principles, capabilities and limitations of mobile platforms  

  • Passion for mobile development. We would love to hear about apps you've developed. 

  • Understanding and exposure to integrating REST API endpoints 

  • Strong experience and understanding of industry standard mobile accessibility 

  • Experience in full development life cycle; design, coding, test, build, QA, deployment and maintenance 

  • Exposure to the DevOps model 

  • Experience in Lean and Agile environments and understanding of principles behind methodologies such as: BDD, ATDD and TDD 

  • A strong team player with the ability to influence and lead stakeholders when necessary 


Demonstrable ability to self-manage, be proactive, take ownership, build relationships and drive solutions through from inception to production 

What's in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work.  These include but aren't limited to: 

  • Annual bonus scheme where you can earn up to 20% of base salary 

  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays) 

  • On-site state of the art gym at our Welwyn Campus with discounted Gympass membership & free health checks via Nuffield Health 

  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution 

  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay 

  • Share Schemes - Join our Buy As You Earn' & Save As You Earn' share schemes after 3 months service 

  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service 

  • Colleague Discounts: 

  • 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four day period, off most purchases at Tesco (from April 2020) 

  • 10% off One Stop 

  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile 

  • 20% off all F&F purchases 

  • 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. T&C's apply 

  • 25% off Tesco Café 

  • 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express 

  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy 

  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • Shuttle Bus Service to/from Hatfield & Welwyn Garden City Station to Welwyn Campus & Hatfield Offices 

  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want 

  • Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges 

  • Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money 

  • Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners 

About us

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone's Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging. 
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best. 

Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues - who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.