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Backend Software Engineer

Brand
Schiphol
Location
Schiphol
Hours per week
40 hours

Be a Backend Software Engineer in a growing, global optical powerhouse!

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more!

Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Careera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

Due to continuous growth our Customer Experience and Digital team is expanding with multiple brand-new positions! The CX&D team is unique. It is a ‘Change Agent’ within the wider organization

We co-innovate across GrandVision and contribute our digital, data science, analytics, retail store, design, and innovation strategy expertise to launch digitally-enabled, transformational customer experiences. We value initiative, openness, adaptive learning, and solution-focussed approaches.

As Backend Software Engineer you be accountable for the delivery and execution of the customer experience of the global ecommerce product and its related security, performance, integrity and scalability; this product powers millions of customers every day so you will champion the need of superior customer experience throughout the execution of a project.

We work hard – we play hard. You have tremendous opportunity to make an impact in the lives of our customers by providing them amazing experiences throughout their entire customer journey and in the process- you will have fun!

We look to recruit the best candidates in the market and welcome applications from across the world.

Responsibilities

  • Own, design, develop, launch and continuously improve our global omnichannel eCommerce platform with new customer features. Build products that delight customers and convert into commercial success! We have already launched the platform in 9 European countries and 11 retail brands within last 24 months. Our ambitious goal is to scale this platform to more countries and retail brands within the Group in the coming years as well as continuously innovate on customer features and platform capabilities.
  • Deeply understand the architectural principles of our unique best-of-breed platform which is fully MACH (Microservices, API-first, Cloud-native, Headless) and actively advise on how to take it to the next level. Our tech stack is as good as it can be, and we use the most innovative technologies
  • We have 6 Development Squads that take ownership of parts of our omnichannel customer journey. Part of your time, you will be working in one of these teams but rest of the time you will be acting as a Back-end software engineering lead across all 6 teams and ensure adherence to back-end architecture and code-level execution. You will act as a coach to all back-end developers.
  • You will work closely with (both internal and external resources) including service & interaction /UX designers, visual /UI designers, architect and devops engineers.
  • You are accountable for the delivery and execution of the customer experience of the global ecommerce product and its related security, performance, integrity and scalability; this product powers millions of customers every day
  • Champion the need of superior customer experience throughout the execution of a project, ensuring that what is delivered meets the original CX goals, objectives, quality and coding standards.
  • Deliver product incrementally in bi-weekly Agile scrum sprints and on schedule.
  • Writing and deploying clean, tested, and well-documented code
  • Mentoring other members of the team via joint programming, code reviews, etc.
  • Champion the need of superior customer experience throughout the execution of a project, ensuring that what is delivered meets the original CX goals and objectives, and complies to our software & architecture principles.
  • Work with the teams to identify improvements for existing and new core services, collaborate to define the solution direction
  • Liaise with tech leads, architects and communities to ensure knowledge sharing

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s degree, preferably in Science or Engineering
  • 4+years of experience in delivering e-Commerce and/or digital products (preferably at least 2-3 years for a large retailer)
  • Extensive knowledge sharing on agile, lean and SAFe
  • Large group facilitation and overseeing the bigger picture
  • Strong skills and hands-on experience with: NODE JS (a must), JAVA (a plus)
  • Hands on experience in designing & developing Microservices based on headless architecture, domain driven design
  • Hands-on experience in integration technologies
  • Hands-on experience in designing Cloud solutions based on enterprise cloud platforms (e.g. Azure, AWS)
  • Challenging the developers and architects to bridge the gap between the architecture and codebase level implementation

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

 

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

 

More about GrandVision: www.grandvision.com
Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grandvision

Find our Annual Report here: http://annualreport.grandvision.com

 

NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.  

 

 

 

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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