Apply now

Software Development Manager

Software Engineering Manager
London – Origin Tech Hub

We are the Builders of ArgosTech and we are building the future of retail

We build technologies that customers and colleagues love and other builders respect. But we’re building more than technologies, we’re also building ourselves.

The future of retail technology won’t come from a single effort or invention, but rather from ArgosTech teams empowered to build that future. That’s why we invest in people and teams, not projects.

Our Engineering teams build new tech in greenfield status across on a variety of digital channels such as our; Website (1B yearly visits), In Store Tablets (12M+ monthly users), Mobile Apps (6M+ downloads) and 900 Retail Stores. From all of this, our massive product base of 53,000 individual products are consistently been sold and restocked rapidly. We have been ranked the 2nd largest digital retailer in the UK and have just been awarded 'Tech Retailer of The Year 2017.' It is an exciting time for us.

In the end, we expect to build the best place in the world to build the best tech in retail.

Technologies in our stack for this role:

Java 8, Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Python, Docker, SpringBoot, Postgres, Kafka, Mesos, Marathon, Elastic, React, Redux, Kibana, Scala, Node, Python, on a micro services architecture running on AWS.

Team task:

We have a wide breadth of problems to solve from securing the checkout to supply chain, pricing algorithm models to recommendations, transportation to demand forecasting to dynamic pricing. The list of problems and new innovations we are building is to serve our nationwide customer needs better by developing, delivering software that employ modern break through algorithms and the newest technology. We want to use technology to serve our customers better; better selection, competitive prices and an experience customised for our customers. We build everything in house so that we can differentiate deeper our offerings, respond faster to customer needs. No consultancies, no third parties, just us.

This is where you come in, we are seeking engineering leaders who can help build the future of ArgosTech. We need established technical leaders who not only build, develop and lead engineers, but leaders who will share a passion to make Argos the best places to work in retail technology.

We need progressive technical experience, a demonstrated progression of management scope, sharp coding skills, and a passion for managing outstanding engineers in a fast-paced environment.

Argos Engineering teams are built around our problems and new innovations, which is why we have a specialist focus in areas such as information retrieval, artificial intelligence, distributed computing, large-scale system design, user interface design; the list goes on and is growing every day. Operating with scale and speed, our world-class software engineers are just getting started -- and as a manager, you guide the way.

We are looking for people with:

Experience leading software development professionals in a Devops environment or high tech company
Record of developing and delivering large scale, distributed or complex scale platforms
Advanced working knowledge of a coding language such as Java, Hybris or Python
Ability to prioritise and focus to manage multiple deliveries in different areas
Attention to detail, able to foresee potential pitfalls before they arise

Working environment:

Flexible approach to working hours, including ability to work from home when required. Casual dress-code. Good social environment – “Super Social Friday”. Close to all the amenities and transport link in Victoria – London.


Bonus – 20%
Private Healthcare
Holidays – 24 with the option to buy up to 5 days per year
Company pension
Discount at Argos, Sainsbury’s and Habitat
Sharesave scheme – Risk-free way to buy shares at a discounted rate
Share Purchase Plan
Childcare vouchers
Cycle to work scheme
Season Ticket Loan

Apply now