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Software Engineer - Node / Typescript / React


GBP from 49k/year
1 year ago

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£48,745 (Work Level 6A) plus excellent benefits including an annual incentive scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension contributions, enhanced Maternity/Pregnant Parent Pay, personal development activities, and more.
UK Remote First

This is a UK remote first role, with an option to work in the Manchester office for those who want to. You may be asked to occasionally attend meetings in Manchester.

We’re looking for software engineers to join us at Co-op and help us transform how we design, build, and operate our digital products and services. Our goal is to grow a modern, in-house software development team so we can provide better, more innovative services to our members, customers, and communities. 

Co-op is a historic organisation, founded on principals of mutuality and support for local communities. Our vision is to co-operate for a fairer world, and collaboration is part of who we are. We work in small, multi-disciplinary teams with an agile approach, and we value knowledge sharing so we often use pair and ensemble-programming. We also provide career and technical coaching, and we run communities of practice to support continuous learning. To find out a little bit more about our engineering function, please visit
The systems we work on range from cloud-based services, through apps for customers and for colleagues, to tills in stores. This role will be part of our Food Stores teams and would best suit applicants who have good experience working with web applications using React, Typescript and Node.   Experience working with Azure PaaS services such as Cosmos DB, and C# .NET Core would be advantageous but is not essential.

These roles will be within either our Unified Commerce Platform, or Operational Innovation teams. Unified Commerce Platform is a set of data and transactional APIs. Data is exposed via GraphQL serving apps such as Co-op e-commerce, Deliveroo and Amazon. Transactional logic is via a variety of REST APIs, such as a Promotions Engine, Basket, Checkout, Order, and Integration services. UCP also acts as the headless commerce engine for our next generation EPOS which is under development. The Operational Innovation objective is to make our stores as simple as possible to operate so our teams can focus on delivering the colleague, customer, and member experience. Key developments in this area will be around a new suite of web apps for smarter stock management and integration with our SAP ERP.

What you’ll do

  • work collaboratively to build, maintain, and support Co-op applications and systems

  • develop software iteratively

  • keep up technical quality to internal standards

  • share your knowledge and skills with others in our Communities of Practice

  • influence decisions at a team level, including guiding junior engineers

  • resolve technical challenges, making sure that solutions fulfil overall business objectives

What you’ll get

  • opportunities to learn, grow and build a career

  • a co-operative team where you can always be your true self

  • the ability to work flexibly and remotely, so you can achieve the right balance between work and your personal life

  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions

  • annual incentive scheme

  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service) plus bank holiday

  • 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (increased from 20% to support colleagues during the cost-of-living crisis until March 2023)

  • 10% off all other brands in our food stores (increases to 20% on the Friday and Saturday after payday)

  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it

This role would suit people who have

  • experience in a hands-on software engineering role, implementing, and maintaining applications and services

  • experience of delivering iteratively towards an end-goal

  • good programming skills in React, Node using Typescript

  • knowledge of Azure PaaS services and related technologies such as CosmosDB and SQL

  • an interest in learning new development languages and platforms used by the wider team    

  • experience of tooling and practices for automated build, integration, and deployment

  • experience working with cloud hosting solutions such as Azure and AWS

  • familiarity with software patterns and practices such as Object-Orientated or Functional programming

  • knowledge of architectural patterns and practices, and the ability to make trade-offs

  • exposure to test automation using tools such as cypress 

  • experience of, or interest in, working with multiple technology stacks, such as .NET Core C#

Building an inclusive working environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. We want to build inclusive work environments, where our colleagues have equal opportunities to reach their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities they serve.

If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We’re also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we’ll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We’ll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply. If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about out recruitment process at


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