Lead Developer

The Warehouse Group is on a journey to transform the future of retail. The retail world is changing and the need to be more agile/responsive is more important than ever to ensure we remain customer focused.
Technology, and the teams developing that technology, are the key to that transformation. We’re growing a team with the pure focus of being New Zealand’s leading retailer. We’ve got a passion for technology and a desire to push the limits of shopping in New Zealand.

The Lead Engineer is charged with the implementation of beautiful, elegant and clean software solutions that meet business objectives.

You will lead a high performing agile and cross-functional product team. Whilst the craft of software is your primary goal, you will also perform other duties required for the team to deliver on their goals. You will not only deeply care what and why you deliver features but also take intense pride on how; with a keen willingness to share and mentor other members of your team.


You will be someone who :

  • Delivers complex systems that achieve their goals.
  • Avoids subtle architectural mistakes when considering new systems.
  • Makes appropriate buy vs build choices.
  • Deep understanding of some of the popular services provided by one or more Cloud Vendors.
  • Experience using multiple SQL/NOSQL platforms and knows which is the most appropriate for the project.
  • Deep understanding of options for inter-application communication (Queues, Sockets, Files, SCP, REST, JSON/HTTP, graphql, protobuf etc )
  • Builds systems so as to eliminate entire classes of programmer error.
  • Added code coverage reporting to CI pipeline.
  • Focuses the team on quality with regular reminders.
  • Iterated repeatedly to develop organisations underlines solution.



Qualifications and Experience needed for this role:

  • BSc Computer Science or similar Significant Cloud Platform Experience in either Azure, AWS or GCP.
  • Significant Java 8 experience including streams and lambdas.
  • Significant Spring (MVC, IOC etc) and Springboot experience.
  • Significant SQL experience.
  • Significant experience in integration platforms, queues, event driven and Micro Service architecture.

Nice to have:

  • Java Certified
  • GCP or AWS Certifications
  • Kafka
  • WSO2, Mulesoft or similar.
  • Elasticsearch

Benefits of working for us:

You'll get to see the huge impact that you have on New Zealanders - did you know that 98% of New Zealanders shop at The Warehouse? We're an iconic kiwi brand who loves technology and providing awesome experiences for our customers through the beauty of technology. You'll get to play a huge part in improving the retail experience for New Zealanders.

The Warehouse Group is constantly evolving and growing, this is a great opportunity to grow with us.

If you’re keen to join the team who are changing the future of retail in New Zealand, apply now!

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