Head of Software Development

  • Full-time
  • Technology CF Job Family: Security
  • Group Function: Tesco Technology

Company Description

Tesco Bengaluru: We are a multi-disciplinary team creating a sustainable competitive advantage for Tesco by standardising processes, delivering cost savings, enabling agility, providing cutting-edge technological solutions and empowering our colleagues to do ever more for our customers. With cross-functional expertise in Global Business Services and Retail Technology & Engineering, a wide network of teams and strong governance we reduce complexity thereby offering high quality services for our customers. Tesco Bengaluru, established in 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies, makes the experience better for our millions of customers worldwide and simpler for over 4,40,000 colleagues.
Tesco Technology consists of people from a number of different backgrounds, but having a common purpose to serve our shoppers a little better every day with our retail technological solutions. We shared a common interest in harnessing innovations in technology to enhance their shopping experience at Tesco stores. Whether making products, software or systems, our teams focuses on various aspects from taking strategic ownership of the architecture to delivering technological solutions such as design, testing, deployment, infrastructure, operation and security of the systems to ensure agile, smooth and safe operations. These help us to deliver the maximum business impact. Teams refine their internal processes to best fit their own needs, working to build core capabilities in application and services. We collaborate globally across teams to build end-to-end customer-facing solutions, as well as to share knowledge, experience, tools and techniques.
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.

Job Description

Head of Software Development – Cyber Security

Working as part of the Cyber Security Engineering leadership group, as part of this role you will own critical Cyber Security systems and services, notably colleague login and access management. 

You will manage multiple engineering teams and be responsible for the technical strategy to achieve the product roadmap for your area, in close collaboration with Product Management and Security domain specialists.  You will also own both development of systems and services to achieve the defined security outcomes, and ongoing maintenance operations.

You are the owner of non-functional outcomes within your area, including performance, availability, reliability, security and cost. 

To enable scaled, high-velocity delivery you will empower your team by creating an environment in which engineers can solve problems with high-quality engineering solutions that scale, perform and are reliable. 

You will play a key role in building and developing your team’s capabilities through mentoring and technical leadership, continually look for ways to evolve and improve our technology, processes, and practices to ensure the right outcomes are delivered to high quality.

You will represent Cyber Security within our broader Engineering organization; building networks with the wider developer community to understand the broader system landscape and Cybersecurity-related challenges.


  • A passion for Cyber Security
  • Extensive experience in delivering enterprise software at scale
  • Experience building, managing and developing teams and ways of working for scaled, high quality delivery and long-term innovation
  • Experience managing multiple teams
  • Experience mentoring and developing engineers
  • Hands-on experience as a development engineer using a variety of languages and frameworks (Java, Spring Boot preferred), ideally using both public and private cloud platforms (Azure preferred)
  • Ability to achieve & deliver projects by building consensus in a complex & distributed environment; strong communication and influencing skills
  • Outstanding problem-solving abilities

Additional Information

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