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Software Engineering Manager

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Software Engineering
  • London
  • 5d left


  • Tech stackM&S uses a variety of technologies within Supply Chain and, as part of this area’s modernisation, will be bringing in new ones. The sorts of technologies include:
  • PL/SQL, Java
  • React, Next.js, Typescript
  • Azure Cloud, Dynatrace (observability)
  • Mule, Kafka, MQ
  • Blue Yonder Dispatcher
  • Who you arePrevious polyglot hands-on senior software engineer
  • Experience working on highly scalable software solutions across web or backend
  • Extensive background in software engineering with several years’ experience in a variety of systems and technologies
  • Experience building and leading teams of highly skilled, senior software engineers that deliver high-quality software.
  • Excellent understanding of system design, software architecture, cloud, and software engineering standard methodologies,
  • What’s in it for youBeing a part of M&S is exactly that – becoming a part and playing your part. We’re an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values.


  • Operational stability of software solutions owned by your team
  • Delivering high quality solutions that deliver value to the business
  • Leading on improving the maturity of the team
  • Leading on Engineering excellence and creating a culture of innovation
  • What you'll doThe Software Engineering Manager role is the embodiment of ‘solving problems through technology’ with key responsibilities as follows:
  • Team Management: Build, mentor, and manage a high-performing software engineering team. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the team. Facilitate communication and collaboration among team members. Ensure budgets, people and resource allocation, and workload, balance across projects.
  • Agile Delivery: Be responsible for the planning, execution, and delivery of software projects, ensuring alignment with business objectives and timelines. Monitor project progress, risks, and dependencies, taking corrective action when vital. Work closely with product management, design, programme management, and others to define project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Technical Leadership: Drive the adoption of standards, and methodologies for software development. Provide technical guidance and support to engineering teams for complex projects. Evaluate and recommend new technologies, tools, and platforms to improve the engineering process and software quality. Work with senior engineers to develop the team's technical roadmap and support the product management team to prioritise it against the commercial roadmap.
  • Quality Assurance and Maintenance: Establish and enforce quality standards, ensuring software products meet performance, reliability, and usability requirements. Be responsible for the maintenance and support of existing software systems, ensuring prompt resolution of issues and bugs.

Forward thinking, future-focused and digital-first retail

Retail & Consumer Goods
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Mission & Purpose

We hold ourselves to a very high standard here at M&S. That much has never changed. Our attention to detail, forward thinking and passion for improvement has led to the creation of some of the nation’s most loved products. But a rapidly changing world demands that we change along with it. M&S has been at the forefront of social change for the past 134 years, and we’re determined to keep it that way. Setting bolder goals and giving our people the space and resources to achieve them. Today, we are a unique retailer delivering top quality food, clothing, home products and financial services. We employ over 80,000 colleagues who serve over 32 million customers. But what about tomorrow? We’ve put customer-focused digital innovation at the heart of our business, partnering with world-class technology firms to help shape the retail experience of the future. From digital transformation to empowering people to make a positive impact on wellbeing, communities and the planet, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Because if you become part of our journey today, you’ll be shaping the very future of our business.


  • Colleague Discount

    Receive 20% discounts in-store for you and members of your household

  • Bonus

    We have discretionary bonus schemes depending on your role and our business performance

  • Pay

    Our salaries are competitive and reviewed every year

  • Life Assurance

    Life cover of twice your salary up to age 70 which is double when you join your M&S pension savings plan