The hudl 2 is an 8.3 inch Android tablet built by Tesco and was launched to the public on 9th of October 2015.
My role in this team is as scrum master for the software development and testing teams. I currently look after a number of the applications that are bundled with the tablet including Get Started, Top-Apps, and now Child Safety.
I also look after the development teams which update the content on the hudl 1 devices along with the team that develops the purpose-built Demomode ROM for the demonstration devices in Tesco Stores.
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My time at Tesco began with me working in the Group Food Sourcing and Trading Law & Ethical Trading teams. In the first month at the company I was managing a project to migrate a system between a multitenant cloud platform and in-house infrastructure whilst also analysing the application landscape for our global food produce sourcing operations.
After this, I moved into the Bank infrastructure delivery team working with the team based in Edinburgh to deliver the initial infrastructure required to support Tesco Bank’s personal current account proposition. As a Delivery Manager in this team, my responsibilities were to coordinate the technical resources both in the UK and in our offshore development centre.
I then moved into the Marketing Technology department working with dunnhumby (Tesco’s wholly owned customer science and data analytics firm) and the Group Marketing function. Here I began as a Business Systems Analyst working closely with our solution architect to design a marketing campaign management tool capable of delivering personalised marketing to millions of customers. Owing to a management restructure that took place during my time in this team, I was required to take a more leading role on the project, assuming the role of project manager before moving to my next placement.
I then relocated to India for three months joining the Product Data Management development team at our offshore engineering centre. Here I worked with the developers who supported the master product data systems and managed the handover of the Product Service from and a third-party and our team in Bangalore. I was also responsible for analysing the development lifecycle and ways of working for the entire programme and defining new processes across all teams.
I continued to work with the Product Data Management team upon my return to the UK where I was the Project Manager for several Metadata releases. I also worked on the development of a new application for managing the product data model that tripled the frequency at which we could make these metadata releases.
Working in the Tesco Labs innovation team, I developed a customer-facing mobile application based on a concept I had designed to harness crowd-sourced metadata and deliver enhanced and contextually-relevant personalised product recommendations to customers of our clothing business. For this project, I conducted market research for my idea with over 25,000 customers, developed interactive wireframes and built the entire proof of concept iOS application from scratch whilst managing stakeholders and presenting the idea to all senior management within the area.
For the final project of my graduate programme, I moved into the Commercial Planning team looking after Range and Assortment planning tools along with the Ordering and Reporting tools for our buyers and merchandisers. As the Service Manager in this team, I was responsible for defining and running the incident management, problem management and change management processes for all of the applications supported within the team.