Lead Software Engineer – External Communications

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

As a Lead Software Engineer, you are an expert of your craft. You are a natural leader in driving the solutions for the products and services you support. The idea of disrupting an industry with technologies you help create is invigorating. We empower our engineers to tear down the silos and work collaboratively with their product team to deliver solutions. We work in nimble product teams composed of engineers, designers, and product managers that aren’t bogged down by project plans and politics, but are empowered to continuously create, test, and execute. One of the best parts is after the work is done, you get to see the results of your work in our stores, online and throughout our business. You get to make a difference. This is a full time remote opportunity. We are looking to hire immediately.

First, let’s talk Tech. Here is a list of our platforms. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a master at them all. At this Lead level, we’ll expect you to have experience in a couple of them. Java Dotnet/C# Spring and Spring Boot Messaging such as RabbitMQ and Kafka Modern software development practices Domain Driven Design Unit, Integration, and E2E testing patterns Docker and container orchestration platforms Cloud Native software development on AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform.

As a Lead Software Engineer you will: You have at least 10 years of experience leading large technical projects and a demonstrated history of technical leadership and mentorship. You will be part of a cross functional product team responsible for leading the design, development, and contributor to the overall software development lifecycle. You will serve as a technical mentor and hands on engineer leading technical design, code reviews and pair programming efforts with your team. As a technical leader you will guide your team to the most technically sound solution following enterprise standards and practices while translating the business requirements to a value production solution. We believe that there is always a better way.

So, we will expect you to: Continuously learn modern software design and development core practices, utilizing articles, Meetups, conferences, tech talks, etc. Engineers at this level can deliver complex tasks to production, working independently when required. They use best practices in high quality code and continue to push and share their knowledge. Review and discuss code with engineering peers and leaders to understand best practices and optimal design patterns. Take the initiative to drive new ideas and projects. Understand the business context of the larger domain and potentially other domain areas. Able to advocate and evangelize specific technologies within and outside the wider organization. Able to support and mentor seasoned technologists in a structured manner and ad-hoc. A willingness to continuously learn, experiment, and innovate. Innovation is a critical part of our culture and an expectation for all employees. If you like brainstorming with your peers on how to disrupt your product domain – or retail as a whole – you’ve come to the right place! Lastly, here’s some stuff that won’t be part of your day-to-day.

You won’t: Work in a silo. Be limited by project plans. Find yourself stuck in a boring cube. Pay to park or be stuck in a corporate high-rise. Be pigeonholed into proprietary and stagnant codebases.