Principal Software Engineer – eCommerce

Location: Remote

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

JOB PURPOSE:

Acts as a portfolio-level problem solver, working across multiple product teams to design, test, and deliver best in class solutions, perform business/software analysis. Serves as an engineering culture advocate by educating self and others, positively influencing the engineering community and role modeling standards of excellence. This Principal Software Engineer role will require a deep technical and diverse engineering background. Familiarity with retail and ecommerce technology is a plus. In this role, the Principal Software Engineer will provide technical guidance to all engineering teams within the eComm portfolio, along with exercising their leadership skills to level up org wide talent and processes. They will work closely with business stakeholder and cross functional partners to implement omni channel solutions, lead digital transformation, and modernization efforts across the tech organization. This role will be responsible for building and maintaining a highly reliable software solution to support exponential business growth. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be given a chance to contribute to the products we create, help grow the next generation of engineering talent, and help shape the technology strategy of the enterprise. In addition, you will be given the chance to work with our strategic vendors to ensure that 3rd party tools and applications are readily available to all product teams that are interested in using them.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Deep technical background. Knowledge of ecommerce technologies is a plus.
  • Experience with modern technologies:
    • Kotlin, Java Spring Boot, Angular
    • Event based architecture; Kafka, RabbitMQ
    • Database technologies; Document & RDBMS
  • Modern practices; microservices, test driven development, CI/CD, application scalability
  • Cloud native architecture; Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, Tanzu Application Platform
  • Experience building custom software solutions
  • Experience of planning and managing resources to deliver predetermined objectives
  • Experience leading teams of contractors in an onshore/offshore engagement
  • Experience mentoring and growing the careers of software engineers.
  • Track record of elevating Operational and Engineering excellence bar
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent level preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Software Development – Own development of the most complex existing and new software by analyzing and identifying areas for modification and improvement within assigned product team. Develop software that is fast, secure and reliable to meet defined requirements.
  • Design and Conceptualization – Lead a collaborative solution design process by gathering input across all product portfolios to define a design system that is viable and scalable, and which strengthens the brand. Lead a cross-portfolio, multidisciplinary team that contributes to the evolution of the solution.
  • Technical Developments Recommendation – Provide subject matter expertise recommendations more complex or innovative technical developments to improve quality of the software and solutions to better meet users and/or business, performance, quality needs.
  • Software Roadmap – Own end-to-end road map of portfolio level capabilities to facilitate software development and ensure the development work is prioritized in line with business requirements.
  • Work Scheduling and Allocation – Develop medium- or long-term work schedules that enable the organization to achieve its business goals. Involves coordinating across multiple teams.
  • Program/Portfolio Management Support – Contribute to the management of a portfolio of programs while reporting to and in partnership with senior employees.
  • Functional/Technical Requirements – Elicit complex functional requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews, document analysis, workshops, and workflow analysis to express the requirements in terms of target user roles and goals.
  • Technical Persistence Layer/Legacy Database Design/Development – Lead design of complex database resources and provide physical modeling and design services to tune database solutions for optimum performance across multiple programs/domains.
  • Data Architecture – Drive design, implementation, and evolution of robust and effectively aligned architecture solutions that operate in the cross-product/domain ecosystem.
  • Database Specifications – Approve database specifications, ensuring all agreed standards and protocols are followed and data integrity is preserved.
  • Information Security – Lead in detecting and analyzing cybersecurity incidents including attacks, breaches, and identified vulnerabilities and remediate any security gaps in line with the security incident management procedure.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Tech Savvy – Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. For example, ensures that the team has adequate resources to invest in technology advancements and the training to use them well. Deploys some new technologies to enhance effectiveness of the group and business.
  • Collaborates – Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, readily involves others to accomplish goals; stays in touch and shares information; discourages “us versus them” thinking; shows appreciation for others’ ideas and input.
  • Courage – Steps up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said. For example, shares own ideas and points of view openly, regardless of potential criticism or risk; shows conviction when faced with adversity and challenges; raises difficult topics to be sure they are addressed.
  • Decision Quality – Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. For example, knows when to act independently and when to escalate issues. Integrates various inputs, decision criteria, and trade-offs to make effective decisions. Typically makes good independent decisions.
  • Action Oriented – Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of ugency, high energy, and enthusiasm. For example, takes timely action on important or difficult issues. Identifies and pursues new opportunities that benefit the organization.
  • Customer Focus – Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. For example, keeps in contact with customers to ensure problems are resolved, or to improve customer service. Studies customer feedback and emerging customer needs and uses these to determine some creative new ideas.
  • Instills Trust – Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, demonstrates integrity, upholding professional codes of conduct. Instills trust by following through on agreements and commitments despite competing priorities and by being honest and straightforward.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Preferred
  • 6 to 10 years of experience
  • 7 to 12 months experience of general supervision of junior colleagues
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