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Staff Software Engineer

Company: Walmart
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary...What you'll do...Staff Software EngineerLeads the work of other small groups of six to ten engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects by providing pertinentdocuments, direction, and examples; identifying short- and long- term solutions and timeline; reviewing and approving proposed solutions; implementing new architectural patterns; and performing design and code reviews of changes.Troubleshoots business and production issues by reviewing and analyzing information (for example, issue, impact, criticality, possible root cause);engaging support teams to assist in the resolution of issues; formulating an action plan; directing actions as designated in the plan; interpreting theresults to determine further action; performs root cause analysis to prevent future occurrence of issues; and completing online documentation.Leads the discovery phase of medium to large projects to come up with high level design by partnering with the product management, Web Operations, project management, business and user experience teams; obtaining cross-function approvals; driving proof-of-concept; and implementing prototypes to validate ideas.Develops Innovation strategies, processes, and best practices by leading internal technical teams; partnering with cross-functional teams across thebusiness; developing assessments of key opportunities; documenting project scopes; developing long-range plans and project timelines; communicating with and influencing decision-makers and executives within the organization; and resolving technology differences across teams through informed discussions.Leads and participates in medium- to large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects by reviewing project requirements; translating requirements intotechnical solutions; gathering requested information (for example, design documents, product requirements, wire frames); writing and developingcode; conducting unit testing; communicating status and issues to team members and stakeholders; collaborating with project team and crossfunctional teams; troubleshooting open issues and bug-fixes; enhancing design to prevent re-occurrences of defects; ensuring on-time delivery and hand-offs; interacting with project manager to provide input on project plan; and providing leadership to the project team.Supports business objectives by collaborating with business partners to identify opportunities; addressing high-priority initiatives (for example,business strategy, technical feasibility, implementation alternatives); identifying short- and long-term solutions; and leading cross-functional partnership.Utilizes industry research to improve Wal-Mart's technology environment by analyzing industry best practices; bench marking industry against internalprocesses and solutions; researching or influencing future industry solutions for fit with internal needs; and defining software development guidelines,standards and processes.Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating businessplans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based workenvironment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coachingfor success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with businesspartners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.About Customer BackboneOur team works on all Walmart customer data - online, stores and off-network. We build the data pipelines and statistical data models to process millions of customer events. We work on the data that makes machine learning work outside the lab. We're proud that our work helps customers save money and live better.Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture in hybrid cloud environments (On-prem, GCP/Azure)
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Work with stakeholders to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Evangelize best practices through tech talks or business unit tech councils and apply in architectures and designs
  • Own and implement best practices for supportability, debuggability, monitoring, alerting, dashboarding, CI/CD etc.
  • Own and ensure all relevant guidelines (Ex: code review process, code branching strategies, logging best practices etc.) are always followed in the project
  • Ensure all the deliverables meets the defined business requirements, non-functional requirements, low-maintainability, high-availability and high-scalability needs
  • Lead the team's strategic direction by adapting change of technologies and actively contributes towards the personal development of the team members.
  • Work towards improving engineering excellence and the value delivered by the team
  • Able to context switch between multiple priorities as needed
  • Lead and participate in medium- to large-scale projects by reviewing project requirements; translating requirements into technical solutions; gathering requested information (for example, design documents, product requirements, wire frames); writing and developing code; conducting unit testing; communicating status and issues to team members and stakeholders; collaborating with project team and cross functional teams; troubleshooting open issues and bug-fixes; ensuring on-time delivery and hand-offs; interacting with project manager to provide input on project plan; and providing leadership to the project team.
  • Lead the work of other small groups of four to six engineers, for assigned Engineering projects by proving pertinent documents, direction, and examples; identifying short and long term solutions and timeline; reviewing and providing feedback for proposed solutions; and performing design and code reviews of changes.
  • Provide support to the business by responding to user's questions, concerns, and issues (for example, technical feasibility, implementation strategies); identifying short- and long-term solutions; facilitating resolutions; and leading cross-functional partnership.
  • Lead the discovery phase of medium to large projects to come up with high level design by partnering with the product management, project management, business and user experience teams; and obtaining cross-function approvals.
  • Demonstrate up-to-date expertise and apply it to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building.
  • Provide and support the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.Youll sweep us off our feet ifMinimum Qualifications:
    • Experience building and optimizing BigData data pipelines, architectures and data sets
    • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
    • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
    • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
    • Experience with stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark Streaming, Kafka Streams etc.
    • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres and Cassandra.
    • Experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, Scala, etc.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools: Airflow, Azkaban, Luigi, Oozie, Nifi, etc.
      • 8+ years of experience in a Data Engineer role, with at least a B.S. (or equivalent) in Computer Science or related major, M.S in Computer science or related major, preferredThe above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.Benefits & PerksBeyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.Equal Opportunity EmployerWalmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions while being inclusive of all people.Who We AreJoin Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But youll quickly find were a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the worlds most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, youll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your lifeAbout Global TechImagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. Thats what we do at Walmart Global Tech. Were a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the worlds largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code,but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations.Beinghuman-ledis our true disruption.Were virtualWorking virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting. Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. Well collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose.Minimum Qualifications...Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Bachelors degree in Computer Science and 4 years experience in software engineering or related field OR 6 years experience in software
        engineering or related field.Preferred Qualifications...Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Masters degree in Computer Science or related field and 3 years' experience in software engineering

Keywords: Walmart, Sunnyvale , Staff Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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