Digital Software Engineer at H-E-B

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About H-E-B H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 400 stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $25 billion.Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor, H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace and marketplace. H-E-B offers a wealth of career opportunities to our 109,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.  




This is an exciting time to join the digital engineering team at H-E-B. As our customer and partner experiences continue to grow in popularity and adoption in areas like Curbside and Delivery, you will have the opportunity to define the digital experience for millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of partners.


 H-E-B Digital will be co-located in San Antonio and Austin, which will share space with Favor—recently acquired by H-E-B, and now ranked no. 138 on the Inc. 5000 list (in addition, ranked 5th in Texas and 1st in Austin!). Our top leaders have deep consumer tech experience; Jag Bath (CEO and President of Favor) leads H-E-B Digital, and Mike Georgoff (recent Chief Product Officer at Main Street Hub), leads digital product strategy and development. We are hiring across the stack: front-end web, front-end mobile, full-stack, and backend engineering. Our engineers are utilizing the best technologies available to deliver modern and engaging experiences with the reliability, performance, and scale to service that only the best technical products can support.


What is the opportunity?


You’re someone who enjoys taking on new challenges, working in a rapidly changing environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to solve large and impactful business problems. As a Software Engineer, your daily activities will involve oversight, mentoring, delivering key pieces of functionality, and collaborating with technology leadership to plan the technical roadmap for H-E-B.

  • We hire talented people and give them the autonomy to be creative in how they impact the business

  • We embrace Diversity and Inclusion as core values and have a thriving program to support it throughout the company

  • We are a partner-driven company with a Bold Promise - Because People Matter

  • We are a truly original Texas-based company that has created the Spirit of Giving to help our communities in Texas every day

Why is it awesome? You will…

  • Lead technical design and delivery of complex features across multiple systems as H-E-B that improver the customer and partner user experiences.

  • Understand and constantly improve the cloud infrastructure that powers our high performance, consumer-scale site, and mobile apps.

  • Help support the build and deployment pipeline and when necessary both diagnose and solve production support issues.

  • Contribute to the overall system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance of applications.

  • Coach and mentor junior engineers in software engineering techniques, process, and new technologies.

  • Have the opportunity to stay ahead of new technologies with an eye to evaluating and potentially incorporating them into your team's architecture.

What is your background?

  • Experience with common software engineering tools (e.g., Git, JIRA, Confluence, or similar)

  • 5+ years of application development experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or comparable field or equivalent self-study

Do you have what it takes to succeed?

  • Enthusiasm for H-E-B values and the H-E-B Digital mission

  • High comfort level with “lean startup” or Agile development methodologies

  • You have an ownership mentality and a track record of successful high-quality results

  • You identify any ambiguous requirements and provide clarity when needed

  • A proven understanding and application of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and design patterns

  • Proficient with technologies (e.g., React, Node, PHP, MySQL, Swift, Java, Python) and enjoy learning new ones as they emerge

  • Understanding of systems architecture technologies including Android, iOS, Linux, Amazon Web Services, and Docker

What are the perks?

  • A robust Benefits plan with coverage starting Day One

  • An 80/20 PPO medical plan with a $30 copay for in-network primary care

  • Dental plans, Vision plan, voluntary insurance plans, and flexible spending accounts (FSA) available

  • The Partner Care Team, for any time you have healthcare or coverage questions

  • Partner Guidance allows free counselor visits, up to 5 times per year for each issue

  • Telehealth offers 24/7 access to board-certified doctors over the phone

  • Funeral leave, Jury Duty, and Military pay (subject to applicable law)

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage after 90 days

  • Maternal / Paternal Leave for new parents, adoptions included

  • Eligibility for 401(k) participation after 6 months

  • Eligibility for quarterly bonuses based on company performance

  • 10% off H-E-B brand products in-store and online after 90 days

  • Access to other savings (gyms, phone, hotels, and more) through online discount program after 90 days

  • Opportunity to become a “Partner-Owner” after 12 months of employment

**This position is based in Austin, TX**


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Technology we use

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2416 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

An Insider's view of H-E-B

What’s the vibe like in the office?

What really drives the vibe at our office is our incredible people. Everyone at HEB Digital has a unique expertise to learn from, and we are always encouraging each other or willing to offer a helping hand. It’s the same friendly attitude I know from decades of shopping at HEB, and it’s a true joy to be a part of as a member of our digital team.


Software Engineer II

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The biggest problem the team & I are solving is bringing Curbside & Delivery to the forefront of the H-E-B mobile app. In this modern workflow, customers will be treated to a white-glove experience within the app; searching, browsing, and sorting at your at your finger tips! I'm personally focused on the C's: Coupons, Cart, & Checkout.


Sr. Product Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The opportunity & impact you can have at H-E-B truly is unmatched. We’re building a huge team of design-oriented, user-centric problem solvers. Folks who are passionate about shipping solutions to millions of loyal customers. It’s the challenge of a lifetime! You need to be hungry to compete against the biggest names out there in grocery & retail.


Director, Product

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

By building to be a reflection of the amazing experience that customers have in our stores, we can build a tremendous foundation for HEB’s digital presence. Similarly the innovations and designs that we implement on the UI engineering team will build towards a uniquely successful in-store experience for our communities.

Anna Louise

Engineering Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

At H-E-B, the scope of interesting challenges is big! We’re building a team that is passionate about making an impact on users, the organization, & want careers where they can stay curious & work on problems spanning many verticals of expertise. Our Partners are connected to opportunities that will excite them, grow their design & leadership skills


Director, UX Design

What are H-E-B Perks + Benefits

H-E-B Benefits Overview

Valued Partner Perks Card
We appreciate all that our Partners do. That’s why, as a Valued Partner Perks member, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount on all H-E-B Own Brand Products, plus enjoy additional offers and special savings throughout the year.

Partner Health Plan
From head to toe, and everything in-between, our Partner Health Plans have you (and your loved ones) covered.

Partner Stock Plan
At H-E-B we believe that a company of Owners will outperform a company of employees any day of the week. The Partner Stock Plan allows Partners to share in the performance of H-E-B stock!

401K Plan
Because we care about the future of our Partners, our 401k plan offers a $1.60 match for each dollar contributed up to 2.5% of your salary.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Friday. Employees get free lunch on Tuesday, Thursday.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

A job at H-E-B is an opportunity for a rewarding, never boring, career. An opportunity to utilize your talent and strengths to innovate and make a difference across multiple areas of the business, from stores, to corporate, to Manufacturing, Warehousing, & Transportation.
Your Career at H-E-B can be anything you want!

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