Whole Foods Market
Revolutionizing the grocery landscape (again).
Austin, TX

Principal Software Development Engineer at Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX)

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The Team…Enterprise Back Office Systems is a group of technology delivery teams focused on building, configuring, and delivering solutions for Team Member Services (HR), Accounting, Finance, Tax, Real Estate, Store Development, and Legal. We are a collaborative group of team members who work closely with one other and our business partners to ensure successful outcomes by completing development work on time and with high quality. We thrive on creativity, innovation, and automation. Technology platforms in our area include SaaS and on-premise solutions such as Workday (Financials & HCM), Coupa (Indirect Procurement), Adaptive Insights (Budgeting & Forecasting), Tango Analytics (Site Planning & Lease Administration), Sales Audit (Retail Sales Auditing & reconciliation), and other custom-built applications. The Position…The Enterprise Back Office Systems teams are in a transformational era. We’re optimizing our current Workday HCM implementation, transitioning our ERP from PeopleSoft to Workday Financials, implementing a new budgeting and forecasting toolset in Adaptive Insights, and weave together these systems and data with custom AWS middleware solutions. As we bring our technologies into a more modern state, we are looking for a passionate Software Development Engineer who will work alongside Agile Development teams to develop and enhance software solutions across various product releases. In this role, you will be responsible for creating scalable technical designs and code for complex back office systems applications, servicing users across various roles and responsibilities. This position will require you to coach and mentor other team members and work closely with peers and business partners to increase the efficiency and performance of our software solutions. Tech stack is .NET, C#, Java, Angular, AWS, Python, React JS, Container technologies, and more. Located in Austin, TX with up to 10% time spent traveling to software partner, regional offices, and/or store locations.


• Set, promote, and execute the technical vision, strategy, and delivery of multiple complex and high-priority projects that directly impact the systems and business strategies of Whole Foods Market and Amazon

• Drive the architecture and design of large-scale, multi-tiered, distributed software applications, tools, and services, using object-oriented design and distributed programming

• Architect and develop consistent, reusable, and scalable data integrations

• Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions that demonstrate significant creativity and high judgment

• Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices

• Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical areas, and helping team leaders guide the career growth of their team members

• Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience

• Present (verbal and non-verbal) technical information and solutions to audiences comprised of technical and business team members

Education & Experience:

• 10+ years of relevant and broad engineering experience

• 8+ years of experience working with popular enterprise programming languages (.NET, Java, C#)

• 7+ years of design, architecture, or consulting experience building distributed applications

• 2+ years of experience with AWS, including ECS, EKS, EC2, S3, and CloudFormation

• 2+ years of experience leading the development lifecycle

• Proven deep understanding of system performance tradeoffs and engineering for high availability

• Experience building APIs, containerized microservices with orchestration patterns, serverless functions, and contributing to modern event-driven architecture

• A Bachelors (BS) or Masters (MS) STEM degree or equivalent experience


• Experience building web UI applications, including usage of modern JavaScript/TypeScript frameworks such as Angular/React

• Experience with Agile patterns and practices

• Experience with modern data storage mechanisms, including working with both relational and document databases where applicable

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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Where we are

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, we've been a mainstay in the Austin community since 1980.

Technology we use

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    • JavaLanguages
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks

What are Whole Foods Market Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
On top of working with personal nonprofits, Team Members can work with and contribute to our three main nonprofits -- Whole Planet Foundation, Whole Cities Foundation, and Whole Kids Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Join committees ranging from our hiring committee, Inclusion Task Force, and more.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

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