Principal Software Engineer, Web Platform at H-E-B

| Austin
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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.  

 

 

  

H-E-B Digital is seeking new team members (Partners)!
Since our inception, we’ve been investing heavily in our customers’ digital experience, reinventing how they find inspiration from food, how they make food decisions, and how they ultimately get food into their homes. This is an exciting time to join H-E-B Digital, and we’re hiring across the stack: front-end web and mobile, full-stack, and backend engineering. We’re using the best available technologies to deliver modern, engaging, reliable, and scalable experiences to meet the needs of our growing audience. Our digital solutions are growing in popularity and adoption—like Curbside and Home Delivery—so you’ll get the opportunity to define the user experience for millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Partners. If 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, we want you as part of our team.

 

What you’ll do at HEB:      

  • Coach and mentor junior and senior engineers in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies; enable others to succeed.
  • Contribute to overall system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance of applications.
  • Support the build and deployment pipeline and when necessary, both diagnose and solve production support issues.
  • Identify, scope, and architect solutions for new features while applying sound technical judgment that considers technology alternatives, impact on affected / adjacent systems and tradeoffs.
  • Work with Product, Design, and QA to deliver world-class digital experiences. 
  • Get the opportunity to stay ahead of new technologies with an eye to evaluating and potentially incorporating them into your team’s architecture. 
  • Apply understanding to help improve the cloud infrastructure that powers our high-performance, consumer-scale site and mobile apps. 
  • Lead initiatives, technical design, and delivery of complex features across multiple systems to improve user experiences. 
  • Recommend changes to processes and tools at the team level based on industry standards, patterns, and practices. 
  • Work with other platforms (iOS, Android, backend engineering) to build out scalable systems that support the HEB infrastructure. 
  • Diagnose / fix highly complex technical issues independently. 
  • Identify and communicate cross-team dependencies.
  • Communicate individual and project-level development statuses, issues, risks, and concerns to technical leadership and management; research / advise technical leadership in vendor negotiations.  
  • Create documentation and training related to technology stacks and standards within assigned team

Do you have what it takes to succeed?
 

  • Build world-class applications using a variety of tools including React, GraphQL (Apollo), AWS, and more. 
  • Refactor HEB’s existing infrastructure to bring the web and mobile web experience into the digital age
  • Research new technologies with your teammates and make choices that will help direct web development for HEB into the future
  • Serve as technical and functional expert for web applications
  • Act as the web expert on a cross-functional squad working to build the best experience for HEB customers
  • You’re proficient in technologies such as React, Node, Javascript, GraphQL, Webpack
  • You understand systems architecture technologies, including Amazon Web Services and Docker
  • You have 8+ years of development experience, preferably including engineering leadership/mentorship roles

Who You Are:
 

  • You have an ownership mentality and a consistent track record of successful, high-quality results.
  • You enjoy learning new technologies as they emerge.
  • You have an advanced understanding of development methodologies and processes
  • You have a comprehensive knowledge of CS fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and design patterns 
  • You have advanced knowledge of system architecture and design patterns. 
  • You can understand architecture, design, and integration landscape of multiple H-E-B systems. 
  • You have experience with common software engineering tools such as Git, JIRA, Confluence, etc.
  • You have a high level of comfort in Lean Startup or Agile development methodologies
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or comparable field, or equivalent self-study. 
  • You mentor and help develop the engineering talents of more junior developers

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
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HadoopLanguages

Location

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.

Laura

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.

Kayla

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.

Evan

Director, Product

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

By building heb.com 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

Angela

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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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)
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.
Parking
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!