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

Software Dev Engineer III at Whole Foods Market (Austin, TX)

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The Whole Foods Global Distribution and Perishables Systems Development team (GDPSD) is responsible for the technology solutions that support Whole Foods’ meat, seafood, produce, and floral departments. Our ongoing mission is to modernize backbone legacy systems while leveraging the best of Amazon. We are looking for an experienced full-stack Software Development Engineer who can build expertise in our supply chain and purchasing systems and translate that knowledge into an actionable technology roadmap. You would be providing architectural and component-level leadership across multiple engineering pods delivering complex and high-priority projects that directly impact the systems and business strategies of Whole Foods and Amazon.

The favored candidate for this role will possess deep experience in the execution and delivery of enterprise software, real-time large-scale transactional systems, operational toolsets, and Amazon Web Services. This position will report directly to the Sr. Manager of GDPSD and with a preference for candidates based in Austin, TX or those willing to travel on-site as required.

Your top-level objectives:
- Facilitate the design, implementation, and execution of high-quality, reliable, and scalable solutions that Deliver Results aligned with our business and technology roadmap and objectives
- Insist on the Highest Standards by defining and influencing best practices, leading by example, while providing insightful mentorship and peer reviews to your teammates
- Help inform and deliver against technical implementation roadmaps, delivery processes and tools, and code and release processes within ambiguous and complex problem spaces
- Provide insightful contributions to priorities and approach, taking lead in identifying and solving bottlenecks at both the software and portfolio level, and be capable of influencing the technical decisions of upstream and downstream systems
- Be Curious and Earn Trust, actively solicit diverse perspectives and adapt to feedback, and continuously drive towards the best long-term outcome for your team and partners

Role Responsibilities 

The solution areas supported by this role include purchasing, transportation management, warehouse management, dock scheduling and associated supply chain activities. For these areas, the candidate will:

  • Design and drive the development of cloud-based applications built on AWS services with a clearly articulated posture on security, performance, stability, and user experience
  • Lead the design, development, maintenance, and end-of-life roadmap for legacy Java and Web applications in a Linux environment
  • Investigate and understand the underlying structure, design, and interrelationship of legacy and future-state software applications in alignment with broader business objectives
  • Interact with system users and business partners to answer questions, identify problems, and design solutions while maintaining a high-level of visibility for your teams’ work
  • Analyze current- and future-state business processes to determine and articulate the most appropriate design approach while being able to meaningfully influence those processes where appropriate
  • Work collaboratively with your peers to provide and receive mentorship, ensuring an environment of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Evaluate and integrate 3rd party and internal native Amazon solutions
  • Design and implement the appropriate systems to ensure quality, performance, and stability including unit tests, load and stress testing, CI/CD, monitoring, and log aggregation
  • Design solutions for scalability, maintainability, performance and integration with other components and systems
  • Remain a consummate learner, constantly seeking out best-in-class technology and process improvements

Role Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience with real-time web applications, hands-on development, design, and architecture, preferably including most of the technologies and domains identified below
  • 3+ years’ experience in a senior, strategic technology planning and delivery role
  • 3+ years’ experience with large-scale enterprise systems (supply chain, back end, and retail systems experiences are advantageous)
  • AWS experience is a strong plus
  • Computer Science college degree or equivalent experience, Masters preferred
  • Strong track record of collaboration and servant leadership with proven experience empowering, developing and motivating technical teams while managing up and sideways
  • Experience delivering software solutions using Agile methodologies
  • Supply chain experience preferred, or demonstrated ability to learn

Key Technologies/Domains

  • AWS services (Lambda, S3, API Gateway, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Cognito)
  • Microservice and REST API technologies (Docker, Spring Boot, Python)
  • Enterprise Java Solutions (Tomcat, Hibernate, JMS)
  • Web-based UI tools and frameworks (ReactJS, NodeJS, AWS Amplify, Bootstrap, JSP, jQuery, HTML, CSS)
  • Source control and build tools (Git, Gradle, Maven, Ant)
  • CI/CD & DevOps Tooling (Azure DevOps, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy)
  • Purchasing systems (PO’s, invoicing; ERP)
  • Distribution systems (Warehouse Management/Inventory)
  • Logistics systems (Transportation Management)
  • Relational Databases (Oracle, PostgreSQL, RDS)
  • Automated Testing (Selenium, Jest, JUnit)
  • Application Performance Management (DataDog)

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.

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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What are Whole Foods Market Perks + Benefits

Culture
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
401(K)
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
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
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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