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

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

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The Challenge: Whole Foods Market is looking for innovative Software Development Engineers who are passionate — about great food, about the communities we live and work in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans — to join our Supply Chain and Merchandising (SC&M) team. We have embarked on transformational SC&M initiatives that will deliver market leading capabilities to our company.

The Team: The Supply Chain and Merchandising team has a broad portfolio of over 50 applications in .NET, C#, Java, React, Angular, AWS, Containerization, Kubernetes, and more. We operate in a SAFe Agile framework and our teams self-organize around the work.

The Role: Everyone on the team needs to be entrepreneurial, wear many hats and work in a highly collaborative environment. As a senior-level Software Development Engineer II, you will help tackle a diverse landscape of technical challenges. You will be responsible for creating scalable technical designs and code for complex internally developed Supply Chain and Merchandising applications, servicing users across various roles and responsibilities.

You will coach and mentor other team members and work closely with peers and business partners to increase the efficacy and performance of our software solutions. Along the way, we guarantee that you’ll learn a ton, have fun and make a positive impact on many people. Most importantly you’ll be contributing to our Higher Purpose of Nourishing People and the Planet!

This position is based in Austin, TX. Domestic relocation assistance is available.

Key Attributes and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop and modify custom .NET Core web applications and APIs
  • Design, develop and modify custom web applications written in the SPA JavaScript frameworks
  • Contribute to the definition, development, testing and deployment of software solutions in coordination with other initiatives and solutions
  • Implement solutions to consume and publish data to/from various endpoints
  • Partner with the Product Owners, Support teams and other Software teams to identify issues and design solutions
  • Integrate and support third-party solutions
  • Debug and performance tune software solutions
  • Leverage AWS components to implement technical solutions including (but not limited to) Glue, CodeCommit, RDS, EC2, ELB, ALB and others
  • Write and implement unit tests based on acceptance criteria with TDD in mind
  • Drive design patterns and frameworks for tying UI/UX to back-end/service implementations
  • Write code with scalability, maintainability, performance and integration with other components and systems in mind
  • Ongoing education and learning of new programming techniques and technology
  • Mentor other members of the Development team

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience working with popular enterprise programming languages such as Java, C# and/or .NET
  • 2+ years of experience working with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud
  • Experience working with: Entity Framework, web services, SPA JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS and CSS preprocessing frameworks such as SASS, LESS and SCSS, MS SQL relational databases, Source Control provider such as GitHub or VSO, Bootstrap frameworks, Swagger UI/Swashbucket, CI/CD, API, MVC, Rest API patterns, Microservice patterns. Agile managed projects, NPM and Grunt or Gulp tasks
  • Strong understanding of: LINQ, ORM mechanics, application containerization such as Docker or Kubernetes, client-side performance, HTTP protocols, UX industry best practices for mobile, client-side security
  • Understanding of: current Web API security patterns such as OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, UI application patterns such as MVC and MVVM, design patterns such as Dependency Injection (DI) and Inversion of Control (IOC), SOLID principals
  • Bachelors (BS) or Masters (MS) STEM degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with: configuring cloud-based environments (AWS) for dev through production, working and securing PII and GDPR data, performance and environment scaling experience
  • Experience working with xUnit unit testing library and complementing patterns, web UI for Microsoft Surface Pro and Honeywell CT60, POS UI design or touch oriented design, unit testing libraries such as Jasmin=

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

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • 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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