Technical Project Manager - Data Solutions 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 Data Solutions is looking for a seasoned and driven Technical Project Manager with a strong Project Management and Software Engineering background to lead projects for our Data Solutions teams.  Our Data Solution partners (employees) collaborate to design, construct, implement and support technology solutions.  You will work closely with Product Managers, Engineers, and business partners to ensure launch requirements are understood, defined, tracked for key initiatives, and delivered successfully. 


Once you’re eligible, you will become an Owner in the company, so we’re looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service.  “Partner-owned” means our most important resources – People – drive the innovation, growth, and success that makes H-E-B The Greatest Retailing Company. 


What You'll Do

  • Facilitate multiple initiatives of a Data Solutions development team using standards and technologies to deliver rapid and timely data and reporting solutions to business product owners. 
  • Support business product owners to develop product roadmap, maintain product backlog, groom stories, establish priorities and timelines, plan sprint scope, and communicate results. 
  • Lead scrum related ceremonies including daily standups, grooming, planning, retrospectives, prioritization, and business demos. 
  • Monitor and ensure sprint progress and maintain key sprint metrics related to deliverables, backlog, risk, and velocity of the engineering team. 
  • Communicate out sprint commitments, deliveries, challenges and concerns regarding  H-E-B Data dataset and reporting development to various levels of leadership. 
  • Mentor and coach onsite and remote team members on continuous improvement of Agile development and individual’s contributions to improve quality and velocity of deliverables.  The team should be focused, engaged, and enthusiastic.  The team members should feel comfortable discussing problems and suggesting improvement ideas. 
  • Support and coach team members on identifying, documenting, and refining requirements; including development and execution of test cases and scripts. 
  • Serve as the advocate for scrum team members and remove outside interference and distractions to team deliverables and product goals. 
  • Engage and communicate across technical and business teams to manage risks, dependencies, issues, release readiness, and quality standards. 
  • Ensure testing and production releases align to enterprise standards and leverage CoE-related tools and processes. 
  • Act as agile SME to build scrum understanding and acceptance with business and technical teams and individuals.  Uphold agile development principles and resist pressure to deviate from agile principles.  Collaborate with and mentor other technical project managers at H-E-B on the same. 


Who You Are

  • CS degree or equivalent 
  • 5+ years’ experience working as a software project manager with experience leading large and complex cross-functional projects in a technology  
  • You are highly adaptable in a fast-paced hyper-growth environment; able to thrive within ambiguity. 
  • You have a system to manage change. You influence decisions and change management through collaboration, leadership, and a customer-focused approach. 
  • Significant agile/lean experience in organizations leveraging lean/agile methodologies and in-depth experience with specific agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, etc. 
  • Great interpersonal / communication skills (writing, speaking, listening), including navigating conflict and challenging situations while encouraging and mediating open and honest dialogue. 
  • Strong leadership capabilities, i.e. balancing the empowerment of the team to learn and grow from failure against avoiding failure when significant consequences exist. 
  • Ability to understand and articulate the team’s perspective when facilitating priority discussions with the business Product Owner. 
  • Advances knowledge and usage of product and issues tracking software such as JIRA, Confluence, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Expert problem solving, time management, and risk management skills to lead agile Data Solutions development efforts. 
  • Understanding of business intelligence process, ETL, analytical reporting, data modeling, and data warehousing. 
  • Familiarity with any modern Data development platforms/tooling a plus:  MicroStrategy, Informatica, TIBCO, Python, Java, Tableau, Spark, Hive, Impala, Kafka, Teradata, Oracle GG, SQL Server, SSRS, Azure, GCP, AWS, etc. 
  • Experience supporting retail or ecommerce operations a plus. 
What are the Perks?
  • A robust Benefits plan with coverage starting Day One
  • Dental, vision, life, and other insurance plans; flexible spending accounts; short term / long term disability coverage
  • Partner Care Team, for any time you have healthcare or coverage questions
  • Telehealth offers 24/7 access to board-certified doctors by phone
  • Partner Guidance allows free counselor visits
  • Funeral leave, jury duty, and military pay (subject to applicable law)
  • Maternal / paternal leave for new parents, including adoptions
  • 10% off H-E-B brand products in-store and online
  • Eligibility to participate in 401(k)
  • Opportunity to become a “Partner-Owner” after 12 months

Who We Are

  • 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
  • We hire talented people (109,000+ Partners), and give them autonomy to be creative in how they impact the business
  • We’re a Partner-driven company with a Bold Promise – Because People Matter
  • We embrace Diversity and Inclusion as core values, and support them with thriving company-wide programs
  • We’re a truly original Texas-based company that created the Spirit of Giving to help Texas communities every day
  • Once eligible, our Partners become Owners in the company. “Partner-owned” means our most important resources—People—drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Retailing Company
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • HadoopLanguages


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!