Sr Software Engineer – API (Python)

Job Locations US-TX-Irving
Posted Date 4 months ago(7/20/2020 7:07 PM)
ID
2020-93866
Function
Information Systems

Overview

▶ Who we are

Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.

 

As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®.  “Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.

 

But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written.  We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services. 

 

At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.

 

Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us

 

▶ How we lead

At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.

 

  1. Be Customer Obsessed
  2. Be Courageous with Your Point of View
  3. Challenge the Status Quo
  4. Act Like an Entrepreneur
  5. Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude
  6. Do the Right Thing
  7. Be Accountable 

Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.

 

▶ About This Opportunity

Responsibilities

7-Eleven is looking for a Sr. Software Engineer - APIs to join the Digital Technology Team. You’re joining a multidisciplinary team of product managers, marketers, designers and engineers who create digital products that hundreds of thousands of people experience every day. 

 

The Sr. Software Engineer is part of the Digital Technology Team. They are responsible for executing to both the roadmap and backlog for the product and enhancing the digital experience.

 

The Sr. Software Engineer must have a strong and continuously evolving technical mastery of RESTful API development focused on Python and Node.js. This includes actively participating in design sessions and code reviews as well as being capable of contributing to the coding velocity of the developer pool (as needed).

 

Additionally, the Sr. Software Engineer will provide a technical point of view on how to grow and improve APIs that form the building blocks of all our digital products and work side-by-side with the Product Managers.

  • Builds and drives teams, enterprise partners and vendors in delivering innovative digital products through the creation of re-usable RESTful APIs.
  • Ensures efficient execution of overall product delivery by prioritizing, planning and tracking sprint progress. This can include development of shippable code.
  • Actively engages in product and business discussions with a technical eye for feasibility and adherence to overall roadmaps and architectural strategy.
  • Models an environment of strong collaboration and partnership with engineers, domain architects, product leaders, stakeholders and partners to drive execution of roadmap, negotiate changes in priorities and manage communication of impacts.
  • Manages and directs 4 to 6 software developers.
  • Evaluates employee performance; sets expectations and goals for individual staff members; and recruits, disciplines and trains staff.  
  • Oversee multiple technical Scrum teams and provide input at an architectural level.
  • Your areas of expertise span historical practices, best practices and innovations in the development and utilization of APIs.  

  • You have a passion for hands-on coding, putting the customer first and delivering an exceptional experience through the creation of extendable and re-usable products.

Qualifications

  • Expert in either Python (Django / Flask) or Node.js with experience with both.
  • Knowledgeable in cloud platforms (preferable AWS: both traditional EC2 and serverless Lambda), micro-services architecture, CI/CD solutions (including Docker), DevOps principles, message queue systems, event drive architectures, and background task management.
  • Proficiency in API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT, etc.
  • Solid foundation and understanding of relational and NoSQL database principles.
  • 5-7 years of experience in product development as senior engineer, technical lead or product architect.
  • 2-3 years of experience with hybrid resource environments that can include changing mixes of in-house, contractor- and/or partner-provided resources.
  • Ability to work in an Agile /SCRUM environment.
  • Proven track record of executing on the full product lifecycle (inception through deprecation) to create highly scalable and flexible RESTful APIs to enable an infinite number of digital products.
  • Self-directed with a start-up/entrepreneur mindset.
  • Ravenous about learning technology and problem solving.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.

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