Seattle, WA

Engineer Sr 2 - Inventory Management at Nordstrom

| Seattle, WA
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Job Description


Nordstrom is a fashion specialty retailer founded on a simple idea: offer each customer the best possible service, quality, value, and selection. At Nordstrom, providing great customer service goes beyond the selling floor. It takes a team of individuals with different talents and skills to continuously improve services and processes serving our customer. Our Technologies division works in partnership with other areas of the Company to develop and support the business systems used throughout Nordstrom.

We are the Inventory Management team. With responsibility over building and supporting various applications and services including Store Inventory Management, Transfers, Receiving, Allocations, Routing, Sales & Return, Shipment, and Inventory Control, we are a significant part of Nordstrom customer experience. We build out new features and experiences on the Java, AWS, and Oracle technology stack in an agile, team-oriented, and collaborative environment. We encourage innovation and expect developers to take a high level of ownership throughout the software life cycle.

We are looking for a skilled individual to provide valuable technical expertise to our projects and production support for our systems. When you join our team, you are part of the team that manages inventory management and movement decisions to support our business in multi-market and multi-channels with a continuous aim to improve and optimize the end user experience. You’re the type of person who thrives on taking care of things the right way the first time. You excel at taking a project from scoping requirements to design, coding, and actual launch of the project. When you notice a bug or an issue, you take it upon yourself to investigate and produce an efficient and scalable solution. When you say “I’ll take care of it” we know it’ll be done well. You love working with open-source technologies and have experience with technologies & frameworks like Java, Spring Boot, Kafka, and Kubernetes but you are ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into PL/SQL to integrate with Oracle products as needed. You can clearly articulate what building cloud native applications entails and have experience using at least one of the three major cloud platforms. (AWS, Azure, GCP). You are passionate about the virtues of writing SOLID code and can passionately explain the difference between Behavior Driven Development and Test-Driven Development to a junior developer. You have a strong desire to automate everything. You hate hearing the words “It has always been done this way” and are curious about why things are done the way they are today. You like contributing to open-source projects and believe that reading other people’s code widens your perspective and skillset. You have your stylistic preferences when it comes to code but understand the discipline it takes to keep the source code maintainable. You love troubleshooting issues and know what it takes to get that code you wrote to Production if the Zombie apocalypse hits, and the rest of the team is unavailable. You will develop and implement new technologies as well as maintain and enhance existing systems. You will create and support interfaces with internal systems, other technology teams across the company, and key external vendor applications. You will thrive in an intellectually challenging environment, solve problems and work with team members to create high quality solutions.


Design & develop innovative solutions to drive Nordstrom business. 

Have a passion for writing clean, consistent, and elegant code to create scalable and reliable systems

Contribute towards moving the team forward in leading edge processes like continuous integration, continuous delivery, cloud migration and test-driven development

Work with defect tracking, source code control and software release systems to ensure high-quality software releases over time

Assist in peer code reviews and provide constructive feedback

Contribute to the design and development process as part of a SCRUM team.

Transition from application development to support as needed to ensure that appropriate support is available in a timely and efficient manner.

Drive build and release plans and implementation of all actions required to deploy applications to production environment.

Assist development manager with planning, analysis and definition of high-level software strategies and solutions through functional knowledge and an understanding of the enterprise business systems and industry.

Have a passion for keeping yourself current with industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs

Ensure corporate policies and industry best practices are observed and followed in developed applications.

Provide high-level analysis and design reviews to other members in department to avoid duplication of efforts in solving same application problem with different products.

Participate in rotating 24x7 shifts to support developed products

Work with business, infrastructure, and security teams on delivering any enhancements and bug fixes for production systems


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience

7+ years of experience analyzing, designing, coding, testing, and maintaining complex software applications

Our systems are built with a variety of technologies; therefore, applicants should have a strong grasp of multiple tech stacks 

Experience analyzing, designing, coding, testing, installing, and maintaining complex software programs

Knowledge of Java and Java Springboot framework. Knowledge of other programming languages (like Python, JavaScript, C#, Scala) is a plus

Experience in Android development and/or web application frameworks (React) is a plus

Experience with Backend Database RDBMS (preferably Oracle) or NoSQL databases

Experience with RESTful architecture and micro services. JSON and XML is required

Experience with Amazon AWS services or GCP is required

Familiarity with containerization technologies (Kubernetes, Docker) and modern development practices and development lifecycle using Scrum, Kanban, Lean or other agile methodologies

Familiarity with CI/CD and testing tools is required

Familiarity with messaging middleware (Kafka) is preferred

Experience with writing services as well as consuming services using REST, SOAP, XML, JSON or any combination

Emphasis on building metrics into the system and providing visibility on uptime and performance via real time alerting, reporting, and dashboards

Sound object-oriented design skills and knowledge of application design patterns 

Experience working with diverse, collaborative, cross-functional teams

Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to persuade inspire and motivate others. This includes communicating technical information to nontechnical audiences

Experience with Oracle Retail Merchandising Applications (RMS, RIB, SIM) is a plus 

Highly self-motivated and directed


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

Life Insurance and Disability

Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

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What are Nordstrom Perks + Benefits

Nordstrom Benefits Overview

Nordstrom offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.

Wellness Program
myStrength® Program

Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Paid Time Off
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence
Sabbatical Leave
Paid Maternity & Parental Leave

Dependent Care
Health Care Health Savings

Merchandise Discount
Transit or Work From Home Subsidy
Adoption Financial Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Home/Auto Insurance
Group Legal Services
“No Meeting” Time Blocks
Caregiving Benefits
Employee Charitable Match Program
Rethink Program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

On-site coffee bar with barista and snacks • Full bar • Rooftop with city views • Did we mention merchandise discounts?

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