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Principal Engineer - HR & FIN Tech at Nordstrom (Seattle, WA)

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Job DescriptionA Principal Engineer is part of a key team of Nordstrom IT professionals that applies scientific, mathematical and social principles to design, build, and maintain technology products, devices, systems and solutions. This is a strategic position within the Engineering discipline, influencing the direction and technology decisions for discipline/practice. The scope, responsibility and accountability is at the solution level.

A day in the life…

Apply advanced concepts, theories and principles to create multi-disciplinary innovations and solutions for the most complex or risky business situations

Contribute to development of new principles and concepts

Provide thought leadership across multiple organizations to ensure that systems and services are designed, and operating to achieve optimal levels of performance, reliability and sustainability

Leads multidimensional projects that involve multiple teams

Leads and works with other software engineers on design best practices and conducts code reviews

Leads a team in keeping systems and code well-designed and well-documented

Resolves complex engineering problems, collaborating with others

Facilitates cross functional troubleshooting, root cause analysis and engages others when needed 

Responsible for creating, evaluating, and contributing to feature detailed designs from an organization level

Design, develop, and implement software utilizing an agile project cycle that could incorporate a full team’s worth of engineers

Helps define business metrics for the team 

Owns team-level metrics and events 

Take responsibility for team-level costs 

Directs team’s best practices for incident resolution

Take ownership and participate in incident resolution, root cause analysis, engagement with vendors and cross functional troubleshooting 

Mentor others across teams and raises the bar for technical knowledge across a wide spectrum 

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of information technology concepts issues, trends and best practices as they relate to Cloud technologies and system integrations 

Apply and share knowledge of security coding practices and secure system fundamentals in design considerations 

You own this if you have…

10+ years of professional software engineering experience (Java/Springboot/AWS)

Strong understanding of design patterns and architecture

Experience with containerization technologies such as Kubernetes and/or Docker

Experience with RESTful architecture and micro-services

Experience in developing near real-time data processing solutions utilizing Kafka

Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery methodologies and tooling

Experience leading/mentoring junior developers

Ability to communicate with stakeholders to understand business goals and how to use technology to drive results

Familiarity with relational databases

Python is a plus

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS, Engineering or equivalent practical experience 


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

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