Principal Engineer (Inventory Deployment & Planning) at Nordstrom (Seattle, WA)
Job DescriptionPrincipal Engineer - Inventory Deployment and Planning
A Principal Engineer is a key member of the Inventory Engineering Leadership team, focusing on end-to-end experience for Inventory Deployment capabilities such as Allocation, Replenishment, Restocking Exhaust and Planning capabilities like Inventory Planning, Assortment and Financial Planning. Our Principal Engineer 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 overall discipline and practice. The scope, responsibility and accountability are at the solution level while driving enterprise level ambitions and objectives.
As a Principal Engineer you will be collaborating with other principal and senior engineers to build and support inventory deployment and planning tools to ensure inventory is made available on time, at the right place for our customers. You will be directly working with business partners to innovate and design for a dynamic retail environment.
A successful candidate will have experience working through ambiguity, helping to define technology requirements with managers and engineers and incorporating customer feedback, as well as identifying potential problems before they become real problems. You will need a strong passion to innovate and collaborate across teams to deliver a optimal solutions for our business partners while driving the technical objectives and vision forward.
Read this first: Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat to see what skills/experience you are able to bring to this team.
A day in the life…
Partner across functions, building relationships that allow you to influence the strategy, plans and work to improve customer value through service, experience, availability, quality and cost
Be an active participant in the Design Review process, evaluating and providing feedback on projects and architectures with an engineering focus.
Apply advanced concepts, theories and principles to create multi-disciplinary innovations and solutions for the most complex or risky business situations
Communicate performance and plans that require identifying and evaluating trade-offs within or across functions. Continuously develop and optimize frameworks to drive customer value through service, experience, availability, quality and cost
Contribute to development of new principles and concepts
Collaborate with and influence team, partners and organization
Drive Technical excellence and engineering standards in the delivery of solutions.
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
Ensure security coding practices and security system fundamentals across multiple organizations
Demonstrate ability to identify important areas to instrument across multiple organizations
Identify & interpret KPIs for continuous improvement across multiple organizations
Evaluating and recommending new and emerging products and technologies
You own this if you have…
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS, Engineering
10+ years professional experience in practice area with demonstrated progression in responsibility
Proficient in analyzing, designing and developing reliable and scalable solutions with best practices and compliance with industry standards
Lead and Influences solutions, teams and organizations of 50+ engineers
Experience working directly with technical teams in an agile software development environment
Demonstrated experience bringing large scale change opportunities to life through storytelling, fact-based orientation, and using advanced analytics to inform complex decision making
Ability to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences and influence outside technical teams
Ability to juggle multiple priorities and make things happen in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Creative thinking and problem-solving in the face of ambiguity with limited resources and real-world constraints, and the ability to identify the root cause of complex problems.
Ability to work independently and with remote teams.
Strong verbal and written communications skills with the ability to influence through writing
A breadth of diverse experience across operating systems, languages, tools, cloud providers
Strong and creative problem-solving abilities
Collaborative, Results oriented, high energy, self-motivated
A willingness to partner across all dimensions of Nordstrom to influence, drive, and deliver change
Analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions
Provide guidance and oversight for implementation and delivery of solutions.
Collaborate with other engineers and managers on feature design and delivery to business users.
Provide mentoring to other developers and engineers on best engineering practices
Champions and identifies design improvements; makes recommendations to close gaps and build alignment.
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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