Staff Software Engineer-Backend -Java-Austin & Dallas at H-E-B (San Antonio, TX)

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Overview
H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 420+ stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $34 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 145,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.
Responsibilities
H-E-B Digital builds the tech that feeds Texas.
Come join us at H-E-B Digital and be a partner in building the next generation of digital innovations that enhance how Texans find inspiration from food, make food decisions, and ultimately get food into their homes. We're using the best available technologies to deliver modern, engaging, reliable, and scalable experiences to meet the evolving needs of our growing audience.
Our digital solutions are growing in popularity and adoption-like Curbside and Home Delivery-so you'll get the opportunity to define the user experience for millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Partners. If you're someone who enjoys collaborating with engineers with diverse backgrounds and skills to solve new challenges, working in a dynamic environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to solve large and impactful business problems, we want you as part of our team.
This is an exciting time to join H-E-B Digital, and we're hiring across the stack: front-end web and mobile, full-stack, and backend engineering. For more information, visit digital.heb.com
At H-E-B, we hire first for problem-solving and growth mindset. We do not expect you to have experience with all of these technologies; a few specific experiences and a desire to learn in this direction are most important. If you are in doubt, please apply anyway!
What we are looking for
  • 8+ years of application development experience
  • We work with Docker, Linux, AWS and Terraform. We're still interested if you are proficient with another cloud provider such as Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure and other Infrastructure-as-code tools.
  • We work most often with Java and Node.js with Typescript. We're still interested if you are proficient in other general purpose programming languages.
  • We work most often with relational databases like MySQL and event-streaming with Kafka. We're still interested if you are proficient in other persistence and adjacent technology like Redis, Postgres, DynamoDB, and ElasticSearch.
  • We're using GraphQL and REST for our APIs, depending on the needs of the API.
  • Ownership mentality and a consistent track record of successful, high-quality results
  • Enjoy learning new technologies as they emerge - An advanced understanding of development methodologies and processes
  • Comprehensive knowledge of CS fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and design patterns
  • Advanced knowledge of system architecture and design patterns
  • Experience with common software engineering tools such as Git, JIRA, Confluence, etc.
  • High level of comfort in Agile development methodologies
  • Experience implementing development, system, and process improvements for your team or organization
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or comparable field, or equivalent self-study

What you'll do (Design & Development)
  • Lead initiatives, technical design, and delivery of complex features across multiple systems to improve user experiences
  • Coach and mentor junior engineers in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies; enable others to succeed
  • Contribute to overall system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance of applications
  • Support the build and deployment pipeline and when necessary, both diagnose and solve production support issues
  • Identify, scope, and architect solutions for new features while applying sound technical judgment that considers technology alternatives, impact on affected / adjacent systems, and tradeoffs
  • Work with Product, Design, and QA to deliver world-class digital experiences
  • Get the opportunity to stay ahead of new technologies with an eye to evaluating and potentially incorporating them into your team's architecture
  • Apply understanding to help improve the cloud infrastructure that powers our high-performance, consumer-scale site and mobile apps
  • Recommend changes to processes and tools at the team and organization level based on industry standards, patterns, and practices
  • Diagnose / fix highly complex technical issues independently
  • Identify and communicate cross-team dependencies
  • Communicate individual and project-level development statuses, issues, risks, and concerns to technical leadership and management; research / advise technical leadership in vendor negotiations
  • Create documentation and training related to technology stacks and standards within assigned team
  • Provide end-to-end support to applications

Our Benefits
  • Immediate eligibility for quarterly bonuses based on company performance
  • A robust Benefits plan with coverage starting Day One
  • 10% off H-E-B brand products in-store and online starting Day One
  • Parental Leave for new parents, adoptions included
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Family Planning Assistance through Progyny's fertility specialists
  • Access to LGBTQ-focused healthcare concierge
  • Access to H-E-B's full service, affordable primary care practice H-E-B Wellness Primary Care
  • Access to other savings (gyms, phone, hotels, and more) through an online discount program
  • Flexible work opportunities including WFH and hybrid options

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 $34 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 145,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • HadoopLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Styled-componentsLibraries
    • JestLibraries
    • LernaLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • StorybookLibraries
    • GatsbyLibraries
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Apollo GraphqlFrameworks
    • VueFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

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.

Laura

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.

Kayla

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.

Evan

Senior Director, Product

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

By building heb.com 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

Angela

Senior Director, 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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase 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.
Performance Bonus
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
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
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!

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