Staff Systems Developer (San Antonio, TX)

| San Antonio, TX
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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.
Since H-E-B Digital Technology's inception, we've been investing heavily in our customers' digital experience, reinventing how they find inspiration from food, how they make food decisions, and how they ultimately get food into their homes. This is an exciting time to join H-E-B Digital--we're using the best available technologies to deliver modern, engaging, reliable, and scalable experiences to meet the needs of our growing audience. If you enjoy taking on new challenges, working in a rapidly changing environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to solve large and impactful business problems, we want you as part of our team.
Our Partners thrive The H-E-B Way. In the Staff Systems Developer job, that means you have a...
HEART FOR PEOPLE... you can serve as technical authority, and coordinate work for a group of Developers
HEAD FOR BUSINESS... you make sound, mature technical judgments that result in significant impact
PASSION FOR RESULTS... you can innovate system enhancements and updates with minimal guidance
What you'll do (Design & Development / Management)
- Coach / mentor junior Developers in techniques, processes, and new technologies
- Identify top talent to help grow H-E-B Digital Technology
- Develop technical roadmaps; lead Systems Developers across one or more squads to deliver initiatives
- Influence others in technical decision-making / technology adoption within their domain
- Stay ahead of new technologies with an eye to evaluate / potentially incorporate them; identify new technology / introduce new solutions that have ROI or influence at group / department level; provide technical assessments of available options that consider technology alternatives, impact on affected or adjacent systems, and tradeoffs
- Participate in developing COTS / SaaS system-providers' functional and technical roadmaps; lead vendor infrastructure architecture requirements; ensure alignment with H-E-B standards
- Lead efforts to improve efficiency and reduce costs of hardware / software maintenance
- Apply advanced understanding of all affected systems / applications to develop / execute implementation, end-to-end system integration, stabilization, and production support transition
- Lead the design and implementation of seamless end-to-end business process and system integration, involving both custom-developed and COTS systems. Identify and coordinate detailed technical tasks across multiple domains and teams.
- Lead full-stack infrastructure architecture and design; identify / scope / architect / deliver complex solutions
- Conduct proposed COTS, SaaS and cloud-based solution technical reviews
- Coordinate with Operations to facilitate awareness of / alignment on technical design and needed resources; manage technical communications with vendors and Operations teams; collaborate with Engineers to implement technical solutions and resolve issues
- Assist with plans to keep tech sustainment items current and supported; recommend changes to processes and tools at the group / dept level based on industry standards, patterns, and practices
- Develop / implement small to medium domain-specific applications to fill gaps between large COTS systems; design system funnels to route analytical data
- Lead team efforts to configure, enhance / update, maintain, test, debug COTS systems / integrations
- Review functional design / requirements to identify technical risks and obstacles
- Lead efforts to provide accurate duration / effort estimates; ensure technical teams stay on track, on schedule, and on budget
- Stay involved in test planning / test case development; identify required technical tasks to support testing; ensure SIT / UAT is obstacle-free; prepare environments to support SIT / UAT execution and training
- Create technical documentation / training for system enhancements and test scenarios
- Design / implement proactive automated system monitoring and alerting solutions; identify engineering tools that facilitate systems management
- Stay available to provide support during escalation of high-urgency, high-complexity incidents
- Ensure documentation, prioritization, and closure of follow-up action items from significant incidents and recurring incidents
Who You Are
- You have a related degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience
- You have 7+ years of experience in COTS / SaaS development and system integration
- You may have experience successfully influencing vendors in systems requirements planning
- You have domain expertise at the ERP and enterprise system level
- You have expertise in systems architecture from a full-stack perspective
- You're an expert in multiple languages, technologies, and frameworks, and can quickly on-board to projects in minimal time
- You have advanced knowledge of a given system's tech sustainment factors, and the maintenance and support plan for them
- You have advanced understanding of enterprise-wide systems integration, even those outside your scope of responsibility
- You're comfortable leading discussions with COTS systems / SaaS vendors' R&D / engineering teams
- You have an ownership mentality, and a consistent track record of successful, high-quality results
Who We Are
- 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 $26 billion
- We hire talented people (116,000+ Partners), and give them autonomy to be creative in how they impact the business
- We're a Partner-driven company with a Bold Promise--Because People Matter
- We embrace Diversity and Inclusion as core values, and support them with thriving company-wide programs
- We're a truly original Texas-based company that created the Spirit of Giving to help Texas communities every day
- Once eligible, our Partners become Owners in the company. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Retailing Company
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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.


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.


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.


Senior Director, Product

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

By building 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


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.

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
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) 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
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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