Development Lead (Expert IT Business Systems) (St. Louis, MO)

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We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Position Summary

At Nestle Purina, we believe pets and people are better together. As a leader in pet nutrition, our focus is bridging physical and digital experiences through agile ways of working, calculated risk-taking, and a data-driven mindset. Our New Business Models team consists of technical pioneers that design, build, and maintain groundbreaking technologies and product innovations that are transforming the lives of pets and their owners. With a digital ecosystem that includes high growth digital products like Petfinder, the number one pet adoption platform helping millions of pets find their forever homes; or Petivity, Purina's new IoT brand that allows pet owners to proactively monitor their pets' health through connected devices; or Just Right personalized pet food where customization allows you to support your pets' health and unique needs; we continue to focus our efforts on forward-thinking and revolutionary technologies. What emerging digital technology will you add to the mix?

The Development Lead is responsible for the technical leadership for Petivity IoT services. Focused primarily on cloud infrastructure, AI/ML, and backend service development, this role will provide both development guidance as well as technical strategy contributions.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead execution of commercial cloud services while actively contributing to development
  • Collaborate and lead development of high quality service-based overall architecture
  • Collaborate with the product owner to understand requirements and communicate risks/roadblocks
  • Lead development across the team for product services in Python that support the business requirements
  • Demonstrate knowledge NoSQL databases
  • Make recommendations for future state service development
  • Develop technical documents (documentation, best practices, and architecture diagrams)
  • Always on learning mentality as we introduce new devices, services, and features
  • Be an individual contributor when it comes to designing and developing frameworks and critical pieces of code which have a wider impact

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree plus 3+ years of related work experience architecting, developing, and maintaining scaled technical solutions in a cloud environment OR high school degree plus 7+ years of related work experience architecting, developing, and maintaining scaled technical solutions in a cloud environment.
  • 1+ years of experience in Cloud (preferably AWS), Automation, Agile, Lean, and/or DevOps, Containerization required.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud development in Python (or Java) required.



It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [email protected] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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Nestlé operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Nestlé was founded in 2022. It has 201754 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 25 open jobs at Nestlé, click here.
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