Senior Software Engineer - Container Platforms / Kubernetes

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 11/20/2021

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...


Our Containers team is part of the Global Technology Platform organization, delivering Walmart Cloud-Native Platform (WCNP) based on Kubernetes clusters.

We are creating a seamless containerized app hosting experience for our app developers in multiple Public Cloud providers and Private Data Centers, as well as running the Edge program in Stores, Distribution Centers/Fulfillment Centers running WCNP on-prem.

We use Kubernetes as the foundation of WCNP and build & develop Walmart ecosystem integrations on top. Besides having a quickly growing WCNP footprint in US-based businesses, we’re rapidly expanding internationally as well - so our platform adoption is happening on an unprecedented scale. Containers team is strategically located across multiple US locations in California, Arkansas, Washington, New Jersey and also internationally in India.

What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and support Walmart’s massive Kubernetes platform across public, private and edge computing environments.
  • Build tools to help 5,000+ Walmart engineers take code from commit to production safely and quickly.
  • Build tools to help Walmart engineers unlock the power of cloud native technologies and techniques (autoscaling, canary deployments, service mesh and more).
  • Directs root cause analysis of critical business and production issues.
  • Lead and direct large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects.
  • Lead the discovery phase of large project to develop high level design.
  • Be a technical lead and drive the team towards building a highly scalable and performing Container platform 
  • Mentors the team members and helps in enhancing team’s productivity 
  • Brings new technology ideas for product enhancement
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.

If You Are:

  • Comfortable with programming in GOLANG
  • Writing code that is testable and readable, and paying down technical debt regularly.
  • Always seeing ways to incrementally improve systems and remove unnecessary complexity.
  • No stranger to deploying/configuring/extending Kubernetes
  • Eager to work on the line between Software Engineering and System Engineering.
  • Curious and a step ahead when it comes to software trends.
  • Natural leader who takes ownership of the team’s deliverables.
  • Willing to take responsibility for running a critical part of our infrastructure.
  • Technical leader to solve a highly scalable, reliable and performant challenges in cloud platform

What you need to be successful in the role:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience at a startup, mid to large sized corporation is required.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Have advanced working knowledge in one of the following languages: Go (preferred) – Java (preferred) or other modern programming languages.
  • Working knowledge in container and cloud native technologies – Kubernetes, Docker, other
  • Prior experience developing or working with Cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or OpenStack is highly desired.
  • Prior experience developing or working with CI/CD or GitOps systems is highly desired.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if you…

  • Develop and support Walmart’s massive Kubernetes platform across public, private and edge computing environments.
  • Build and improve our Kubernetes multi-cluster deployment product.
  • Track record of running large-scale systems.
  • Containerization experience, especially Docker and Kubernetes

Assist in guiding small groups of 2-3 engineers, including offshore associates for assigned Engineering projects by providing pertinent documents, directions, examples, and timeline.

Troubleshoots business and production issues by reviewing and analyzing information (for example, issue, impact, criticality, possible root cause); engaging support teams to assist in the resolution of issues; formulating an action plan; developing solutions; driving the development of an action plan; performing actions as designated in the plan; interpreting the results to determine further action; and completing online documentation.

Participates in the discovery phase of small to medium-sized projects to come up with high level design by partnering with the product management,

Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.

Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open-Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

About Walmart Global Tech

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech.  We’re a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human led is our true disruption. From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.

Benefits & Perks: 

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people. 

Who We Are?

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. 

We’re virtual 

Working virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting.  Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. We’ll collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose. 

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 2 years' experience in software engineering

Live our Values
Culture Champion
• Models the Walmart values to foster our culture; holds oneself and others accountable; and supports Walmart’s commitment to communities, social justice, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability; maintains and promotes the highest standards of integrity, ethics and compliance.
Servant Leadership
• Acts as an altruistic servant leader and is consistently humble, self-aware, honest, and transparent.
Embrace Change
Curiosity & Courage
• Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; fosters an environment that supports learning, innovation, and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks.
Digital Transformation & Change
• Seeks and implements continuous improvements and encourages the team to leverage new digital tools and ways of working.
Deliver for the Customer
Customer Focus
• Delivers expected business results while putting the customer first and consistently applying an omni-merchant mindset and the EDLP and EDLC business models to all plans.
Strategic Thinking
• Adopts a holistic perspective that considers data, analytics, customer insights, and different parts of the business when making plans and shaping the team’s strategy.
Focus on our Associates
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
• Identifies, attracts, and retains diverse and inclusive team members; builds a high-performing team; embraces diversity in all its forms; and actively supports diversity goal programs.
Collaboration & Influence
• Builds strong and trusting relationships with team members and business partners; works collaboratively and cross-functionally to achieve objectives; and communicates with energy and positivity to motivate, influence, and inspire commitment and action.
Talent Management
• Creates a discipline and focus around developing talent, promotes an environment allowing everyone to bring their best selves to work, empowers associates and partners to act in the best interest of the customer and company, and regularly recognizes others’ contributions and accomplishments.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and 3 years’ experience in software engineering or related field OR 5 years’ experience in software
engineering or related field.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field and 2 years' experience in software engineering or related field

Primary Location...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

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