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Hy-Vee Food Stores Software Engineer - Retail Technology - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Software Engineer - Retail Technology We’re looking for geniuses. Dreamers. Inventors. Innovators. People with the will to get stuff done. Doers who’ll rip an idea out of thin air. Make it a reality. Own it. And amaze their peers. Sound like you? Welcome home.

As a Software Engineer, you will be a member of the Hy-Vee Corporate Ad delivery team within the Retail Operations vertical, following an agile delivery cadence. Your primary focus is to reimagine the way Hy-Vee manages Corporate Advertising applications. You will work in a challenging environment reshaping existing retail and corporate desktop applications, into modern web applications and APIs. This opportunity opens up a unique challenge to work on back office features flowing between legacy and modern systems as you help drive the direction of an incredibly key area of Hy-Vee, Retail Operations. You will work on initiatives that will directly influence your peers, business stakeholders and our customers. We are looking for influencers who can be stand-out individual contributors as well as pairing partners and mentor to other engineers.

Your Responsibilities

  • Create understandable, clean, and well-tested code while championing quality, maintainability, and reliability.

  • Build systems that dazzle users and achieve a great developer experience.

  • Collaborate and communicate directly with retail operations, design, and other engineers to create cloud-native, secure, and performant systems that are a joy to use and maintain.

  • Continually bring features from conception to production, leveraging a DevOps mindset.

  • Contribute heavily to user story definition while continuing to push the bounds of what is possible.

  • Reenvision systems while interfacing with existing legacy systems and processes.

What You Need - Qualifications

  • Expert level knowledge in a programming language and open to learning JavaScript and Kotlin.

  • Experience implementing libraries, Web APIs (REST or GraphQL), and other integrations in an event driven ecosystem.

  • A solid understanding of logical data modeling and experience with a variety of data storage and retrieval systems (MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch).

  • Proficient with an application framework (Node/React or Spring) and related projects/tools.

  • Demonstrable grasp of software design patterns.

  • Strong understanding of event-oriented software architectures.

  • Passionate understanding of the benefits of tested code and general automation.

  • Excitement for and experience using CI/CD tools such as Concourse, Ansible, Gradle, NPM, yarn, or comparable product(s).

Be A Strong Candidate

  • Prior experience with C# and .NET is a plus.

  • Strong team player that is able to function in a fast-paced, open environment that is constantly innovating and delivering solutions.

  • Knowledgeable in Reactive Programming or experience implementing Spring with Project Reactor, Netty, or WebFlux.

  • Have an understanding of applications that are born on the cloud; be able to build cloud-native solutions using Docker, Docker-Compose, Kubernetes/GKE, Google PubSub, and Google Cloud SQL.

  • Experience with Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Security, or other Spring project(s).

  • Experience with Next.JS, Hapi, or Redux.

  • Experience with OAuth and Identity Provider integration.

  • Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of secure programming techniques.

  • A seasoned contributor to open source projects.

  • In-Store Retail Experience is a plus.

may be filled at a lower or higher level depending on experience.*

About Hy-Vee, Inc. Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 275 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $11 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 88,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day.

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