Staff Software Engineer, Front End Lead

Walmart Stores SUNNYVALE, CA

About the Job

Position Description


Position Summary
As a Staff Software engineer, you will design, create and own major customer-facing portions of the UK ecommerce platform. We are looking for a thought leader who has a passion for creating UI frameworks and establishing coding standards across the organization and specializes in modern presentation layer technologies.

Position Description
Develop innovation strategies, processes, and best practices
Drive the execution of multiple business plans and projects
Ensure business objectives are being met
Lead and participate in medium- to large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects
Lead the discovery phase of medium to large projects to come up with, technical requirements, high level design and other forms of architectural documentation
Lead the work of small groups of six to ten engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects and provide technical mentorship to engineers.
Troubleshoots production issues, Investigate and resolve application issues, bottlenecks, and inefficiencies.
Utilizes industry research to improve Wal-Mart's technology environment and establish best practices in front-end architecture including performance, accessibility, and usability.
Create elegant, responsive Single Page Applications using modern front-end technologies.
Lead by example and produce high-quality code that establishes coding standards and best practices for the team.
Be responsible for software architecture including determination of current limitations and compatibilities between subsystems, selection of new concepts and methodology, and development of major components.
Foster a test-driven development approach for front-end engineering.
Perform code reviews and have your code reviewed by peers.
Be a strong partner to Product Managers, UX Designers, and other functions.
Effectively communicate technical and business risks to stakeholders to ensure that the most informed decisions are being made.



Requirements
BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Minimum of six years of experience building responsive Single Page Web Applications using modern front-end technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and frameworks such as Backbone, React.js.
Knowledge of current trends and best practices in front-end architecture including performance, accessibility, usability and browser fundamentals.
Strong customer focus and obsession with quality.
Strong grasp of HTML5, CSS and LESS / SASS / PostCSS.
Experience building large-scale web apps with a reusable component architecture.
Strong JavaScript skills and an understanding of functional programming, closures, ES2015, asynchronous programming and handling large amounts of data client-side
Well-rounded engineering skills; full-stack development experience.
Excellent planning/execution skills including estimating and scheduling.
A strong desire, and a track record, of mentoring as well as learning from others.
Strong problem solving, analytical and object-oriented programming skills.
Strong experience in agile and test-driven methodologies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience taming and managing state in complex apps using patterns like Flux/Redux.
Experience with JS build tools such as npm, gulp, webpac

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field and 6 years experience building scalable ecommerce applications or mobile software

Additional Preferred Qualifications


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Company Summary


Walmart Global eCommerce is comprised of Walmart.com, VUDU, SamsClub.com, and our technical powerhouse @WalmartLabs. Here, innovators incubate next gen e-commerce solutions in real-time. We integrate online, physical, and mobile shopping experiences for billions of customers around the globe. How do we do it? We continuously build and invest in new technology including open source tools and big data innovations. Data scientists, front and back-end engineers, product managers, and web and UX/UI teams collaborate alongside e-commerce experts to envision, prototype, and bring revolutionary ideas to life in a dynamic, flexible and fun work culture.

Position Summary


Position Summary
As a Staff Software engineer, you will design, create and own major customer-facing portions of the UK ecommerce platform. We are looking for a thought leader who has a passion for creating UI frameworks and establishing coding standards across the organization and specializes in modern presentation layer technologies.