Principal Software Engineer

Principal Software Engineer

What you'll do

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer professional in our Sunnyvale, CA office.


Duties: Perform root cause analysis of critical business and production issues. Drive the execution of multiple business plans and projects, including performing architecture, design and development of software components and services for Walmart search infrastructure and big data analytics. Ensure business needs are being met. Provide technical guidance in large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects. Perform the discovery phase of large projects to develop high level design. Coordinate cross-functional activities in the groups of ten to twenty engineers, including offshore associates, for assigned Engineering projects. Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity. Support business objectives. Provide technical guidance to other members of the team on software engineering and technology.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering (Any) or related field and 2 years of experience with building scalable, high performing and robust Java applications.

Skills required: Experience with requirements analysis and Solution Architecture. Demonstrated knowledge of Enterprise Software Development. Experience with Real-time data processing, Kafka, Messaging queues. Experience with Distributed Architectures, Scalability, High-Availability. Demonstrated knowledge of Java and Python. SQL experience. Experience with Big Data, Analytics, Hadoop. Demonstrated knowledge of Search Engine Technology, Solr or Elasticsearch. Experience with developing applications for Linux, Unix operating systems. Employer will accept any amount of experience with the required skills.


Wal-Mart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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