Staff Software Engineer, Front End Lead

Staff Software Engineer, Front End Lead

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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.

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

Preferred Qualifications


About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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