(USA) Staff Software Engineer

(USA) Staff Software Engineer

  • Location RESTON, VA
  • Career Area Software Development and Engineering
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1164220

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Company Summary 

By bringing together online, mobile, and social with our 11,000+ stores around the world, Walmart eCommerce is creating a seamless experience for customers to shop in the way that’s most convenient for them—anytime and anywhere. When you combine our unmatched assets in retail with our commitment to building best-in-class eCommerce capabilities, we’re positioned to serve customers in ways no one else can. 
At Walmart eCommerce, our business and technology teams collaborate to drive technology that’s creating billions of better customer experiences for the world’s largest global retailer. What’s the next big thing? See for yourself at Walmart eCommerce. As idea explorers for eCommerce, our engineers, scientists, consumer internet professionals and visionaries design, prototype and build extraordinary products.  
With over 1,500 associates in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, San Diego, Portland and Bangalore, we’re bringing together some of the best professionals around the world. If you’re inspired by the opportunity to solve hard problems at scale and make a difference for our customers, join us. 

Division Summary 

Through the innovative fusion of retail, social and mobile, Walmart Global Tech is redefining eCommerce for the largest retailer worldwide. We are a group comprised of the brightest technologists and business people in the industry, excited about the limitless opportunities that this next generation of Commerce will bring to billions of people around the globe, all in an effort to help them save money and live better. 
As the idea incubator for the world's largest global retailer, we don't just build products, we create experiences. Every day is an opportunity to reshape the landscape of ecommerce while having a lasting impact on the industry. Walmart Global Tech taps into the talents of online retail visionaries to design, prototype and build technology-fueled products that bridge the gap between what's next and what's best. 
Walmart Global Tech brings together dozens of engineers, scientists and product experts to execute a cutting-edge vision. If you're fluent in the language of innovation, Walmart Global Tech is a place to become a leading change agent. Join us. 

Position Summary 

Reporting to Sr Manager of Cloud Engineering, a Staff Software Engineer works closely with Infrastructure Engineering, Application Development and Operations teams to provide highly available and fault tolerant cloud storage services.  

Using various automated tools, you will provide scalable and reliable storage solutions to manage Public and Private clouds within multiple disparate cloud infrastructures. You will develop data insights by utilizing data analytics solutions and drive optimal utilization of storage. While Engineering interaction remains main focus of the Staff Software Engineer role, working with customers to deploy cloud-based services to analyze and improve storage efficiencies based on utilization, performance, and TCO will be critical.  

Additionally, the Staff Software Engineer will own tasks to designing, interfacing with Enterprise Architects, developers and support to escalate, reproduce, validate, debug or deploy software. You will also be working with other platform teams to help integrate our services into the larger ecosystem. You will identify opportunities in the ecosystem that will help us to unlock higher value for our service offerings. You will be part of a team of highly motivated engineers who work very well together. 



  • Design, document, implement, communicate, evangelize, advocate for, and optimize cross-functional Cloud Storage solutions 

  • Enable Application teams to follow best practices to deploy on Cloud Platforms and optimize Storage spend and improve efficiency and performance based on utilization 

  • Drive significant architectural decisions about the next iterations of our Public and Private Cloud that will improve efficiency and reduce Cloud Storage spend 

  • Build, tune, troubleshoot block and object storage systems in high availability storage clusters 

  • Design automation for storage optimization and other processes on various cloud platforms 

  • Breach the communication gap between Infrastructure (Cloud) and Applications 

  • Participate in a 12x7 on-call rotation 

  • Create and maintain technical documentation for operational readiness 

  • Design and maintain cloud storage best practices 

  • Become a solid contributor on our team, and build, extend and maintain some of the key infrastructure that powers our Public and Private Cloud platform 

  • Provide troubleshooting expertise for storage performance and other issues 

  • Train and educate others within Technology about Cloud technologies. 

  • Solve business needs by evaluating different storage technology options and vendor products. 

  • Develop and integrate provisioning and lifecycle tools for storage services components   

  • Contribute to an environment that promotes and reinforces the highest standards of integrity and   

  • Demonstrates creativity and strength in the face of change, obstacles, or adversity   

  • Adapt to competing demands and shifting priorities   


In addition to being technically sound, results driven with a strong operational background and impressive analytical ability, you will need the following to be successful: 

  • Strong familiarity with any combination of the following: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, OpenStack and understanding of various cloud abstraction layers to select the right technology for our needs 

  • Experience supporting large scale, highly available, production Cloud Storage deployments in public and private cloud deployments 

  • Experience with any combination of Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Ceph, S3 

  • Experience using source control systems (git), scripting (Python/Shell etc) 

  • Experience in configuration management tools like Ansible/Puppet/Chef    

  • Experience with Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)    

  • Experience in Architecting infra solutions for applications   

  • Experience with monitoring, reporting tools and data analytics   

  • Good understanding of clustered/distributed systems    

  • Apply best practice and team standards while meeting service level objectives    

  • Experience working with cloud deployments (scaling, resiliency, load balancing etc) and solid understanding of Service Monitoring, KPI, SLA, Disaster Recovery 

  • Deep experience with the Linux ecosystem, automation of common tasks, and configuration of systems monitoring tools 

  • Experience with capacity/performance management, monitoring and tuning 

  • Experience with firewalls, VPN, routing, switching, load balancers, monitoring, security and DNS 

  • Knowledge of systems management concepts, processes and standards 

  • Experience with Network Storage, Replication and Backups (SAN, iSCSI, NFS, etc.) is a plus. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate with other organizations across the business while managing customer expectations. 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS or similar field of study OR work equivalent 

  • Work equivalent to 8+ years of experience  

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and 4 years’ experience in software engineering or related field OR 6 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 3 years' experience in software engineering

Primary Location...

10790 PARKRIDGE DR. SUITE 200, RESTON, VA 20191, United States of America

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?

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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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