(USA) Staff Software Engineer - Tech

(USA) Staff Software Engineer - Tech

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Software Development and Engineering
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD344174

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Staff Site Reliability Engineer 

Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) are responsible for keeping all production services/systems running smoothly. SREs are a blend of pragmatic operators and software craftspeople that apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline, and mature automation to environments and the codebase. Specialize in systems, be it Linux/Unix, Networking, storage systems, and more specific interest in improving reliability, performance, scalability, monitoring and measuring the distributed systems/services. Staff SREs meet the following criteria: 


  • Create innovative solutions to push the technical boundaries that would help business. 
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in 4-5 of the following areas to mentor and guide other team members. 
  • CI/CD automation – Building automated pipelines 
  • Automation - Use Ansible to efficiently manage infrastructure 
  • Networking – DNS, Load balancing(L4/7), TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL 
  • Optimize Performance and Cost across the tech stack (Network, Compute and Storage) 
  • Build/Use Kubernetes and containerizing systems 
  • Administering/Manage MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Apache Storm and Apache Kafka clusters. 
  • Build Monitoring and Metrics platforms using Sensu/Prometheus, Grafana and integrating with Slack, X-Matters and Custom tools. 
  • Administering Logging platform (Scribe+ELK) 
  • Capacity Management 
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability strategy 


  • Able to build a tech roadmap based on product requirements 
  • Able to influence team and the developers to build systems that are production ready 
  • Proposes and drives architectural changes to solve scale and performance issues 
  • Can lead large cross functional projects and define KPIs to measure success (SLA, SLO, SLI) 

Collaboration and Communication: 

  • Drives Root Cause Analysis (RCA) along with the engineering community. 
  • Works with platform/engineering teams influencing designs that will improve the overall efficiency and productivity. 
  • Contributes to runbooks and general documentation 
  • Improves team practices in handoff of work and incidents 

Influence and Maturity: 

  • Involved in hiring process - involved in interviews and qualifying candidates 
  • Mentors and Coaches team members 
  • Able to de-escalate conflicts inside and outside the team 
  • Writes in-depth documentation that shares knowledge 
  • Helps develop team members to raise the overall bar 

About Global Tech 

Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human-led is our true disruption. 

We’re virtual 

Working virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting.  Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. We’ll collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose.   

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor of Science and 6 years' experience in software engineering OR Master of Science and 3 years' experience in software engineering

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no 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?

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, 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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