Software Engineer III

Software Engineer III

  • Location RESTON, VA
  • Career Area Software Development and Engineering
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD425544

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...


We are looking for a Backend Engineer, who will be responsible for improving our merchandise picking system within our Walmart Stores. If you are looking to work on a highly scalable and resilient Kafka Streaming application, look no further. 

Walmart Technology

We employ big data at scale -- from machine learning, data mining and optimization algorithms, to modeling and analyzing massive flows of data from online, social, mobile, and offline commerce. We don’t just engineer cool websites, mobile apps, and new services; we use our own open source tools to create the framework. Deployment is automated and accelerated through our open cloud platform. This makes us incredibly nimble and able to adjust in real-time to our global customers.

Walmart's Global Cloud Platform team helps thousands of developers save time and code better, so that millions of Walmart associates can help hundreds of millions of customers save money and live better. We sustain millions of transactions per second, process petabytes of data, and enable tens of thousands of production deployments per day. We simplify the complexities of scale and unify software development for all aspects of the business, digital and physical.

You'll sweep us off our feet if you.. :

BS degree in Computer Science or related field.

5+ years of software development (Java is preferable)

Being independent thinker and problem solver

Experience with being a core contributor to a software project: understanding domain and business requirements, being responsible for critical parts of application

Solid skills in java stack (Spring, Maven, JaxRs, Hibernate)

Solid experience with web services (REST APIs, understanding idempotency, HTTP methods and response codes)

Experience with using Linux command line tools

Experience using source control systems (git)

Experience with working with CI/CD (Jenkins/Travis)

Experience with working with cloud deployments (scaling, resiliency, load balancing etc)

Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases (MSSLQ, Cassandra, Couchbase)

Experience working with message stream systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ)

Experience working in agile environment (Scrum, daily standups etc)

Additional qualifications that are a plus:

Understanding micro-service architecture and domain driven approach

Experience of delivering and supporting a large scale production system

Experience working with logging and application monitoring stack: Splunk, Grafana etc

Experience working with docker containers and container orchestration basics (Docker, Kubernetes/Docker Swarm)

Some level of experience with UI - being able to understand UI tech stack, needs and limitations

Good communication skills, working in multi-team projects

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 2 years’ experience in software engineering or related field OR 4 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.

Masters: Computer Science

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

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