Senior QA Engineer @ Albertsons Companies - Pleasanton, CA

Job Overview

2 months ago

Senior QA Engineer

Albertsons Companies - Pleasanton, CA

About the company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw’s and many more recognizable names.

What you will be doing

This role will be an individual contributor role with hands-on engineering responsibilities to lead Development/Engineering and QA teams in delivering projects that pertain to the Digital Marketing. The candidate will partner with its peer development team members, other cross-functional Technology and Engineering teams, business stakeholders and leadership team distributed across geographical locations including Pleasanton CA.

Main responsibilities

  • Provide expertise and design solutions for consumer facing web applications as well as system integration with internal systems and with external vendors
  • Provide technical leadership in design, development, and testing of business solutions
  • Prepare and present potential technical solutions and advise the business on approach and tradeoffs
  • Work with scrum masters, product owners, UI developers, back-end developers QA engineers and subject matter experts to understand the complex technological system in order to produce integrated end-to-end solution options
  • Communicate solution approaches to enterprise architects, project teams, leadership and other stakeholders
  • Keep up-to-date on cutting edge technologies like Cloud, APIs, Machine Learning, IoT, Mobile, Social and Big Data... etc.
  • Works with Solution Architects and Engineers to identify and mitigate architectural risks and issues across programs and projects.
  • Ensures that the solution architecture and design align with the Target Architecture for the project.
  • Ensuring adherence to architecture standards and processes.
  • Ensuring that the solution meets the functional and non-functional requirements approved by the business.
  • Leverages existing and participates in the creation and augmentation of new and existing reusable service components and patterns.
  • Defines the structure of systems, their interfaces, and the principles that guide its organization, software design and implementation.
  • Write technical requirements, stories, task break-up at the right level
  • Ensures Integration Requirements & Designs are supported by standard Safeway Development Patterns and if required augments them if new patterns emerge.
  • Defines and supports reusable application components from a business and technology perspective.
  • Contributor to application development principles and patterns.
  • Partners with Enterprise, Application, and other Lead Architects in driving modular, services-oriented integration and solutions architectures.
  • Able to provide coding and technical direction to less experienced staff or develops highly complex original code.
  • Lead projects, provide technical leadership, coach and mentor team members.

What we are searching for

  • 4 year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems or relational functional field) and/or equivalent combination of education or work experience
  • 6+ years of hands-on programming and integration experience (Java, J2EE/Spring, SOAP and/or REST APIs)
  • Significant experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies is required
  • Experience in Microsoft Azure, GCP or AWS is required
  • Experience in application containerization with Dockers/Kubernetes is strongly preferred
  • Experience in No-SQL and in-memory DB (MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis...) is strongly preferred
  • Experience in high-performance and high-frequency data streaming (using Kafka, Storm etc.) and handling large volume of batch data (using ETL technologies) is strongly preferred
  • Deep familiarity with DevOps processes and CI/CD tools/processes is strongly preferred
  • Experience in the e-commerce domain, with deep understanding of product search and browse, catalog and master data management, pertaining to Retail/Grocery industry is preferred
  • Experience in Jira, Confluence is strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of architecture/design patterns and best practices.
  • Strong emphasis on Testing, Quality and Automation
  • Strong ability to decompose a broad level business requirement into technical implementation.
  • Ability to mentor and guide development team members.
  • Strong organization skills with good interpersonal skills and a customer service oriented attitude.
  • Strong experience building consumer facing solutions and building applications on the public cloud
  • Deep knowledge of scalability, security and maintainability of high volume Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate and drive highly complex technology solutions to broad audiences within and outside of Technology and Engineering
  • Ability to define solutions from very high level business ideas
  • Ability to work independently

Physical Environment:

  • Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
  • Will use keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during the course of normal workday.
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.
  • Work day is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.

What it is like at Albertsons?

Albertsons Culture Principles

Compassion : We always treat each other with kindness and respect

Team : We always support and recognize each other

Inclusive : We always value everyone’s perspective

Learning : We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others

Competitive : We always act with integrity to win over the customer

Ownership : We always take actions to drive our success

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