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Software Engineer – API (Node.js)

7 Eleven

This is a Contract position in Irving, TX posted September 14, 2020.

Overview ▶ Who we are Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.

As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store.

You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee® and Big Bite®.

“Brain Freeze” is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee® and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.

But there’s a lot more to our story and much more left to be written.

We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services.

At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90 years ago.

It’s what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers .

Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big wayswe are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us .

▶ How we lead At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles .

Be Customer Obsessed Be Courageous with Your Point of View Challenge the Status Quo Act Like an Entrepreneur Have an “It Can Be Done” Attitude Do the Right Thing Be Accountable Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.

About This Job: 7-Eleven is looking for a Sr.

Software Engineer
– APIs to join the Digital Technology Team.

You’re joining a multidisciplinary team of product managers, marketers, designers and engineers who create digital products that hundreds of thousands of people experience every day.

Responsibilities : The SSE must have a strong and continuously growing proficiency in RESTful API development focused on Node.js.

Actively participating in designing, developing, reviewing, testing and deploying APIs (including supporting infrastructure) to drive our digital products.

Analysis of existing database schemas and in use queries.

Executes full product life-cycle (inception through deprecation) to create highly scalable and flexible RESTful APIs to enable an infinite number of digital products.

Collaborates with other Engineers, Creative/UX designers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers, Business Analysts and Architects.

You have a passion for code and putting the customer first and delivering an exceptional experience through the creation of extendable and re-usable products.

Job Requirements: A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science is required, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience (6 years).

8 years of experience including performance tuning of large-scale databases.

Knowledge in designing and managing high availability environment.

Demonstrated experience in architecting a large-scale production database platforms including warehouse solutions.

Proficient with monitoring, collecting diagnostics and tuning Postgres as well as SQL tuning for optimal performance.

Proficient with Postgres architecture.

Advanced knowledge of SQL query execution, execution analysis & optimization, indexing strategies, etc.

Experienced PostgresSQL developers with strong skills in query tuning and analyzing explain plans.

Advanced knowledge of PL/pgSQL, triggers and writing change scripts.

Proficient with Postgres monitoring and alerting tools/processes.

Ability to work independently and effectively in complex environments.

Experience: Expert in Node.js API development.

Expert in Node.js API development.

Knowledgeable in cloud platforms (preferable AWS: both traditional EC2 and serverless Lambda), micro-services architecture, CI/CD solutions (including Docker), DevOps principles, message queue systems, and background task management.

Experience with API security frameworks, token management and user access control including OAuth, JWT, etc.

Proficient in Web frameworks (Express or Fastify) Solid foundation and understanding of relational and NoSQL database principles.

3-5 years of experience in product development as engineer or senior engineer.

Ability to work in an Agile /SCRUM environment.

Well organized with a bias for action with minimal direction.

A team player with a start-up/entrepreneur mindset.

Ravenous about learning technology and problem solving.

Strong writing and communication skills.

Experience writing APIs for multiple platforms (Web, Mobile App, etc.).

Experience with additional languages such as Python, PHP, etc Understanding of Big Data platforms and ETL in the context of Big Data.

Expertise working with Hadoop/Distributed platforms.

NoSQL databases (MongoDB, Couch, etc.).

Experience with modern front-end frameworks and tools (webpack, yarn, gulp, grunt, angular, react, sass).

Experience with BI reporting software.

Experience with high throughput infrastructures.

Expertise with Linux and deployment schemes using a configuration management tool such as Ansible / Puppet / Chef / Salt.

Knowledge of constructing PostgreSQL and SQL query strings and fine-tuning them for performance.

Familiarity with WebSocket connections.