Software Development Engineer

Full Time Mountain View CA Walmart

Position Summary…

What you'll do…

Staff Software Engineer – Frontend Engineering Lead

Our team:

Walmart’s Advertising Technology group enables the connection between supplier brands and retail shoppers at an unprecedented scale. As primary stewards of our brand promise, “Save Money. Live Better,” we work alongside some of the most talented people in the world to engage with the more than 150M households who shop with us. This position is part of the Sponsored Products team in the Advertising Technology organization. Walmart is investing in building a world-class advertising platform and the Sponsored Products team is responsible for building performance advertising products that drive discovery, sales, and profit. The team operates an end-to-end advertising platform that includes the ad server that serves hundreds of millions of impressions each day, sophisticated ad matching algorithms, real-time measurement, self-service buying interface for end to end campaign management.

We are a highly motivated group of engineers and data scientists, working in an agile group to solve sophisticated and high impact problems. We serve billions of ad requests every month with our high-performance ad servers. We build smart data systems that ingest, model and analyze massive flow of data from online and offline user activity. We use cutting edge machine learning, data mining and optimization algorithms to analyze data. Above all, we are passionate about delivering experiences that our customers and advertisers love.

What is the role:

A successful person in this role will own major components of the advertising data landscape, drive alignment with other teams, guide architecture and design within the team and influence it outside. As a Frontend Engineering Lead you will:

  • Development and Maintenance of Tools for enhanced Ad trafficking, automation, and creative previews

  • Develop, Debug next level Ad Products that serve on any of our platforms, on- and off property, online and in-store

  • Identify challenges and opportunities on behalf of internal and external parties, and then simply/execute the solution

  • Translate business objectives into technical execution for engineers/developers (e.g. config setup, APIs, etc.)

  • Review implementations (code review, QA, etc.) and provide in-depth technical guidance for any fixes

  • Be the subject matter expert in ad tech – SSPs, DMPs, DSPs, marketing clouds, ad verification, ad servers, measurement, or all of the above

  • Establish workflows across teams and designate roles/responsibilities

  • Collaborate with and execute major cross-platform executions as a team, or independently when needed

  • Document knowledge and processes

  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills in working with numerous internal teams and expand personal and team knowledge of new and upcoming products

  • Contribute in all phases of the development life cycle and write well-designed, testable, efficient code

  • Ensure designs follow specifications, prepare and produce releases of software components

What you will have:

  • 7+ years of Front-End engineering experience with Web-based frameworks and languages including React.JS, Angular, Next.JS, GraphQL and Typescript

  • Closely track Ad industry trends and best practices, including IAB recommendations, standards and proposed specifications

  • Experience with Advertising ecosystem providers such as Media Trust, MOAT, IAS, DoubleVerify, self serve ad tech platforms (Facebook, Adwords, GAM etc) is a plus

  • Fundamental Web development skills (Core understanding of the web, services and how things integrate). Cookies, headers, server to server communication understanding is critical

  • Passionate towards web performance optimization. Can understand underlying fundamentals that make the page speed up

  • Experience working in a low tolerant technical service environment preferably supporting mobile or web-based products is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively with engineers, product managers, and business stakeholders alike

  • Ability to absorb complex technical concepts and communicate them to a non-technical audience

  • JavaScript fundamentals in es5/es6 (Needs to understand how the code we write can scale and get shipped to production)

  • Experience writing and integrating API’s and GraphQL views. Both in creating and integrating with, ideally in both Java/NodeJS. (We are looking for a strong FE engineer that can do some BE work, more than the other way around)

  • Experience working on Browser performance and optimization (How browser/dom is parsed and rendered)

  • BS or higher in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field or equivalent practical experience

Benefits & Perks –

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer –

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 to 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.

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.

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…

600 WEST CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SUNNYVALE, CA 94086-2486, United States of America

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