Core Services Engineer
Project Kepler is part of Walmart’s Store No 8, an innovation hub formed by the world’s largest retailer focused on identifying and investing in trends and technologies reshaping the shopping experience. Project Kepler’s mission is to create step change in-store experiences, leveraging emerging technology to help define and deliver on evolving customer expectations. Its success requires a cross-functional, mission-based team that is highly entrepreneurial, collaborative and passionate about solving the unsolved problems.
As a Core Services engineer you will be working with a varied and full stack of services. When we say Full Stack here, we mean we are looking for an engineer who likes the low-level stuff, gets excited about blinking LED’s on Arduinos, spends their spare time dreaming up the endless possibilities of automation bliss on a Raspberry Pi. You also need to enjoy talking about the performance and capacity aspects of hardware, I/O ports, memory & network bandwidth and the rest of it. If someone tossed a Microcontroller your way, can you get to Hello World with no support? Are you comfortable talking to DevOps engineers about networks, SANS and CIDR blocks, reasoning about massive data networks and the likes.
That’s just the soft stuff, as a Core Services Engineer you will be building out scalable enterprise solutions in a non-standard environment, there will be some cloud, some Kubernetes, some bare metal blades. You will be working with a range of cloud technologies, microservices, event sourcing, partner integrations and more. In conjunction with multiple product and technology groups, your services will work to create a best-in-class consumer experience in the physical retail space.
- Develop and maintain core services driving the Kepler platform.
- Develop and maintain integration level APIs.
- Coordinate among integration partners for deliverables and orchestration of products.
- Work with Product teams to shape inbound ideas into reality.
- Ownership of the architecture and code that you bring to a production environment
- BA/BS in related Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent + relevant experience
- Or 8+ years relevant industry experience
- Experience with Continuous Delivery
- Experience with cloud computing, microservices and event sourcing.
- Experience with storage technologies such as Cassandra, Cosmos DB, or PostgreSQL.
- Experience with stream/message distribution platforms such as Kafka, Azure Event Hubs.
- Comfortable with fast-paced development and iteration.
- Comfortable with the lower level networking and hardware stuff
- Some experience with streaming architectures, and associated protocols
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