Job Description :

Java Technical Lead

Pleasanton CA

12+ Months


Client need for a Technical Lead. 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 Customer Experience and eCommerce/Grocery Delivery business functions. The candidate will work closely with the Technology and Engineering Director or Manager of Digital Customer Experience, and partner with its peer development team members, other cross-functional Technology and Engineering teams, business stakeholders and leadership team distributed across geographical locations

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  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




  4 year degree (Computer Science, Information Systems or relational functional field) and/or equivalent combination of education or work experience

  10+ 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


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