Job Description :

Job Title: Software Engineer Level 3

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Duration: 12+ months initially

Job Description

The Kroger Digital team is hiring a Senior Software Engineer to work within Kroger's Unified Order Services domain for Pickup, Ship, and Delivery modalities. This team is responsible for designing, building, and supporting full-stack applications that include (but are not limited to) capturing customer's online orders, managing order life cycle, routing orders to the appropriate internal and 3rd party fulfilment channels, surfacing Inventory levels, and enabling returns/refunds. Our services are highly scalable and utilized by all digital channels (web, mobile, voice). Our mission is to build best-in-class web services to accept a customer eCommerce order from anywhere, anytime, and process them as promised.

Essential Job Functions:

Lead and participate in the design and implementation of large and/or architecturally significant applications.

Champion company standards and best practices. Work to continuously improve software delivery processes and practices.

Build partnerships across the application, business and infrastructure teams.

Develop programming specifications. Design, code and unit test application code using Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices.

Complete estimates and work plans independently as appropriate for design, development, implementation and rollout tasks.

Create technical system documentation and ensure that this documentation remains current throughout all phases of the SDLC.

Communicate with the appropriate teams to ensure that assignments are managed appropriately and that completed assignments are of the highest quality.

Support and maintain applications utilizing required tools and technologies. Provide support for applications, including involvement with the Support Center, NOC, Infrastructure teams, and vendors as appropriate. Provide off-hours support (24 x 7) as required.

Assist other personnel on assignments including mentoring or providing on-the-job training to more junior associates. Mentor team members in software development principles, patterns, processes and practices.

Direct the day-to-day work activities of other team members.

Identify, uphold and apply Web engineering best practices

Implement Web design principles to ensure our Web apps are performant, accessible, and provide the ideal user experience on devices of various sizes.

Collaborate with designers, product managers, and team to iterate on design and implementation

Assist in the development of applications & features that will be used by customers and internal associates


At least 1 year of React/Redux commercial experience (within last 2 years)

7+ years of strong Web-UI development and/or Node.js server/application experience (with demonstrable HTML, CSS, JavaScript technology usage)

Excellent programming skills in JavaScript (ES 2015+) and/or Typescript

Experience using Git and npm in a collaborative environment

Demonstrable knowledge of these concepts:

o Software Design Principles and Patterns

o Browsers (HTTP, APIs, event loop, render cycle, etc.)

o Build Tools (Webpack, Rollup, etc.)

o CI/CD (tools, pipelines, patterns)

o Automated Testing (unit, functional, contract, mocking, etc.)

o Application Performance Tuning (Lighthouse, browser dev tools, etc.)

o WAI-ARIA, WCAG, & assistive technology

o Progressive Web App (PWA) technologies

o Java/Golang

o Spring

o No-SQL databases e.g. Cassandra

o Messaging platforms e.g. Kafka


Experience/knowledge with:

o eCommerce experience in the Order, and/or Inventory domains

o Functional programming in JavaScript

o Server-side development experience with Node.js or similar language/framework

o Jest/Mocha/React Testing Library

o Webpack/Rollup

o Yarn

o Babel

o Webdriver IO/Functional Testing

o GitLab/Github

o Web UI framework experience (Angular, Vue, Stencil, Svelte, etc.)

o Web Components

o Flowtype/TypeScript


o Bash Scripting

o Cloud Platforms (Azure, GCP, Cloud Foundry)

o Docker


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