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Principal Software Engineer

Company: CarMax
Location: Plano
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

8117 - Dallas Technology Hub - 5830 Granite Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75024

CarMax, the way your career should be!
About this job

At CarMax, we are industry disruptors. At the heart of our innovation is new digital products. Working on many different aspects of the customer experience, our Principal Engineers research and discover new opportunities and shape products to fulfill them. From inception to completion, you will develop tools and technology, learning quickly from our spirit of experimentation. You will have a direct impact on improving the performance of our business and ensuring customers can buy the vehicles they want in a way that is right for them!

Lead development for an industry leader

At CarMax, we want to disrupt our industry by empowering customers to buy a car on their own terms - allowing them to transact with us anytime, anywhere. As a Lead developer, you'll be at the forefront of driving technical innovation alongside several product teams who are creating a seamless online transaction experience for our customers and associates.

You are: Able to balance customer needs with business goals and know how to deliver technical solutions that enhance business value. Creative, curious, and highly analytical, you never stop learning and thrive on constant change in the digital marketplace. From inception to completion, you will develop tools and technology, learning quickly from our spirit of experimentation. Overall, you will have a direct impact on improving the performance of our business and ensuring customers can buy the vehicles they want in a way that's right for them.

We are: A team of experts (such as a Product Manager, Lead Developer, Delivery Manager, Analyst/Data Scientist, and other Software Developers), working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, and customer-focused environment to bring a seamless online shopping experience to life.

Together we'll be: A passionate technology team, developing ground-breaking products. Working collaboratively and creatively as part of a close-knit product team, you will be part of the development process from end to end: consulting users, carrying out experiments, tackling complex business problems and implementing new products.

What you will do - Essential responsibilities

  • Facilitate discussions between architects, other lead developers, and business partners to create new services for our product teams
  • Hands-on development on the services, APIs, and other capabilities that your team constantly iterates on
  • Guide and mentor a team focused on providing software capabilities to our product teams
  • Lead technical execution within an agile environment including discovery, design, development and testing
  • Stay on top of industry trends and best practice to continuously improve what we do and ensure our customer experience is the best it can be
    What technologies you'll be working with

    This role requires hands-on work in technologies such as Azure PaaS (Functions, App Services, App Insights, Structured/Unstructured data storage, Redis, and others), .NET Core, TeamCity or Azure DevOps for CI/CD, Akamai edge, load testing / automated testing tools, Splunk, and API management systems.

    Qualifications and requirements
    • At least eight years of application development experience
    • Hands-on experience with Microsoft.NET (#C) and .NET Core
    • 5 + years experience with JavaScript for production system using tools such as Angular or ReactJS desired
    • Experience with API design, microservice architectures, and messaging paradigms highly preferred
    • Knowledge of and experience with cloud platforms such as Azure or AWS preferred
    • Solid understanding of DevOps capabilities such as automated testing, continuous integration, and continuous delivery preferred
    • Experience with designing security for APIs
    • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or equivalent experience
    • Proven ability to mentor and develop others
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Posting: Role (Hybrid)
    • Work Location and Arrangement: This role will be based in the Plano, TX CarMax Technology Innovation Center and have a Hybrid work arrangement.

      About CarMax

      CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation's largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

      Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For .

      Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

      CarMax is committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe, welcoming, and inclusive work environment.

      CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, and any other characteristics protected by law.

      Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application. Associated topics: algorithm, backend, back end, c c++, develop, perl, programming, sde, software developer, sw

Keywords: CarMax, Plano , Principal Software Engineer, Other , Plano, Texas

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