Staff Software Engineer - Systems Reliability

Johns Creek - Georgia

Date Posted: Oct. 29, 2018

Requisition ID: MAC12513


Job Overview: 

This Staff Software Engineer role in Macy’s Technology is a leader in the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems.


Translate business requirements into well-engineered, tested and deployed application systems that are used by the business, and support these systems while in production.  Interface with internal customers to determine the most efficient and cost-effective approach to meet business requirements and design, develop, test, install, and deploy the required software applications.  Develop solutions utilizing a variety of software technologies, including new code construction, modifications to existing modules, configuration and/or package implementation. Perform other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:


• Lead the development of the strategy and technical design for large work type 2 and 3 projects, i.e.  define timelines and project plans, analyze and estimate feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs; ensure that expected application performance levels are achieved.

• Commit to overall deliverables with customers and/or management.

• Recommend vendors for projects, and negotiates terms/conditions with vendors, and support evaluation of new technical direction and approach with recommendations to Macy’s Technology senior management.

• Lead the coding/configuration, testing, implementation and documentation of solution and develop detailed design specifications.

• Perform complex applications programming activities, including code, test, debugging, documentation, maintenance, and modification to complex application programs.

• Monitor and establish operating efficiency of existing application systems and provide (or arrange for) proactive maintenance; lead the resolution of customer inquiries.

• Serve as a coach and mentor to more junior developers to include delegating and managing tasks, as appropriate.

• Serve as a technical expert on existing applications and other inter-related/adjacent systems and applications.

• Design systems/applications with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms).

• Evaluate the applicability of leading edge technologies and use this information to significantly influence future business strategies.

• Generate technical and/or business systems knowledge and ideas from external sources and incorporate those ideas into IT work.

• Act as a technology mentor to team members.

• Consistently demonstrate regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. 






• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and/or Engineering and 10+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's degree preferred.

• 8-10 years of “hands-on” experience with Java Enterprise, Java application servers (Websphere, or Weblogic, or JBOSS), and relational databases (Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server).

3-5 years of “hands-on” experience with Web Services and Messaging Layer using SOAP, REST, JAXB, JMS.

• In-depth knowledge of event-driven architecture (EDA) and service-oriented architecture (SOA).

• Deep technical understanding of the technologies in the enterprise systems; includes (but not limited to) Java/J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, EMS, Kafka, JBoss, RDBMS, Cloud/Microservices, Caching, Secure Development Lifecycle, Distributed Processing.

• Experience in CI/CD, DevOps process and tools, and Containerization.

• Demonstrate a broad understanding of the application flow and technical architectures.


Communication Skills:


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Ability to read, write, and interpret complex technical documents.


Mathematical Skills:


• Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and analytical skills.


Reasoning Ability:


• Very strong analysis/troubleshooting skills, strong partnering/relationship building skills. 

• Ability to consider options and make business decisions (e.g. selection of tools/methodologies for projects). 


Physical Demands:


• This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.

• May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.

• May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time. 

• Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.

• May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.


Work Hours:


• Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs.


Company Profile:


Macy’s Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers.  With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage.  Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as, and  Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements.  Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York.


This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.