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    Kroger is looking for a Advanced Software Engineering Manager- Fully Remote (EST/CST only)

    Do you enjoy coaching and mentoring engineers to grow in their career?

    Do you have a strong technical background and experience building and deploying services and applications…

    Our Supply Chain Technologies pillar is looking for an Advanced Software Engineering Manager to join the Replenishment & Inventory team to manage the software design, development, implementation and support of software engineering teams and lead engineering projects.

    As the Replenishment & Inventory Technology team continues the process of modernization, there are various innovative and sophisticated projects going on to integrate systems and create a seamless workflow. We want top talent to assist us on this journey as we explore ever-expanding ways to enhance the customer experience!

    Here's what you'll be doing:

    • Lead and mentor a team of ~15- 20 FTE and contractors
    • Hire and manage engineers; assign, direct, and evaluate their work/performance by writing performance reviews and providing feedback
    • Present practical input for strategic technology decisions; synthesize complex problems and present simple, practical, reliable, and maintainable solutions
    • Drive strategic alignment of system specifications, associate requirements, and project schedules of technology services
    • Support preparation of technology roadmap and provide input to business roadmap
    • Improve technology agility facilitating the use & creation of Cloud Services, REST APIs, design patterns, Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Test Driven Design (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD), version control, proper environment releases, etc.
    • Drive root-cause analysis of critical business and production issues to prevent future occurrences as well as review/approve potential solutions
    • Establish performance standards and procedures, regulatory compliance and conduct ongoing performance audits

    Tech Stack:

    • Java
    • Spring Boot
    • Rest/JSON, and XML microservices and APIs
    • Docker/Containerization
    • Azure cloud solutions (Terraform, Kubernetes, Rancher, AKS, etc.)

    Want to join?

    We're looking for someone with:

    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing, deploying, and supporting the above tech stack
    • At least 1- 2 years of personnel leadership/ management experience (Tech Lead, Team Lead, Manager, etc.)
    • Any experience developing and/or architecting cloud/on-prem data engineering solutions using Azure data factory or Databricks
    • 2+ years of experience in eCommerce, retails systems or high transaction software solutions
    • Ideal candidates would also have experience with: Front-end development (Angular, React, etc.) and Messaging (Kafka/MQ)
    • Must be located in CST or EST