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Backend Engineer 2 - Hybrid - Seattle



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Job Description

Job Posting Description

We are a dynamic Merchandising, Inventory & Supply Chain organization, revolutionizing Nordstrom's technical landscape with innovative systems, APIs, and platforms for over 5,000 daily active users. Our ambition is to transform and enhance every aspect of business operations, empowering both internal and external users with critical tools in merchandising, inventory, and supply chain management. We're on the hunt for passionate engineers with a knack for service and API development, ready to take full ownership of the development lifecycle, a true owner at heart. Join us to be a pivotal part of our ambitious journey.

A day in the life…

  • Get the opportunity to design, build and maintain high performant APIs and critical software services 1 st party and 3rd party entities.

  • Develop robust, maintainable, reusable code for managing functionality, configuration, deployment, monitoring, performance, scalability, availability, security, and alerting for software test, integration, and production environments.

  • Plan and implement a series of steps which potentially includes reconfiguration, integration, removal, or addition of application components to enhance the application's functionality, resiliency, usability, and security.

  • Help develop common libraries and services that power merch, inventory, and supply chain process flows.

  • Develop, maintain, and enhance automated test cases and deployment procedures.

  • Design, prototype, and build: you will be hands on, show delivery mentality and lead by example.

  • Understand the Business/Stakeholder/Technical requirements and assist in analyzing the existing solutions to address the needs.

  • Assist in creation of simple, modular, extensible functional design for the product/solution in adherence to the requirements.

  • Assess gaps/ updates/ modifications between the customer/business expectations and the existing product/solutions.

  • Analyze defects from past projects/solutions to avoid recurrence of similar defects.

  • Analyze system performance impacting the complete product for non-functional requirements like reliability, operability, performance efficiency and security.

  • Troubleshoot performance and availability bottlenecks for the application.

  • Lead and enforce Nordstrom / industry engineering standards, contribute towards their continuous improvement and be active in the community of practice.

  • You will be expected to display an operational mindset, support, and ensure reliability of the solution and systems under your purview.

  • Think of the customer (other engineering teams and business users) and how they will use the features you develop, have a customer focused mentality.

  • Think deeply about the underlying system that is running your code, test driven development that prioritizes quality.

You own this if you have…

  • At least 4 years of industry experience and strong development experience in one or more Object Oriented languages (Java, Python, Kotlin).

  • Be comfortable designing and implementing Restful/GraphQL services preferably in Nodejs/TypeScript.

  • Experience with cloud application development including scalable, data driven, and message-oriented architecture.

  • Experience designing scalable microservices on Kubernetes and working knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (Terraform).

  • Experience designing loosely coupled services using asynchronous message processing including Kafka.

  • Experience working on cloud scale massive relational and No-SQL databases.

  • Experience with design patterns.

  • Experience with code repositories and version control practices.

  • Experience with test automation, CI/CD pipelines and best practices. Automated deployment experience is a plus.

  • Experience in software quality and operational excellence practices.

  • Experience in agile development methodology.


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at www.nordstrom.com.

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Pay Range Details

The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

Washington: $121,500 - $188,500 AnnuallyThis position may be eligible for performance-based incentives/bonuses. Benefits include 401k, medical/vision/dental/life/disability insurance options, PTO accruals, Holidays, and more. Eligibility requirements may apply based on location, job level, classification, and length of employment. Learn more in the Nordstrom Benefits Overview by copying and pasting the following URL into your browser: https://careers.nordstrom.com/pdfs/Ben_Overview_16.pdf