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(USA) Senior Distinguished Technical Architect



Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Job Function Software Development and Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition R-1629464

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Are you passionate about pioneering cutting-edge technology that can revolutionize the world of associate (employee) experiences? Do you dream of playing a technical role that will shape the future of Global People Systems? If you possess exceptional technical expertise, you may be interested in this opportunity.

Join our dynamic and forward-thinking People Technology engineering organization as our Senior Distinguished Technical Architect, where you’ll be at the forefront of driving innovation, spearheading transformative projects and foundational improvements. We are seeking a sharp technical leader who can seamlessly bridge the gap between business requests and architecting the technical landscape to deliver. Your projects will have tremendous impact, be scalable, and at the center of platform modernization efforts in Walmart’s People Technology organization.

About Team:
The Enterprise People Technology team supports the successful deployment and adoption of new People technology across the enterprise. As a Fortune #1 company, our work impacts millions of associates globally. We strive to continuously improve people technology and products to help managers and associates so they can focus on what matters most - supporting our customers and members. People Technology is one of the major segments of Walmart Global Tech’s Enterprise Business Services, which is invested in building a compact, robust organization that includes service operations and technology solutions for Finance, People, and the Associate Digital Experience.

What you'll do:

As the Architect, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the technical direction of our products and systems. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, mentor and guide engineering professionals, and drive innovation to deliver high-quality, scalable, and robust software solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Architectural Leadership: Lead the creation and maintenance of our technical architecture, aligning it with business goals and scalability requirements.

  • System Design and Scalability: Architect complex software systems, ensuring performance, security, and scalability needs are met.

  • Technical Guidance and Mentoring: Provide hands-on technical guidance and mentorship to software engineers, fostering a culture of learning and innovation.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Product Management, UX/UI, Quality Assurance, and DevOps.

  • Code Review and Standards: Establish and enforce coding standards, design patterns, and development best practices through thorough code reviews.

  • Innovation and Research: Stay at the forefront of technological advancements, conducting research to identify emerging tools and methodologies.

  • Project Management and Delivery: Collaborate with project managers to define project scopes, milestones, and deliverables, ensuring alignment with architectural goals.

  • Collaborative Communication: Communicate complex technical concepts effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders, promoting a culture of open communication and collaboration.

What you'll bring:

  • Extensive experience in the design, development, and delivery of software products with a large user base.

  • Strong track record in an architect role with large-scale software development data backed services and applications.

  • A clear vision for architecture design and great communication skills to articulate that to all levels of stakeholders.

  • Excellent decision-making skills with the ability to balance conflicting interests in a complex and fast-paced environment.

  • Thorough understanding of distributed technologies, public cloud technologies, scalable platforms, ML- platforms, NLU, Generative AI and Operational Excellence.

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams.

  • Business acumen; combining technical vision with business insights.

About Walmart Global Tech
Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity expert's and service professionals within the world’s leading retailer who make an epic impact and are at the forefront of the next retail disruption. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. We are people-led and tech-empowered. We train our team in the skillsets of the future and bring in experts like you to help us grow. We have roles for those chasing their first opportunity as well as those looking for the opportunity that will define their career. Here, you can kickstart a great career in tech, gain new skills and experience for virtually every industry, or leverage your expertise to innovate at scale, impact millions and reimagine the future of retail.

Flexible, hybrid work:
We use a hybrid way of working that is primarily in office coupled with virtual when not onsite. Our campuses serve as a hub to enhance collaboration, bring us together for purpose and deliver on business needs. This approach helps us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team and be more flexible in our personal lives.

Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, or related area and7 years’ experience in software engineering, architecture, or related area.Option 2: 9 years’ experience in software engineering, architecture, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, or related area and 5 years' experience in software engineering, architecture, or related area

Primary Location...

508 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.