Walmart – Director, Software Engineering – Sunnyvale, CA

September 18, 2022

Job Description



Job title: Director, Software Engineering

Company: Walmart


Job description: Position Summary…

What you’ll do…

Director of Engineering, AdTech – Display Product Platform

At Walmart our mission is to help people save money and live better. We are the Fortune #1 company with 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries. We touch more than 200 million customers every week. At Walmart Global Tech we build innovative technology to serve our customers online and in our stores. We solve most complex technical problems when it comes to scale, availability and user experience. We are innovating the next generation of omni-channel commerce. Do you want to influence how the next 50 years of retail will look like? Come join us.

Our Team (Advertising and Marketing Technology)

Our Advertising and Marketing Technology team is part of Walmart Global Tech. We are group of engineers and data scientists. We build technology to connect Walmart’s suppliers & sellers to the shoppers online and in-stores. We use cutting edge machine learning and optimization algorithms on billions of ad impressions and Walmart’s proprietary online and in-store data to facilitate customer’s shopping journey. We are building the next generation omni-advertising platforms to deliver performance and value at scale.

What You Will Do

As Director of Engineering for AdTech team, you will lead our Display booking application development. You will be managing a global team of 30+ engineers over time. The role entails the following responsibilities:

  • Technically lead and mentor a high-performance engineering team, engineering managers and provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure delivery of high-quality products
  • Build and manage relations with the business partners and understand their business requirements. Closely work with the Product Management, Architects, and cross-functional teams
  • Work with stakeholders to define the future roadmap of the products, adopt latest technology innovation wherever necessary
  • Build tools and automation to prevent re-occurrence of problems to mission-critical products and services and engender reliability and availability, starting with metrics and measurements
  • Define engineering practices, product development patterns and drive products development to scale to Walmart requirements.
  • Follow agile methodologies and program practices in product development lifecycle and focus on team productivity improvements using right tools and processes.
  • Hire talent, mentor and grow the team.
  • Proactively monitor, identify and resolve customer issues.

What You Will Bring

  • Domain expertise in AdTech focused on Display and Video
  • Strong engineering leadership expertise in medium to large size company.
  • Proven experience in hiring and mentoring world-class engineering teams.
  • Leading large scale systems in fast-paced environments,
  • Expertise in multiple distributed technologies (e.g. Spark/Storm, Kafka, Key Value Stores, Caching, etc.) and web application stacks (ReactJS, Node, Java)
  • Experience managing web application teams
  • Experience in one or more public cloud technologies like GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Experience in working in large teams using CI/CD and agile methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field and 12+ years of industry experience.

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 duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

Beyond competitive pay, 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.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you’ll quickly find we’re a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you’ll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you’ll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life

About Global Tech

Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. That’s what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We’re a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human-led is our true disruption.

We’re virtual

Working virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting. Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. We’ll collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose.

Minimum Qualifications…

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

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and 6 years’ experience in software engineering or related field OR 8 years’ experience in software

engineering or related field.

3 years’ supervisory experience.

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 or related field and 5 years’ experience in software engineering

Primary Location… 640 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-4828, United States of America


Expected salary:

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Job date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 04:40:19 GMT



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