Who we are
Imagine working in a place where continuous improvement and innovation is celebrated and rewarded; where fast-paced, high-impact teams come together to positively drive results for one of the largest & most iconic brands in the world.
As the only rapidly growing retailer, you may know us as your friendly neighborhood store. You probably know our familiar name, have seen our pervasive logo, and have tried our highly sought-after products, such as Slurpee and Big Bite . Brain Freeze is a 7-Eleven registered trademark for our 53-year old Slurpee and with over 67,000 stores globally (more than any other retailer or food service provider), we sell over 14 million a month.
But there's a lot more to our story and much more left to be written. We are transforming our business, ensuring we are customer obsessed and digitally enabled to seamlessly link our brick and mortar stores with digital products and services.
At 7-Eleven the entrepreneurial spirit is in our DNA and has been ever since our inception 90+ years ago. It's what drove us to invent the convenience industry in 1927 by envisioning how a simple ice dock could provide household staples such as milk and eggs to better serve the needs of our customers.
Today we are redefining convenience and the customer experience in big ways...we are fundamentally changing our culture and we want talented, innovative, customer obsessed, and entrepreneurial people like you to come make history with us.
How we lead
At 7-Eleven we are guided by our Leadership Principles.
Be Customer Obsessed
Be Courageous with Your Point of View
Challenge the Status Quo
Act Like an Entrepreneur
Have an It Can Be Done Attitude
Do the Right Thing
Each principle has a defined set of behaviors which help guide the 7-Eleven team to Serve Customers and Support Stores.
About the opportunity
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Lead Software Architect is a senior technologist and an inspiring leader who oversees the site architecture and design, drives the technology vision, roadmap and helps make build against buy decisions. This senior leader will work closely with engineering leaders in the group and groom them to be successful in their jobs. You will also be responsible for effective collaboration across multi-functional teams. You will work with a group of very savvy, highly motivated software engineers. We are looking for someone with superb leadership skills, experience using object-oriented methodologies, a history of working in an agile development methodology and the ability to operate within short release cycles. This is hands-on role.
Bring your insatiable hunger for learning and challenge status quo, everyday!
Overall, we are looking for an experienced Lead Architect to make intuitive high-level decisions in our overall big picture and create architectural approaches for software design and implementation to lead our development team. You will lead the software development architecture roadmap, be a significant evangelist for the latest, most relevant technologies and software engineering best-practices, and mentor leaders of the teams that define and implement software, tools, and processes to run our distributed services. Your goal will be to provide a framework for the development of a full-stack critical application for our high-transactional marketplace.
Design and architect solutions to build and extend upon our highly distributed systems.
Guide the overall design and architecture of our full stack.
Identify new technologies and techniques that can improve our overall platform.
Mentor members of the development team to help build effective engineering practices.
Communicate effectively up and down the organization including to CTOs and executives across the company.
Promote a metrics-based software development culture of quality, collaboration, rapid delivery.
Build reliable, self-healing services on unreliable hardware.
Significant prior success as a Software Engineer working on challenging problems of scale.
Solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms and excellent programming skills.
The ability to guide a team to achieve important goals together.
The desire to solve tough problems with quality software at scale.
An understanding of the value derived from shipping code rapidly to production and learning/iterating on the results.
Strong ability to coach developers, helping them improve their skills and grow their careers.
A deep understanding of web technologies.
Strong knowledge of databases, both SQL and NoSQL.
Experience with service-oriented and event-driven system architectures.
Experience building high-performance distributed systems.
Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred, advanced degree would also be desired.
Associated topics: application architect, architecture, backend, c/c++, design, matlab, programming, project architect, senior software engineer, software engineer lead