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Macys Fulfillment systems is the core engine that powers the fulfillment of customer orders placed digitally. Macys fulfillment system teams build software, hardware and processes that run fulfillment centers that handles millions of units of inventory and optimizes the best shipping methods to fulfill their promises. Members of team use cutting edge technologies and data techniques to discover solutions and build knowledge from the ground up, driving results that produce tangible impact and sustainable change.

We are looking for Principle Engineer who have passion to build new robust software, deploy in cloud and is responsible for providing solutions for wide array of problems in order optimization, pick path optimization, work scheduling and assignment and optimized bin packing algorithms. The role involves building cutting edge solutions using modern technology and frameworks including Spring Boot, React and Google Cloud.

The Principal Engineer role in Macy’s Technology is a hands-on leader in the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems. Translate business requirements into well-engineered, tested and deployed application systems that are used by the business and support these systems while in production. Interface with internal customers to determine the most efficient and cost-effective approach to meet business requirements and designs, develops, tests, installs, and deploys the required software applications. Develop solutions utilizing a variety of software technologies, including new code construction, modifications to existing modules, configuration and/or package implementation.

Essential Functions

Operations and Support Skills

  • Lead the development of the strategy and technical design for large projects. Works with Project and Product Management, defines timelines and project plans
  • Hire, coach, and mentor individuals; build a strong cross-functional organization
  • Own all operational metrics and support
  • Bring innovative ideas to the table every day, in order to find better ways of accomplishing our customer objectives. Set clear, measurable quality goals for an organization in a data-driven way
  • Foster culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
  • Analyze and estimate feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs and ensure that expected application performance levels are achieved
  • Commit to overall deliverables with customers and/or management; support evaluation of new technical directions and approaches and make recommendation to senior Macy’s Technology management
  • Lead the coding/configuration, testing, implementation, reviews and documentation of solution, and develop detailed design specifications
  • Perform complex applications programming activities, i.e. code, test, debug, document, maintain, and modify complex applications programs
  • Establish systems to monitor the operating efficiency of existing application systems and provides (or arranges for) proactive maintenance; lead the resolution of customer inquiries
  • Serve as a coach and mentor to more junior developers including delegate and manage tasks as appropriate; act as a technology mentor to team members
  • Establish standards & best practices, design guidelines/principles and patterns
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures
  • Serve as a technical expert on existing applications and other inter- related/adjacent systems and applications
  • Design systems/applications with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms)
  • Evaluate the applicability of leading edge technologies and uses this information to significantly influence future business strategies
  • Bring technical and/or business systems knowledge from external sources and incorporates those ideas into IT work
  • Consistently demonstrate regular, dependable attendance & punctuality
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and/or Engineering and 10+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 10 years of software development experience preferred
  • Expert hands-on development experience with Java and related technologies and frameworks (Spring – boot, Spring Data, Rest services)
  • Experience with React JS
  • General interest in technology and ability to learn and ability to learn and adapt new technology and architectures
  • Experience in working on Cloud technologies, preferably cloud native with Google Cloud Platform would be a STRONG plus
  • Experience supporting multiple application environments with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages)
  • Experience in providing analysis to customers / business analysts on proposed solutions, working with the customers, business analysts and other colleagues as appropriate to develop a solution that provides a balance between performance, and customer service

Seniority Level

Mid-Senior level


  • Retail

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain

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