Staff Software Engineer, Web Applications @ - New York, NY

Job Overview

23 days ago

Staff Software Engineer, Web Applications - New York, NY

Job Description:
As a Staff Software Engineer you will have the opportunity to become a key member of the Customer Experience organization, building web applications, APIs and cloud-native platforms to deliver innovative and engaging experiences to our customers. We are dedicated to providing our users with the best possible experience in luxury shopping, and performance, reliability, scalability, and high availability are critical to making this happen.

Who We Are:
Saks is a world-renowned luxury ecommerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world.

On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.

Role Summary:
A Staff Software Engineer at Saks is a role model to the rest of the team for quality of contributions, technical leadership, and commitment to the improvement of the customer experience, the quality of our software, and the growth and development of the software engineering team. A Staff Software Engineer

Produces exemplary software designs, has insightful architecture awareness, and creates code that is used as a reference for clean, maintainable software.

Improves the technical proficiency and effectiveness of colleagues by being an example of a skilled software professional.

Participates in a leadership role, often in multiple teams at the same time.

Has an impact on the larger organization by identifying ways to improve the process by which software is delivered.

Helps grow and mature the team by participating in interviews and identifying candidates that will be significant contributors to the goals of the company.

Key Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge and experience with front-end and back-end technologies including some or all of the following

Javascript / NodeJS

React or Vue.js



Ruby / Rails





Experience designing and developing continuous delivery pipelines and production feedback loops using any of the following technologies

Jenkins / GoCD / CircleCI

NewRelic / DataDog / ELK



Splunk / Sentry / Rollbar

Experience designing and implementing software quality patterns and practices (continuous integration, static analysis, unit testing, integrated testing)

Proficiency with source control management repositories (emphasis on Git) and version-control best practices

Excellent understanding of object-oriented analysis and design

Experience with developing software for hardware

Demonstrated success in collaborating in a fast-paced team environment and delivering high-quality software products using established agile development methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.) against formal schedules

10+ years of industry experience.

Role Description:
In order to be successful in this role, we need someone who can:

Design and develop world-class software applications to bring industry-leading luxury shopping experiences to market

Ensure software architecture aligns with user needs to bring high-value products to market

Enable predictable and iterative software delivery by providing leadership in an Agile team environment

Bring expertise in investigation and resolution of technical problems within the organization

Maintain awareness of industry trends and evaluate the applicability of new software technologies for ensuring the best possible consumer experience

Drive innovation at a software product level and contribute ideas to the product roadmap

Mentor junior team members

Build a culture of pride and ownership over code quality, scalable architecture, security, and data privacy

Your Life and Career at Saks:
Be a part of an entrepreneurial team hyper focused on massive growth

Convenient and collaborative modern offices in Lower Manhattan with onsite perks

Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental)

An amazing employee discount is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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