Hy-Vee Food Stores Back End Engineer - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Backend Engineer

We’re looking for geniuses. Dreamers. Inventors. Innovators. People with the will to get stuff done. Doers who’ll rip an idea out of thin air. Make it a reality. Own it. And amaze their peers. Sound like you? Welcome home.

As a Backend Engineer, you will be a member of one of the Hy-Vee solution delivery scrum teams following an agile delivery cadence. Your primary focus is to help us make data and system integration within the Hy-Vee ecosystem secure, highly scalable, and predictable. You will work in a hybrid cloud environment helping to build our core platform infrastructure that hundreds of client applications will consume. We are looking for people who can not only be great individual contributors, but also pair program and mentor other engineers.


• Enable system integration that also helps achieve a great developer experience

•Help us plan and implement our cloud infrastructure

•Pair with other team members to cross-pollinate ideas and skills

• Champion code quality, maintainability, and reliability

• Find and address performance issues

• Take features from conception to final production deployment

• Contribute heavily to user story definition that takes our technology stack into consideration, but also continue to push the bounds of what is possible

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position



• Expert level knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Java, C #7, Ruby, Scala, or Clojure

• Production experience implementing RESTful APIs

• Production experience with a variety of data storage systems such as PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Mongo, and Elasticsearch

• Demonstrable grasp of software design patterns such as Singleton and Façade

• Demonstrable grasp of logical data modeling techniques (ex. entity relationship diagrams)

• Strong understanding of event-oriented software architectures


• Experience with using CI/CD technologies such as Jenkins, Bamboo, Travis CI, and Drone

• Production experience with OAuth and Identity Provider integration

• Degree level qualifications in a technical related subject • Demonstrable knowledge of secure programming techniques

• Experience building cloud-native applications (kubernetes, docker swarm, etc.)

• Experience with test driven design and general automation

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned grocery store chain with more than 240 retail stores and over 80,000 employees. With sales of more than $9 billion, Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Its slogan, “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle,” expresses the foundation of the company’s operating philosophy.

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