(USA) Senior Manager I, Systems Engineering

Bentonville, Arkansas

Posted in Retail

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What you'll do...


Walmart Global Technology is responsible for providing Technology solutions that support Walmart, Inc's business globally. Edge Infrastructure Organization is part of Walmart Global Technology that provides Infrastructure Services across various technology capabilities like Edge Computing, Networking, Global Wide Area Networks, Mobility Solutions (including Enterprise Rugged devices, Bring Your Own Device, and Corporate Owned Personally Managed Devices) for Walmart, Inc. worldwide. Walmart operates over 5,500 retail locations in the US and over 11,000 across the globe. These stores and clubs are supported by a supply chain network of over 300 Distribution Centers (DC) and e-Commerce Fulfillment Centers (FC). Operating this complex network of stores, clubs, DCs, and FCs for our Edge location today presents some unique scaling challenges that you will not experience in most other places.

We are looking for a Senior Manager experienced in leading, developing, and inspiring a team of highly talented system engineers. The candidate should also have experience designing, building and managing a large distributed deployment of Edge Compute in the order of 10's to 100s of thousands of virtual machines. While Walmart has done Edge computing for over 25 years, we are completely redefining the stack and how it will be done in the future. You will have to lead through the transformational change at scale and leverage advancements in Edge Computing. You will need to have the knowledge to transform the operational model from the traditional Ops Model, by leveraging current and future capabilities in AIOps to create platforms, tools, and an organization that can support rapid transformation at the Edge. In many, if not most cases, you will need to chart new paths and develop solutions that do not exist in the industry today, as most organizations do not operate at this scale and don't have similar challenges. If you are a quick learner, self-driven, excited to work on large challenges, and passionate about using software, and machine learning to solve difficult problems at scale, we would love to have you on our team. What you can do and accomplish will be only be limited by your drive and motivation.

You'll sweep us off our feet if you…

  • You have a broad and deep working knowledge of Linux Operating System (CentOS, Ubuntu, SLES) and virtualization technologies (VMware, Nutanix).
  • You can have a deep technical conversation with a network engineer, or server engineer, and drive architectural decisions, and at the same time you can plan roadmaps with a Product Manager to develop long term plans.
  • You are attracted by challenges and not driven away from them.
  • You like to shape and create a future that hasn't been envisioned yet and have done so in the past.
  • System Software development is your passion and not the job.
  • You believe technology is here to elevate the quality of work engineers do and an engineer should never perform the same task twice, it must be done by machines.
  • You have an analytical mind and see opportunities to have large impact in patterns you see in the data.
  • You like to try and do new things, and you can learn to do anything you want.
  • You have always worked and built technology solutions to deliver an experience and not a system.
  • Agility is not a framework or methodology for you. It is just comes naturally, and is the most logical way of working for you.

You'll make an impact by…

  • Bringing Passion to ideate, plan, and ensure customer experience is at the forefront of all we do
  • Partnering with our Business Customers and engineering team to ensure strategic alignment.
  • Developing and enhancing products that allow us to accelerate what we are doing at the Edge, and build a platform that is sustainable with growth.
  • Influencing vision and strategies that increase our level of automation for service delivery, and operations at an extremely distributed scale.
  • Building collaborative relationships with key partners by driving priorities aligned to value streams, influencing and prioritizing product roadmaps, and gaining buy-in from executive leadership
  • Providing overall direction by analyzing organizational objectives and needs.
  • Building a team environment by partnering to solve problems and staying focused till there is a solution

What you'll do…

  • Become a solid leader of a highly effective DevOps team and help influence strategy to build, extend, and maintain Edge Compute Infrastructure that supports our Distribution Centers in US, and across the globe.
  • Influence significant architectural decisions about our next generation of computing technologies that support massive computational needs for Artificial Intelligence and Hyper Converged Infrastructure.
  • Oversee the development, testing and deployment of enhancements for Edge Compute Infrastructure Services. Solve business needs with technology by evaluating different technology options and vendor products.
  • Ensure solutions are created with security best practices in mind.
  • Engage with our suppliers and Open source communities to drive product features and roadmaps. Walmart is a Platinum Member of Linux Foundation Networking.
  • Travel may be required, up to 10% travel a year

What you'll bring…

  • 10+ years of planning, designing, and engineering enterprise class systems and services. Proven ability to lead change across large platforms / functional areas using innovative technology solutions
  • Competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong relationship management ability
  • Hands-on experience building, administrating, troubleshooting Linux systems in a highly distributed environment. Demonstrate a deep knowledge of Linux OS internals.
  • Hands-on experience working with virtualization technologies like VMware, Nutanix. Demonstrate a deep knowledge of virtualization.
  • Hands-on experience with containerization and knowledge of Kubernetes. Knowledge of Kubernetes optimized for Edge like KubeEdge, or K3s is a plus.
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience developing solutions with Infrastructure as a Service and Configuration management tools like (Ansible, OpenStack, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Strong Scripting Skills (Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, etc.)
  • Demonstrate Experience with the Software Development Lifecycle and associated tools for source code management like Git, and build systems like Jenkins.
  • Strong Knowledge of IP Networking including Virtual Private Cloud, VPN, SDN, DNS, Load-balancing, and Firewalls
  • Strong knowledge of storage technologies, and ability to design storage for performance and resiliency, including SAN, NAS, RAID, Cloud Storage Technologies for block and Object storage.
  • Proven ability to lead change across large platforms / functional areas using innovative technology solutions
  • Demonstrates customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
  • Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans
  • Change oriented - actively generates process improvements; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly

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.

Who We Are

What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2022 revenue of $572.8 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It's all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.

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.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Bachelor of Science and 6 years systems engineering experience OR Master of Science and 5 years systems engineering experience OR PhD
and 2 years systems engineering experience

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

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