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Distinguished Technical Architect (8261_R-892388)





Sunnyvale, California, United States

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Distinguished Technical Architect

In this role you will report to the SVP of Walmart U.S. Technology and join a diverse team of technologists who are devoted to meeting the evolving needs of our millions of customers and associates. As a segment of Walmart Global Tech, Walmart U.S. Tech powers omnichannel shopping journeys with advanced search and personalization capabilities, as well as in-store front end transformation and in-store services.

You will be expected to:

  • Evangelize our architectural blueprints by
  • leading the creation and evolution of an integrated architecture program based on business and customer needs
  • demonstrating the business value of architecture as an enabler for business strategy implementation and technology innovation
  • measuring and monitoring milestones for reliability, efficiency, security, operational excellence, and cost optimization
  • Improve our technology environment by
  • researching and analyzing industry trends and best practices
  • benchmarking industry against internal processes and solutions
  • defining software development guidelines, standards, and processes
  • sponsoring, developing, and influencing continuous improvement initiatives and experiments with innovative technologies
  • evaluating and negotiating with external vendors and services
  • Oversee large-scale, complex, cross-functional projects by
  • translating strategies and requirements into technical solutions
  • directing and reviewing architectural artifacts (for example, proofs of concept, prototypes, architectural designs)
  • communicating status and issues to engineering and product leaders as well as other stakeholders
  • providing technical and thought leadership to the development teams

We hope you have:
  • extensive experience in the design, development, and delivery of software products with a massive customer base
  • strong track record in an architect role with large-scale software development projects
  • a clear vision for architecture design and great communication skills to articulate that to all levels of stakeholders
  • excellent decision-making skills with the ability to balance conflicting interests in a complex and fast-paced environment
  • thorough understanding of distributed technologies, public cloud technologies, and data structures and algorithms
  • experience working with geographically distributed teams
  • business acumen; combining technical vision with business insights
  • advanced degree in Computer Science or a related discipline

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you'll quickly find we're a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world's most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, you'll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life

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's degree in Computer Science and 7 years' experience in software engineering or related field OR 9 years' experience in software
engineering or related field.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Master's degree in Computer Science or related field and 6 years' experience in software engineering

Primary Location...
840 W CALIFORNIA AVE, SUNNYVALE, CA 94086-4828, United States of America