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Principal Software Engineer

Richmond, VA

8116 - Midtown Office - 2220 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220

CarMax, the way your career should be!
About this job

At CarMax, we are industry disruptors. At the heart of our innovation is new digital products. Working on many different aspects of the customer experience, our Principal Engineers research and discover new opportunities and shape products to fulfill them. From inception to completion, you will develop tools and technology, learning quickly from our spirit of experimentation. You will have a direct impact on improving the performance of our business and ensuring customers can buy the vehicles they want in a way that is right for them!

CarMax, the way your career should be!

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer with Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions experience to join us to in leading an exciting greenfield opportunity that will make a significant impact to our logistics and service operations associates in the field. As we are reimagine the way we tackle logistics processes and inventory management through modern, state-of-the-art engineering capabilities, you will work with product managers, designers, and engineers to lead the delivery of meaningful product value through solid engineering practices.

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We need a hands-on engineering leader who not only enjoys being actively involved in the code, but can work from technical briefs to develop engineering strategies and plans for developing excellent software that unlocks efficiencies for our users. We someone who is passionate about tackling complex problems, delegating responsibilities, setting achievable goals and motivating others around them.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with architects, product managers, team members, and other engineering teams to solve our toughest problems using simple solutions
  • Provide technical thought leadership, and be able to influence and educate executives
  • Work with architects and other leaders to develop and execute a technical roadmap and software development strategy that increases our engineering velocity while also delivering value to our Logistics and Service Operations associates in the field
  • Own accountability for the quality, usability, and performance of our product, and consistently share best practices that improve processes within and across teams
  • Be a role model and mentor, helping to coach and strengthen our engineering team's technical expertise
  • Play a key role in analyzing and maintaining our azure cloud computing costs, and incorporate them into our business plans where appropriate
  • Determine and support resource requirements, measure outcomes to ensure desired results, demonstrate adaptability, and sponsor continuous learning
  • Monitor resource allocation and determine scaling opportunities to ensure platform resiliency
  • Ensure best security practices are followed
  • Design and implement business continuity/disaster recovery plans

Minimum Expertise:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, , relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Optional for sponsorship needs: Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or relevant technical field
  • Efficient knowledge of Azure, its resources and cost management
  • 8+ years of experience as Software Engineer utilizing C#
  • 3+ years of experience developing with .NET Core
  • 3+ years of mentoring fellow software engineers at all levels of experience
  • 3+ years of experience with a popular frontend framework such as React, Blazor, or ASP.NET MVC
  • 3+ years of experience with cloud architecture and services in Azure
  • Proven understanding and experience with Asynchronous programming and code abstraction
  • Extensive knowledge of the modern software development lifecycle and best practices
  • Excellent understanding of design patterns and architectural styles
  • Strong soft skills, including attention to detail, problem-solving and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with supply chain is a plus
  • Azure Solution Architect Certification
  • Experience with writing unit tests with >75% code coverage
  • Experience with or interest in working with the latest and greatest in the .NET Stack - Blazor WASM, MAUI, WebAPI, gRPC, SignalR, etc.
  • Experienced in Mobile App Stores for developers and mobile app deployments

Work Location and Arrangement: This role will be based out of the Richmond, VA CarMax Technology Innovation Center or the Dallas, TX Technology Hub and have a Hybrid work arrangement.

Work Authorization: Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation's largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

CarMax is committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe, welcoming, and inclusive work environment.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, and any other characteristics protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.

Client-provided location(s): Richmond, VA, USA
Job ID: carmax-10573_JR-132044
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program