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Nordstrom Mgr Engineering - Supply Chain Tech - Fulfillment Svs. in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

As an Engineering Manager in the Supply Chain – Fulfillment Services organization, you'll lead a multifaceted group of engineers who are responsible for designing and developing highly available, robust and scalable solutions to support Nordstrom’s supply chain operations. This position plays a key role in the transformation of fulfillment and distribution platforms to support Nordstrom’s retail and e-commerce growth.

You are a highly technical leader with a bias towards action and the ability to drive consensus. You are comfortable discussing software architecture and leveraging data to influence decisions. You have a proven understanding of the fundamentals of agile processes, deep knowledge of software development lifecycle and an experience to draw from that helps you build towards a future state while making smart tradeoffs to meet current objectives. You are a creative problem solver and you know how to measure and improve your products and teams.

Key initiatives that you will drive…

  • Transform the Nordstrom Supply Chain network, integrating state-of-the-art, automated fulfillment and inventory management systems.

  • Develop systems that support complex material flow for omni-channel fulfillment centers - inventory movement, order fulfillment, shipping and data capture/analytics.

  • Work with external partners in the development of robotic material handling systems and storage solutions that meet the requirements of the supply chain business.

  • Modernize the Supply Chain communications backbone, integrating fulfillment systems with Nordstrom corporate services

A day in the life…

  • Responsible for architecture and solution level design at the team level

  • Influence quality standards and understand, identify and measure across an entire solution

  • Assist in enhancing department vision and strategies to support company goals and receive guidance from more senior leaders

  • Create training opportunities for team to learn the latest technologies and methodologies

  • Ensure team has the tools, resources, and information they need to be successful

  • Hire capable and motivated talent/teams that can deliver swiftly and predictably, adjusting in an agile fashion to deliver solutions aligned with business needs

  • Contribute to architecture, coding, test plans, project plans, deployment planning and operations to drive excellence and lead team towards its goals

  • Employ continuous improvement methodologies across own team (e.g. quantifies impacts customer first, waste elimination, increased productivity, iterates quickly, shorten feedback loop, experience creating relevant KPIs)

You own this if you have…

  • 5+ years of hands-on professional experience in delivering quality software, ideally across the full stack

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering

  • 2+ years leading teams

  • Proficiency in an Object-Oriented language, preferably Java

  • Proven track record of delivering well designed systems with hands-on experience ranging from designing and architecting, built for scale and tested for performance. Experience designing full-stack solutions is preferred.

  • Experience with public cloud technologies, proficiency with AWS a plus.

  • Working knowledge of Kafka streaming technologies and Kubernetes

  • Experience with dev-ops best practices, CI/CD, alerting, monitoring, A/B testing and 24/7 production support.

  • Experience with agile software development, such as SCRUM or Kanban.

  • Supply Chain/MHE Automation domain knowledge is a bonus


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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