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Nordstrom Senior Engineer - Content Creation & Optimization in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

A Senior Engineer 1 is part of a key team of Nordstrom Technology professionals that applies scientific, mathematical and social principles to design, build, and maintain technology products, devices, systems and solutions. These technology products and solutions provide amazing customer experiences while meeting the needs of the business. The scope, responsibility and accountability is at the solution level.

The Content Creation and Optimization Team's mission is to create tools which ensure a high standard of quality for the content that our customers use to discover products. This endeavor uses predictive models and analytical insight to surface exciting, impactful opportunities. We use machine learning strategies in natural language parsing, computer vision, and deep learning to connect customers with the products they seek, continuously improving the shopping experience to the delight our customers. We also ingest, store, and deliver all of the imagery on both the Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack websites.

We are committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our customers, and we understand that active inclusion is central to how Nordstrom wins.

A day in the life…

  • Responsible for feature design, evaluate designs and provide feedback

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

  • Identify performance issues and optimize solution

  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of security coding practices and secure system fundamentals

  • Understand security protocols, interpret security and compliance requirements

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in CS, Engineering or equivalent practical experience

  • 5+ years professional experience working with modern OO language (Java/Spring Boot or equivalent)

  • Proven proficiency in API development (REST) and in event streaming solutions (Kinesis/Kafka/AVRO)

  • Experience with modern infrastructure tools and pipelines such as Docker, Kubernetes, Gitlab CI/CD

How we work

  • With others. We have remote pairing tools where engineers often work together, as well as virtual collaboration tools for building out architecture solutions.

  • With transparency. We encourage open dialog and discourse. We don’t encourage silos.

  • With agility. We don’t believe in following a process for process’s sake. We ship frequently and focus on delivering incremental value.

  • With open minds. We are committed to building a diverse team of people with unique perspectives. This encourages a healthy and inclusive environment that builds a more sustainable, successful company.

  • With pride. We value our people most of all. We invest in ourselves by applying our own strengths and interests to company

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.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at .

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We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.


We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.


We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.


We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.


We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.


We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

Come on! Join us!