• Software Engineer

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/26/2018 3:00 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Fort Worth
  • Overview

    Pier 1 Imports is looking for an amazing Software Engineer to join our growing team!  Our customer continues to evolve the way she prefers to shop, speak to, and engage with us at Pier 1 Imports driving us to innovate in more ways to surprise and delight her expectations as a Premier Home and Decor retailer.  We are looking for a candidate to be another key member of a driven agile team. This person will inform and apply modern technical expertise to website site performance, development and design techniques for Store Systems.


    This role will require working closely with business stakeholders to identify progressive web app opportunities, website performance capabilities, scope, design, implement, test, and launch new features. The candidate will be responsible for identifying net wide trends for performance, the core elements of design, development, and testing of deliverables. The person selected will work in a highly collaboratively team, extended teams within Information Technology, and with various stakeholders within the organization.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Propose modern site optimization techniques to improve speed and reliability for Store Systems.
    • Provide a deep understanding of optimizing features of a large site toward modern Progressive Web App principals.
    • Security-aware engineer with an ever-evolving understanding of site threats.
    • Implementation of new user-facing features on a variety of web properties.
    • Work in a value focused and highly collaborative agile development environment.
    • Maintain a deep understanding of API integration, fault tolerance, and security best practices.
    • Propose innovative techniques, tools, and ideas that consider the impact across multiple environments and technologies.
    • Build solutions that take in full consideration of all activities required to accomplish the goal, regardless of technology.
    • Collaborate with fellow engineers, product owners, and business stakeholders to design solutions that provide business value and ensure technical excellence in platform performance, autonomy, resilience, scalability, composability, and security.

    Education & Experience

    • Willingness to work with a highly collaborative, energetic team
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or applied industry experience preferred
    • Computer Science fundamentals in algorithm design, problem solving, and complexity analysis
    • Strong experience in web development (eCommerce is a plus)
    • 2-3 years leading a high performing large scale website
    • 2-5 years professional experience in website and front-end development
    • Working knowledge of modern ECMAScript (ES8 or higher) JavaScript, Node.js, jQuery, Ajax, CSS, frameworks, RESTful and SOAP web services
    • Working knowledge of version control like Git
    • Working knowledge of automated testing suites
    • Familiarity with source code editors like Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, Atom, Sublime
    • Familiarity with Retail Store Systems / POS, a plus
    • Solid coding practices including good design documentation, unit testing, peer code reviews, and a preference for agile processes and working methodology
    • Sharp analytical abilities, proven design skills, excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong sense of ownership, bias for action, urgency, and drive
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