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Principal Engineer

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117548
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: May 9, 2024

Principal Engineer

JCPenney is undergoing a significant transformational change and is looking for someone to bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to help in this journey. As the most senior engineering individual contributor to the Digital Organization, you are someone who has experience working through organizational changes, has in depth experience with the product operating model and know what it means to shift to a DevOps model of development and ownership. You are deeply technical and know how to use that knowledge to help guide technical direction for a large digital organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • You are a force multiplier helping less experienced engineers' level up their skillset.
  • As a key contributor to technology strategy, you see ahead to future possibilities and can leverage technology to translate them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Ensure the digital organization is up to date on the latest technology trends and techniques.
  • Work directly with four in a box leadership, Product, UX, Engineering and Architecture to certify that design and implementation follow published guidelines or alternatively develop new emerging guidelines to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Ensure that product teams follow industry engineering best practices through evaluation and continuous improvement.
  • Lead research and design efforts, partnering directly with architecture to design and build proof of concept solutions.
  • Help evaluate and suggest improvements for product team solution designs.
  • Ensure job descriptions and job families for individual contributors align with industry best practices.
  • Work closely with Architecture to ensure standards and patterns are up to date and reflect ongoing change.
  • Represent the JC Penney organization by presenting achievements locally and/or nationally at conferences.
  • Participate in RFI/RFP work alongside Engineering and Architecture leadership.

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:
  • Extraordinarily strong leadership skills and communication skills, able to lead through influence.
  • Thought leader regarding the software development lifecycle practices ensuring quality outcomes.
  • Strong belief in the power of mentorship for individual contributors at all levels of the organization
  • Experience working with organizations to provide role clarity for individual contributor roles.
  • Understand the value of continually bringing in entry level associates to an organization.
  • Expert in industry practices as it relates to building highly performant web scale experiences.
  • Experience developing high availability applications deployed in a cloud platform.
  • Experience with all portions of the JCP tech stack.
    • ReactJS
    • Redux/Redux Saga
    • NodeJS/npm
    • Webpack
    • RESTful API
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
    • Java
    • Kafka
  • Experience in working in Retail is preferred.

Enjoy a rewarding career at JCPenney Corporate, where we offer a competitive benefits package, a vibrant work environment, and the opportunity to make a difference at one of America's most iconic retailers.
  • Generous benefits: Medical/dental/vision insurance starting on day one, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.
  • On-site amenities: Daycare, Grab & Go Store, Coffee Shop, the Local Kitchen, fitness center, free garage parking, golf simulator, arcade, pickleball courts, and vibrant co-working spaces, meeting rooms and wellness rooms.
  • Exciting location: Our corporate office is located in the heart of Legacy West, a vibrant new development in Plano, Texas, with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: We are committed to helping our employees grow their careers and develop their skills. We offer a variety of training and development programs, as well as opportunities for advancement.
  • Collaborative and supportive culture: We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage teamwork and collaboration, and we are always looking for ways to support our employees' success.

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from jcp.com to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

Job Title: Principal Engineer
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1117548

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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