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Senior Engineer - Platform Engineering

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087295
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Mar 9, 2020

Senior Engineer –Platform Engineering

JCPenney is seeking a Senior Engineer to help rebuild the foundation of our growing digital business as a new cloud-native platform of high-performing microservices that can horizontally scale to millions of users. We are looking for candidates who are constant learners, who are self-motivated and motivate their peers, who are positive and pragmatic, who communicate and collaborate, who take responsibility and ownership, and who are driven by the quality and success of team.

If you enjoy designing and building highly distributed systems using cutting edge technologies that can scale and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment, come join us!

Primary Responsibilities:

Platform Engineering functions, including:

  • Application Development
  • Application Testing
  • Cloud + Container Engineering
  • Persistence Engineering - Databases, Caching and Storage solutions
  • On board new capabilities to the cloud platform in a timely fashion
  • Support defects and enhancement requests in a timely fashion
  • Engage in PoCs of new tooling to support changing requirements


  • Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent field with 2 years’ experience
  • 7+ years in Programming and Software Development, including strong hands on experience in:
    • Strong Java and Spring Boot background, some Python, and NodeJS scripting
    • AWS Cloud Engineering
    • Containerization (Docker), orchestrated using Kubernetes or Docker Swarm.
    • Persistence Engineering - both NoSQL (preferably Cassandra), and Relational (PostgreSQL)
    • Demonstrable understanding of Netflix OSS stack (particularly Zuul and Eureka)
  • Experience with building microservices using cutting edge technologies
  • Quick learner with a great can-do attitude, open to on and off site training

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.Follow us and see what’s new: Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Media Room jcp.com


Job Title: Senior Engineer - Platform Engineering
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087295

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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