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Safeway, Inc.

Lead Software Engineer

Safeway, Inc. - Pleasanton, CA

Albertsons-Safeway Company is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300 stores. The Albertsons-Safeway family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Information Technology Department has an opening for a Lead Software Engineer in the eCommerce team. The Albertsons companies views eCommerce as a strategic capability and are actively looking for highly motivated qualified individuals to be part of a growing team that will deliver on strategic capabilities in this area. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

The Albertsons-Safeway IT group is utilizing the latest in technologies to build market-leading solutions for eCommerce. We are seeking an experienced Application developer with strong foundations in eCommerce Search for our eCommerce team. The chosen candidate will be a part of a high performance, Agile development team that will create a compelling online shopping experience. The role is responsible for supporting Omni-channel initiatives including integration with eCommerce Customer interface & Marketing and Merchandising and other systems as required. You must be able to deliver systems that operate efficiently in a large-scale distributed environment.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Design and develop features / services and functions using Java EE and/or .Net platform

• Provide inputs on design of cross-platform solutions to serve eCommerce business

• Contribute to technical decisions with various technical leaders

• Analyze business requirements with business analysts and engineers

• Work with team members distributed across globally

• Apply industry best practices to design and programming activities.

• Coach and mentor junior team members on technical design and solutions

• In-depth understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and CMSs

• Team player attitude with a willingness to lead when necessary

• Devotion to continuing education on an annual basis

• Working knowledge of SQL

• Experience with .Net will be a plus.


• B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and work experience

• 6 years hands-on experience in OOAD, Java EE and Web Service Technologies (SOAP, REST)

• Comfort in a heavily metrics-driven search environment where there’s tremendous opportunity for a capable lead engineer to drive a high level of conversion and value

• Strong grasp of data structures and algorithms

• Experience with large scale event driven design serving high volume transactions and having high availability

• Knowledgeable and experienced in capacity planning, systems performance analysis and optimization in a distributed client/server environment

• Familiar with software development methodologies and continuous integration practices and tools

Closing Date: December 15, 2017

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons-Safeway. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons-Safeway policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace – all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.


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Safeway, Inc.


Lead Software Engineer Safeway, Inc. - Pleasanton, CA, United States


Location: Pleasanton, CA

Company Profile:
In 1915, M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in the small Idaho town of American Falls, purchased a tiny grocery store from his father. M.B.'s business strategy, to give his customers value and to expand by keeping a narrow profit margin, proved spectacularly successful. By 1926 he was opening 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states. M.B. almost doubled the size of his business that year when he merged his company with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores and incorporated as Safeway, Inc. Two years later M.B. listed Safeway on the New York Stock Exchange. M.B. did not let the difficulties of the Great Depression dilute his pioneering focus on value for customers. In the 1930s Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, adding “sell by” dates on perishables to assure freshness, nutritional labeling, even some of the first parking lots.