Manager Software Engineering, Kubernetes Components - Austin, Tx.

H-E-B, L.P. (Austin TX, USA) 1 day ago
H-E-B is one of the largest, independently owned food retailers in the nation operating over 420+ stores throughout Texas and Mexico, with annual sales generating over $34 billion. Described by industry experts as a daring innovator and smart competitor,
H-E-B has led the way with creative new concepts, outstanding service and a commitment to diversity in our workforce, workplace and marketplace.
H-E-B offers a wealth of career opportunities to our 145,000+ Partners (employees), competitive compensation and benefits program and comprehensive training that lead to successful careers.

H-E-B Digital is seeking new team members (Partners)! Since our inception, we’ve been investing heavily in our customers’ digital experience, reinventing how they find inspiration from food, how they make food decisions, and how they ultimately get food into their homes. This is an exciting time to join H-E-B Digital, and we’re hiring across the stack: front-end web and mobile, full-stack, and backend engineering. We’re using the best available technologies to deliver modern, engaging, reliable, and scalable experiences to meet the needs of our growing audience. Our digital solutions are growing in popularity and adoption—like Curbside and Home Delivery—so you’ll get the opportunity to define the user experience for millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of Partners. If you’re someone who enjoys taking on new challenges, working in a rapidly changing environment, learning new skills, and applying it all to solve large and impactful business problems, we want you as part of our team.

Our Partners thrive The H-E-B Way. In the Software Engineering Manager job, that means you have a...

HEART FOR PEOPLE... you have a passion for mentorship and guidance, and love for the direct person-to-person interactions that create strong bonds between teams

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... you have an ownership mentality and a consistent track record of timely delivery of high-quality software

PASSION FOR RESULTS... the ability to guide the discussion, remove roadblocks, and provide guardrails for your team as they identify challenges and propose solutions

Location: This position is an option to work in a Hybrid role from Austin, TX!


The Kubernetes Engineering Team is seeking an experienced, hands-on engineering manager to drive and mature our next-generation compute stack. This includes shared footprints in our public & private clouds, as well as our stores. As engineering manager, you will own the roadmap & development for these shared Kubernetes environments and their associated tooling.

As a Software Engineering Manager, you'll raise up your team, helping develop individual careers and achieving goals, spotting and addressing common team problems, and coaching and mentoring those identified for potential company leadership. You'll work closely with stakeholders from product and design, and other engineering leaders, to provide high-quality, repeatable technology delivery for the digital engineering organization. You'll provide leadership across all aspects of the Agile development lifecycle to maintain a high bar for technology, people, and process.

Who you are

  • You have 4+ years experience working in a Software Engineering organization

  • You have 4+ years experience leading teams of up to 8 people

  • You have 3+ years experience working with Docker, Virtual Machines, and at least one major Orchestration platform (direct Kubernetes experience is a bonus, but not required)

  • Proficient in at least one programming language

  • You have a related degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience

  • You demonstrate inclusive behavior and cultivate diversity to generate a sense of belonging amongst your colleagues

  • You have an expert understanding of development methodologies and processes

  • You have a customer mindset and proven experience guiding Engineering teams to deliver products that meet customers where they are

  • You have a bias to solve problems with code, ensuring computers do the repeated and humans do the interesting

  • You are adept in knowledge of system architecture and design patterns

  • You have skills in multiple programming languages, technologies, and frameworks and can quickly on-board to projects in minimal time (we use a lot of Python, Go, and Bash)

  • You proactively communicate information that is timely, accurate, and catered to the audience

  • You have a passion for growing others and regularly celebrate success

  • You understand that clear is kind and establish fast feedback loops with teammates and peers

  • You approach problem-solving holistically and consider solutions through a combination of technology and processes

  • You can coordinate work for a group of engineers on major initiatives

What You'll Do (Management, Design & Development)

  • Recruit, hire, and directly supervise a high-performing team of engineers working in the Kubernetes space

  • Coach / mentor others in engineering techniques, processes, and new technologies; enable others to succeed; empower team members to be autonomous, fast, and effective

  • Manage all HR responsibilities for your team, including pay planning, promotions, expenses, and leave

  • Understand / foster the value of radical candor when having 1:1 conversations

  • Lead large initiatives within the team, including technical design and delivery of complex features, ensuring the impacts are Fast, Reliable, Observable, Secure and Easy

  • Celebrate wins and eliminate blockers, communicating effectively to appropriate stakeholders throughout

  • Develop technical roadmaps and lead engineers across one or more squads to deliver initiatives; apply your understanding of fundamentals of the business to ensure technical roadmap aligns with business opportunities

  • Recommend improvements to overall application system design, architecture, security, scalability, reliability, and performance

  • Identify ways to improve codebases, solutions to complex problems; effectively propose paths forward to drive outcomes

  • Recommend changes to processes and tools at the group / department level based on industry standards, patterns, and practices

  • Diagnose / troubleshoot extremely complex issues

  • Iterate toward a seamless, repeatable onboarding experience for Engineers on your team and beyond



Manager Software Engineering, Kubernetes Components - Austin, Tx.

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