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Office Depot Lead Developer - Java, Golang (Austin, TX) in Austin, Texas

Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms. As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products & services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!

As a Lead Developer, you will be an integral team member of an agile development team within our innovative Product & Technology organization, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space. Leverage your strong knowledge of designing, building and maintaining high quality technology solutions that deliver an exceptional customer experience. Work hand-in-hand with the product owner, business analysts and your fellow team members to translate user stories and functional requirements into resilient & secure technical designs. Then, implement the designs as production-ready application code using Java and/or Golang. Manage the design and integration of all required cloud IaaS & PaaS services including compute, database, messaging, object storage and more.

You are an ideal candidate for this role if you have advanced coding skills in Java and/or Golang, preferably with 7-10 years of development experience in one of these or similar languages. You'll also need 3+ years' experience with at least one public cloud platform and 2+ years managing containerized applications with Kubernetes or Docker.

What You'll Do

  • Translate user stories and functional requirements into resilient & secure technical designs.

  • Design, build & maintain quality tech solutions to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

  • Ensure application SLAs are met by employing appropriate monitoring and alerting tools as required by each supported application.

  • Guide the development team in overall application technology design activities. Lead the identification and definition of key architectures, components and interfaces, design of data models and data/information flows.

  • Work with product owners to develop team roadmaps, prioritize features & estimate effort levels.

  • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the Office Depot team.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering is required. Master's degree is preferred.

  • 7-10 years' hands-on development experience with a command of Java EE and/or Golang.

  • Working knowledge of Spring, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Vertx, and GraphQL.

  • Practical expertise with Git source code management.

  • Adept with public cloud IaaS & PaaS services like compute, database, messaging, object storage.

  • Able to create unit, performance and integration tests with jUnit, jMeter/k6, or Postman/Newman.

  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or Docker to manage containerized applications.

  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases such as Couchbase, MongoDB, or Elastic.

  • Knowledge of RDBMS like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, or Oracle.

  • Comfortable with HTTP, WebSocket, and gRPC.

  • Basic working knowledge of Linux and Unix.

  • API design experience with advanced HTTP and Swagger, producing & consuming service endpoints.

  • Natural problem solver.

  • Ability to mentally model complex systems and then break down complex problems into smaller, less complex problems.

  • Detail-oriented team player with strong communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Tomcat, Netty, Jetty, JBoss or Nginx is a plus, as well as familiarity with any of the following: shell scripting, Python, Nodejs, Oauth, JWT, EKS, GKE, or AKS.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization!

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records according to the City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.