Director of Cloud Engineering at KeHE Distributors

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Overview

Are you passionate about creating cloud-native applications (end to end) that serve a real purpose? Are you looking for an environment where you can be hands-on with both backend and frontend engineering? Where you won't be limited to coding in one language, developing only for web, or only for mobile, and won't be pigeonholed to internal-only applications? Do you enjoy making existing products run smoother AND bringing brand new solutions to life? At KeHE, you'll be surrounded by team members who share your same passion, celebrate each other's wins, and have fun succeeding together.

This position will be based out of Naperville, IL with the flexibility to split time working in-office and remotely.

For more on our tech scene, check out KeHE Distributors on Built In Chicago , where we are named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago.

Primary Responsibilities

As a Director of Cloud Engineering, you will have a hand in every step of our cloud-native and distributed architecture. This role provides the opportunity to enhance any aspect of our existing applications and architect brand new products from end to end. This is a collaborative environment where you will be engaged with the VP of Product Engineering, and various tech managers, leads and engineers. You will be looked to as an engineering mentor and key influencer in technological direction that have direct, positive benefits to the business.

Primary Job Duties

  • Manage the application-side of KeHE's cloud strategy and engineering-specific projects
  • Stay abreast of new technology trends and introduce them into the KeHE engineering culture
  • Understand and support the business strategies to find complementary technology patterns and strategies
  • Ensure continuity and follow through on agreed upon architectures throughout the engineering teams
  • Further define cloud standards and engineering practices
  • Drive POC's from technology spike and research through adoption and understanding by all team members
  • Manage an architecture and engineering roadmap
  • Mentor engineering team members
  • Effectively communicate architecture strategy & design to senior leaders and engineering/product team members

Essential Functions

Major projects include (but not limited to)

  • A B2B ecommerce platform for retailers of the food industry
  • A B2B digital platform for suppliers of the food industry
  • A top-tier virtual marketing show experience built entirely online
  • Charity hackathons and contributions to "Make Lives Better"

Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

What you bring:

  • Proven track record of previous Director of Engineering / Cloud Architect / Principal Engineer or similar role responsibilities
  • Deep understanding of distributed, fault tolerant architecture and microservices
  • Experience using queue-based architectures and domain driven design
  • Hands on experience in implementation of AWS native services i.e. S3, Lambda, SQS, SNS, RDS, Postgres(RDS), DynamoDB, Aurora DB, API gateway, Cloud Watch, X-ray etc.
  • Relational database experience with data modeling, reporting, query optimization, indexing
  • Non-relational database experience using DynamoDB
  • Solid programming experience using C# with .NET Core / .NET Framework
  • Experience in working on modern web technologies such as Angular, Bootstrap, HTML5, CSS3, React
  • Experience within scrum teams and familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Experience with DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) and automated deployment
  • Experience in modernization of legacy applications to modern applications

What you Get:

Competitive Salary, Management Bonus, Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/disability insurance, FSA & HSA, 401k, ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan), Wellness Program, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement

Requisition ID

2021-11696
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Twitter BootstrapLibraries
    • RxJSLibraries
    • AngularFrameworks
    • NgRxFrameworks
    • IonicFrameworks
    • DB2Databases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • AxureDesign
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Easy commute off of I-88 | Walking distance to variety of cuisine options | LA Fitness in the complex (where you get a major discount) | ample parking

An Insider's view of KeHE Distributors

What’s the vibe like in the office?

KeHE is the perfect blend of hard work and diverse culture while maintaining a vibe that is fun and collaborative. It's not just a group of professionals paid to do the work, but instead everyone is part of a team working towards a common goal.

Moe Khan

Sr. Software Automation Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As the Manager of UI/UX Design, we work alongside & collaborate daily with engineers, product managers, and KeHE stakeholders to advocate UX & consistency across applications. The most exciting part about working for KeHE, besides the great people, is innovation - leading us to deliver high quality digital solutions transforming the food industry.

Ashley Plumb

User Experience Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Engineering isn't just about writing code. Understanding the needs of our users and translating those needs into a better product is a huge part of our day-to-day. Writing clean, performant code is fun and exciting, but if we don't deliver a functional product to our users at the end of the day, none of that matters.

Daniel

Lead Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

This year, the IT department at KeHE held their inaugural hackathon. It gave us the opportunity to collaborate and strengthen friendships in the spirit of friendly competition, as well as work with new and emerging technology. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year’s hackathon!

Anthony Gacek

Software Engineer

What are KeHE Distributors Perks + Benefits

KeHE Distributors Benefits Overview

We are proud of our comprehensive benefits package - one that protects our employees and their families. Some benefits are provided automatically at no cost. Other benefits are available by choice. The benefits we offer are an important part of our total rewards which includes pay, benefits, and long-term career growth. Unique to being an employee-owned company, our team members are eligible to receive shares in the company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. For our tech teams, remote work will continue to be an option.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
-Company-paid STD policy at 60% of weekly earnings -Company-paid LTD at 50% of weekly earnings
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 Medical Options: - BCBS Health Care Plan (Full FSA allowed) - BCBS Health Savings Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed) - BCBS Value Plan (Limited FSA & HSA allowed Company pays majority of premium
Life Insurance
Company-paid policy 1.5 x annualized salary.
Wellness Programs
-Virgin Pulse (Opportunity to earn up to $300 incentive yearly. -Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych -Free biometric screenings
Mental Health Benefits
-Marketplace Care Partners -EAP through ComPsych
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
What is an ESOP? An ESOP is a retirement plan known as an “employee stock ownership” plan. Under this type of Plan, the Company makes contributions into employees’ accounts.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
KeHE may match charitable contributions for our "KeHE Cares" partners for special circumstances.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through KeHE's Flexible Spending Account option, employees can set aside pre-tax dollars towards child care expenses.
Flexible Work Schedule
For corporate and sales, we offer in-office flex, hybrid, and 100% remote opportunities that are position-specific.
Remote Work Program
A select number of positions in corporate and sales offer the ability to work 100% remote.
Family Medical Leave
In addition to FMLA, KeHE offers an additional 12 weeks of medical leave (unpaid) with supporting medical documentation.
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Gym discounts nationwide.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Monthly earnings of $20-60/mo. for remote positions meant to subsidize cell phone and/or internet coverage.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer $2500 annually for continuing education.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
In addition to the 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, KeHE also provides you with the opportunity to share in the company’s financial success through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. KeHE will make contributions on your
behalf to the ESOP. You do not contribute any of your own money.

ESOP Highlights:
• The plan provides eligible employees an opportunity to share in the profitability and growth of KeHE and to earn additional income for retirement.
• The plan provides a stake in the company’s success.
• The ESOP is not directly affected by the ups and downs of the stock market.
• What we do each day and how the company performs directly impacts the ESOP.

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