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LEAD DEVELOPER, API

| Chicago

OUR STORY:

Ulta Beauty is the largest specialty beauty retailer in the United States and the place for the true beauty enthusiast who gets butterflies as she shops for beauty and experiments throughout our store. We are the only one to provide our guests prestige, mass and salon products and services under one roof – All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. We put our guests at the center of all we do, committing to offer her unrivaled ways to be beautiful in an environment that provides the thrill of exploration and delight of discovery.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Ulta Beauty Ecommerce development team is currently seeking Lead Developer-API for development stream for the Ulta.com. You will work alongside talented architects, technical leads, software engineers, and quality engineers in our highly collaborative and fast paced environment where our goal is to design and implement the state of the art performance friendly ecommerce solutions in agile fashion. As a Lead  Developer- API, you will focus on the Digital Store Of the Future Platform to design, develop, and promote API Proxies/Products using the API Gateway solutions to support the business requirements from various Lines of Business

 

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Application Support - Assists in the investigation and resolution of issues relating to mobile native applications. Assists with specified procedures.
  • Development Testing - Performs the execution of given test scripts under supervision. Records results and reports issues. Develops an understanding of the role of testing within system development, as a tool for design improvement as well as a validation process.
  • Performance Management - Supervises individuals. Allocates routine tasks and/or project work. Provides direction, support and guidance as necessary, in line with individuals’ skills and abilities. Monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria. Acts to facilitate effective working relationships between team members.
  • Problem Management - Investigates problems in systems, processes and services. Assists with the implementation of agreed remedies and preventative measures.
  • Programming/Software Development - Provides local or team-based standards for programming tools and techniques, including security guidelines, and the selection of appropriate development methods. Takes technical responsibility for all stages and/or iterations in a software development project, providing method specific technical advice and guidance to project stakeholders.
  • Release Deployment - Uses the tools and techniques for specific areas of release and deployment activities. Administers the recording of activities, logging of results and documents technical activity undertaken.
  • Requirements Definition & Management - Undertakes business requirements as directed, maintaining traceability back to source. Reviews operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
  • Systems Integration - Assists in the software builds from software source code. Performs tests as defined in an integration test specification, records the details of any failures, and carries out fault diagnosis relating to simple failures, reporting the results of the diagnosis in a clear and concise manner.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the life-cycle of APIs from requirements gathering, design, development to deployment, and support across multiple versions
  • Lead API design/modelling using OpenAPI/Swagger
  • Displays high creativity and articulate, with the ability to make strategic decisions and participate in a fast-paced agile team environment.
  • Take ownership of tasks from start to finish, working with product owners to deliver requirements on target and schedule
  • Ability to lead and coordinate activities of a small team responsible for implementing, integrating, and providing support for API tools in multi-tiered and multi-platform environment
  • Lead cross-functional development efforts and can work with product management,   IT security, Network Operation, and DevOps

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or applicable work experience
  • 8+ years professional software development experience
  • Experience in building applications with Java 8 and JEE7 or above, Spring Frameworks and Extensions, opinionated bootstrapping frameworks such as Springboot (2.x)
  • Having exposure to reactive style of programming with Springboot (WebFlux), RxJava etc is a plus
  • Experience in using Design Patterns, Git, JUnit with mocking frameworks
  • Experience with Microservices architecture (Pattern, API Management ex: OAS, Security, Event Management ex: Apache Kafka) is desired
  • Hands on experience with CI/CD stack (Jenkins, BitBucket Linux shell scripting, SonarQube, Maven/Gradle)
  • Experience working with Application Servers (Tomcat & JBoss)
  • Knowledge of non functional aspects of JEE applications (DynaTrace / NewRelic / MAT / Sumologic / Splunk)
  • Knowledge of Containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with working in a cloud environment (Google/Azure/AWS) and developing cloud native applications with 12-factor app principles and leveraging cloud platform services like serverless computing, event/message queues is desired
  • Experience with developing applications on NoSQL databases like MongoDB, Couchbase or Cassandra or in memory data stores like Redis cache is desired
  • Nice to have development experience in server-side scripting such as Node.js, React, PHP and HTML/Javscript
  • Strong leadership skills in accountability and customer focus
  • Proactive and able to catch issues before failures
  • Experience interacting with business users and vendors including vendor management
  • Strong analysis/troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication skills; feels comfortable working with non-technical business partners
  • Work with production support and project consultants in an onshore / offshore model
  • Minimal travel required (training/conferences)
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Location

Our satellite campus is in Chicago at 120 S. Riverside Plaza with 100 workstations & conference rooms which associates can reserve.

An Insider's view of Ulta Beauty

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Ulta’s workplace has dashes of colors, roomy cubicles, tastefully done décor, and desk drops of free products. Being in the IT side @Ulta, it also enables me to work on new technologies and learn new things almost daily. We also believe in open and honest communication amongst various teams. Our management also encourages these traits.

Sampath

Lead Analyst - IT Merchandising

What projects are you most excited about?

Since I joined Ulta as Lead IT Analyst for QA Team, I have been part of great expansion initiatives like opening 3 new DCs, new stores in Hawaii, and now excited to be part of opening a Fast Fulfillment Center in Florida!
These complex projects have strengthened my leadership skills and allowed me to be critical part of Ulta’s impressive growth!

Anita

Lead IT Analyst - Supply Chain

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Ulta Beauty 14 yrs ago as an IT Assoc. supporting all technologies in the store. Having worked on several large projects, it allowed me to progress my career from Developer to Enterprise Architect. Ulta Beauty has provided opportunities for career development and advancement; it’s up to the individual that determines how far you go.

Derek

IT Architect, Enterprise Architecture

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Ulta empowers its leadership and associates to question the norm and constantly improve. In IT specifically, we leverage and utilize the emerging technologies to meet business needs. Ulta’s leadership understands that technology satisfies the needs of our guests and gives us a competitive advantage.

Tony

Senior Director, IT Data Center & Infrastructure

How does the company support your career growth?

My firm and team understand the importance in giving employees the chance to take initiative & lead projects or improvements. Providing these opportunities not only empowers us to develop our skill sets and push boundaries but also fosters continuous innovation at Ulta.

Heather

Lead IT Risk Assessment Analyst

What are Ulta Beauty Perks + Benefits

Ulta Beauty Benefits Overview

Being rewarded for your hard work never goes out of style. With a number of options to choose from, you can select benefits that meet the needs of you and your family. And benefits begin on your first day of active employment.

In addition to the competitive benefits outlined, we also have a generous Associate Discount of 25% off on retail products and 50% off on salon services.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Ulta Beauty partners with After School Matters and Skills for Chicagoland's Future.
Partners with Nonprofits
Ulta Beauty is proud to partner with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success and Save the Children through the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.
Intracompany committees
Ulta Beauty has a variety of Corporate Associate groups, such as the Ulta Green Group.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Ulta Beauty is committed to ensuring our "Champion Diversity" value and "Inclusion" competency are part of who we are and the decisions we make.
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Ulta Beauty associates can contribute up to the IRS limits of $2,700 annually to their Health Care FSA and up to $5,000 to their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
All benefit-eligible associates are provided with company paid short-term disability & long-term disability insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental critical illness and accident coverage.
Dental Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers dental insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Vision Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary vision insurance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Ulta Beauty offers health insurance to eligible associates and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Ulta Beauty provides all benefit-eligible associates with company paid basic life insurance. Associates may also purchase supplemental term life insurance and supplemental AD&D insurance.
Pet Insurance
Ulta Beauty offers voluntary pet insurance.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Ulta Beauty associates can save for their retirement by participating in the 401(k) plan administered by Fidelity, following 60 days of service.
401(K) Matching
Ulta Beauty matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% of eligible compensation deferred and is 100% vested immediately.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth parent and provide 2 weeks of paid leave for the non-birth parent.
Flexible Work Schedule
Ulta Beauty provides associates with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and summer hours.
Family Medical Leave
All Ulta Beauty associates are eligible to apply for a leave of absence, which will be reviewed for any federal (FMLA) or state protected leave eligibility.
Adoption Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides adoption assistance reimbursement and paid-time off.
Company sponsored family events
Ulta Beauty participates in National Bring Your Child to Work Day.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
We believe each associate should have time off from work each year. Ulta Beauty provides the following paid time off: vacation days, personal days, sick days and paid holidays.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Ulta Beauty provides paid sick days to associates.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Teams within Ulta Beauty host company outings semi-annually.
Relocation Assistance
Ulta Beauty provides relocation assistance where eligible.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ulta Beauty offers associates professional development opportunities like onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Ulta Beauty provides financial assistance to active, full-time associates with at least one year of service for tuition-related expenses.
Lunch and learns
Ulta Beauty hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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