Senior Software Engineer at Peapod Digital Labs (Chicago, IL)

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What’s Our Dish

Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.


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Our team is leveraging the latest emerging technologies to craft the next generation software core of Peapod Digital Labs’ eCommerce and order fulfillment infrastructure. As a Software Engineer III, you will work to build out our suite of highly efficient and performant web services, used to streamline the process of turning orders into high-quality products in the hands of our customers.



Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role  

  • Software Engineers are members of a cross-functional scrum team, taking ownership of their product stack and driving incremental business value over the course of each sprint and participating in regular scrum ceremonies 
  • Define, develop, and implement applications hosted in the Azure cloud and on premise
  • Build lightweight web services used in the process of fulfilling customer orders 
  • Participate in all aspects of the software development life cycle, including analysis, design, estimation, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance 
  • Take pride in generating top-quality, highly maintainable software through participating in code reviews, developing unit tests, writing documentation, debugging issues, and investigating root cause 
  • Provide mentorship to less experienced engineers
  • Participate in level 3 support rotation
  • Participate in architectural discussions and generate solutions for highly complex problems.
  • Research the latest software trends and emerging technologies and recommend opportunities for innovation 



The Essentials in Your Cart - The required ingredients  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field 
  • 5+ years of experience developing RESTful Java web services
  • Strong understanding of event and service-based architectures and the skills to develop services from scratch using Spring Boot or other frameworks.
  • Deep experience with dependency management and build tools such as Gradle
  • Experience with Jenkins pipelines, pipeline templates, and Groovy scripting. Candidates should be able to develop new Jenkinsfile templates as well as modify and maintain existing templates to support our applications and services
  • Experience with Docker and containerized services, including the ability to develop and maintain Dockerfiles and Docker images
  • Proven experience developing with cloud computing strategies
  • Experience working in a continuous integration environment
  • A solid foundation in object-oriented software development fundamentals including design patterns, data structures, and algorithms  
  • Software debugging and troubleshooting skills 
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven expertise in modernizing legacy applications to modern cloud technologies
  • Must be curious. A significant part of the work involves understanding the platforms that we currently use, which will be aided by a natural inclination to dig in and understand how things work. 



  Helpful Addition in Your Cart - The optional but not less important ingredients  

  • Development in Azure cloud using modern technologies such as PostgreSQL, Kafka, AKS, Azure AD, Vault, Consul, etc.
  • Experience with other web frameworks, languages and tools
  • Knowledge of real-time data streaming tools and technologies (Kafka preferred)
  • Experience with software configuration management tools 
  • Familiarity with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, and BitBucket 



Join Us at Our Table

Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees, including: great health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, and generous and flexible paid time off.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • AzureLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Vue.JSFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics


Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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