CarMax

Principal Salesforce Engineer

CarMax revolutionized the auto industry and has become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars.

Company HQ

Richmind, VA

Company Headcount

10,000+ employees

Job Description

Principal Salesforce Engineer

ABOUT THIS JOB:

The Principal Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of software solutions.  Associates in this position must be experienced in advanced programming, design patterns, and databases.  This job requires a key hands-on contributor in the software development life-cycle, performing analysis and design as well as influencing development teams to achieve project goals.  Associate is a proven team player and highly qualified to identify development tasks across the application stack.  Software Engineers have a passion for their craft and a passion for continued education.

Software Engineer (Salesforce)

Over twenty years ago, CarMax disrupted the now $500B+ automotive industry and to this day remains its undisputed market leader. With best-in-class financial performance, customer satisfaction, and Associate engagement, CarMax is well positioned for continued growth. Much of this growth will be driven by our investments in new products to drive innovation in the way we guide customers seamlessly through their shopping journey, both digitally and in-store. The Principal Engineer will be a core member of a team driving this transformational work.  As part of a Product Delivery team, you will have the opportunity to discover and create the next generation of online automotive shopping and ownership experiences – positioning CarMax as a digital best-in-class company.

About this job

The Principal Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and support of software solutions.  Associates in this position must be experienced in advanced programming, design patterns, and databases.  This job requires a key hands-on contributor in the software development life-cycle, performing analysis and design as well as influencing development teams to achieve project goals.  Associate is a proven team player and highly qualified to identify development tasks across the application stack.  Software Engineers have a passion for their craft and a passion for continued education.

What you will do – Essential responsibilities

Work with store and customer experience center associates to understand the real-life challenges of customers and discover what they need to move seamlessly between the online and in-person shopping experiences

Collaborate with colleagues in product design, product management and systems architecture to develop experimental solutions and bring great ideas to life

Market your new ideas internally and evolve them according to feedback and critique within an agile environment

Stay on top of industry trends and best practice to continuously improve what we do and ensure our customer experience is the best it can be

Qualifications and requirements

  • 5+ years of Salesforce development experience required
  • Experience as a software developer working with product teams
  • 2+ years' Experience with Lightning
  • Experience with API design and integration
  • Application architecture and design patterns, including Separation of Concerns
  • Experience serving as technical lead throughout the full software development life cycle
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Exceptional communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Salesforce Developer I and Developer II certifications
  • Continuous Integration experience
  • CRM and Mobile experience
  • Integration experience within the Salesforce space (REST, SOAP, ESB)