Systems Engineer/Technical Lead - Microsoft & Cloud Technologies

Meijer   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 42 days ago

Currently, Meijer is looking for a Systems Engineer/Technical Lead in Microsoft & Cloud technologies for our Merchandising trains. The Systems Engineer works as an integral part of multiple Agile teams to ensure sound system design and architecture. The candidate selected for this role should be well-versed in all of the latest Microsoft technologies including Azure and passionate about learning new technologies.

The Systems Engineer collaborates with business customers, IT leadership, developers, and other stakeholders to assess available technologies, present solutions, and develop architectural runway and will participate in all phases of Agile software development.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Collaborates with Systems Architects, other Systems Engineers, and the Infrastructure team to develop the Architectural Runway to support development of system features.
  • Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the IT solution and explore solution alternatives.
  • Work with portfolio stakeholders, notably the Enterprise Architect, to develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of enabler epics.
  • Leads the planning, definition, and high-level design of release management processes and activities for the Systems Team.
  • Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities
  • Provide oversight and foster Built-In Quality
  • Actively participate in the Continuous Exploration process as part of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, especially with enabler features.
  • Work with customers, stakeholders, and vendors to establish high-level Solution Intent.
  • Establish critical NFRs at the solution level, participate in the definition of others.
  • Operate within the Economic Framework to validate the economic impact of design decisions.
  • Assist in the production support and maintenance of applications as needed.
  • Actively participates in all Agile ceremonies. This job role may also provide facilitation of activities for Agile teams within Meijer ITS as acting scrum master.

This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required
  • 6+ years of experience in software or application engineering and IT support required.
  • Strong knowledge of development tools, coding languages, SQL and testing.

  • Hands on experience managing vendor package configuration and implementation helpful.
  • Experience in design, planning, and management of Azure cloud.
  • Working experience on Mobile Architectures preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.
  • Proficient in multiple technologies or systems.
  • Any SAFe certification (SSM, SASM, SA, SPC, SPMPO) desirable.
  • Knowledge of agile practices in a cross-functional environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in release management.
  • Knowledge and execution of various Agile approaches, such as test-driven development, Dev Ops, emergent design, continuous integration and release management.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of structured analysis and technical design techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of database management and file access methods is desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong team-oriented interpersonal and communication skills.