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CARMAX Principal Software Engineer (Remote) in Richmond, Virginia

7041 - CarMax Shockoe - 140 Virginia Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

CarMax, the way your career should be!

About this job

At CarMax, we are industry disruptors. At the heart of our innovation is new digital products. Working on many different aspects of the customer experience, our Principal Engineers research and discover new opportunities and shape products to fulfill them. From inception to completion, you will develop tools and technology, learning quickly from our spirit of experimentation. You will have a direct impact on improving the performance of our business and ensuring customers can buy the vehicles they want in a way that is right for them!


At CarMax, we want to disrupt our industry by empowering customers to buy a car on their own terms. As an Integration Principal Software Engineer on the Systems Integration team, you will be part of an exciting team, providing key contributions that enable our customers and associates to have a world class car buying experience. Your hands-on development will directly contribute in countless ways and include solutions that bring business and an array of technology together.

About the position

We are seeking a Principal Software Engineer whose initial focus will be in designing and building fraud prevention and payment processing solutions. Prior experience experienced with integration technologies and practices as well as business acumen, are essential for success. Your retail environment experience and expertise with API’s, services, and cloud-based technologies, will help drive our technology toward our business goals. The solutions you create will bridge classic systems with transformational on-premise, and cloud-based solutions throughout the entire CarMax ecosystem. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will work side by side with other developers and product teams, designing, building, and implementing integrations.

A Principal Software Engineer at CarMax will work closely with the integration architects on software design, including taking high level integration designs, and developing lower level detailed design for developers. You will also mentor other developers on the team providing feedback from code reviews, integrations, and overall knowledge sharing.

What you will do – Essential responsibilities

  • Design and Develop integrations and applications using a variety of technologies. Technologies include .NET (C#), cloud based PAAS / IAAS, third party solutions, APIs, enterprise service bus, Salesforce and messaging middleware platforms.

  • Develop Azure cloud solutions using services, functions, and other key cloud platform components.

  • Implement continuous integration and DevOps practices, including automated testing.

  • Develop robust monitoring and alerting.

  • Lead technical discussions with partnering teams and vendor integrations.

  • Participate in guild style collaboration meetings across the enterprise.

  • Create technical and support artifacts for applications and integrations.

  • Participate in after-hours on-call support rotation as the support expert for team owned platforms and applications.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Experience with API design and development required.

  • 8+ years of full stack application development experience required.

  • Hands on programming using C# .Net, and Azure.

  • Experience working with both Windows and Linux operating systems.

  • Experience integrating cloud-based technologies and solutions required.

  • Experiencing scripting Infrastructure as code in a CI/CD pipeline.

  • Prior experience working with container technology such as Docker, version control systems (SVN, GitHub, etc.), branching and merging with Gitflow, build management and CI/CD tools (TeamCity, Jenkins, etc.), and monitoring tools (Splunk, Datadog, etc.).

  • Strong teamwork skills, ability to learn quickly, excellent written and spoken communication required.

  • REST APIs, and JSON required.

  • Knowledge of JSON and XML concepts, frameworks and standards, required.

  • Experience working with Agile and DevOps methodologies preferred.

  • 5+ years of retail industry experience preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases, SQL and NoSQL knowledge and experience preferred.

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline is preferred.

Experience in the following

  • Microsoft .NET (C#) required.

  • Microsoft Azure required.

  • REST API design required.

About CarMax

CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide.

Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.

CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Upon an applicant's request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application.