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Senior Software Engineer

LOCATION:  Portland, OR, US
JOB CATEGORY:  Information Services
A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


The Engineering lead will lead the development of Wisdom panel products and services. As a lead, you are accountable for end-to-end application scoping, planning, development, implementation and post-implementation maintenance and support. In addition, application manager is in-charge of managing the agile development process, sprint planning, oversee installation, change control, manage the issue resolution process and oversee production support issues. You will also manage individual workload and work of software developers to deliver to agree upon project milestones; identify/mitigate risks to delivering solution on time; and act as a technical team leader, providing support and a review point, for Developers. You will also help manage the relationship with internal and external vendors, oversee activities of developers, as applicable and provide individuals with constructive feedback as it pertains to their performance; coach staff in technical matters and delivering on other job-related responsibilities; 



Principal Accountabilities


Design and develop applications in AWS and Heroku infrastructure for customer focused websites. 50% coding and 50% managing architecture and development.
Analyze and conceive solutions, and develop application to expand wisdom panel products and services, solve complex business problems and extend business functionality
Guide, coach and mentor team members as required, assisting in the team’s skills.
Serves as main liaison for application hosted at AWS, Heroku and datacenter.
Work with BA / Scrum master on grooming and managing a health backlog. 
Work with Marketing, R&D, Operations and Customer care team to implement leading edge technologies in to our web sites to increase product awareness, and sales.

Key Functional Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrated success at working in an entrepreneurial environment.
Solid application development using Node.js and Java in AWS and Heroku platforms. Experience with Phython or R is a plus
Solid experience Micro-service architecture using AWS API gateway and Lambda.
Solid experience in using AWS infrastructure components such as cognito, Lambda, API gateway, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB and S3.
Good working knowledge on CI/CD pipeline is a plus.

About the company

Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015,and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States

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