Lead Application Tech Engineer

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 13 September 2021
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the captive innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates approximately 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2021 that ended July 3, 2021, the company generated sales of more than $51 billion. 

Operating with the agility and tenacity of a tech–startup, powered by the expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS is perfectly poised to transform one of the world’s largest industries. 

Sysco LABS’s engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Austin and Houston, TX, innovate across the entire food service journey – from the enterprise grade technology that enables Sysco’s business, to the technology that revolutionizes the way that Sysco connects with restaurants and the technology that shapes the way those restaurants connect with customers. 

Sysco LABS technology is present in the sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, the delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network, the in-restaurant dining experience of the end-customer and much more. 

We are currently on the lookout for a talented Lead Application Tech Engineerspecializing inStibo (STEP Platform) to join our team.

The Role:  

  • Be a key technical stakeholder in the design and development of enterprise master data solutions and integrations (on top of the STEP platform) for one of the world’s largest corporations.
  • Ensure the reliability, accuracy, and availability of one of the most critical systems in Sysco by adhering to software engineering and integration best practices.
  • Design and implement robust peripheral functionalities and extensions around the STEP platform based on enterprise demands.
  • Adhere to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery of solutions.
  • Lead a team of enthusiastic and capable engineers, helping groom and manage them for efficient delivery.
  • Work collaboratively in a cross-functional team in an Agile delivery environment.
  • Adhere to DevOps principles and be involved in projects throughout their full software integration lifecycle – from development, QA, and deployment to post-production support
  • Work with a diverse set of stakeholders in grooming and finalizing data requirements, before putting them into the design and implementation phase.

The Profile: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 6+ years of working experience.
  • Prior experience with Stibo (STEP platform) and its inner workings.
  • Strong knowledge about enterprise integration patterns, with primary focus on API based communication.
  • Knowledge of Java and Python based scripting.
  • Hands-on experience in AWS cloud computing infrastructure.
  • Experience in designing application architectures that are robust, scalable, and high performance.
  • Experience in an agile environment and aligning POD members on technical vision and path to implementation.
  • A strong desire to continue to grow your skillset.
  • Strong communication skills that are influential and convincing.
  • Exposure to integration platforms such as Mulesoft and Apigee will be an added advantage.
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Why Join?

Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.