Software Engineer

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 16 May 2021
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco (NYSE:SYY) is 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 57,000 associates, the company operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2020 that ended June 27, 2020, the company generated sales of more than $52 billion.

Sysco LABS supports Sysco’s digital transformation with engineering teams in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Austin and Houston, Texas, in the USA. Operating with the agility and efficiency of a tech–startup and backed by the domain expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS’ mission is to support the innovation of Sysco’s business across the entire foodservice journey.

We are currently on the lookout for an Software Engineer to join our team.

The Role:

  • Design and develop enterprise-grade, mission-critical products and solutions for one of the world’s largest corporations.
  • Produce high quality, high stability code and designs by following software engineering best practices.
  • Work collaboratively in a cross functional team in an Agile delivery environment. 
  • Be involved in projects throughout their full software lifecycle: from development, QA, and deployment to post-production support.

The Profile:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • A strong programming and software engineering background.
  • Strong knowledge in fundamental web-based technologies, protocols, techniques and popular open source libraries: HTTP, RESTful web services, HTML5, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Java etc.
  • Working proficiency with an RDBMS technology like SQL and MySQL.
  • Hands-on experience designing, developing, testing and troubleshooting production systems.
  • Adherence to engineering standards, best practices – be process oriented.
  • Strong communication skills – reading & comprehending documents/specifications, producing clear and thorough documentation, ability to discuss and explain technical issues during meetings.
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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.