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Sr Engineer

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Information Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: 319720
Remote: Hybrid Remote
Status: Full-Time
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Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity and innovation. After all, building on our legacy depends on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

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  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Team player

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The coaching and development at GPC has been phenomenal over the years. My managers truly know what is going on in their teams. They are able to guide me and answer questions.

Latisha Ward GPC Data Voice Infrastructure Provisioning Coordinator
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Company Background:

Genuine Parts Company (“GPC” or the “Company”), founded in 1928 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading specialty distributor engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services. The Company operates a global portfolio of businesses with more than 10,000 locations across the world. GPC has approximately 50,000 global employees. The Company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and China.

Position Purpose:

Seeking world-class talent to join the world’s leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services operating 5,500+ locations and servicing more than 20,000 locations in the U.S and Canada. Specifically, this role will function as a hands-on engineer of a newly formed team to build the next generation commerce platforms for GPC.  Working with a highly talented team, you'll play a key role to build and run one of the world’s largest automotive and industrial replacement parts operations. 

This is an engineering role with responsibility for the delivery and support of IBIZ (.net) and eCommerce Connectivity (GCP, Java/Springboot, ReactJS) platforms.

This individual must be a technologist & engineer at heart and be comfortable in enabling new technology and being hands on with the execution of the strategy.  She/He must exhibit a deep understanding of modern technology stack and agile delivery models, demonstrate the focus on customer experience, and must have a proven track record of modernizing technologies.

Close collaboration and alignment with business teams, application development teams, and security will be required.  As such, exceptional abilities in building and maintaining strong working relationships and organizational savvy will be required. You will play an integral key role and participate in the maintenance, setup, testing and future development of the IBiz e-commerce platform, along with moving platform to Google Cloud Platform as part of GPC’s on-going strategy.  You will work with Integrations Product Owners to collect requirements for new features and functionality in Ibiz and our eCommerce Connectivity platform. You will interface with other GPC groups including Network Services and Change Management to facilitate proper server maintenance and software releases.

Responsibilities And Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
  • Accountable for supporting streamlining the complexity of the current IBIZ Product platform and reducing the technical debt moving features and functionality into GCP.
  • Participates in all phases of the integration development lifecycle, including unit testing and ongoing support
  • Collaborate with Distinguished Engineers and other Software Engineering resources in designing and implementing integrated, enterprise solutions.
  • Participate in implementing the technology platforms architecture to support and build out the new commerce-related capabilities needed for the unified commerce strategy
  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) in assigned business and technical domains with an excellent understanding of business and system processes, inter relationships/dependencies/interactions among system components and how things work end to end.
  • Employ best practices around observability, monitoring, and system resilience
  • Guide and act as a resource to other engineers on the team

Location:

  • GPC has two work locations to choose from, Duluth or Atlanta office.
  • We offer a Flexible Work Policy that permits eligible employees to work remotely

 Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field
  • 2 years (4+ preferred) of software development experience, preferably with high volume B2B Integrations.
  • 2 years (4+ preferred) working in MS Visual Studio development environment, ASP.NET technologies, C# language, with in-depth understanding of XML programming focused on cXML.
  • 2+ years knowledge of Java/Springboot and ReactJS/UI development.
  • Well versed with system and technical design principles, performant coding practices ensuring security requirements are not compromised for functionality and/or performance
  • Demonstrated ability to simplify a complex solution into discrete components to parallelize development efforts reducing the overall time to market
  • Experience with laying out a go-live plan at the conceptual stage, analyzing the pros and cons of multiple options.
  • Experience in destructive testing methodologies and tools.
  • Experience with Agile or Scrum software development methodologies
  • This is an engineering position, and in our team, we believe in “always production-ready” code.
  • This job requires 70 to 90% coding or coding-related tasks every day.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Action-Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

Preferable to Have:

  • Highly experienced in MS Visual Studio, .net, C# and MS SQL Server.
  • Expert in XML programming, along with developing and interfacing Web Services with 3rd parties and other platforms
  • Proficient with Java, J2EE, Spring, Microservices and exposure to standard API based design and API gateways.
  • Experience with running workloads on one of the Public Clouds such as AWS, Azure, or GCP, with experience with container-based technologies.
  • Prior experience working with Continuous Integration and deployment in a DevOps oriented product development environment

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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