Everything we do at DICK’S Sporting Goods centers around our customers, or as we call them, our athletes. From online to in-store, we’re disrupting retail through technology.
Our Software Engineering team are key disruptors. As a Principal Software Engineer, you are an expert of your craft. You are a natural leader. The idea of disrupting an industry with technologies you help create is invigorating.
We empower our engineers to tear down the silos and work collaboratively with their product team to deliver solutions. We work in nimble product teams composed of engineers, designers, and product managers that aren’t bogged down by project plans and politics, but are empowered to continuously create, test and execute. One of the best parts is after the work is done, you get to see the results of your work in our stores, online and throughout our business. You get to make a difference.
Our teammates know that there is an athlete behind every in-store and eCommerce transaction. We go beyond the expected to build technology that makes the DICK’S Sporting Goods’ experience innovative and hassle-free.
COMMITTED TO INCLUSION & DIVERSITY.
We actively seek to create an inclusive and diverse workforce, reflecting the communities we serve. Doing so strengthens our ability to serve all our athletes and drive innovation and growth.
HAVE A PASSION FOR SPORTS.
We believe that sports make people better and we’re determined to be the best sports company in the world. Whether you’re an athlete or sports enthusiast, we bring our passion for the game into everything we do.
GET BETTER EVERY DAY.
The journey is never over. We know that to be the best, we must get a little better each day. We focus on delivering 1% more in everything we do.
What we’re looking for
First, let’s talk Tech.
Here is a list of our platforms. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a master at them all. At this most senior, Principal level, you’ll expect you to have experience in a couple of them.
.NET core, Java Spring Boot, Kotlin, Angular, React, etc.
As a Principal Software Engineer at DICK’S you will:
Bring at least 7 to 10 years of experience to the table
Work collaboratively with designers, product managers, and engineers
Consistently look for opportunities to develop our Software Developers, sharing your expertise and lessons
Spend about 20% of your time coding so you can keep up to date on your technical skills
Leverage cutting-edge technologies and modern practices
Identify and communication technology problems and prepare remedies
Build and ship high-quality code at a rapid pace
Work with open source tools to build new technologies
Participate in design thinking activities to improve the user experience
Work with great people at our sprawling Pittsburgh campus that includes sports leagues, a world-class health club, and a dynamic culture
We believe that there is always a better way.
So, we will expect you to:
Continuously learn modern software design and development core practices, utilizing articles, MeetUps, conferences, tech talks, etc.
Engineers at this level are able to deliver complex tasks to production, working independently when required.
They use best practices in high quality code, and continue to push and share their knowledge.
Review and discuss code with engineering peers and leaders to understand best practices and optimal design patterns
Take the initiative to drive new ideas and projects
Understand the business context of the larger domain and potentially other domain areas
Able to advocate and evangelize specific technologies within and outside the wider organization
Able to support and mentor seasoned technologists in a structured manner and ad-hoc
Lastly, here’s some stuff that won’t be part of your day-to-day.
At DICK’S you won’t:
Work in a silo
Be limited by project plans
Find yourself stuck in a boring cube
Pay to park or be stuck in a corporate high-rise
Be pigeonholed into proprietary and stagnant codebases
If you’re excited about joining the DSG team, we’d love to meet you.