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Lead Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
Memphis, TN, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

AutoZone is seeking an experienced Lead Systems Engineer to join our Commercial eCommerce platform team. Our Commercial business is a major growth vehicle for AutoZone, and technology is a key enabler of that growth. Over the next few years, we will modernize and cloud-enable our eCommerce platform and internationalize our digital products. Additionally, we will significantly expand our mobile capability in our go-to-market strategy and continue to add new features across our application portfolio.

The Lead Systems Engineer will work closely with the business leaders, lead major projects, ensure the operationalization reliability of the application, and collaborate on plans to achieve those goals by delivering leading-edge systems using best-in-class SDLC and a highly motivated team.


  • Leads teams in implementing and supporting the systems for a best-in-class online experience.
  • Understands the systems/applications that his/her team technologically/functionally aligns with a technical roadmap of the department & AutoZone, works with the team to continuously inspect the current state, and brings innovative ideas to improve the operational efficiencies.
  • Makes sure the standards & decisions taken by the team align with AutoZone standards, keeping in mind performance, scalability, resiliency, etc.

· Collaborate and consult with the Architecture and Release Engineering teams to help automate the end-to-end Operations of the applications/systems

  • Develops technical talent and leadership capabilities in team members and ensures a highly motivated team through coaching and mentoring focusing on accountability & ownership.
  • Implements and maintains systems to maximize usability, accessibility, and customer experience. Leverages internal and external APIs, databases, and other data sources
  • Oversees the scheduling, control, and progress of system design, development, and installation activities
  • Develops trusted and open relationships with key business partners at the Manager and Director levels and works closely with and manages vendor partner relationships
  • Coordinates between internal and external resources, ensuring effective communication between all groups and individuals involved in projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years total experience in IT development with 5 years in the retail industry with high volume customer-facing 24/7 online storefronts
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a technical lead position in a technology group with a proven track record for business capability delivery and talent development
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a SRE, supporting 24/7 applications and setting up monitoring and working with APM tools
  • Must have a contagious work ethic, including a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly, creatively, and efficiently
  • Experience in leading the teams working on MACH (Microservices, APIs-first, Cloud-native, and Headless) architecture using Java, Spring boot will be beneficial
  • Experience with developing and managing applications across multiple data centers and failovers is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts and designs to a broad range of people
  • Strong experience in using Agile (Scrum / Kanban / SAFe) project development methodologies

Benefits at AutoZone

AutoZone cares about people. That’s why AutoZone offers thoughtful benefits programs designed to improve AutoZoners’ physical, mental and financial wellbeing. Some of these benefits include:

  • Competitive pay and time off
  • Unrivaled company culture
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance options
  • 401(k) with Company match and Stock Purchase Plan
  • Mental and physical wellbeing programs
  • Opportunities for career growth and tuition reimbursement

Eligibility and waiting period requirements may apply. Learn more about all that AutoZone has to offer on careers.autozone.com.

An ONLINE APPLICATION is REQUIRED. Click the Apply button to complete your application. For step-by-step instructions on how to apply visit careers.autozone.com/candidateresources