Lead Software Engineer




Atlanta, GA

Why you should apply for a job to Chick-fil-A:

  • 58% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 55% say the CEO supports gender diversity
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    Position summary

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    This role will live in our Digital Transformation and Technology (DTT) department and work closely with an Agile team including other software engineers, product owners, scrum masters, systems analysts, quality engineers and site reliability engineers. This role requires proficiency in the Java programming language, including core concepts, object-oriented programming, and design patterns as well as knowledge of React and micro-frontend architecture.

    As Lead Software Engineer, Supply Chain Forecasting, you will work to deliver the design, architecture, and implementation of industry-leading software that directly improves the business efficiencies of Operators and their team members.

    Our Flexible Future model offers a healthy mix of working in person and virtually, strengthening key elements of the Chick-fil-A culture by fostering collaboration and community.


    • Own solution architecture decisions for the team's product

    • Lead delivery and operations of the team's product, including both individual contribution and support as well as delegated tasks and support to your team's engineers. We desire our lead engineers to be both leads and engineers, spending about half of their time on leading others and half contributing engineering work themselves.

    • Lead, mentor, and assess other staff engineers, exemplifying and teaching best practices, helping to solve knotty problems, reviewing code, and sharing stories

    • Interview, select, onboard, and oversee contract engineers

    • Assist in the design and delivery of products outside of your team, develop tools and processes for use outside of your team, and/or mentor other engineers or especially lead engineers outside of your team

    • Guide partner-led engineering workstreams, contributing to solution design and code reviews

    • Guide engineering team in adoption of Chick-fil-A software engineering standards

    • Identify & propose emerging software engineering technologies, methodologies and/or approaches

    Note - Working in a DevOps model, this opportunity includes both building and running solutions that could require off hours support. This support is sharedamongst the team members to coverweekends and weeknights. The goal is to design for failure and, using cloud-native infrastructure patterns, automate responses to possible issues so they can be worked during normal hours.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Experience designing complex software solutions

    • Expert-level knowledge indesign and programmingusing Java, JavaScript, or Python or other comparable languages

    • Knowledge of React and micro-frontend architecture

    • Experience with Relational and Non-Relational databases

    • Experience mentoring and leading a team

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Familiarity with Agile principles as applied to software development

    • Experience developing and deploying applications via cloud infrastructure (AWS preferred)

    • Proven ability to positively influence the engineering culture and practices in a professional environment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with test-driven development, continuous integration and deployment, Scrum discipline, or comparable software development practices

    • Experience developing and delivering microservices

    • Familiarity using test-driven development frameworks or automated testing tools for mobile development

    • Deep understanding of AWS architecture

    • Experience with the native mobile application delivery

    • Familiarity with version control systems and code merging/branching; specific experience with git desirable

    • Experience working with an agile development methodology featuring sprints, points estimation, and daily standups

    • Experience in design, data collection, and data analysis

    Minimum Years of Experience


    Travel Requirements


    Required Level of Education

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

    Preferred Level of Education

    Bachelor's Degree


    Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field

    Why you should apply for a job to Chick-fil-A:

  • 58% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 55% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.