Staff Engineer - Secure Delivery Platform (Hybrid, Vancouver)

Location: Canada

State/Province/City: British Columbia

City: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements

who we are
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

About this team
lululemon Engineering is dedicated to building secure, reliable, and performant products for our guests and partners. We embrace the philosophies of Agile, DevOps, and SRE to accelerate our development process and provide the most enjoyable, inclusive, and supportive work environment possible. We believe our journey is more fun when it is collaborative, as we focus on the future instead of the past. As a Staff Engineer in Enterprise Engineering group, you will work as part of a global team enabling all engineering teams with CI/CD platform, monitoring and observability and helping them with metrics and data by adopting to enterprise platforms.
A day in the life:
As a Staff Engineer, you will work as the technical leader for the platform(s) your team delivers. You will be counted on as a leader in your technology space as you contribute to all areas of development and operations (pre-production to production). You will spend a fair amount of time planning the evolution of the tools and systems that make up your platform, guiding your team’s roadmap year to year. 

You will contribute heavily to our Engineering principles by maintaining the practical “how we do it” documentation, and by partnering with Senior Leadership and Principal Engineers to lead a Community of Practice aimed at increasing Engineer training and development for your technology stack. Staff Engineers work to elevate our engineering community by designing/introducing tools and systems that accelerate and support our engineering best practices.

  • Main contributor for product roadmaps at the platform level
  • Partner with project management to deliver status and performance updates.
  • Conduct research to aid in product development and tools selection
  • Investigate user trends and feedback to evolve your target platform
  • Facilitate an Engineering Community of Practice for your platform
  • Owns the delivery lifecycle for your select platform
  • Collaborates with Architecture, Security and Operations throughout product development life cycle
  • Drive continuous improvements to throughput, quality, cycle time, and the DevOps culture across Lululemon. Execute goals across the green field platforms, encompassing the unified continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), integrated SDLC processes, and tools.
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of CI/CD platforms, capabilities, processes, tools, and integration, including current and emerging technologies, integration/dependencies, and the end-state view. 
  • Apply experience leading high-profile projects across CI/CD Orchestrator, automated testing systems, and/or developer value streams, and provide thought leadership to the organization. 
  • Write and promote architecture strategy for maven, Gradle, Spring Boot, and go projects across all of Lululemon Development. Collaborate with Principal Architects and Software Engineers in solution designs and evaluate the value of the project/feature/capability, determine the approach for adoption, and enable self-service. 
  • Coach and develop team members, provide clear direction, and represent the team when committing to projects.
  • Apply experience minimizing developer process lead time by identifying bottlenecks and subordinate constraints.
  • Identify patterns and frameworks and perform value chain analysis that drives the realization of the Secure Delivery Platform (SDP) strategy. 
  • Review code and provide feedback and direction to team for quality deliverables. Create Proof of concept to prove the design and architecture for various technologies and tool integrations.
  • Multi-Geographical interaction and coordination 

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or diploma (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Software Architecture preferred; candidates with substantial and relevant industry experience are also eligible
  • Deep understanding of DevSecOps and/or SRE practices along with advanced knowledge of CI/CD principles and best practices
  • Ten+ years of engineering experience as leading & working on CICD, cloud, docker & k8s technologies.
  • Experience designing and architecting at scale for CICD tools such as GitLab, GitHub, Jenkins etc.
  • Experience with programming languages i.e Go lang, Java, Ruby, Shell etc.
  • Experience in working on Unix/Linus operating systems and managing Databases i.e MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL etc. 
  • Understand the domain/area of focus, including customers’ architecture, code, pain points, and roadmap. 
  • Apply experience with creating ephemeral environments for distributed testing of microservices architectures. Maintain a product-based, rather than a project-based, mindset, and make predictions based on product lifecycle for sustainability and longevity of the software solutions. 
  • Apply comprehension of process/system flows, sequence diagrams, logical/reference architecture, solution architecture, capabilities model, standards, and KPIs. 
  • Experience managing multiple streams of work concurrently.
  • Ability to author, evangelize, and educate on engineering best practices.
  • Experience building, architecting, designing, and implementing highly distributed multi-region cloud-based systems.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and work quickly with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the Cloud/IT technology space.
  • Experience influencing a broad range of engineering teams and aligning to a common vision.

must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.

Additional Notes
Authorization to work in Canada is required for this role. 

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $148,000 - 194,300annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:
  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 
Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice. 

workplace arrangement
This role is classified as Hybrid

In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.  #LI-Hybrid #LI-AC1