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Principal Engineer - Java

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-13216

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for leading the Global Coca-Cola Freestyle teams' execution and delivery of hardware/software releases with well-defined Freestyle customized software development life cycle process. This position understands and coordinates feature backlog for all releases for the platform and their dependencies on each other; Leads the translation of software features into technical requirements (Features) and follows Agile Scrum based Software development. This role will be responsible for defining software release plans and scope with the platform lead(s) / BA / tech lead(s).
This role is key interface between applications on Freestyle devices to external systems and subsystems without Freestyle devices

Function Specific Activities:

Function Related Activities:

  • Contribute towards effective (clearly defined acceptance criteria) and groomed backlog
  • Participant of Agile Processes (Scrum and Agile Hybrid) and Cross Functional communication
  • Effective in Operating development organization & talent development
  • World class project execution - Efficient Delivery of Services (Quality, Low cost)
  • Promote Continuous Improvement SCOPE Define Software release plan and scope with platform lead / BA / tech lead
  • Collaborate with business analysts/system analyst to transition the business requirements to technical requirements
  • Implement processes, practices, and tools allow for multiple paths of delivery. I.e., create simplified, consistent, reusable, efficient and flexible methodologies
  • Recommend improvements and drive alignment across the Freestyle Engineering & Innovation organization
  • Lead and influence others including those more senior on best practices
  • Inspire others to adopt the new processes and improvements
  • Work with 3rd party software parties to integrate with corporate systems
  • Work across multiple technical teams to develop Freestyle solutions
  • Support Continuous builds and integration environment using Java, Maven and Jenkins
  • Worked in geographically diverse teams
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to influence and negotiate with senior leadership:
  • The timelines and solutions to technical problems
  • Any new technical concepts and their associated costs and capital investments
  • Clearly distinguish between fact and professional opinion in all communication
  • Work with development partners to build solutions and communicate effectively to build consensus on technical viewpoints
  • Requires effective communication with cross-functional teams and management

Job Profile:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience is required; Master's Degree in Computer Science or MBA is highly preferred

Work Experience:

  • 12-15+ yrs. of Software Development Lifecycle experience
  • 5+ yrs. of Embedded Software architecture
  • 5+ yrs. of Agile Software Development

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in defining & implementing architectural practices for the team
  • Experience in Embedded User interfaces (React, Angular, HTML5, CSS)
  • Knowledge of User interface patterns, ability to separate presentation and model/controller
  • Experience embedded UI test automation and model/controller test automation
  • Experience in SQL and NOSQL databases and configurations
  • Experience in measuring performance continually during development process to allow developing faster, small foot print and services
  • Experience in translating functional business requirements into an application architecture and design and demonstrating ROI of the proposed solutions
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex software defects and applying appropriate solutions based on current design and architecture standards

Functional Skills:

  • Orchestrate the deployment of resources (e.g., people, infrastructure, financial, informational) from Coca-Cola (e.g., client, internal service providers) and third parties in order to ensure successful project completion.
  • Generate a plan and timeline to commercialize the technology (e.g., packaging, production, distribution, capitalization) ensure system readiness, and define resource scheduling in order to meet project objectives.
  • Define, implement and support solution delivery strategy including deployment strategy, rollout schedule and delivery method in order to ensure effective and efficient deployment of the business solution.
  • Evolve, plan or execute the strategy for data standards that support information strategies and Corporate reporting requirements in order to maximize information as an asset for strategic decision making, meeting regulatory requirements and meeting legal considerations.
  • Generate, document and execute a plan to select and/or develop technology (e.g., packaging, tools, processes, equipment, products) including managing the change control process, in order to meet the project's specific objectives (e.g., improve quality, deliver new products, optimize processes).

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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