Principal Software Engineer


Position Purpose: 

The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for leading the selection, design, engineering and technical operations of the next generation of applications at Sleep Number. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The ideal candidate will have a passion for creating feature-rich, intuitive, experience-focused digital products to delight our internal and external customers. You will be able to work in an entrepreneurial environment, and partner closely with a team of technologists and product managers to develop innovative solutions and tools with a “customer first” mindset. This role is open to a remote worker in the US, otherwise will reside at our Headquarters location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a technical expert and thought leader on the design, development, and delivery of  Sleep Number ERP and fulfillment systems
  • Coach and mentor the engineering team to mature full stack engineering and DevOps practices
  • Create and promote the use of technology standards and implementation patterns within the team  
  • Provide deep and broad technical guidance to multiple software engineering teams and product teams, and oversee all technical aspects of solution delivery
  • Ensure the on-going operations performance, quality, scalability, security, and responsiveness of systems
  • Play a lead role in maturing the software engineering practices, processes, tools, and metrics, with a focus on leveraging  and full stack engineering best practices to drive efficiencies and improve quality in the SDLC practice
  • Deliver technology capabilities with a mindset of user experience, always-on and access-anywhere
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders at different levels in the organization
  • Be an expert in understanding the leading edge and emerging technologies, and advocate for experimentation and innovation across the teams

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Operational excellence of Sleep Number’s application platforms
  • Deliver/enhance applications with high quality and customer delight
  • Mentor/Coach team members to build software using industry leading practices

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields required
  • Progressive software development experience in dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong development and full-cycle implementation experience with Oracle EBS (e-business suite) ERP technology stack
  • Expert in Oracle e-Business ERP systems specifically in warehouse management, supply chain, inventory, and order modules
  • Experience with performance profiling and tuning of APIs
  • Proven background with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure or Google
  • Proven background coaching and mentoring team members on technology and process
  • Demonstrated success in building complex full stack responsive web applications
  • Familiarity with Oracle APEX is preferred
  • Experience with continuous delivery, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Development, code review, static analysis and continuous integration using automation tools
  • Experience in Supply Chain, Retail, or Commerce is preferable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Technical leadership experience on large, complex, enterprise-wide initiatives is desired
  • Experience working with agile/scrum methodology required
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical

Working Conditions (if applicable):

  • Flexible availability required – business needs may require work during non-core business hours
  • Typical office environment, requiring at least 8 hours standing or sitting


Job ID R11560
Sophia, Customer Service Representative

“Sleep is integral to a happy healthy lifestyle and it has such a huge impact on everyday life. Sleep Number is a unique company to work for because you’re truly helping people.”

Sophia, Customer Service Representative

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