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Intermediate Software Engineer – AI/ML Systems

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 28568BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Apr 25, 2024

$93 - 140k
Full Time - Regular


Welcome to Publix Technology, the award-winning technical group for Publix Super Markets, Inc., the largest employee-owned company in the nation. Our technology teams of 2100+ associates provide innovative, modern solutions to nearly 1400 retail stores and 200,000+ internal team members across 8 states. We offer positions at all levels – summer internships, individual contributor roles, to technical leadership across a broad range of technical disciplines. So, whether you are interested in IT security, platform engineering, architecture, software development, or infrastructure – we have a career path for you! See for yourself why Publix Super Markets, Inc. is a constant on Fortune Magazine’s Best Companies to Work list.

You will be working on the Data and AI Services team to develop and enable AI solutions for Publix Supermarkets. The team is creating a robust and scalable AI ecosystem that empowers Publix to leverage the full potential of AI technologies including both Generative AI and ML. The team is committed to ensuring responsible AI governance and compliance. You will be a key contributor to assist with hands-on development, AI/ML product testing and reviews, and AI governance.

Please note, this is a hybrid position requiring 8 days per month on-site in Lakeland, FL.


  • Will implement AI service APIs using .Net in Microsoft Azure and other cloud-based environments.
  • Will implement web-based user interfaces using React JavaScript libraries.
  • Will manage and optimize Microsoft Azure and other cloud-based resources.
  • Will help review AI features in Publix and vendor products to ensure they meet our Responsible AI, security, and compliance requirements.
  • Will contribute to AI Finetuning and Machine Learning setup and development.
  • Will lead project efforts while using Agile tools and methodologies.
  • Will need to document procedures, share knowledge, and train others.
  • Must work well within the team and be flexible with assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related analytical field or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ professional working experience building high-performance, large-scale, and scalable software systems.
  • Must have experience creating scalable and robust API’s using .Net.
  • Must have experience building applications and managing resources in Microsoft Azure.
  • Must have experience developing solutions using Typescript, React or Angular.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred experience with Generative AI development or Machine Learning techniques and tools.
  • Experience automating deployments with DevOps pipelines using YML or Terraform.
  • Experience working directly with the business to manage products and collect requirements.
  • Product or project management experience.
  • Experience supporting production applications.


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health, dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Visit our website to see all of our benefits: Benefits – Jobs (

Year End Bonus

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

***Relocation/Household Good Shipment Allowance will NOT be provided. ***
Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.

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