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Principal Java Engineer – Pharmacy Core Services

Location: Lakeland, FL
Job ID: 27273BR
Department: Publix Technology
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2024

$140 - 211k
Full Time - Regular


Join the Publix Technology Team as a Principal Software Engineer on our Pharmacy Core Application Services Team where you will be part of a fast-paced team leveraging both Java and .Net, to support Pharmacy Operations. You will be responsible for playing a key role in implementing new and complex systems, analyzing production problems, building tools to automate support processes, and monitoring the health of both the on-premise and container based hosting environments. The most suitable hire for this position will be a technical candidate with strong analytical, planning, problem solving, mentoring, writing, and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with management, peers, technology vendors, and business partners.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or a related analytical field or equivalent experience
  • 9+ years of software engineering experience
  • 9+ years of experience designing, developing, deploying, and supporting complex applications in an enterprise environment
  • 9+ years of experience in analyzing complex business problems or processes and translating business requirements into technology solutions considering performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability, and total cost of ownership
  • 9+ combined years of experience with Java and C# object-oriented programming languages
  • 5+ years of experience with Oracle or other SQL databases including database design and authoring complex queries
  • Experience implementing software using Docker or other containerization technologies
  • Experience planning and managing all activities associated with delivering solutions in a large-distributed environment
  • Experience with event-based and micro-service style architecture
  • Experience leading a development team in Agile Scrum
  • Experience with troubleshooting complex applications and performing root cause analysis
  • Participate in 24×7 production support rotation

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years of software engineering experience
  • 3+ years of experience implementing container orchestration technology in a production environment (Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker Swarm, or similar)
  • 3+ years of experience in a development leadership or mentorship role
  • Experience designing and developing versioned RESTful APIs
  • Experience using Git as a source control system.
  • Experience in an agile scrum environment, leading developers, and working closely with business partners


  • 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 plan
  • 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.

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