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Overview

This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the Continental U.S.

Why Join Us

Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Varis is a bold new company that formed in early 2021. Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

As Principal Software Development Engineer, you’ll create and innovate multi-disciplinary technical and functional solutions to unprecedented problems and devise solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations. You’re an ideal candidate for this role if you have vast experience in software development and have a track record of helping companies reinvent their core business and drive the execution of their end-to-end technology solutions.

What You’ll Do

  • Perform as one of the company’s highest-level experts in 2-3 IT disciplines, platforms, technologies, systems, or processes.
  • Advise executives on the use of current and future technologies for optimal impact on current and future business strategies and results.
  • Serve as an expert-level resource for making strategic investments in applications, databases, technologies, systems, programs, or processes. Act on own initiative and awareness of market conditions and technical innovations to provide solutions to problems before they occur.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of current best practices and emerging trends within the technical architecture and application development arenas. Maintain an awareness and understanding of relevant emerging technologies.
  • Creating and expand relationships with major vendors, suppliers, regulators, or other critical external organizations.
  • Understand and be proficient with company procedures for documenting new initiatives with complex business cases and detailed ROI models to gain IT, Business Unit and Executive Committee agreement and approval to proceed.
  • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the company.

 

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years’ experience designing, developing, and deploying large scale systems on multiple platforms, preferably in Java EE and/or Golang.
  • Proven experience solving complex problems in a multi-platform systems environment.
  • Ability to conceive, design, and create new tools, products, or processes in a deep specialty or as an expert integrator of systems to meet business needs.
  • Polished communication, collaboration, presentation, and technical leadership skills.

 

Strong experience with:

  • Kubernetes (on premise and cloud) and Docker. Work with Kubernetes ingress controllers, Nginx, Traefik, Kong, Envoy is preferred.
  • API Gateways and service meshes.
  • Building a large family of APIs, circuit breaking, gradual degradation, with log aggregations, and monitoring.
  • Cloud computing, including basic compute, load balancing, elastic scaling, monitoring, data stores, and security.
  • Public clouds such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • On premise infrastructure – computing, load balancing, and network security.
  • Container orchestration, building resilient scalable systems
  • Modern user facing applications in React.js.
  • Bash, Ansible and Terraform.
  • Java micro frameworks – Vert.x, Quarkus, and Micronaut.
  • JDK version 8+.
  • SQL and NoSQL databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, Couchbase, MongoDB, DynamoDB
  • Implementing solutions with ElasticSearch, Solr, or Vespa.
  • Event streaming using Apache Kafka, Kinesis, Pub/Sub, etc.
  • Multiple CI/CD tools.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the Continental U.S.

    Why Join Us

    Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Varis is a bold new company that formed in early 2021. Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

    As Principal Software Development Engineer, you’ll create and innovate multi-disciplinary technical and functional solutions to unprecedented problems and devise solutions for the most complex and highest risk business situations. You’re an ideal candidate for this role if you have vast experience in software development and have a track record of helping companies reinvent their core business and drive the execution of their end-to-end technology solutions.

    What You’ll Do

    • Perform as one of the company’s highest-level experts in 2-3 IT disciplines, platforms, technologies, systems, or processes.
    • Advise executives on the use of current and future technologies for optimal impact on current and future business strategies and results.
    • Serve as an expert-level resource for making strategic investments in applications, databases, technologies, systems, programs, or processes. Act on own initiative and awareness of market conditions and technical innovations to provide solutions to problems before they occur.
    • Maintain detailed knowledge of current best practices and emerging trends within the technical architecture and application development arenas. Maintain an awareness and understanding of relevant emerging technologies.
    • Creating and expand relationships with major vendors, suppliers, regulators, or other critical external organizations.
    • Understand and be proficient with company procedures for documenting new initiatives with complex business cases and detailed ROI models to gain IT, Business Unit and Executive Committee agreement and approval to proceed.
    • Focus on professional development through our wide array of learning opportunities for continued growth within the company.

     

    What You’ll Need

    • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
    • 10+ years’ experience designing, developing, and deploying large scale systems on multiple platforms, preferably in Java EE and/or Golang.
    • Proven experience solving complex problems in a multi-platform systems environment.
    • Ability to conceive, design, and create new tools, products, or processes in a deep specialty or as an expert integrator of systems to meet business needs.
    • Polished communication, collaboration, presentation, and technical leadership skills.

     

    Strong experience with:

    • Kubernetes (on premise and cloud) and Docker. Work with Kubernetes ingress controllers, Nginx, Traefik, Kong, Envoy is preferred.
    • API Gateways and service meshes.
    • Building a large family of APIs, circuit breaking, gradual degradation, with log aggregations, and monitoring.
    • Cloud computing, including basic compute, load balancing, elastic scaling, monitoring, data stores, and security.
    • Public clouds such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
    • On premise infrastructure – computing, load balancing, and network security.
    • Container orchestration, building resilient scalable systems
    • Modern user facing applications in React.js.
    • Bash, Ansible and Terraform.
    • Java micro frameworks – Vert.x, Quarkus, and Micronaut.
    • JDK version 8+.
    • SQL and NoSQL databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, Couchbase, MongoDB, DynamoDB
    • Implementing solutions with ElasticSearch, Solr, or Vespa.
    • Event streaming using Apache Kafka, Kinesis, Pub/Sub, etc.
    • Multiple CI/CD tools.

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

 
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  • 2012
    SALES/SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
  • 2014
    GENERAL MANAGER
  • 2018
    STORE PROJECTS MANAGER
  • 2020
    SR. PRODUCT DIRECTOR

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Meet Phillip Rumpf, our Retail District Sales Manager in the Salt Lake City UT market. Phillip has been with Office Depot for 5 years now, and in that time, he has quickly advanced through our stores organization as a Customer Service Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager and now as District Sales Manager.

The path to his current position has been challenging and rewarding and his leadership took the opportunity to develop him and encourage his ambitions along the way. As a Store Manager, Phillip was identified as a high potential leader and was selected for our “Blue Angels” program for leadership development which led to his current DSM role.

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