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Cloud Applications Engineer (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Nov 23, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  126095
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

Position:          Cloud Applications Engineer

Level:               Mid-level

Location:         Open to remote location working on EST workday

Reports To:     Manager, Digital Cloud App Dev



The Designer Brands IT team is a fast-paced team that thrives on challenges where we put the customer first and build solutions to support that sentiment.  We’re looking for the best talent to help us evolve our platform.


As a Cloud Applications Engineer, you will design and build our next-generation Digital eCommerce platform. This team is at the center of DBI’s E-Commerce growth, building a cloud- based modular services architecture based on cloud-native tools.


The team includes a mix of full-stack developers, all committed to delivering new functionality and replacing legacy systems. As a member of an open-minded and future-oriented team, you are encouraged to be curious, collaborate, and turn ideas into solutions that will transform our customer experience.


Responsibilities include building Node.ts services using a domain-driven architecture and following RESTful API best practices. This position requires a mix of hands-on technical development work and conceptual design. Working with other engineers, architects, and business analysts throughout the systems development lifecycle, the Cloud Applications Engineer will drive a team tasked to be agents of change.



  • Ability to develop applications, scripts, tools, and a commitment to delivering quality solutions
  • Experience with cloud technologies and architecture, relational and non-relational database technologies, and cloud-native tools
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with focus on consistency and nuance in architecture
  • Curious mindset with desire to learn, including previous experience adapting to new technologies
  • Self-motivated
  • Skilled in technical writing, including systems documentation
  • Efficient at troubleshooting & problem solving
  • Team player, strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of source control management systems



  • Node.ts (Typescript)
  • Cloud-native technologies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Prometheus, NATS)
  • Familiarity with Google and/or Azure Cloud Platforms
  • Databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, Redis, Firestore, MySQL)
  • Git & CI/CD pipelines (Azure DevOps)



Setting Goals – Creates and follow effective plans. Anticipates risks, creates contingency plans. Aligns plans with goals. Allocates adequate resources. Accepts and supports change. Willing to take risks and suggests new ideas, approaches. Takes initiative. Seeks out learning activities.


Working with Others – Clearly articulates own, other’s goals. Promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect. Builds effective relationships, relates well to others. Delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner. Considers multiple perspectives. Handles conflict, pressure, uncertainty and adapts independently. Meets commitments. Dedicated to working with business partners on their expectations.


Getting Results – Personally accountable for work performance targets and achieving results. Prioritizes well. Anticipates and handles obstacles effectively. Makes good, timely decisions. Can simply and process complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Meets deadlines, works until finished.




  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in information technology
  • 1 years of practical experience with cloud systems and services.



  • Experience in Retail preferred.


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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