• Brunswick, ME

  • Permanent

  • Full-time

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for a Sr. Software Engineer to join our Promotions Team within our Information Services (IS) department.

Position Purpose:

This important role is responsible for critical promotional and marketing strategies in collaboration with our internal business partners. You will Implement moderate to complex computer application solutions to meet business problems within industry standard business processes and best practices. You will also design, develop, configure, test, debug and document applications based on technical configurations and specifications. This position also evaluates and analyzes business requirements for new applications and application changes as well as supports and troubleshoots existing applications as a part of an on-call rotation.

Please note: This role can be based near our corporate headquarters in Freeport, Maine, based in our Costa Rica office, or remote/virtual indefinitely. Our facilities in Freeport, Maine are being renovated currently, so while some staff has started moving into the new facility, the majority of the IS staff will remain working virtually until Spring/Summer of 2023.


  • Works with business area customers and vendors to identify business requirements, scope, feasibility, performance, security, test strategies, and test execution.
  • Develops complex integration requirements and partners with the integration developer to implement.
  • Responsible for design and specifications (High Level and Micro), configuration/development, integration, testing, debugging, implementation, and documentation for complex solutions.
  • Emphasis on design. Applies technical expertise in one or more highly specialized areas of application systems or a suite of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) software packages.
  • Works independently and collaboratively with team; provides regular updates to leader.
  • Leverages modern software design patterns and test driven development principles.
  • Manage any technical issues that arise during development/configuration, testing and implementation.
  • Performs development operations for web service infrastructure.
  • Estimates and tracks time required to complete work, for project budgeting and financial tracking
  • Participates in or may lead the selection, implementation, and integration of packaged software
  • Participates in the identification & development of new shop standards consistent with L. L. Bean’s Enterprise Referential Architecture.
  • Conducts and participates in reviews of solution designs, configurations, and code.
  • Partners with technical and business team members to maintain system documentation, knowledge base and frequently asked questions.
  • Partners with the business on effective end user adoption and use of system / function.
  • Reviews training strategy, materials and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for 24×7 research and resolution of production system problems as a part of an on-call rotation.
  • Ensures the team adheres to security standards in support of PCI and data privacy compliance.
  • Ensures the team adheres to development standards and best coding practices.

Requirements include:

  • 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in computer science/technology
  • 5+ years of experience with distributed web service development (RESTFul and/or SOAP)
  • Experience with design/build/support of high traffic, low latency, and low fault tolerance web services
  • design/execute/analysis of performance test to inform implementation and enhancement opportunities

Technical Skills and Qualifications:

  • Application Security Principles – OWASP/Data Protection & Input/Oauth/JWT
  • Micro Service Design and RESTFul Interface Principles
  • Application Containerization & Execution – Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • Continuous Delivery & Integration – CI/CD Jenkins/Maven/Automation
  • Experienced with Unit Testing frameworks such as Tape/Junit, ProxyQuire/Mockito
  • Performance Testing & Analysis – Locust.io/JMeter, Cloud/Open Trace
  • API Specification – OpenAPI/Swagger
  • Google Cloud Services & Configuration
  • GitHub
  • Relational Databases – DB2/SQLServer/Oracle/MySQL
  • NodeJS/Python/Perl/Java
  • Modern IDE & Debugging Tools – MS Visual Studio Code, Eclipse(variants)
  • Familiar with API Gateway Management – APIGEE, CloudEndpoints, ISTIO
  • Nice to have:
  • WebSphere Application Server – Java/Swing/Hibernate/MQ/JDBC/SOAP
  • Splunk, Grafana
  • Familiar with UNIX based OS

Leadership and Communication

  • Commands respect and credibility within their team, IS and the business
  • Is influential at multiple levels within LL Bean and with vendors.
  • Can effectively communicate with all levels of the business and IT from end-users and developers to managers.
  • Highly collaborative. Effectively works with business and IS people in the adoption, utilization and support of software.
  • Expert level English language skills and comprehension
  • Cool under pressure, able to see through the fog of chaos


  • Sees the big picture, effectively anticipates future possibilities.
  • Understands the Company’s and Business Unit’s competitive strategies, marketplace, and opportunities.


  • Continually looks within and beyond their job, anticipating business needs and opportunities.


  • Works within tight technical and business constraints.
  • Excellent skills at evaluating new solutions within the context of an existing solution. Recognizes and promotes the need for refactoring when appropriate.

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more.

Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.


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