Our client is the leading home decor superstore that dedicates more space per store to home decor than any other player in the industry. We are focused on providing the broadest assortment of products for any room, in any style, for any budget. We utilize our space advantage to out-assort our competition, offering over 50, 000 SKUs throughout our stores. Our differentiated merchandising strategy allows us to identify on-trend products and then value engineer those products to provide desirable aesthetics at attractive price points for our customers. Over 70% of our products are unbranded, private label or specifically designed for us. We believe that our broad and comprehensive offering and compelling value proposition combine to create a leading destination for home decor with the opportunity to continue taking market share in a large, fragmented and growing market.
The IT Software Engineer reports to the IT Development Manager as part of the Information Technology team. This role develops, maintains, and provides production support for Information Systems, such as JDA and PKMS. This role works closely and collaboratively with other Software Engineers and with the Project Management resources on the IT team, such as the Project Manager, Business Analysts, and Quality Assurance Analysts, along with business users from all departments to design, develop, implement, and support all system solutions.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES\
Monitor internal work orders, and related external ticketing systems, for assigned tasks related to the support of the corporate application systems.
Analyze requirements for new applications or modifications to existing applications in order to define the appropriate placement of functionality and data within technology-based business solutions.
Provide Level of Effort estimates and timelines to assist Project Management with setting delivery dates on Production Support issue resolution and Enhancement deployments.
Author functional and technical design documentation.
Develop application and system changes in accordance with approved design documentation.
Unit test new and modified applications.
Assist QA resources with the definition of test cases and setup of test scenarios for QA and UAT testing.
Oversee the deployment and monitoring of application changes.
Provide production support of applications, including after hours on-call support.
JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES
Organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and control job responsibilities in order to meet deadlines and an environment with overlapping and potentially conflicting priorities.
Working ability to remain effective under stress, and respond to pressure in a manner acceptable to others and the organization.
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing priorities with promptness, efficiency and ease.
Ability to understand and apply software implementation methodology concepts.
Possess desire for continued development and growth.
Proficient ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken English, including the ability to provide clear, constructive direction and feedback to team members.
Understanding of change management strategy and practice.
Ability to manage disagreements through consensus building, relationship management and the formation and presentation of logical, data and fact-based arguments.
Bachelor’ s degree from an accredited program in Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent year-for-year experience required.
Five or more years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and supporting IT applications.
Retail industry experience preferred, especially related to any of the following areas: store operations, warehouse distribution, store allocation, merchandising, marketing, accounting, and finance.
JDA/PKMS Specific Qualifications:
Experience with RPG IV and ILE programming required.
Experience with iSeries Query, SQL, CL and other iSeries tools required.
Knowledge of IBM iSeries operating system and applications required.
Knowledge of JDA MMS (4R6) and PKMS application development environments preferred.