Staff Software Engineer (TIBCO/Java/Open Source)

Johns Creek - Georgia

Date Posted: Jan. 08, 2018

Requisition ID: MAC07974

Job Overview:
This Staff Software Engineer role in Macy’s Technology is a leader in the design and development of cross-functional, multi-platform application systems.
Translates business requirements into well-engineered, tested and deployed application systems that are used by the business, and support these systems while in production.  Interfaces with internal customers to determine the most efficient and cost-effective approach to meet business requirements and designs, develops, tests, installs, and deploys the required software applications.  Develops solutions utilizing a variety of software technologies, including new code construction, modifications to existing modules, configuration and/or package implementation.   Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential Functions:
• Leads the development of the strategy and technical design for large work type 2 and 3 projects.  Defines timelines and project plans. Analyzes and estimates feasibility, cost, time, and compatibility with hardware and other programs.  Ensures that expected application performance levels are achieved.
• Commits to overall deliverables with customers and/or management.  Recommends vendors for projects, and negotiates terms/conditions with vendors.  Supports evaluation of new technical directions and approaches and makes recommendation to senior MST management.
• Leads the coding/configuration, testing, implementation and documentation of solution.  Develops detailed design specifications.
• Performs complex applications programming activities. Codes, tests, debugs, documents, maintains, and modifies complex applications programs.
• Establishes systems to monitor the operating efficiency of existing application systems and provides (or arranges for) proactive maintenance.   Leads the resolution of customer inquiries.
• Serves as a coach and mentor to more junior developers. Delegates and manages tasks as appropriate.
• Consistently demonstrates regular, dependable attendance & punctuality. 
• Demonstrates a broad understanding of the applications and technical architectures.
• Serves as a technical expert on existing applications and other inter- related/adjacent systems and applications.
• Designs systems/applications with high level of complexity (e.g. many interfaces, multiple packages, platforms).
• Evaluates the applicability of leading edge technologies and uses this information to significantly influence future business strategies.
• Brings technical and/or business systems knowledge from external sources and incorporates those ideas into IT work.
• Acts as a technology mentor to team members.

• Bachelor's or Master's Degree preferred and 10+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Must have in-depth knowledge of event-driven architecture (EDA) and service-oriented architecture (SOA).
• 5-10 years of hands-on experience with Java Enterprise, Java application servers (Websphere, or Weblogic, or JBOSS), relational databases (Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server) and NoSQL data stores (Cassandra, Elastic Search).
• 3-5 years of hands-on experience with TIBCO technologies such as Business Works, Business Events and EMS is required.
• Deep technical understanding of the technologies in the real-time data hub. The list of technology includes but not limited to: Java/J2EE, Tibco BW/BE/EMS, ActiveSpaces, Spark, Cassandra, Kafka, ElasticSearch, Kibana, Tomcat, JBoss, stream processing, RDBMS, NoSQL databases, In-memory databases, ODS, distributed processing.
• Field experience with other middleware technologies such as WebMethods or Websphere is nice to have.
Communication Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to read, write, and interpret complex documents.
Reasoning Ability:
• Very strong analysis/troubleshooting skills, strong partnering/relationship building skills. 
• Ability to consider options and make business decisions (e.g. selection of tools/methodologies for projects). 
Physical Demands:
• This position involves regular ambulating, sitting, hearing, and talking.
• May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
• May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment. 
• Involve use of hands and fingers for typing on keyboard and using a mouse. 
• May be a need to move or lift items under 10 pounds.
Work Hours:
• Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and store/company needs.
Company Profile:
Macy’s Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers.  With fiscal 2016 sales of $25.778 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy’s Backstage.  Macy’s, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as, and  Bloomingdale’s stores in Dubai and Kuwait are operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under license agreements.  Macy’s, Inc. has corporate offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and New York, New York.
This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.