Software Engineer - IT Distribution

Suzhou | China (Peoples Republic of) | Supply Chain Management

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This role will provide application technical support to local IT teams in their day-to-day technical issues in ensuring the warehouse applications are running without any business impact. He/she takes care of implementing industry best practices across all warehouse applications/platforms. In addition he/she is aware of upcoming/new technologies to support solution architects in designing the future applications. He/she aligns & leases with the infrastructure on changes, issue resolution and day to day operations. He/she optimizes/reduces the amount of rework, thereby improving the total cost of development, through standardization, re-usability and first time quality

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with local IT & Operations teams to help drive business decisions and re-engineer business processes; take a complex abstract level need as described by subject matter experts and break it down to the individual requirements that would aggregate to fulfill that need
  • Participate in new process implementation activities
  • Translate business requirements into external/internal design documentation
  • Leverage functionality of WMS application to satisfy  requirements from multiple business units and to facilitate business process improvement and innovation
  • Ability to perform code review to comply with established standards and desired quality level
  • Provide technical application support to the user community
  • Collaboration with Global IT Infrastructure team to ensure continues monitoring database and WMS systems
  • Collaborate with various teams (Global IT Infrastructure, Operations, Local IT leads, Global IT Security) to execute the change management for software deliveries
  • Participate in the maintenance of software environments and follow standards for Software patches and change requests.
  • Assist in development of production cut-over plans
  • Ability to perform code review to comply with established standards and desired quality level
  • Accountable for meeting project schedules by executing assigned project tasks
  • Advise the project manager of project status and problems of specific assignments
  • Resolve technical issues and escalate when appropriate
  • Technical support for all test phases – unit, integration, performance, regression and user acceptance testing
  • Develop and execute test scenarios required to verify system enhancements and new business application modules/release
  • Provide input into the future functionality, implementation methodology and customization standards

Key Relationships: 

  • Project implementation teams (project managers, design architects, technical architects)
  • Local IT operations managers and subject matter experts
  • Technical experts managing other systems (e.g. MHE) in the warehouse
  • adidas internal level 2 application support
  • Strategic vendors (global) – Manhattan, WCS and Service Vendors for development
  • Other internal adidas competence centers (Global IT Infrastructure, Global IT Security, Global Testing, Global Architecture Group)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert Knowledge of PL/SQL and relational database systems (Oracle preferred)
  • Experience with Manhattan’s WMS (Warehouse Management System) or other supply chain execution systems is a plus. Experience with Java and the Manhattan “Platform” architecture will be an added qualification for this role, but is not mandatory.
  • Experience with Supply Chain Intelligence (or any other reporting in Cognos environment) experiences are a plus
  • Experience with ant/maven and other build tools in a Jenkins based CI environment is a plus
  • Experience in  Unix/Linux scripting is a plus
  • Good knowledge of application performance tuning and refactoring
  • Experience in working with virtual team setup
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work individually or in a team environment
  • Expected travel is 20% or less (International if needed)

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Information Technology or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive work experience

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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The Facts

Jobtitle Software Engineer - IT Distribution
Team Supply Chain Management
Brand adidas
Location Suzhou
Country China (Peoples Republic of)
Number 164048
Position Type Full time
Date Oct-06, 2017
Relocation no

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