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Lead Retail Software Developer

Company: La-Z-Boy, Inc.
Location: Monroe
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Not many companies can say that they are both a household brand and one of the most innovative organizations in their industry. La-Z-Boy can. Ninety years after our first recliner, were still re-inventing the industry.

How do we do it? Our people. Together, we Build Something Amazing. Whether were meeting in the workspaces in our LEED-certified HQ, designing a customers room in our Furniture Galleries, developing new techniques in our manufacturing plants or creating the next big thing in our R&D department - our people are what drives us forward.

We want more movers and shakers, dreamers and doers, thinkers and tinker-ers. We want more people who are excited by their work and passionate about their communities. We want people who are ready to Build Something Amazing.

Job Summary:

JOB SUMMARY:

This role is responsible for working with application developers and/or vendors to ensure the solution architecture is deployed using proper analysis, design, development and testing disciplines. This position can represent Information Technology as a core team member in major company strategic initiatives.

Job Description:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties as assigned):


  • Leads large multi-resource projects to successful completion, preparing project estimates, directing and coordinating development and technical installation of information systems by defining technical design and development work to be completed. Establishes work plans for completion of assigned projects and coordinates technical work efforts across IT areas for assigned projects, ensuring solutions comply with architectural standards and established SDLC methodologies that meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Supports and develops Application Developers by providing technical advice, coaching and mentorship in accordance with best practices. Provides work direction, information on technical dependencies, and issues and risk management to vendor developers.
  • Manages system integrations, conversions and Go-Live cutovers.
  • Analyzes functional requirements, identifies options for meeting those requirements, and recommends a course of action.
  • Implements application changes that consider business functionality, optimal application performance and the current technical operating environment.
  • Builds code, plans and successfully performs unit and integration testing of software to ensure proper and efficient execution as well as compliance to the business and technical requirements.
  • Uses system traces and debugging tools for problem determination and system tuning.
  • Participates in structured technical and functional walkthroughs of specifications and programming logic with project team members.
  • Collaborates with stakeholders and other IT functions to analyze current operational procedures, identifies problems, and understands requirements.
  • Identifies opportunities to learn and leverage new technologies to provide better solutions to business and provide required support.
  • Develops and fosters business relationships and integrates activities with others to support project efforts. Serves as a lead participant in business workshops to understand requirements, identify the integration points and work with the required resources from other teams to create detailed system design documentation. Coordinate teams for integration testing. User Acceptance testing and also identify all resources and steps required for production cut over and Go-Live.
  • Follows and ensures procedures are followed for change control in a manner that ensures that production systems are not adversely affected by development and test activities. Participates on the Information Technology Change Advisory Board.
  • Identify opportunities to learn and leverage new technologies to provide better solutions to business and provide required support.
  • Collaborates with other IT personnel and business users to investigate and resolves application issues and coordinates work efforts.


    SCOPE & IMPACT:

    This position supports the Retail organization (140+ stores) to create technical solutions to advance applications. Responsible for working on large highly visible cross-functional projects. Leads in the absence of the IT Manager, providing indirect leadership to the team. Responsible for giving work direction to less experienced developers.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


    • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field, with 6-8 years of relevant work experience or equivalent.
    • 1-3 years supervisory/leadership experience.
    • Experience in discipline related to position.
    • Experience using JAVA technology.
    • Excellent critical thinking skills.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to effectively work with both technical staff and business process owners.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Teamwork & Interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously and independently.
    • Up to 15% travel.


      PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:


      • Masters Degree - MIS; MBA.
      • Experience in more than one applicable development language/utility: HTML, SQL, Eclipse, SVN, DROOLS, React, Spring boot, GitHub, Kubernetes, VMWare Tanzu and Microservices.


        SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: none

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

        Office environment with no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Often required to sit, use repetitive hand motion, hear, listen and talk. Subject to inside environmental conditions. Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

        CORE ATTRIBUTES:

        Communicate Transparently

        Lead the Team

        Impact and Influence

        Deliver Results

        Coach and Develop

        OTHER DUTIES: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

        Weekly Hours:

        40

        Work Shift:

Keywords: La-Z-Boy, Inc., Monroe , Lead Retail Software Developer, Other , Monroe, Louisiana

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