Sr. Software Developer

Overview

This is a unique and exciting time to join Express. Since launching our EXPRESSway Forward strategy in 2020, we have been steadily advancing a transformation from being known as a store in the mall to a brand with a purpose, powered by a styling community. We believe that clothes can serve a higher purpose to make people look the way they want to look and feel the way they want to feel, and our Express brand purpose - We Create Confidence & Inspire Self-Expression - speaks to the role our brand can play in their lives. In 2021, we introduced our innovative Community Commerce program, inviting brand fans and style enthusiasts to take their passion for fashion to the next level by working with us.

Today, we are building, activating and amplifying the Express styling community, and we invite you to join us. Our culture is defined by three values - Express Yourself, Express Together, Express Success - and every associate at every level in every department is an important part of our transformation and our future.

For more information about Express, Inc. please visit www.express.com.

Responsibilities

The Software Developer (BI) role is BI/Reporting specific and is mainly responsible for developing and maintaining robust enterprise grade reporting solutions. This role will regularly interact with the Data/ETL, ERP, POS, MP&A, Store Ops and Finance teams to document requirements, deliver solutions, troubleshoot and enhance existing reporting as well as anticipate uncommunicated business requirements

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Participate in full project lifecycle to understand business requirements and then follow up with design, development, testing, implementation and post-production support of BI Technology solutions
• Actively engage with business partners to understand new reporting needs, identify gaps in existing reporting and document requirements
• Determine feasibility of requirements, identifies best approach to provide technology solutions to meet those business requirements
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to insure data sources and integrations can support BI reporting needs
• Work closely with application engineering, project management and support teams to ensure business case and customer requirements are met
• Develop strong skillset in MicroStrategy and other Business Intelligence technologies required to deliver business needs
• Participates in 24/7 production support activity with the team
• Identify and fix issues with existing reporting including any issues in data, integrations, batch processing and performance
• Support a large user base in resolving reported issues

• Participate in administration, upgrades, patching and improvement of deployed technologies

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, Engineering or an equivalent combination of course work and job experience
• 2+ years of experience in requirements gathering and documentation
• 2+ years of experience in MicroStrategy Toolsets
• Preferred familiarity with other BI technologies like Power BI & Tableau
• Strong understanding of RDBMS concepts and preferred experience with relational databases like Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server, Snowflake and Google Big-Query
• Strong ability to write SQL queries and analyzing data from RDBMS database
• Ability to code in any language like C#, Python, PowerShell is highly desired
• Exposure to Agile Methodologies, experience with Atlassian JIRA
• Preferred 1+ years of experience in Retail or related Industry
• Preferred exposure to Google cloud or other similar cloud platforms
• Developed visualizations and reports for requested use cases
• Prepared detailed specs for reports, graphs and dashboards based on business needs
• Performed integrated testing of all functions and components of developed solutions to ensure accuracy and effectiveness
• Researched and responded to user questions about report and dashboard functions or interdependencies/interrelationships of source data
• Define and configured automated delivery of business intelligence documents (reports, dashboards, alerts)
• Maintained, debugged and modified reports, dashboards and other BI processes
• Troubleshooting, optimization, and tuning all MicroStrategy objects and SQL processes in support of reporting

CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

• Have good analytical, inter-personal & communication skills, with proactive attitude
• Proven abilities to take initiative and be innovative

Closing

As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class. Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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