Technical Consultant

Overview

About Express, Inc.

Express, Inc. is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. Express, Inc. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com , www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com .

Location Name

Columbus Corporate Headquarters

Responsibilities

Individual contributor responsible for installation, configuration, engineering and management of complex application environments that may include multiple operating system platforms, languages, and network topologies.

  • Participate in business requirement gathering meetings with business users to understand all aspects of the business (functionality, processes, technologies); determine feasibility of requests; identify best approach to provide technology solutions to meet business needs; provide detailed estimations (time, cost, resources); and then translate into technical specifications.
  • Complete full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) from design, flowcharting, development, testing and implementation. This includes strong integration with other systems. Must be able to provide recommendations for enterprise architecture.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for all related systems and technologies. This includes being a point of contact for business users. Requires strong problem solving and communication skills to interpret issues and provide resolution. Must be able to coordinate with vendor for escalation of support related issues.


REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or an equivalent combination of course work and job experience
  • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 of development experience
  • 7+ years of SQL Server 2005-2012 or Oracle DB
  • 4+ years integration experience
  • Proficiency with various languages, databases, operating systems, scripting languages, and utilities
  • Technical expertise in required languages, operating systems, databases, development tools, networking, and/or software packages.
  • Participates in full lifecycle projects to understand business requirements and then complete the design, development, testing, implementation and post production support.
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of software development (i.e., program design, flowcharting, coding, testing, debugging, etc.).
  • Participates in discussions concerning innovative, cost effective ways to implement new technologies to lead in the evaluation of new products, platforms, and technologies leveraging best practices based on industry standards and lessons learned while taking informed risks
  • Translate functional specifications into technical specifications to provide low level details for development lifecycle.
  • Attends meetings that identify functional specifications for modifications, interfaces, reports and screens to ensure solid design that meets business requirements.
  • Work with external consultant team through knowledge transfer to understand set up, configurations and design in order to provide on-going enhancements and support.
  • Participates in system walk-throughs of technical and operational features, functions, and attributes of a new or existing software package.
  • Provides input on associate evaluations.
  • Perform administrative functions relation to project activities; project plans, technical specification development, status reports, issue reporting, etc.
  • Ability to determine feasibility of business requests, estimate timelines and resources needed, and assist project manager with project planning.
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call support activities
  • Percentage of Travel: N/A
  • Type of Travel: N/A


CRITICAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
  • Must be very proficient at SQL
  • Must have solid experience in at least two of the following: VBScript, Powershell, Visual C++, Java, C#
  • Must have good experience in at least one of the following: SharePoint [WSS, 2010] Development, or SSIS development
  • Must have some experience in SharePoint Administration
  • Must have 4 years' experience with Major ETL tool, such as Informatica, DataStage or ODI (preferred)
  • Must have some experience working on SOA development - Web Service Development, BPEL and governance
  • Must have 2 years of experience working with Application Server Administration such as WebLogic, JBOSS, Websphere, or IIS (preferred)
  • Ability to write job scheduling requests, test and configure batch SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) jobs in Control-M and provide second level support for SSIS jobs
  • Must have experience with Windows (2003-2012) Administration and IIS (6-7.5) Administration
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience using some of the following technologies: XML, DTDs, XSLT
  • Must have great troubleshooting skills
  • Must have excellent Analysis and Design skills
  • Must have experience with NCR Advanced Store and AMS server setup and administration
  • Must have experience with Rabbit MQ setup and administration
  • Experience with SCCM package creation, deployment and monitoring a plus
  • Experience with peripheral hardware firmware and driver updates a plus
  • Experience with payment terminal application updates a plus


Closing

An equal opportunity employer, Express, Inc. does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. Express, Inc. only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. Express, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that Express, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express, Inc. will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.