• Senior WebSphere Commerce Developer

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  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


    Job Purpose


    This position is responsible for implementing, unit testing, deploying, maintaining and supporting features for all Tractor Supply Company consumer brand eCommerce sites.  This  requires strong knowledge in eCommerce development using WebSphere Commerce tools and enterprise Java programming.  Additional responsibilities include mentoring other team members. 



    • Meets with technical leads, architects and vendor partners to determine project scope and vision, set system goals, identify and resolve system issues, ensure the system is implemented as designed and in adherence to the implementation guidelines
    • Partners with the business analysts to review and refine business requirements into core system capabilities
    • Assists developers, analysts, and designers in conceptualizing and validating solutions that meet business requirements
    • Prototypes new requirements for the purpose of enhancing technical functionalities and information process flow
    • Develops and/or configures, builds, reviews and unit tests software/solutions
    • Assists in QA efforts on tasks worked by providing input for test cases and supporting test case execution 
    • Works directly with the business users to provide support includng the design and development of customer training materials, and conducting customer training sessions
    • Mentors team members on new technologies in area of expertise
    • Works with Enterprise teams to ensure changes are properly documented, communicated, audited, and deployed in compliance with established procedures
    • Participates in 24x7 on call rotations



    • 5-9 years of experience supporting a production ecommerce platform such as IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite
    • 5-9 years of experience developing web applications using enterprise Java technologies
    • Retail experience is preferred
    • Developer certification in WebSphere Commerce is preferred
    • Programmer certification in Java is preferred


    Education: Bachelor's degree or 4-year equivalent required. College degree in Computer Science or related field is preferred



    • Strong knowledge of WebSphere Commerce v6.x/v7.x application development
    • Strong knowledge of web application development using enterprise Java technologies and frameworks
    • Strong familarity with presentation layer technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON and Dojo is preferred
    • Strong familarity with web service technologies including SOAP, REST, WSDL and Axis is preferred
    • Strong familarity with the Struts framework is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of specific Java techonologies including JSP, JSTL, JDBC and JAXB is preferred
    • Strong familarity writing unit tests with JUnit is preferred
    • Strong familarity using SVN or GIT for source code management is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of profiling techniques, memory management and performance tuning is preferred
    • Strong knowledge building WebSphere Commerce applications using WCBD is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of website analytics using Coremetrics is preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Rational Application Developer is preferred
    • Ability to work independently, work in a fast paced environment, and manage workload prioritization to deliver high quality work products on time with minimal direction
    • Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to handle conflict and to work with a distributed team
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to use proven problem-solving approaches to most solutions



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