Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - ASNA), is a leading national specialty retailer of apparel for women, tween girls and boys, operating through a family of wholly owned subsidiary brands: Justice, Lane Bryant Dress Barn, Maurice’s and Catherines! The Company operates over 3,800 stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, with approximately $4 billion in revenue. Although each brand is truly unique, we all share a common goal—We make people feel good about themselves. By offering an engaging customer experience and the latest fashions at a great value, we help our customers look and feel their very best! At Ascena, talented people are our greatest asset. In return for your talent and hard work, we offer career development, excellent benefits, a competitive compensation package and generous merchandise discounts across our brands.
Development Experience in Oracle Retail Merchandising Suite (RMS) a Must
Position Summary: The Sr. Programmer / Analyst will focus on Merchandising functions and the systems supporting those functions. This role will assist our brands in the technical implementation and ongoing support of the Oracle Retail Merchandising Suite. You will be responsible for actively participating in definition and planning of technical implementation requirements including configuration, development, integration, conversion, performance and testing.
Position Responsibilities: Works closely with customers, business analysts, and team members to understand business requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with business and IT strategies and comply with the organization’s architectural standards. Involved in the full systems life cycle and is responsible for reviewing, analyzing, designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting, implementing, maintaining and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget. Participates in the testing process through test review and analysis, test witnessing, and certification of software. Makes recommendations towards the development of new code or reuse of existing code. Responsibilities may also include participation in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations. Has experience in systems analysis, design and a solid understanding of development, quality assurance and integration methodologies. Support existing systems to meet Service Level Agreements and user expectations including user communication, system/job recoveries, system/job performance and documentation. Adhere to and insure compliance security, standards and controls are integrated into each system including Sarbanes, PCI and general audit computer controls. Has expert knowledge on at least one functional system area.
Minimum Job Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience. Typically has 4 to 6 years of experience in multiple IT areas. Requires beginner to advanced level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application systems design and integration, as well as broad knowledge in other disciplines/technologies/processes that interact with the assigned function. Has working knowledge of state-of-the art programming languages and approaches in designing, coding, testing and debugging programs. Must be proficient in SQL, PL/SQL, Unix, Scripting, Oracle Forms and experience with Subversion (SVN), XML, J2EE and Web Services is beneficial. 4 to 6 years of experience in Oracle Retail Merchandising Suite (RMS) – In depth knowledge of Foundations (Item, Location, Supplier) and hierarchies, Purchase Order, Multi-Channel, Pricing, Inventory Management and Stock Ledger. Strong understanding and experience with Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB) Strong understanding and experience with configuration of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Working experience with Configuration of user defined attributes (UDA) and customized flex attributes (CFA) Working experience with Oracle Price Management (RPM) and Oracle Retail Point of Service (ORPOS) beneficial. Experience within the retail industry preferred. At ease in working with customers, partners, and suppliers at all levels within the business. Outstanding communications skills; able to articulate complex technical topics for non-technical audiences.