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SAP - Vistex Engineer

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

General Description


IT Engineers design, build, test, deploy, and support products, platforms and solutions. They work collaboratively with Architects and Stakeholders to develop the physical design and build solutions that meet the defined functional, quality, performance, security and architectural standards. They work with Tier 2 Support Specialists to advise on and address escalated support issues. They are responsible for maintenance, configuration, continuous improvements, and deployment of work within the Vistex space. They work with Product Managers by providing input into planning and execution of product roadmaps and backlog priorities and they consult with Stakeholders to understand business requirements and to obtain input/insights through reports and research on key problems.


IT Engineers are primarily responsible for creating and implementing the physical design which includes: building, testing, and deploying code; configuring systems; resolving defects; confirming compliance with security, performance and related standards; providing level 2 and 3 technical support; and delivering recommendations to improve systems.


IT Engineers use the latest methods, tools, and principles (e.g., Lean, Kanban, and Agile) to continuously deliver a value stream to the customers and businesses they serve. They understand how to leverage modern architectural components to design modular, flexible solutions. IT Engineers highly value reuse of existing assets and, where appropriate, commercially available components and products, to avoid reinventing the “wheel.” IT Engineers design and build for safety, resilience, and reliability.


Software Engineer — The Software Engineer is involved in the full systems life cycle and responsible for designing, coding, configuring, testing, implementing and supporting application software and systems that are delivered on time and within budget. They work closely with team members and Architects to define the physical design, and with Stakeholders and Product Managers to understand the business requirements that drive the analysis and physical design of technical solutions. Software Engineers may be assigned to either development or support functions.


Key Deliverables & Activities

Physical Design

Coding & Configuration in Vistex IP

Automated Unit & Integration Tests


System Documentation

Hardware & Software Evaluations

Task-level estimation

Application Performance

Agile SDLC

Escalated Support

Business Process support (Commissions, Chargebacks or Rebates) 

Key Activities:

· Develops applications: designs and develops optimal system solutions to meet business needs using standard functionality above customization

· Application Performance: creation of reusable components and other performance-enhancing techniques. Creates monitoring reports on performance

· Provides application support training: to business stakeholders, testing and production support (in some cases) team members

· System Documentation: writes and reviews documentation for accuracy

· System leader (technical or configuration): recognized as a leader in at least two disciplines and/or areas

· Hardware and software evaluations: performs hardware & software evaluations

· Task-level estimation: provides and mentors

· Agile SDLC: Coaches & executes agile SDLC. Participates in Initiate and Plan phases

· Automated Unit testing: assist in defining TDD best practices where applicable. Writing and executing automated unit and integration testing where applicable.


Years of Experience


3 to 6 years systems experience




“Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.”