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Sr IT Developer, Zoro Tools

Date: Mar 12, 2018

Location: BUFFALO GROVE, IL, US, 600894525

Company: ZORO

The role of the Sr. Software Developer is to provide business partners with intranet, internet, or extranet-enabled applications. These applications fall into the broad categories of order management and product content management systems.  This role assures the web applications meet user requirements, objectives, standards, security, and legal requirements. 


Major Responsibilities:

  • The primary focus of this role is designing, building and maintaining a variety of web-based applications.  This includes developing/recommending alternatives for new designs and proposing change to existing applications or processes.  The applications are primarily JavaScript, Python, Django & Unix based but may also be built on other common web technologies.
  • Create new applications based on approved designs
  • Modify existing programs to correct bugs or enhance functionally
  • Integrate custom developed applications with 3rd party packages
  • Configure application servers, databases, and 3rd party packages
  • Develop unit test plans and perform unit testing on all code changes
  • Participate in function, integration, regression, and acceptance testing by working with the appropriate resources
  • Diagnosing production issues and assessing scope, impact, and importance of issues
  • Mapping technical specifications to language-specific class/method structures
  • Understanding and/or developing relational database resources to support the application
  • Conducts task estimation for input to project planning
  • Maintain all necessary technical documentation, such as process flows, system architecture
  • Maintain detailed documentation at the code and application levels
  • Reviewing proposed approach with other technical staff at Grainger as appropriate
  • Correcting issues in a timely manner depending on scope and impact
  • Communicating the impact and resolution of issues to appropriate personnel
  • Understanding the business needs driving new functionally
  • Communicates project status to project team, business partners, and managers
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of web tools, services, and industry trends by conducting specified secondary research to determine practical implementation of emerging technologies through prototyping, benchmarking and working with consultants and vendors



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, STEM-related area or relevant experience required. Master’s degree in a STEM field preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience developing web applications required. Open source technologies experience preferred.
  • Experience in all phases of structured development life-cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience with Python, Django, HTML, Javascript, Notes/Domino, XML, XSLT, Java application programming (including J2EE constructs such as servlets and JSP’s, familiarity with EJB nice but not required)
  • Familiarity with any Unix environment and ability to work from the command line required.
  • Ability to work with third party API's, understanding of fundamental object oriented design concepts and ability to read and create UML diagrams
  • Experience working with a J2EE application server (Websphere preferable) and database (PL/SQL)
  • Familiarity with CVS or other version control software
  • Understanding of and/or experience with one or more development process methodologies
  • Extensive business and/or system analysis skills that support applications development.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills.
  • Experience or knowledge of deploying Java applications as EJBs
  • Experience developing applications that utilize XML
  • Experience working with search engine technology such as Google
  • Experience developing graphical content of applications a big plus
  • Strong working knowledge of the UNIX command line, scripting, and basic configuration is a plus
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills


Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.

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