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Software Developer – Distribution Transportation Support Team

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Chicago, IL, USA

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Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the third largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in fourteen countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco ranks seventh in Forbes “World’s Best Employers”.

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco’s success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST.  Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. 

Come join the Costco Wholesale IT family. Costco IT is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts. We are building the next generation retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees.

Software Developers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing complex enterprise software solutions. Individuals in this role collaborate closely with technical and non-technical roles, such as data modelers, architects, business analysts, data stewards, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to provide design, technical analysis, development/configuration, testing, implementation, and support expertise representing the interest of the business across the enterprise. In this role, individuals participate in and lead design sessions and provide leadership for ongoing development efforts on various projects.

The Costco Transportation team is looking for a dedicated and highly skilled Software Developer with an emphasis on Web development technologies to join its Distribution Transportation Support team. This role will entail helping Costco modernize their Distribution and Transportation RPG applications by converting legacy DDS display interfaces to Web-based HTML interfaces. This will include modernizing existing applications, as well as writing new ones as required.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage the completion of projects that involve Javascript/JQuery/CSS/HTML development. This position will require an individual to build, debug, optimize, and implement solutions in a fast-paced Agile environment participating and working closely with a highly motivated team.

If you want to be a part of one of the worldwide BEST companies “to work for”, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.



      Develops or prototypes software modules at various levels of complexity, including but not limited to, service interfaces, process flows, service messages, SOA components, business logic, UI/UX or data access logic.

      Develops efficient code in various development languages for enhancements and bug fixes.

      Designs, develops, tests, and deploys software solutions and process flows complying with standards, guidelines, and best practices.

      Executes against project plans and delivers assignments within scope, schedule, and budget.

      Creates, executes, and evaluates unit/integration tests.

      Adopts and adapts to newly approved technologies, programming languages, tools, and standards.

      Identifies, assesses, and formulates architectural impacts and solutions from business requirements.

      Collaborates to ensure application designs utilize appropriate patterns and standards.

      Analyzes user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints, including the ability to estimate work needed.

      Assesses functional and nonfunctional requirements and creates designs to meet both business and technical needs.

      Creates conceptual and detailed technical design documents.

      Provides implementation expertise contributing to rollback, post install, data migration, and other artifacts as required, including creation of support plans.

      Adheres to security management practices and promotes established security standards.

      Identifies and resolves problems, often anticipating issues before they occur or before they grow, develops, and evaluates options, and implements solutions.

      Designs, builds, debugs, optimizes, and implements solutions in JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, DB2.

      Performs development, debugging, optimization, and automation activities to support the implementation of  products/applications.

      Adopts and implements best practices to deliver quality and scalable solutions.

      Provides the team with solution recommendations and estimates for a given product/application.

      Collaborates with team members (e.g., Systems Architects, Systems Analysts) to define project specifications and release documentation for all phases of the product development cycle from product definition to design, through implementation.


      Minimum 3 years’ experience in performing Web and UI development using JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML, Bootstrap, and SQL/DB2.

      Experience developing and supporting business applications.

      Strong understanding of the software development process and lifecycle.

      Strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate to both technical and Business audiences.

      Demonstrated ability to execute against iteration plans and deliver assignments within scope, schedule, and budget.

      Ability to work with all management levels.

      Team player; good interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

      Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to multitask and prioritize work effectively in a fast-paced working environment.

      Responsible, conscientious, organized, self-motivated, and able to work with limited supervision.

      Able to support off-hours work as required, including weekends, holidays, on-call responsibilities on a rotational basis.


      3+ years’ of experience:

  • With a working knowledge of databases (DB2, SQL Server etc.).
  • Programming with related technology, such as XML, JSON, JavaScript frameworks, SQL queries, and database schema design.
  • Integrating applications using REST API’s.

      Familiarity with the Presto application from Fresche Solutions.

      Experience with RPG coding, as well as CLP and DDS knowledge


Other Conditions

      Management will review the Job Analysis for this position prior to a job offer.

Required Documents

●      Cover Letter

●      Resume 


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