Application Developer

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Category
Programming
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Full Time
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8 Dec 2021
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We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.

As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as an Application Developer – Remote. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle’ mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.

  • Valvoline World Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY, but we invite remote candidates to apply as well. Ideally, we would like candidates located in nearby markets (Cincinnati, Louisville, and Nashville), but we are open to other locations.

How You’ll Make an Impact

The ForgeRock and JavaEE Developer supports the manager in the end-to-end landscape management, technology strategy, architecture, delivery and on-going operations of the ForgeRock and JavaEE applications and platforms. This role provides technical expertise for system and software design, coding, testing, implementation and support, being his/her primary focus during the design and development phases of projects and on user support. This role will be responsible for debugging issues that arise with the code, tooling or architecture used to create the applications. This role will interact with business partners to outline their requirements and during the development phase, to ensure accuracy and delivery of those recorded requirements. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Ensuring daily operations remain stable by providing day-to-day technical support for the ForgeRock and JavaEE applications, platforms, and associated services in scope by working directly with users to identify, research, troubleshoot and resolve issues, which may require interaction with other internal IT teams, managed service provider(s) and vendors to resolve. This includes monitoring Service Now queue for assigned incidents and ensuring they are assigned and addressed per defined service level agreements. Assist with maintaining application support processes. Use application management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics. Handle on call responsibility for area of responsibility as necessary.
  • Assisting with requirements definition, gathering and prioritization activities by collaborating with product owners and business partners. Follow established standards, applying appropriate techniques to elicit and document detailPerform functional and technical gap analysis between requirements and the OOTB features to identify the configuration, customizations, extensions, and interfaces required to deliver the requirements. Translate functional and technical requirements into extensible, scalable, secure and maintainable applications.ed requirements.
  • Performing functional and technical gap analysis between requirements and the OOTB features to identify the configuration, customizations, extensions, and interfaces required to deliver the requirements. Translate functional and technical requirements into extensible, scalable, secure and maintainable applications.
  • Designing, coding, verifying, testing, documenting, enhancing and refactoring ForgeRock and JavaEE applications and services. Apply and adhere to coding standards and Software Development Life Cycle policies/procedures/tools to achieve a well-engineered result. Collaborate in reviews of work with others as appropriate.
  • Performing code reviews for and mentor junior team members.
  • Ensuring builds and hotfixes are deployed to the production environment in a controlled and timely manner. Attend Change and Release Management meetings for production deployments as required.
  • Carrying out necessary applications maintenance and administration tasks such as preparing and performing platform upgrades, executing system administration activities for business partners, and fulfilling data requests by the business stakeholders that cannot be self-served.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and technical solution leadership for the ForgeRock and JavaEE development technologies. Provide detailed and specific advice and technical best practices regarding the application of the development technologies. Collaborate with other specialists, where appropriate, to ensure advice given is appropriate to the needs of the organization.
  • Working closely with IT security, infrastructure, application teams and cross-functional stakeholders to execute and deliver small projects and initiatives, while ensuring alignment with all best practices, compliance with industry standards/applicable certifications and providing quality and efficient end-to-end solutions. Assist team in creating strategy and roadmap which includes hardware and software evaluations and recommendations on upgrades or improvements to infrastructure. May act as the Technical lead for a segment of a larger project.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration (or higher) in an IT related field or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in applying information technology solutions in a manufacturing or retail industry
  • 5+ years of experience in Java, Angular and/or RESTful APIs or other relevant development technologies
  • Has a full-stack orientation: able to follow data from its raw state to the way it’s presented to our users

Experience With:

  • ForgeRock
  • Developing with Java 1.8 or above
  • Spring (core, MVC, AOP, Security)
  • Angular 2+
  • Java EE Application Server
  • JPA 2 or Hibernate 3 or above. (or Equivalent ORM)
  • Java Server Faces 2
  • Unit testing using jUnit
  • Weblogic, Tomcat, mySQL, Oracle, Eclipse, HTML 5, CSS 3, and jQuery
  • Source Code repositories and Planning tools such as Microsoft TFS, Azure DevOps, Jira and/or Github Enterprise
  • APM such as New Relic, AppDynamics and/or Dynatrace
  • Session Replay such as LogRocket or Dynatrace
  • Object-oriented design development
  • System/process documentation
  • Service side architectures and system design and development
  • Documenting processes and translating to high level technical requirements
  • Knowledge and experience with web services, RESTful APIs, and service-oriented architecture
  • Knowledge and experience with Software Development Life Cycle
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile development technologies and DevOps methodology
  • Knowledge of incident and problem management, coordination and resolution

Typical Skills for Level:

  • Ability to work under general direction with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team
  • Advanced collaboration skills
  • Ability to influence colleagues
  • Ability to perform a range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine, in a variety of environments
  • Willingness and ability to learn new languages and technologies quickly
  • Ability to effectively apply newly acquired knowledge to develop new skills
  • Proficient communication skills for effective dialogue with others
  • Demonstrate an analytical and systematic approach to work
  • Ability to take the initiative to identify and negotiate appropriate personal development opportunities
  • Ability to analyze, design, plan, execute and evaluate work to time, cost and quality targets
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for work
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflict
  • Advanced analytical skills, attention to detail, troubleshooting skills and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient at creating entire, often complex, applications
  • Intermediate technical writing skills

Typical Competencies:

  • Continuous Delivery – understand and apply Agile, DevSecOps, and other approaches for iterative development of production-ready software
  • Estimates the size and complexity of development work and manages completion across the team
  • Partners with team members to mature test-driven development practices and leverage continuous integration and delivery standards and best practices
  • Proactively communicates with Infrastructure and other functional partners about delivery requirements to avoid handoff bottlenecks
  • Technical Design – understand how to leverage modern application architectural components (e.g. APIs, microservices, containers) to design modular, flexible solutions.
  • Applies modern architectural components strategically to enhance portfolio flexibility
  • Consistently improves expertise around emerging architectures and approaches to solution design and shares expertise with others
  • Quality – understand how to design and deliver software that meets expectations for performance, business impact and user experience
  • Tracks and reports issues and addresses patterns and root causes of shortfalls in technical quality and user acceptance
  • Uses understanding of endto-end business process and UX to guide solution design, execution, and integration
  • Consistently demonstrates behaviors and practices to incorporate quality throughout delivery
  • Uses a risk-based approach to prioritize and right-size testing and quality efforts
  • Integration and Data Architecture – understand data and integration architectures to manage, transform and exploit data across the enterprise.
  • Understands the architectural and integration principles to make sound decisions in the absence of specific guidelines
  • Troubleshoots technical issues related to data access and transformation
  • Security – understand security requirements and use the frameworks and tools available to meet those requirements
  • Understands security principles to make sound decisions in the absence of specific guidelines
  • Proactively identifies security risks that need to be managed
  • Coaches and offers guidance to team on security tools and standards
  • Identifies common challenges developers encounter in secure coding and proposes new solutions to manager and/or security team
  • Engineering – understand how front-end, middleware and infrastructure components interact and how to design solutions that optimize for the environment
  • Designs and builds solutions in a way that eases future work on long-term maintenance, support, and infrastructure of the application
  • Identifies and resolves solutions’ environment and infrastructure needs
  • Learning Agility – adapt to new ways of working and apply proactive creative problem solving in unfamiliar situations
  • Looks for “stretch” assignments within the organization and applies learnings from those opportunities in his or her own role
  • Serves as an internal champion of change initiatives undertaken by the organization
  • Independently learns from failures or missteps and applies learnings in various contexts
  • Commitment – champion delivery team processes and protocols and constantly strive for performance improvement
  • Identifies work priorities that will enable team to meet business objectives
  • Identifies root causes of shortcomings in processes and proposes solutions to address them
  • Considers the impact of new applications or functionalities on stakeholders processes, and the portfolio and manages the change to ensure the solution achieves desired business impact
  • Seeks opportunities to improve handoffs with other team members and functions
  • Collaboration – partner and influence effectively within and across delivery teams and with partner functions
  • Seeks opportunities to improve handoffs with other team members and functions
  • Works to gain a comprehensive understanding of business needs and user requirements
  • Stays up to date on the projects that are most likely to have downstream or upstream dependencies related to their project
  • Business Orientation and Engagement – understand business context and goals and tailor engagement to business need in order to achieve goals
  • Considers the impact of new applications or functionalities on stakeholders processes, and the portfolio and manages the change to ensure the solution achieves desired business impactSeeks opportunities to improve handoffs with other team members and functions
  • Actively seeks conversations with business partners to better understand business need
  • Identifies, monitors, and acts on information about business needs
  • Tailors conversations to match each business partner’s understanding and knowledge of technology
  • Must be willing to be available for evening and weekend work where escalations, projects or other management initiatives dictate
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

What Will Set You Apart

  • 2+ years of experience with ForgeRock
  • Experience with ServiceNow
  • Experience with PlanView (Innotas)
  • Experience with Cloud and Open Source technologies

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*
  • Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.

Females and minorities encouraged to apply.

Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.

The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email [email protected] to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process. The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications

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