Application Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Date Posted: 04-26-2014

The Application Engineer will design and build internal (and potentially external) customer-based solutions for extending the value of our application environment. The application engineering life cycle includes the requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, configuration, implementation, testing, administration and maintenance of enterprise-level application solutions. The Application Engineer III has a strong command of all segments of the full application engineering life cycle.


• Using the platform and the developer toolkits (i.e. Apex, Visualforce, IDE, Heroku, Migration Tool, and Web Services & Metadata APIs), this resource will build product extensions and develop new native products on the platform based on business requirements.
• Must independently deliver systems solutions under limited supervision applying a strong understanding of application service functions, excellent analysis capabilities to determine root cause, and a full command of concepts.
• The Application Engineer III must possess the ability to multi-task and interact with IT personnel and their Big Heart Pet Brands business unit customers.
• Perform technical evaluations, solution and design approaches to business solution needs.
• Manage internal customer relationships with the business and lead technical solutions to meet business challenges.
• Perform detailed analysis of business and technical requirements.
• Write functional and technical approach and design documentation.
• Create integration and development project plans and designs.
• Act as an internal consultant to the Big Heart Pet Brands team.
• Responsible for the timely management of projects.
• Coordinates application modifications with various teams.
• Work to improve and automate processes for better effectiveness, efficiency and opportunities for optimization.
• Maintain integrity of applications and systems with new developments.
• Evaluate costs and benefits of various changes to ensure value and alignment with business strategies.


Education: B.S. in Business, Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent work experience
Years of Experience: More than 5 years of Information Systems experience. Minimum 4 years’ experience in the CPG industry or minimum 4 years with or Salesforce experience.
Skill Requirements: • Client-focused attitude. A customer advocate
• Technical skills: Apex, Force configuration, Visual Force development, Java, JSP/ASP, HTML, and style sheet
• Understanding of XML, SQL, and enterprise application integration
• Fundamental understanding of Web Services
o SOAP/XML/Https
o Services Oriented Design Principles (SOA)
• Object Oriented Development Skills
Special Requirements: The ideal candidate has the following work and skills related experience:
• Strong technical design skills with a creative flare in devising products and solutions to meet business needs
• Current Certified Developer preferred
• Knowledge of enterprise systems: SFA, CRM, ERP, and MES
• Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and to integrate business processes across disparate systems.
• Experience with Enterprise Integration (Tibco)
• Experience with extract, transformation and load tools (Data Loader)
• Demonstrated deployments of enterprise software systems using industry standard environments including XML, HTTP/HTTPS, Java, C++, and ASP
• Excellent oral, presentation, and written communication skills
Providing IT Solutions and Staffing
Pittsburgh, PA
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