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Sr. Application Developer (Adobe)

Dallas, Texas


Southern Glazer's Information Technology team, known as Enterprise Technology Partners, serves as the company's strategic advisors delivering innovative solutions through cutting-edge technology. As a team member, you'll play an integral role in providing our business partners, suppliers, and customers with the necessary tools to be more productive, collaborative, and innovative. With roles ranging from project managers and business analysts to application developers, data analysts and deskside engineers, our team's dynamic capabilities will offer you with the opportunity to grow in your career.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Mid, Senior
  • Travel: Less than 25%

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What makes a successful Sr. Application Developer (Adobe) at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.


  • Inventive
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical
  • Team Player
  • Perceptive
  • Problem-solver
  • Results-driven
  • Adaptable
  • Digital savvy

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“The best part of working at Southern Glazer’s is that every day is a different opportunity to learn something new – not just technical skills, but also the way that we work as a team.”

Barbara Matthews, Service Desk Support Analyst

“This is the nicest work environment I’ve ever worked in. My team is helpful to others when needed. One thing that is really outstanding is if you reach out to another team, how they respond. It’s so nice to be treated nicely by other teams as well as your own.”

Kari Mogensen, Senior Support Service Technician

“ETP is a great group that works well together. Our leader is dedicated, intelligent, and a real motivator.”

Peter Korondi, Senior System Environments Administrator

“I started working for Southern Glazer’s about 6 months after I graduated college. It was my first 'real' job. I have been with SGWS for 12 years now, and it has given me the opportunity to travel and work in states all over the country. It has introduced me to people of all types and has shown me that SGWS hires great employees who are also great people. I am lucky to have started my career path here, and I look forward to the company’s growth.”

Michael Hubbard, Senior BA-OTC


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Job ID DAL00001004 Date posted 01/23/2020

The Digital Enterprise program is an enterprise-wide initiative with the objective to drive digital transformation across Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS). This will transform SGWS into an omnichannel distributor and improve the productivity of over 9,000 Sales Consultants and Service Representatives. The Digital Enterprise spearheads digital operations to enable best-in-class B2B digital experiences to all users (customers, Sales Consultants, Sales Representatives, and suppliers).

The Senior Application Developer’s role is to design, develop and enhance software applications. This can also include translating business requirements from functional specifications into technical requirements for development, application evaluation, application configuration, application and integration testing as well as completing appropriate change management documentation.

The Senior Application Developer - Adobe will also be responsible for delivering support to end users in the organization for specific software applications. This includes troubleshooting applications (providing Level Three support) and software for all internal end users and external customers to resolve trouble issues per documented trouble tickets. Overall, this role will focus on customizing the Adobe AEM platform adopted by the Digital Enterprise initiative. The incumbent will collaborate with the Project Manager, Solution Architect and Business Analyst (BA) to implement business requirements to the platform.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Will play a vital role in the development, testing and deployment of Adobe Experience Management solutions. You will work closely with developers, system administrators, project managers, business analysts and end users to build a state-of-the-art Digital Platform.
•Design efficient content models, security models, workflows and templates.
•Develop AEM templates and components leveraging current AEM software releases
•Employ strong coding standards for efficiency, readability, and reuse.
•Determine opportunities to streamline application support activities to achieve more efficient, timely, and cost effective application support results
•Provide Level Two & Three 24X7 support for software applications under area of responsibility
•Develop user documentation and participate in user training when needed
•Assist in resolving complex data and application issues
•Assist in the design, delivery, and improvement of software applications when called upon to do so
•Stay up-to-date on software applications under area of responsibility to always ensure the highest level of service and support to the organization
•Obtain any certifications needed to be able to effectively support applications in scope
•Mentor peers to help them build capabilities
•Document troubleshooting instructions (continuous improvement)
•Improve efficiency of team to resolve problems


•Bachelor’s or Technical Degree Required (computer science, information systems, business administration or other industry related curriculum)
•Note: Sufficient and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the educational requirements


•5+ year experience implementing Adobe AEM or similar web content management system (AEM 6.0 and later required; AEM 6.5 is a plus)
•Design, develop and support AEM components, integrations and applications
•Experience integrating SAP Hybris with AEM
•Experience integrating Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics with AEM
•Experience with Portal or related technologies a plus
•Experience with HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, and AJAX
•Experience with RESTful and SOAP-based web services
•Strong Angular.js experience
•Minimum of?2 years of experience working with content management technologies
•Minimum of?5 years of J2EE programming experience required
•Knowledge of Sling, Spring and Struts Framework, or other MVC frameworks.
•Experience with unit testing and automated testing tools
•Experience with secure coding practices
•Experience implementing web content management systems in a large corporate environment
•Experience with object-oriented design and design patterns
•Excellent estimation abilities in scoping work in a highly complex environment
•Experience with web and application servers, such as Apache and Tomcat
•Experience building, deploying and supporting Internet-facing applications
•Creating technical specifications
•Demonstrated proficiency in understanding and implementing business workflows and processes
•Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration/deployment environments


•Deep expertise and understanding of common industry-standard business practices support by eCommerce
•Strong knowledge of with developing, deploying, customizing and integrating eCommerce technologies
•Some knowledge of Software as a Service (SaaS) environments, Microsoft SQL Server, HTML, Microsoft ASP, Microsoft .NET, etc.
•Must have 5+ years expertise working with of AEM 6.0 and later and related technology Java 5/6, J2EE, JSP, Ajax, XML, XSD, Spring MVC, MySQL, Tomcat -server, JUnit, GIT, Unix, and ALM tools
•Knowledge of project methodologies like Scrum, Agile, SAFe


•Expert understanding of one or more software applications in order to provide efficient and effective Level Three support of the applications(s)
•Strong team player with willingness to collaborate
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Strong capability to execute tasks with quality
•Proficient oral communication skills
•Ability to utilize existing resources to resolve problems (Level Two support)
•Ability to develop new resources to resolve problems more effectively
•Good time management skills (i.e. works efficiently)
•Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently
•Strong understanding of the software applications under area of responsibility
•Experience with and knowledge of one or more applications in SGWS’s landscape
•Capability to understand SGWS’s application portfolio as well as how the different systems contribute to daily business operations
•Ability to work with minimum supervision
•Ability to work with multiple stakeholders across a variety of functional disciplines
•Ability to develop and manage an action plan
•Experience leading large complex technology projects
•Experience working with global teams and working with offshore teams
•Excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and nontechnical stakeholders

Job:Information Technology
Primary Location:United States-Texas-Dallas
Shift:Day Shift

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