SOA Software Engineer III
CBI - Payless - Topeka, KS

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Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the U.S. and in the Western Hemisphere, with a team dedicated to democratizing on-trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories for the world. Our brands include Airwalk®, Dexter®, Champion®, American Eagle by Payless Shoe Source, SmartFit, BRASH®, safeTstep, and designer labels Lela Rose for Payless Shoe Source, Christian Siriano for Payless Shoe Source™ and Isabel Toledo for Payless Shoe Source. Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.

Our world headquarters is centrally located in Topeka, KS, facilitating easy travel to all parts of the country. And Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.


The SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Software Engineer III is responsible for designing, coding, configuring and testing SOA services to meet data integration, system integration and enterprise application integration needs. This position is part of the Enterprise Integration Competency Center which will support all data integration for the Retail Transformation Program. The SOA Software Engineer III will work primarily with the IT Applications team and the Business Systems Analyst team for the Retail Transformation Program. This individual is highly competent in building quality into a solution, is able to provide technical support and coordinate with an outsourced development team.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design, development and unit testing of SOA services according to functional requirements and specifications
  • Define test plans and build solutions with quality
  • Participate in technical meetings
  • Set-up, configure and deploy SOA Services and provide necessary technical support after deployment
  • Ensure compliance with coding, testing and architecture standards and creates the appropriate SDLC documentation
  • Implementing industry best practices using an SOA approach
  • Mentoring junior developers and acting as a subject matter expert in SOA concepts
Technology-Specific Qualifications:
  • Experience with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g SOA Suite
  • Experience with OSB 11g
  • Experience with Weblogic and JDeveloper development tools
  • Clear understanding and hands on experience with web services and XML fundamentals
  • Experience with programming languages such as .Net or Java/J2EE and Oracle programming experience using SOA concepts
  • Understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Understanding of the key processes and integration points within an IT department (infrastructure, architecture, applications, etc.)

Experience & Education:
  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Project Management or Business Administration with a concentration in MIS or a related field
  • Minimum of 4-6 year Software Engineering experience
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