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IT Solutions Developer III

Location: Krause Gateway Center
Employment Duration: Full time


Kum & Go is currently searching for an IT Solutions Developer III to plan, develop, integrate, test, document, and maintain effective software applications that help drive growth and success for the company, while minimizing administrative costs. This includes third-party vendor purchased solutions and in-house custom built applications. This position also mentors less-experienced team members.

What you’ll do

  • Meet with internal business partners/end users to determine and/or assist with software solutions necessary to achieve greater efficiency in their business. Investigate technical software problems and coordinate problem resolution with appropriate in-house personnel or software vendors. Log, prioritize, troubleshoot, and resolve the problems when they arise, or escalate to upper management when necessary.
  • Design, code, test, debug, document, and implement changes to new or existing databases and applications. Provide technical feasibility estimates and input into the initial development of business solution specifications, project objectives, high-level planning, cost justifications, or current system problem resolutions.
  • Perform quality program testing to assure the delivery of a product that meets the user’s specifications. Provide ongoing input into the establishment and refinement of a best practices QA process. May mentor, guide, and review QA Analyst test plans.
  • Understand and document company/user data needs, interfaces, and applications. Develop and maintain data structures and integration programs that effectively extract, transfer, load, integrate, move, archive and backup respective databases and applications.
  • Create and maintain an effective working relationship between end-users and the Information Technology department.
  • Develop and adhere to company defined IT standards & procedures (SDLC, ITIL, etc).
  • Partner with Business Intelligence and DBA in the development of data types, structures, dictionaries, and assist business users (internal or external to IT) in their database needs.
  • Work with IT management to develop short and long-term strategic plans for business solutions, quality assurance, and application integration architecture.
  • May lead medium to large projects, ensuring project requirements and timelines are met.

What we’re looking for

  • Minimum of 5 + years of experience working Microsoft .NET, C#/VB.Net and MS SQL Server 2005/2008 is required. MS SharePoint and MS CRM experience a plus.
  • A reputation for impeccable ethics and integrity as well as a track record of success in applications development and quality assurance testing.
  • Ability to function as a strategic partner within a team, working with all project stakeholders such as business users, project managers, and business analysts while delivering solutions.
  • Must have the ability to create or interpret detailed project specifications to develop program logic and code. Must be able to mentor and lead other less experienced developers.
  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, fun environment.
  • Prior IT experience in the retail industry is a plus.

Other key requirements

  • Associates degree in Computer Science, Systems Analysis, or Information Systems. Bachelor’s degree in the same areas is preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) to eight+ (8) years of progressively responsible applications development experience.
  • Seen as a leader in solution development.

Leadership Competencies

  • Communication: Delivers clear, effective communication and listens to others.
  • Conceptual/Systems Thinking: Recognizes patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and disagreements, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to do the same.
  • Customer Orientation: Meets the expectations and needs of internal and external customers.
  • Decision Making: Makes good decisions in a timely manner.
  • Empowerment: Takes initiative and solves problems.
  • Talent Development: Maximizes potential and improves overall performance.
  • Influence: Proactively builds relationships and influences others.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: Accurately assesses problems and effectively and efficiently arrives at solutions.
  • Strategic Thinking: Understands the current state and is able to visualize the ideal state and how to achieve it.

About Kum & Go

At Kum & Go, our purpose is to make days better. We do that by connecting with people. Every day, whether in stores or at our Store Support Center headquarters, we take a people-first approach to developing associates, serving customers, and solving problems. We provide a unique working experience where associates are given many opportunities to make connections and to have fun along the way. Our culture is supported by our five core values:

  • Passion - We love what we do, and it shows in our work.
  • Integrity - We do the right thing, even when it is difficult.
  • Teamwork - We believe that greatness is only achieved in unity.
  • Caring - We have genuine compassion for our customers, associates, families, and communities.
  • Excellence - We expect and deliver superior performance.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations, the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming).

Kum & Go is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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