Software Engineer Backend Hype (m/f/d)

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Part of Web & Mobile and with focus on Backend for Hype, develops information systems by designing, developing, and installing software solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

Specialist advice

  • Actively maintains knowledge in one or more identifiable specialisms.
  • Provides detailed and specific advice regarding the application of their specialism(s) to the organization’s planning and operations.
  • Recognizes and identifies the boundaries of their own specialist knowledge.
  • Collaborates with other specialists, where appropriate, to ensure advice given is appropriate to the needs of the organization.

Emerging technology monitoring

  • Supports monitoring of the external environment and assessment of emerging technologies to evaluate the potential impacts, threats and opportunities to the organization.
  • Contributes to the creation of reports, technology road mapping and the sharing of knowledge and insights.

Information security

  • Communicates information security risks and issues to business managers and others.
  • Performs basic risk assessments for small information systems.
  • Contributes to vulnerability assessments.
  • Applies and maintains specific security controls as required by organizational policy and local risk assessments. Investigates suspected attacks.
  • Responds to security breaches in line with security policy and records the incidents and action taken.

Requirement and definition management

  • Defines and manages scoping, requirements definition and prioritization activities for small-scale changes and assists with more complex change initiatives.
  • Follows agreed standards, applying appropriate techniques to elicit and document detailed requirements.
  • Provides constructive challenge to stakeholders as required.
  • Prioritizes requirements and documents traceability to source.
  • Reviews requirements for errors and omissions.
  • Provides input to the requirements base-line.
  • Investigates, manages and applies authorized requests for changes to base-lined requirements, in line with change management policy.

Software design

  • Designs software components and modules using appropriate modelling techniques following agreed software design standards, patterns and methodology.
  • Creates and communicates multiple design views to identify and balance the concerns of all stakeholders of the software design and to allow for both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Identifies and evaluates alternative design options and trade-offs.
  • Recommends designs which take into account target environment, performance security requirements and existing systems.
  • Reviews, verifies and improves own designs against specifications.
  • Leads reviews of others’ designs.
  • Models, simulates or prototypes the behavior of proposed software to enable approval by stakeholders, and effective construction of the software.
  • Verifies software design by constructing and applying appropriate methods.

Programming/software development

  • Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends and refactors complex programs/scripts and integration software services.
  • Contributes to selection of the software development approach for projects, selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Applies agreed standards and tools, to achieve well-engineered outcomes.
  • Participates in reviews of own work and leads reviews of colleagues’ work.

Database design

  • Develops and maintains specialist knowledge of database and data warehouse concepts, design principles, architectures, software and facilities.
  • Assesses proposed changes to object/data structures, in order to evaluate alternative options.
  • Implements physical database designs to support transactional data requirements for performance and availability.
  • Implements data warehouse designs that support demands for business intelligence and data analytics.

Testing

  • Reviews requirements and specifications and defines test conditions.
  • Designs test cases and test scripts under own direction, mapping back to pre-determined criteria, recording and reporting outcomes.
  • Analyses and reports test activities and results.
  • Identifies and reports issues and risks associated with own work.

System integration and build

  • Defines the software modules needed for an integration build and produces a build definition for each generation of the software.
  • Accepts completed software modules, ensuring that they meet defined criteria.
  • Produces software builds from software source code for loading onto target hardware.
  • Configures the hardware and software environment as required by the system being integrated.
  • Produces integration test specifications, conducts tests and records and reports on outcomes.
  • Diagnoses faults and records and reports on the results of tests.
  • Produces system integration reports.

Release and deployment

  • Uses the tools and techniques for specific areas of release and deployment activities.
  • Administers the recording of activities, logging of results and documents technical activity undertaken.
  • May carry out early life support activities such as providing support advice to initial users.

Application support

  • Identifies and resolves issues with applications, following agreed procedures.
  • Uses application management software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics.
  • Carries out agreed applications maintenance tasks.

Key Relationships:

  • Tech organization
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or Tech or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • At least 5-year experience in Tech
  • 2 years of experience in relevant area
  • 1 year of experience in team management
  • Understanding of different culture
  • Participated in projects with people from other functions/markets