(USA-TN-Memphis) Systems Engineer (Data Engineering/Enterprise Communications)

This position is responsible for performing various tasks spanning the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in support of AutoZone’s Enterprise Communications team and IT Data Management (DM) organization. This position requires both a breadth, and depth, of technical knowledge, experience, and aptitude as well as good interpersonal skills and the ability to work, and build relationships, with multiple other business and IT teams to complete daily tasks and resolve issues.

Daily Responsibilities:

+ Develop new, and modify existing, customizations (portlets, themes, hooks, etc.) for Liferay Portal

+ Develop new, and modify existing, web services supporting integration between various internal and external platforms (DocuSign, Policy Center, API Gateway, etc.)

+ Develop new applications using modern technologies to replace legacy systems which fail to meet current business needs

+ Modify legacy applications supporting various business processes (communications, electronic signature, recognition,) across multiple functional areas (Enterprise Communications, HR, Loss Prevention, Marketing, etc.) to provide new functionality/capabilities, implement bug fixes, and accommodate changes in technology, security, existing integrations, etc.

+ Perform monitoring and recovery for internal and external Liferay Portal implementations and multiple other applications

+ Timely respond to, and resolve, support tickets

+ Train and mentor other members of the team

+ Create clear and concise technical documentation

+ Perform code reviews

+ Query backend data sources and produce reports

+ Drive the work and collaboration with other IT and business teams as well as vendors

Required Skills:

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills

+ Strong ownership

+ Strong collaboration and coordination skills

+ Wide technical aptitude (able to wear many hats)

+ Fast learner with initiative, self-motivation, passion

+ Adherence to AutoZone architectural, design, and development standards and guidelines

+ 2+ Years of Experience with Java

+ 2+ Years of Experience with JavaScript

+ 2+ Years of Experience Scripting Languages (Bash, Perl, etc.)

+ 2+ Years of Experience with SQL

+ 2+ Years of Experience with Linux

+ Must know how to perform common tasks such as:

+ Navigating the filesystem

+ Creating, debugging, and testing shell scripts

+ Using common tools and commands (ls, less, more, head, tail, vi, grep, history…)

+ Moving and Copying Files to and from different servers as well as to and from Linux and Windows

+ Must have ability to learn more advanced tools (sed, awk, etc.)

+ Experience Must Include:

+ Web Services/APIs Development

+ Web Development

+ Object Oriented Programming (Classes, Objects, Inheritance, Encapsulation, Properties, Methods/Functions, Getters, Setters, Constructors, Collections, Loops, etc.)

+ Client-Server Model/Programming



+ Version Control (Subversion, Git)

+ Java Build Tools (Maven and Ant)

+ Relational Databases


+ jQuery

+ Knowledge of and Limited Experience with:

+ Single Page Architecture

+ MVC Pattern

+ Responsive Web Design

+ Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

+ Java Servlet Containers (specifically Apache Tomcat)

+ Apache httpd

+ Common Gateway Interface (CGI) Programming

+ Tool Familiarity & Experience:

+ SSH Clients (putty, mobaXterm, etc.)

+ Text Editors (Notepad++, Atom, etc.)

+ Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) – Eclipse, Visual Studio, IntelliJ, etc.

+ SQL Clients (Squirrel, SQL Server Mgmt Studio, Oracle SQL Developer, RocketShuttle,

+ SFTP/FTP Clients (WinScp, FileZilla, etc.)

+ REST Clients/API Development Environments (Postman, Advanced REST Client, etc.)

Preferred Skills:

+ Liferay development experience (older versions preferred)

+ Experience with modern JavaScript Frameworks (specifically React)

+ Deeper experience with data modeling, schema types (star, relational/normalized, nosql, olap cube, etc.)

+ Deeper front end / design experience


AutoZone, and its subsidiary, ALLDATA are equal opportunity employers. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected categories.

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Greater Memphis, TN Area
Nov 23, 2020
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