Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

Software Engineer

Location US-NE-Omaha
Job Family
Information Technology
Position Type
Posting Company
Oriental Trading Company


As our Software Engineer, you will be responsible for working closely with the business community to understand the business processes and needs / requirements of business clients. You will also develop, analyze, and document changes required in the IT systems to fulfill requirements submitted by the users/business partners for our eCommerce environment with minimum guidance.


This position requires weekly onsite work in Omaha, NE.

Detailed Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  1. Interprets design documents, completes analysis and creates designs on simple to moderate projects under general supervision
  2. Provides level of effort estimation on completing code, unit testing
  3. Oversees small projects
  4. Conducts design walk throughs on own work
  5. Codes, tests, and debugs moderately complex programming projects from detailed specifications independently with limited supervision across one or more platforms
  6. Write unit tests for code changesand assists in QA testing
  7. Provide status reports on assigned projects
  8. Create design documents, Unit test scripts and User manuals.
  9. Participates with team members in estimating resource requirements, project/sprint planning and scheduling for development projects
  10. Abides by all policies and procedures of Oriental Trading Company, Inc.
  11. Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  12. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice
  13. Work requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors


Marginal Functions

  1. Participates in regularly rotated on-call duties: Must be available 24 hours/day to receive calls from Operators/Users, investigate and solve issues while on call
  2. Assist in defect incident report, determine root cause and resolution
  3. Performs other duties and projects as assigned



Here’s what you need to join the fun:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Possess an understanding of business applications and design techniques
    • Must possess communication skills that will help in determining customer’s exact needs and in disseminating that information to appropriate personnel
    • Ability to become proficient in the daily operations at Oriental Trading Company
    • Knowledge of application development/maintenance for services and executable applications.
    • Knowledge of source control software and dump analysis techniques
    • Knowledge of cloud platforms and tools like AWS EC2, AWS S3, etc..
    • Able to use advanced system utilities (TAATOOLS, Job Scheduler, APIs, etc.). Can use new utilities relying only on manuals.
    • Understanding of System Analysis, Design, and System Integration
    • Moderate knowledge Java EE Technologies (ranging from EJB to JSP), HTML, CSS and XML
    • Spring Framework and Visual Basic experience preferred
    • Some experience in testing techniques and able to learn testing requirements of systems supported.
    • Knowledge of applications development/maintenance for interactive and batch programming (e.g. Java or RPG).
    • Knowledge of modes of data/file transfer protocols or mechanisms (e.g. FTP, JDBC, etc.).
    • Moderate knowledge Oracle DB or PostgreSQL


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and communication or closely related field required


    • Minimum two years of experience with application development, software QA, or related field; three to five years of experience preferred

Other Qualifications

    • Ability to perform the job in a safe manner


Join us at Oriental Trading, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where fun means business! 


Oriental Trading Company (www.orientaltrading.com), is the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of teaching supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. Founded in 1932 by a Japanese American, the Oriental Trading history of fun spans the better part of the last century. Today, Oriental Trading offers more than 60,000 products to individuals, teachers, schools, churches, businesses and nonprofits. With a corporate vision to “Make Life More Fun,” Oriental Trading (a Berkshire Hathaway company) spreads joy and smiles to millions each year through a robust family of brands; Oriental Trading, Fun Express, MindWare, SmileMakers, Morris Costumes and halloweenexpress.com.




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