0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2017 12:15 PM by dbeard

    Job Opportunity:  Kinaxis Rapid Response Architect at VIZIO, Inc.


      VIZIO is looking for an experienced individual to fill a critical roll within IT to support the business' SCP/IBP initiatives.  The ideal candidate will have operational experience providing an understanding S&OP, Supply & Demand Planning and Integrated Business Planning best practices and the ability to deliver technical solutions.  VIZIO, Inc. will provide an excellent opportunity to develop and deliver leading edge industry solutions.


      Sr. Application Developer - Kinaxis

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      Job Description

      VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America’s fastest-growing HDTV and consumer electronics company and is revolutionizing how we watch, listen … and live! We are currently seeking a Sr. Application Developer at our Irvine, CA headquarters.


      As a Sr. Application Developer within VIZIO’s Information Technology team, this individual plays a critical role maintaining and developing solutions on the Kinaxis Rapid Response platform, which service the VIZIO business planning function. In summary this position: Analyzes business requirements/processes and system integration considerations to determine appropriate technology solutions; Designs, codes, tests and documents solutions based on system and user requirements.


      Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and able to adapt to the level and nature of their audience. This position requires proficient communication in English. This role will communicate on a daily basis with the IT and business teams.  Successful candidates in this position can expect to advance their career within the application development family of jobs in VIZIO’s Information Technology organization.


      The ideal candidate will do the following:

      • Evaluates and recommends software and hardware solutions to meet user needs
      • Proposes and implements systems enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system
      • Analyzes business needs and creates software solutions
      • Resolves customer issues with software solutions and responds to suggestions for improvements and enhancements
      • Designs, configures, codes, tests, debugs and documents Kinaxis solutions according to VIZIO’s systems standards, policies and procedures
      • Prepares flow charts and systems diagrams to assist in problem analysis
      • Responsible for preparing design documentation.
      • Prepares test data for unit testing
      • Communicates with all stakeholders (customers, development teams, end users, etc.) to address system issues
      • Manages, resolves and documents issues and events related to system and environment availability
      • Monitors and measures performance characteristics of applications
      • Performs routine maintenance
      • Assists in orientation, training, work assignment and checking of less experienced developers
      • Serves as technical consultant to leaders in the IT organization and functional user groups
      • Imparts technical expertise to less experienced developers
      • Plans, conducts and leads assignments generally involving moderate, high budgets projects or more than one project
      • Assists in creating the strategic technical and architectural direction to the programming function
      • Manages user expectations regarding appropriate milestones and deadlines
      Required Skills
      • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of applications programming and analysis and the impact of the solutions on the business and IT functions
      • Applies knowledge to analyze and develop solutions to complex problems
      • Competent to work in all phases of applications programming
      • Possesses and applies an advanced level of understanding of the principles of applications programming
      • Demonstrated ability to lead large projects or offer complex programming solutions
      • Develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of key business processes, current and future requirements and key success factors
      • Ability to effectively communicate business issues and needs at a leadership level and how technology supports those requirements
      • In-depth disciplinary knowledge; leverages business acumen and subject matter expertise

                    - Provides deep subject matter expertise, advice and program delivery
                    - Contributes to the development of new techniques and plans within area of

      • In-depth understanding of the company's goals, customer requirements and knowledge of competitor practices
      • Thorough understanding of the company's business priorities, strategy and direction
      • Thorough understanding and management of customer business needs and expectations
      Required Experience
      • Undergraduate degree and 6-10 years relevant experience or Graduate degree and 4-8 years relevant experience
      • Proficient in Kinaxis Design Patterns, architecture, and implementation practices
      • Proficient in scripting languages: JavaScript
      • Proficient in Middle Tier Technologies: Web API, REST and SOAP
      • Proficient in Development Skills: T-SQL and SQL Development (Stored Procedures and Functions), ERD Schema Design, Entity Framework, Java, C#, etc
      • Familiarity in Integration Technologies such as: Microsoft SSIS, Talend, etc
      • Knowledge of and ability to put into practice commonly used SDLC methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc.)
      • Familiarity with business systems process knowledge within the consumer goods and distribution industries, including: Demand, Supply & Allocation Forecasting, Inventory Mgmt. and Logistics


      VIZIO, Inc. offers excellent career opportunity as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.  We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

      Job Location
      Irvine, California, United States
      Position Type

      If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line at https://www.vizio.com/careers