• Systems Administrator PLM

    Job Locations US-OH-Columbus
    Requisition ID 2018-3007
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    A Brand That's What's Now

    Express is the sexy, sophisticated lifestyle fashion brand for every occasion: work, weekends, or nights on the town.  Our brand is what's new and what's now for young fashion-forward men and women.  We have more than 600 retail and outlet stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as franchise stores in Latin America.  We also have a best-in-class online/mobile shopping experience at www.express.com that allows our customers to shop whenever and wherever they like.  


    A Workplace To Match

    We think you'll like it here. 

    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, generous associate discount, casual work environment, and the opportunity to connect and engage with some of the smartest, most passionate individuals in the fashion business.  We're always looking for talented leaders at all levels to join our team; if this sounds like you, we'd love to chat!


    Job Summary 

    Express is looking for an energetic team player who is not afraid to wear multiple hats, roll up their sleeves, and get dirty. This opportunity is for someone who wants to be part of a dynamic team supporting the entire product supply chain from product conception to receipt in the distribution center.  You will be responsible for support and administration of the Bamboo Rose application. This individual will proactively maintain and monitor all aspects of the system including tech packs, sample management, purchase order management and logistics. In addition, the Bamboo Rose administrator will work collaboratively with the business users to troubleshoot issues and make updates.  We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills and a solid technical foundation who is not afraid to tackle a challenge.  



    Essential Tasks


    • Install upgrades and fix packs for Bamboo Rose
    • Create, change and modify user accounts in the system
    • Maintain support table data such as freight rates and HTS codes
    • Prepare and execute unit/system test scripts to verify business logic of new or modified programs and mitigate post implementation failures
    • Assist in implementing any necessary process changes as driven by business decisions for Bamboo Rose and its supporting systems
    • Document and maintain Express specific training documentation
    • Provide user training for new and ongoing processes for Bamboo Rose
    • For steady state support - provide on-going, in-house consulting support and expertise (training and related materials, trouble shooting, testing, etc) around Bamboo Rose and its supporting systems
    • Able to work independently in troubleshooting and resolving issues
    • Perform and manage regular Product Advisory meetings with the business
    • Analyze, evaluate system controls and perform regular audits of data entry & process
    • Maintains positive attitude and momentum in challenging situations
    • Should be team player, with ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
    • Communicates effectively with all partners including 3rd party vendors
    • Ability to learn new applications quickly
    • Participate in 24x7 on-call support activities
    • Other essential tasks may occur as directed by your supervisor


    Job Requirements

    Essential Requirements:

    • Hands on coding in PL SQL, Java, Shell scripts
    • Good technical knowledge of Redhat Linux implementations
    • Experience administering PLM systems: 4-5 years


    Work Experience & Education:

    • 4 year Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience with 5+ year’s retail experience in a variety of roles
    • Experience in PLM implementations
    • Experience with Distributed architectures
    • Experience with PL SQL: 2-3 years
    • Experience in Java development with Operating System level scripting tools like Shell scripts: 2-3 years
    • Experience with Redhat Linux Operating System RHEL6 and RHEL 7
    • Experience with Apache Tomcat 7 or related versions


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Training and documentation experience
    • Ability to successfully communicate with all levels of management
    • Excellent organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; attention to detail balanced with command of big picture
    • Ability to discuss technical issues with non-technical customers and non-technical issues with technical customers
    • Self-directed, motivated, flexible, and open to change
    • Proven problem solving and analytical skills
    • Ability to influence and motivate others



    Preferred Requirements:

    • Technical knowledge of TradeStone/Bamboo Rose PLM systems
    • Functional understanding of TradeStone/Bamboo Rose PLM systems
    • Knowledge of Yunique PLM
    • Knowledge of retail industry - understand design-to-market flow of a product and the related systems; understand retail math



    As an equal opportunity employer, Express does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected class.  Express only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.



    Notification to AgenciesPlease note that Express does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, Express will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.


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