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Position Title: SR. PROGRAMMER
Location: Sterling Jewelers, Akron, OH

This position is responsible for writing the most complex programs of a development project as well as maintaining and supporting existing applications. This position is also responsible for translating business requirements into effective and efficient computer systems for small projects or a sub-system of a larger project. This person will be capable of completing the detail design phase of a project by preparing program specifications.

This position is responsible for the design, coding, unit and system testing, documentation, assisting in training and implementation of projects, programs, work flows, etc. which are assigned by the Project Manager/Leader.

This position has additional responsibilities when he/she is given a team leader project assignment, which are but not limited to: The assignment of tasks to members of the project team, reporting overall project progress, calling and chairing project review meetings of all phases of the project life cycle with MIS and client management and receiving sign-off upon completion of each project phase.

This position is responsible for maintaining a very high level of technical expertise on all operating systems, software and hardware platforms.

At least 5 years technical experience in the design, development and deployment of server side applications and portals in a J2EE environment. At least 2 years using WebSphere Commerce in a Linux environment. Experience designing, developing and implementing Web Services in a multi vendor environment.

Well defined communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for communicating with both the technical staff and end-users to understand application requirements and design.

Experience/familiarity with the following software environments:
WebSphere Commerce
WebSphere Application Server
OO design
UML and modeling tools
Web Services
Design Patterns and Frameworks

WebSphere Commerce
WebSphere Application Server

Special consideration given to those with a Linux background.

Company Description:

Sterling Jewelers is the largest jewelry retailer in the US. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio we own and operate over 1100 stores in the US. Our top two brands are Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. We are located northwest of the city just off of Interstate 77 on Ghent Road. Our campus is modern and scenic with a home office staff of approximately 1900 employees.

Last year our sales were in excess of $2 billion and including our UK operations we reached approximately $2.8 billion. Our growth strategy is to continue to open new stores at the rate of 7 - 9% effectively doubling the number of our stores in the US in the next 10 years. This year alone we will open an additional 100 stores. We are traded on the NYSE as SIG, which stands for The Signet Group (our parent company). Further information on Sterling Jewelers can be viewed at:

Sterling Jewelers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity among all levels of employees. Sterling values the differences between people and fosters an environment of opportunity and acceptance throughout the organization.

For consideration e-mail resume to:

Steve Strosnider, Corporate Recruiter,

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