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Software Developer - Business Services (Digital Analytics)

Company: Costco
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture.The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes.Our employees and our members come FIRST.Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others.In 2021, Costco contributed over $58 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the third largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in fourteen countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco ranks seventh in Forbes "World's Best Employers".

Come join Costco Digital - part of the Costco Wholesale IT family. Costco Digital is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts. We are building the next generation digital retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees. We are embarking on a large digital transformation and need team members like you to help us grow to the next level.

Our Digital team is transforming how we deliver solutions and interact with our members across our Mobile, Commerce and Order Management platforms. We have a culture of improvement & learning with a start up mentality and a customer centric approach for our Costco members and our employees. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and pursue bold ideas and explore growth opportunities.

The Software Developer is responsible for the development of digital analytics tagging strategy and implementation, building A/B tests of new digital features, and creating custom algorithms for product recommendations and personalization for Costco's digital systems with a mobile first mindset.

If you want to be a part of one of the worldwide BEST companies "to work for", simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


---Develops or prototypes software modules at various levels of complexity, including but not limited to: service interfaces, process flows, service messages, SOA components, business logic, UI/UX, or data access logic.

---Develops efficient code in various development languages for enhancements and bug fixes.

---Designs, develops, tests, and deploys software solutions and process flows complying with standards, guidelines, and best practices.

---Executes against project plans and delivers assignments within scope, schedule, and budget.

---Creates, executes, and evaluates unit/integration tests.

---Adopts and adapts to newly approved technologies, programming languages, tools, and standards.

---Identifies, assesses, and formulates architectural impacts and solutions from business requirements.

---Collaborates to ensure application designs utilize appropriate patterns and standards.

---Analyzes user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints, including the ability to estimate work needed.

---Assesses functional and nonfunctional requirements and creates designs to meet both business and technical needs.

---Creates conceptual and detailed technical design documents.

---Provides implementation expertise contributing to rollback, post install, data migration, and other artifacts as required including creation of support plans.

---Adheres to security management practices and promotes established security standards.

---Identifies and resolves problems, often anticipating issues before they occur or before they grow, develops and evaluates options, and implements solutions.

---Participates in requirements gathering sessions to ensure clear understanding of needs for data collection for analytics purposes and other ways the data will be used (e.g. data feeds, fuel segmentation, audience creation, etc.).

---Prepares and presents detailed functional and technical specifications that support digital data collection requirements.

---Develops solutions to specifications on time, within budget, and with quality and precision to specification.

---Prepares and clearly communicates best methods clients can effectively optimize digital data collection methods including: Tag Management (e.g. Adobe, Google, Tealium, Ensighten, etc.), Customer Data and Audience Management (e.g. Adobe, Google, Tealium, etc.), Testing and Targeting (e.g. Adobe, Google), Web Analytics (e.g. Adobe, Google, etc.).

---Partners with analysts and business stakeholders to create a/b tests for new digital features.

---Interacts with other developers, marketers, product managers, and analysts to ensure the technical solution offers scale and supports business needs.


---Expert in Web Markup, including HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

---Expert understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and React.

---Proficient understanding of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as SASS.

---Proficient understanding of JavaScript pre-processing and packaging frameworks such as Babel and Webpack.

---Good understanding of Web Analytics standards and ensuring that applications will adhere to them.

---Ability to effectively present technical details to a non-technical audience.

---Experience designing and/or developing with Java, J2EE, XML, SOAP, REST, and Web Services.

---Knowledge in Object-Oriented design architecture, analysis, UML modeling, Classic design patterns, J2EE patterns.

---Ability to manage priorities and timelines.

---Proven experience successfully implementing solutions for large cross platform projects.

---Good understanding of design/development methodologies and project management concepts.

---Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to logically think through problem resolution.

---Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including ability to work with all management levels.

---Able to work effectively and produce consistent results with minimum supervision.

---Must have high integrity, accountability, a positive attitude, and be willing to do what it takes to make the team successful.

---Database knowledge in a major RDBMS system such as DB2, MS SQL Server or Oracle.

---Scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of the business including weekends, holidays, and 24/7 on call responsibilities on a rotational basis.

---Full stack experience.

---Adobe or Google analytics experience

Required Documents

---Cover Letter


California applicants, please clickhereto review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Pay Ranges:

Level 2- $105,000 - $135,000

Level 3- $125,000 - $160,000

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits - medical/dental/vision/hearing aid/pharmacy/behavioral health/employee assistance, health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, 401(k), stock purchase plan to eligible employees.

Costco is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Costco is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. In some cases, applicants and employees for selected positions will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.

Keywords: Costco, Chicago , Software Developer - Business Services (Digital Analytics), IT / Software / Systems , Chicago, Illinois

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