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  • Software Operations Engineer - WMS

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: IT & Digital
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 06-Nov-2018
  • Job reference: 18538

Job Description

Software Operations Engineer - WMS


Have you heard about the exciting projects going on behind the scenes at Travis Perkins? We are on our way to the Cloud, we are introducing the latest WMS system across a number of our brands and we are revamping our Core Systems to ensure we are at the forefront of technology.


Would you like to be part of a team testing and configuring a new Warehouse Management System (WMS) for a large reputable company?


If the answer is yes then we have the role for you!


The holder of this role will conduct the configuration and testing of the JDA WMS 9.1/Convergence application. The successful candidate will also train/brief small groups of Super Users on system changes and provide 2nd line support (including out of hours support).


  • Be an internal SME on the platform, configuring the platform to meet business requirements

  • Provide 2nd line support of the platform, including out of hours support on a rota

  • Help define and develop the test scripts and test data required

  • Capture and document requirements to be configured in the WMS as part of the platform roadmap, in partnership with the Platform Manager and key stakeholders

  • Develop the team’s standards and processes, including the raising and maintenance of defects

  • Support with triage/resolution of defects/incidents forwarded by the Service Desk (2nd/3rd line support)

  • Conduct and construct materials for end user training, inputting into change management and communications

  • Become a configuration and testing SME for the solution

  • Share knowledge within the wider IT team and Business

  • Input into prioritization of WMS requirements to be delivered in light of detailed knowledge of configuration complexity and implications


Experience in configuring and testing a WMS platform, including customising features using off-the-shelf functionality. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with an ability to make technical and configuration considerations relevant to a range of stakeholders, including warehouse staff, corporate staff, developers and Product Owners


What can we offer you?

You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised. We are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees access to extensive career opportunities across 20+ leading businesses including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies. We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 28,000 colleagues.


We are one of the largest employers of IT professionals in the East Midlands area. We're Agile, we're Lean, we've gone Google and we're providing in-house designed & built bespoke software and applications to support our £5 billion company. We have grand plans to increase the size of our business further and are forward thinking enough to recognise that investment in IT will give us the leading edge on our competitors. We've restructured, we've adopted new methodologies, and we've brought in award winning IT professionals to take us through this transformation. In return we will offer you the opportunity to develop within an industry leading IT department, where you will be provided with continuous learning opportunities and have the chance to work with an interesting set of technical tools. This is a great opportunity to work in a friendly, tight-knit team, in a relaxed environment.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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