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Cloud Applications Engineer (Open to remote)

DATE:  May 3, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  116288
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 116288 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology


Job title: Cloud Applications Engineer

General Summary: The Cloud Applications Engineer is responsible for the design, build and/or support of cloud-based applications and data to support Marketing, Loyalty, Promotions and Offers across Designer Brands, Inc. brands.  The position will work alongside the other DSW IT teams to help ensure all solutions being proposed not only meet the business partner’s needs but align to the principles of DBI’s IT organization allowing us to continue moving forward.  The Cloud Applications Engineer should be forward thinking and be one who can lead and deliver innovative solutions to keep the team aligned to the ever-changing business needs. 

Reports to: Sr. Manager, Digital Applications Development


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and leads development of interactive cloud-based web applications on Google's Cloud Platform
  • Quickly understand requirements and be able to architect and build robust applications
  • Leads the collaborate on new projects from ideation to completed product
  • Leads design and code reviews
  • Deliver accurate estimates, provide regular feedback, and consistently meet project deadlines
  • Work with business analysts to help them understand technological constraints
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves functional/technical issues
  • Configures and customizes fields and objects as required
  • Leads collaboration between technical resources and business users to understand business requirements for projects and operations, and makes cogent recommendations
  • Provides regular status updates and communications to the platform team and management
  • Develops and maintains documentation related to installations, configurations, technical solutions, and procedures relevant to the administration and maintenance of services
  • Participates in cross IT sessions to help guide and design upgrades to existing or new solutions impacting the team’s owned applications
  • Trains users on existing and newly developed features of the assigned platform
  • Develops new functionality within the platform based on business requirements
  • Performs unit testing and assists with User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on new products and developments, as required


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient using Spring Boot, Java and NodeJS in support of development of cloud-based applications
  • Background/exposure to Kubernetes or like solutions
  • Proficient in Continuous Integrations/Continuous Delivery methodology
  • Demonstrates knowledge in the use of IT methodologies and software
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills: verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Capable of identifying emerging platform issues and to critically evaluate solutions to successfully apply them to resolving platform issues
  • Strong business and analytical skills
  • Must have attention to detail with a strong focus on analytics
  • Ability to work on multiple projects within the constraints of deadlines while maintaining exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to identify sub-optimal business processes and use process simplification methods and/or technology to improve them
  • Advanced analytical and troubleshooting skills with good problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and different business partner organizations
  • Willing to go above and beyond to support the business needs and aid resolution
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with strong project management and inter-departmental coordination skills
  • Knowledge of IT system installation, configuration, and maintenance
  • Highly motivated with ability to thrive in a fluid and demanding environment





  • Three to five years building and maintaining microservices within cloud environment
  • Three to five years with cloud application development and support
  • Three to five years of applicable experience in application administration, design, testing, implementation, and documentation required
  • Three to five years of experience Spring Boot, Java and NodeJS required
  • Three to five years of experience with performance measuring and monitoring of IT systems required



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or similar area required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with data integrations, such as API, ETL, Dataflow or GlobalScape





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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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