Distribution Center Software Developer - DNU

EAU CLAIRE, WI | Information Systems

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Job Description


The Progress Programmer in I.S. DC is responsible for providing programming services for the Information Services Distribution Center Computer Department.  This individual must be knowledgeable in computers, peripherals and operating systems (UNIX, Windows 9X/2000/XP, MS Office, etc.).  Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the system development life cycle from start to finish.  Our programmers help design, code, test and implement programs to help make our systems more efficient.  The fundamental goal of the position is to support the DC Team Members, who in turn will provide better service for our stores and ultimately our guests.


* Development & Support:

  • Using the Progress programming language to develop and maintain current and future DC systems
  • Work closely with the I.S. DC Team Leader on related projects providing timeline and task information through analysis based on the proposed project scope
  • Provide advanced-level technical support to Menards' corporate staff, store, Helpdesk and technical support Team Members to troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge to facilitate communication regarding User’s requirements
  • Meet with Users to evaluate customer satisfaction
  • Analyze user enhancements and maintenance requests; determine possible solutions and complete necessary changes
  • Actively participate in writing code, testing and implementing program changes and program development

* General:

  • Consistently monitor own work to ensure the highest level of quality
  • Suggest and recommend better ways of improving the quality of work in the IS DC Department
  • Coordinate software and hardware installation with user departments ensuring satisfactory results 
  • Other tasks as assigned by IS DC Team Leader or Manager

* Production Issues:

  • Identify problem trends pro-actively
  • Develop and execute action plans
  • Follow established process for problem handling or resolution

* Security and Confidentiality:

  • Maintain information confidentiality and security
  • Protect and prevent unauthorized attempts to obtain corporate information
  • Suggest and recommend ideas for systems and data security
  • Report all unauthorized incidents to management



To apply:

 Apply by mail:

Alex Swoboda

5101 Menard Dr.

Eau Claire, WI 54703

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Skills & Requirements



  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a Computer Science, Computer Programming or MIS related field


      Equivalent work experience

  • Excellent object-oriented analysis and programming skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of project management tools and methodologies is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills for problem determination and resolution
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work independently, as well as cooperate with others in team efforts
  • Proficiency in SQL, Progress or Informix case tools and/or programming
  • Knowledge of Oracle database administration, structured query language (SQL) and object relational database design concepts and practices are preferred
  • Knowledge of UNIX operating system and writing UNIX shell programs is helpful
  • Relocation to Eau Claire, WI and minimal travel required
  • Must work designated office hours assigned or required by work
  • May be required to work overtime and provide on call support, including weekends and holidays