Senior HCL Commerce / Websphere Commerce Developer

Posted 30 June by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
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Senior HCL / Websphere Developer for an exceptional Ecommerce consultancy in Sheffield, up to £50k DoE

Your new company
Successful and innovative with a strategic mindset, this specialist Ecommerce consultancy work with exceptional clients across the UK, enhancing customer experienced, improving their digital capabilities and overall increasing revenues. Due to a high demand work load, they're seeking a Senior HCL Commerce / WebSphere Commerce Developer to support with solutions implementations and mentor junior staff members.

Your new role
Within this role, you'll design and develop solutions within a multi-functional Agile team to support key business needs for WebSphere Commerce / HCL Commerce applications, implementing and testing back-end solutions for eCommerce websites. You'll design, implement and test web service applications for Order, Payment, Catalog, and Member module, applying software engineering best practices in all instances.You'll troubleshoot technical issues, perform root cause analysis and take appropriate action to remediate issues, collaborating effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders. You'll develop and support enterprise-grade e-commerce websites (HCL Commerce/IBM WebSphere Commerce) using e.g. Java, JavaScript, SQL and REST. Lastly, you'll be mentoring and guiding junior developers to increase internal abilities within the organisation.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed within this role, you'll have demonstrable experience in delivering large-scale architecture change projects in Ecommerce, Retail or Manufacturing. You'll have proven technical leadership skills with an internal team within a client facing environment with a strong understanding of web technologies and an appreciation for capacity and performance design considerations. It is essential to have a good understanding of IBM WebSphere Commerce (WCv7 or WCv8) / HCL Commerce v9 functional and technical architecture including design and development best practice and the associate technologies:

  • WebSphere Commerce (WC) functional architecture (e.g. store, catalog, merchandising, marketing, orders)
  • WC frameworks (e.g. Command framework, MVC,)
  • WC Search
  • Common WC data models (User, Orders, Catalogs, Promotions etc.)
  • WC messaging infrastructure (inbound and outbound, REST, MQ, BOD)
  • WC persistence layer (SDO and EJB/access/data beans)
  • WC development environment, SCM and GIT repos
  • SOLR search
  • IBM DB2 Database
  • Demonstrate and develop to WC best practices, especially with regards to security and customisations
  • Have a working knowledge of Dynacache
  • An understanding of WC deployment models (e.g. 3-tier, de-coupled storefront/search)


Alongside the above, you'll have experience in Java and J2EE development (e.g. JSP, EJB, JPA, Struts, Spring, core JAVA), developing secure code (including SQL) for high-traffic production use. You'll have a good working knowledge of application server technologies (e.g. WebSphere Application Server) including clustered environments and experience of the Atlassian Tooling (JIRA, Confluence). Lastly, you'll have effective time management skills and an ability to deliver to deadlines working in a Scrum methodology, work collaboratively with both local and offshore teams and developers

What you'll get in return
This is an opportunity to work for a fantastic consultancy in a modern office, situated in a scenic part of Sheffield. The organisation offer exceptional training packages through their partnerships and provide you with the latest technology to perform your role.

What you need to do now
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Required skills

  • Ecommerce
  • IBM
  • WebSphere
  • HCL

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