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WebSphere Commerce Developer - WCS / IBM

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + Dep. on experience level
  • Job type: Permanent
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Job Description

WebSphere Commerce Developer - WCS / IBM

Flexible working, WCS, E-Commerce, WebSphere Commerce, IBM

Oscar Technology are pleased to be partnering with a genuine local success story in their search for new WebSphere Commerce Developers, aka IBM Commerce or WCS

The client are a Manchester-based E-Commerce & IT Consultancy, who work with a number of retailers providing advisory services & resources for omni-channel technology projects.

They are looking for Developers to have at least 2 years experience with WebSphere Commerce Suite, including integrating it with 3rd party systems, adding additional functionality or improving performance.

Ideally you will have working on an implementation or upgrade project, have strong J2EE development skills, coupled with knowledge of Agile (Scrum) delivery processes.

What Will You Do?

An opportunity has arisen for a WebSphere Commerce Developer to join our AGILE cross functional team. Focussing on high value, high usage solutions you will be expected to come up with robust solutions to meet client requirements.

  • Work with high profile retail customers
  • Work on team projects, applying an innovative approach to your work
  • Design, develop and maintain WebSphere Commerce, web based systems
  • Interact with the client
  • Problem solving
  • A willingness to take on responsibilities to get the job done
  • Will be expected to work in an AGILE manner in delivery teams interacting with clients, Product Owners and Testers

About You

What's most important to us is your approach - we value people who are curious in outlook, interested in learning new technologies, spotting problems and solving them and enjoy working in independently or in teams and who can own a delivery from beginning to end.

We are looking for people with the following skills and experience:

  • WebSphere Commerce, EJBs, and JPA
  • Good SQL knowledge
  • JSP and Dojo
  • DB2 or similar SQL-based Database technologies
  • Experience of Application servers - Tomcat/WebSphere/Oracle
  • Linux scripting and log file analysis
  • Knowledge of Java and knowledge of the surrounding web standards
  • Familiarity with test driven development methodologies
  • Awareness of issues around client-server software development, including scalability
  • Good communication skills - you must be able to communicate complex ideas to the different levels of stakeholders within each of our client engagements
  • Must be willing to be hands on and contribute to all activities within each of our client projects

Desirable Skills

  • HTML, CSS.
  • Experience of Application servers - Tomcat/WebSphere/Oracle.
  • Linux scripting and log file analysis.
  • Knowledge of Java and knowledge of the surrounding web standards. High performance and high availability systems are our specialty therefore experience in these areas would be advantageous.
  • Experience of diagnosing at all levels within systems e.g. Infrastructure, OS platform, Server platform and Application.
  • A degree in Computer Science/software development, which has involved significant, hands on experience with programming and software engineering principles.


  • Flexible working, including working from home Mondays & Fridays
  • Great career progression: as a fast-growing company, there is plenty of opportunity to show what you can do
  • They value technical skills for their own sake, you don't have to go into management to get on
  • Have your voice heard: with an average of five people per squad, teams are big enough to be supportive but small enough for everyone to be heard.
  • Personal pension
  • Company funded medical benefit
  • Life assurance, four times your salary for your beneficiaries
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fruit and snacks

Oscar Technology Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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