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Software Engineer

United States Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD
Start date
Mar 22, 2023

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Engineering, Software Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Brief Job Overview

USP has a great opportunity for a Senior Oracle eCommerce Software Engineer who will partner to design, develop, and implement robust software solutions to support our eCommerce initiatives and merchandising goals in Oracle eCommerce Cloud (OCC). The Senior Software Engineer uses structured analysis and design methodologies to perform full life cycle development for USP applications ranging in complexity.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

Provides technical support to our e-commerce(B2B) platform and its integrations.

Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends, and refactors substantially complex programs/scripts and application integrations as technical lead.

Investigates escalated, non-routine and high-impact incidents to responsible service owners and seeks resolution.

Leads assessment, analysis, planning and design of release packages, including assessment of risk. Liaises with business and technology teams on release scheduling and communication of progress. Ensures release processes and procedures are applied and releases can be rolled back as needed.

Performs design, development, testing, code review and post-production support activities for applications based upon the specific needs of USP.

Supports technical design, development and implementation of enhancements and integrations of e-commerce(B2B) platform.

Designs and develops storefront, mapping, catalogs, and widgets for OCC.

Creates integrations using module related APIs, web services to/from OCC.

Performs data integration from external systems (REST APIs, JSON scripts knowledge) into I for finished good product and product catalog load, pricing, and spreadsheet loads.

Collaborates with team to provide technical solutions to support long-term technology strategy.

Performs technical analysis for the requirements and provides detailed technical documentation of the desired system changes.

Reviews and develops application customizations, extensions, and modifications of existing systems to maintain inter-dependency of the functionality.

Tracks, troubleshoots, and repairs the OCC issues.

Provides production support, enhancements, and ongoing maintenance for custom programs with USP internal systems and third-party vendors.

Coordinates work efforts with USPs data base application team for changes and system performance issues.

Performs OCC functionality testing for deployment of upgrades to keep application release level current.

Supports innovative ways to improve the process of delivering solutions to OCC users.

Proactively work through service requests with Oracle support as needed.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

Bachelors degree in computer science or relevant field.

Overall, 6 years of experience with Oracle e-business Suite and Integrations with external systems.

Minimum 2 years of experience with eCommerce.

Oracle Commerce (ATG/ Endeca) and Commerce Cloud experience in development system, system configuration, testing and documentation of Commerce solutions for both web and mobile).

Experience in Java and UI development (such as: Java/ J2EE, Java Script framework (Knockout/ React, /Angular), Bootstrap, jQuery, node.js, HTML/ CSS, AJAX, HTML5, CSS3).

Experience with system-to-system integrations and interfacing with Oracle EBS and Integration Platforms (oracle ICS).

Experience with Web services, such as (SOAP/REST/XML/JSON), jQuery, HTML, CSS.

Experience in Oracle database 12c or higher with SQL and/or PL/SQL.

Additional Desired Preferences

Experience with build and source control processes and tools (Ant, Maven, GIT, Bitbucket, Subversion, code branching).

Experience with code Refactoring and Profiling System integration via web services, RESTful services.

Knowledge on processes and interfacing with Oracle EBS Order Management and finance systems.

Knowledge and integration experience with server-side communication using Ajax and JSON.

Skilled problem-solver, Collaborator, and detail oriented.

Experience with participating in mid-size development projects.

Ability to work independently with minimal direction and identify technical risks, present solutions within the team.

Knowledge of managing search setting and SEO will be a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our workfrom the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Information Technology

Job Type Full-Time


USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. We are working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. We do this through establishing public scientific standards and programs that help ensure billons of people around the world have access to safe and quality products.

USP aspires to be a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and engaging organization that empowers and engages staff and volunteers to contribute to its mission to improve global health. We are committed to creating a culture where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, family status, and where they can contribute their full potential to accomplish our mission.

At USP, you’ll join a talented and diverse team of 1,200 scientific, technical and public health professions, working in state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with the world’s leading experts from industry, academia, healthcare, and government to address public health challenges and advance cutting-edge innovation.

Whether you’re helping to establish new USP standards, creating key resources to address emerging health issues, or providing critical technical assistance in the developing countries, you’ll be inspired by the positive impact your work has on building public trust and a healthier tomorrow.

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