Engineer III (Master Data Management)

Welcome to Ross Stores, Inc., where our differences make us stronger… At Ross and dd’s, inclusion is a way of life. We care about our Associates and the communities we serve and we value their differences. We are committed to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture. We respect and celebrate the diversity of backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us. Come join us as we continue our diversity, equality and inclusion journey!


The MDM Engineer III is responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of configuration processes, procedures, and solutions within the Master Data Management (MDM) platform. The candidate will develop solutions on the MDM platform, participate in system/design/code reviews, address configuration and administration issues as well as directly influence the direction of the Product domain on the MDM platform. The candidate will also collaborate with other technology partners to design and build quality, highly scalable solution/applications as well as interact with business teams as a part of Agile development.


• Design, develop, and test incoming and outgoing data feeds, data modeling and governance, and system administration as it pertains to MDM.

• Responsible for providing technical consulting to management, business analysts, and technical associates, while working with the integration, architecture, and business teams to deliver MDM solutions.

• Deliver high quality solutions independently, while working collaboratively to share knowledge and ideas, and adapt quickly to the needs of the business

• Partner with Data Governance & Operations teams to deliver based on program/project needs.

• Drive the architecture, design and delivery of the end-state MDM solution in a hands-on manner, including modeling the MDM domains.

• Establish monitoring and reporting capabilities for the MDM platform.

• Engage with all levels across IT to deliver an Enterprise MDM Program solution (Product) including cross-functional coordination.

• Help lead master data integration activities which includes, but not limited to, data cleansing, data creation, data conversion, issue resolution, and data validation

• Identify, manage and communicate issues, risks and dependencies to project management.

• Configuration of the MDM solution in a hands-on manner (Web UI, business rule and workflow changes)

• Provide support for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform, including technical architecture, inbound/outbound data integration (ETL, maintenance/tuning of match rules and exceptions, data model changes, executing and monitoring incremental updates, and working with infrastructure and DBA teams to maintain multiple environments).

• Contribute to the design of logical and physical Data modeling to support Enterprise Master Data Management system.

• Establish & refine monitoring and reporting capabilities for the new MDM platform.

• Provide level 3 support for the MDM platform as needed.

• Manage Code configuration and code release management in Non-production environments.

• Exceptional verbal communication and technical writing skills



• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration


• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict


• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility

• Problem Solving

• Written Communications

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Time Management

• Composure

• Integrity & Trust

• Customer Focus

• Listening


• 8+ years of experience with Master Data Management solutions

• 5 - 8 years of experience working within the entire Software Development Lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation, integration testing, deployment, and postproduction support

• 5 - 8+ years of experience in system design, implementation and Level 3 support activities

• Strong understanding of Master Data Management concepts including Object Oriented Design, Programming, and Data Modeling

• Strong experience in development configuration of Workflow, Web UI and Business Rules Action components of MDM (STIBO STEP solution preferred)

• Strong experience in identifying the performance bottlenecks, providing a solution, implementing functional performance recommendations

• Experience in implementing deployment automation to support the data model / web-ui / JavaScript binds / configurations and product information between environments

• Experience in developing enterprise applications using Java, J2EE, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Spring Framework

• Working experience with at least one major MDM platform such as Oracle, Informatica, or Stibo (preferred)

• Working experience in data profiling, data quality designing and configuring MDM UI, workflows and rules for business processes preferably in a retail domain

• Experience working in an Agile Environment

• Experience working in an infrastructure environment (ability to assist in logins, restarting servers, etc.)

• Experience working in Oracle as main database or Linux operating systems

• Experience with data modeling and data migration

• Experience with security best practices of web application to address vulnerabilities

• Experience with application integration and middleware

• Strong communication skills are required with the ability to give and receive information, explain complex information in simple terms and maintain a strong customer service approach to all users

• Knowledge of/prior DBA experience with SQL Server and/or Oracle is a plus. Minimum knowledge/experience in UNIX

• Ability to work independently, creatively problem solve complex technical problems and can provide guidance and training to others

• Ability to provide accurate estimates of timeframes necessary to complete potential projects and develop project implementation plans

• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related experience


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.



This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.