Software Engineer – Application Technology

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 2 November 2021
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco LABS is the captive innovation arm of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates approximately 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2021 that ended July 3, 2021, the company generated sales of more than $51 billion. 

Operating with the agility and tenacity of a tech–startup, powered by the expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS is perfectly poised to transform one of the world’s largest industries. 

Sysco LABS’s engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Austin and Houston, TX, innovate across the entire food service journey – from the enterprise grade technology that enables Sysco’s business, to the technology that revolutionizes the way that Sysco connects with restaurants and the technology that shapes the way those restaurants connect with customers. 

Sysco LABS technology is present in the sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, the delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network, the in-restaurant dining experience of the end-customer and much more. 

We are currently on the lookout for a Software Engineer – Application Technology to join our team. You will build integration solutions between Workday’s HCM (e.g., benefits, payroll, recruiting and time-tracking) and other systems, including Workday integration design, implementation, support, and optimization.

The Role:  

  • Production support: Provide support and troubleshooting for existing integrations between the Workday product and other systems (outside carriers, outside vendors, internal systems, and Data warehouse).
  • Project Driven: Participate in ongoing project work and take the lead on design, build, and support testing of Workday integration code base.  Provide recommendations to the project as needed.
  • Manage System Updates: Responsible for evaluating system upgrades and modifications impacting new and existing integrations with Workday HCM.
  • Requirements Collection: Gather, build, test and document requirements for integrations with Workday HCM, payroll, time-tracking, absence, benefits, talent, and recruitment.
  • Troubleshooting: HR related Workday support tickets via Service Now. Partner with customers to assess the scope of the request and determine estimated timeframe needed to complete it.

The Profile: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Programming and system/application experience.
  • Previous coding experience using XML, Web Services and Java.
  • Advanced proficiency with data conversion and mapping.
  • Hands-on experience in SQL; the ability to write and execute queries and understand database.
  • Experience with Workday implementation will be an added advantage.
  • Superior written and verbal communication   skills.
  • Ability to communicate in user-friendly and non-technical terms, sound ideas, and solutions to end-users on HR systems related questions, tasks, projects, and reports.
  • Ability to work with multiple business and BT teams to accomplish common end goals.
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Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.