• Senior Software Engineer

    Work Location US-MI-WYOMING
    Job ID
    1300 GEZON PKWY SW
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Nearest Metro Area
    MI-Grand Rapids
  • Are you looking for a new opportunity with a strong, stable and financially smart company?  Do you want the opportunity for advancement in your career? If so, Gordon Food Service could be the place for you; for more than a century we have been honoring our promises to our customers and employees.  As one of the largest privately held food service distributors in North America, our family-owned company has a history of pursuing innovative ideas and building strong relationships.


    The Item, Vendor, and Cost applications are at the center of everything we do.  Without them, no product gets in or out of our network that spans the eastern half of the US and all of Canada.  Come be part of the fun!

    Position Summary:

    Develops, creates, and modifies Java based applications that reflect business processes.  Analyzes user needs and develops software solutions that solve business problems. Designs software or customizes software to optimize operational efficiency.  Provides technical leadership for projects.


    Essential Functions:

    • Develops programs or scripts according to specification and established coding standards.
    • Analyzes, reviews and tests for accuracy and optimal implementation of developed solutions.
    • Analyzes current business systems, determines scope and estimates for tasks related to issues to be resolved.
    • Performs integrated testing of systems for accuracy, reliability and optimal performance.
    • Constructs various software components and validates completeness and quality.
    • May coordinate development efforts, and coordinate and assist with codes reviews.
    • Establishes and enforces coding standards for programs or scripts.
    • Mentors Associate or Intermediate software engineers.
    • Analyzes and resolves program/script or system failures.
    • Facilitates formal code reviews for programs/scripts.
    • Performs software system maintenance, support and requirement analysis.
    • Assists in designing GUI and software components.



    • Proficient in one or more program languages (Java strongly preferred), operating systems and databases.
    • Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of related software development experience required.  
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills as well as good organizational and problem-solving capabilities.
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and be able to work independently or within a team environment.
    • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation, and ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.


    Click Here to get a quick glance of who we are and the impact you could have on the food service industry.  
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    Be part of an amazing culture where what matters to you, matters to us!


    Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce.  To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.  



    We take care of each other at Gordon Food Service.  Employees love our competitive benefit plans, which include all the things you would expect and a few that you might not! 
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    Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.   The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

    If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words “Accommodation Request” in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

    All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.

    Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.  


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