C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Principal Engineer, IT in Keene, New Hampshire

Company Overview

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for creating solutions to business problems through the design and programming of applications. You will also be involved in all aspects of application development including analysis techniques, testing, debugging, documentation standards, file design, storage and interval applications and may provide work leadership to other members on staff.


  • Providing functional and technical input including, setting priorities, providing Proof of Concepts, reviewing work products and the reporting of team activities.

  • Providing strong technical support and hands-on development in PL/SQL and other technologies in the Oracle landscape:

  • Providing Industry best practices and proof of concepts on latest technology trends

  • Monitoring compliance with statements of policies and procedures to assure that proper documentation is maintained and that the required quality controls are implemented

  • Coordinating and mentoring consultants and contractors assigned to projects or support activities. Reviewing deliverables and adherence to SDLC and policies by third party resources.

  • Providing day-to-day technical leadership for Oracle ERP and ensuring stable systems availability, performance, compliance and security.

  • The Principal Engineer IT is often solving data relationship problems, and often solves these problems by designing process’s and data structures to ensure data integrity across applications. The solutions need to be robust enough to support company growth and changing business priorities.

  • The Principal Engineer IT also solves problems in response to business questions/problems. Frequent research of job schedules and program logic are methods to solve many of these types of questions.

  • Engineer and develop high complexity and high volume, scalable applications.

  • Test and debug application programs.

  • Having significant functional knowledge on key modules.

  • Interpret and translate business specifications into technical specifications.

  • Make technical recommendations on designs as well as technical improvements.

  • Create and/or update user and applications documentation.

  • Provide Technical leadership with some project management and resource management

  • Participate in on-call rotation and assist Functional Analysts in troubleshooting and resolving issues.

  • Available 24x7 during on-call rotation via pager/cell phone.

  • Additional tasks as assigned by other senior personnel.

  • Work additional/flexible hours when needed to meet deadlines or business requirements.


Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and experience as determined by a reliable credentials evaluation service) in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Finance, Engineering or related field, and more than 7 years of IT related experience.


Appropriate Master’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Finance, Engineering or related field, can be counted as up to 2 years of additional experience.

The required experience must include 5 years of hands-on experience with at least two implementations within Oracle R12 EBS Financial modules.

  • Strong knowledge on RICE , Oracle PL/SQL skills required

  • Additional Skills needed are the following: OAF, Workflow, Business event, XML, Forms, BI Publisher, UNIX

  • Strong knowledge of Oracle APIs and Oracle EBS tables

  • Strong knowledge in OTC, P2P, Finance, SCP, Web Portals or any other Oracle EBS applications.

  • Ability to multitask; good communication skills (both oral and written); good time management skills.

  • Willing to learn new technologies with little or no help.

  • Ability to work as a positive contributor to a team.

Requisition ID 9652

Company C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

Category IS/Technology