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Principal Development Engineer

With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company is a globally recognized leader in the cleaning equipment industry. For the past 150 years, we have been passionate about developing and manufacturing innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers. At Tennant Company, we are committed to stewardship and creating a cleaner, safer and healthier world. With manufacturing, operations and sales, service, and support functions across the globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected.



The Principal Development Engineer will join an energetic, talented, and high-performing team that is responsible for modernizing all aspects of Tennant’s overall B2B Digital Solutions strategy.  This includes SAP CPI (Cloud Platform Integration), global web platform, ecommerce (CCV2), content management & delivery as well as all supporting technology and third-party providers.


This high-impact role will be responsible for defining and executing the technological roadmap for the Digital Solutions strategy and other associated platforms. In addition, this role will ensure proper design, development, integration, and implementation of the B2B Digital Solution globally. The Principal Development Engineer will work to modernize our SAP Landscape, Digital Solutions Global IT. The engineer with partner with our Marketing teams, business partners, and external stakeholders to facilitate the successful delivery of projects, enhancements and functionality.

  • Collaborate with other Team members to deploy Digital Solution applications to Tennant Business Units globally
  • Create, maintain, and continuously improve a process for product backlog prioritization.
  • Provide ownership and accountability to all third-party vendors supporting the overall system(s), including vendor contracts, support, and service agreements. 
  • Serve as a single point-of-contact for all third-party relationships, owning and managing each third party to ensure timely, accurate and high-quality service delivery and support
  • Partner with IT and Global Marketing management to champion product vision, roadmap, and growth opportunities
  • Document and define B2B digital architecture components including integrations across platforms 
  • Deliver technical solutions that maximize business value
  • Partner with Global Marketing and Tennant Company Business Units to ensure thorough understanding of enterprise-wide digital solution needs
  • Develop and maintain processes to measure, monitor, and improve delivery performance and services
  • Interface with internal and external development teams throughout the entire solution delivery life cycle
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide progress reports and status to various levels of the business and IT organization
  • Collaborate with technology teams to ensure the B2B Digital Solution platforms are designed and built to ensure quality and scalability
  • Implement code repositories and create CI/CD pipelines
  • Solve product and systems related problems through documentation, troubleshooting, and teamwork
  • Document detailed architecture diagrams, systems processes, and technical requirements 
  • Maintain and manage code deployment processes with Jenkins, Git, Bitbucket, other DevOps tools
  • Manage sprints, projects and/or workstreams within area of responsibilities

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business or related fields required
  • 5+ years of experience in similar Developer role
  • 10+ years of applicable IT experiences 
  • 5+ years of experience with SAP CPI (Cloud Platform Integration, SAP Commerce Cloud (CCV2), Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and/or other Global Web Technologies and B2B commerce platforms
  • Proficiency with Java Development Frameworks, Web Technologies related to Search, Apache, Tomcat

Required Interpersonal and Behavioral Skills

  • Excellent all-around communication, intrapersonal, and presentation skills
  • Exceptional systems documentation and architecture diagramming skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated leadership and collaborative abilities
  • Self-motivated and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated
  • Must have excellent planning, organizational, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships and build influence, both internally and externally
  • Can work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment



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Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

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