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Whole Foods Market Application Support Analyst in Austin, Texas

Job DescriptionWhole Foods Market is looking for an Application Support Analyst to join our Supply Chain and Merchandising Support (SCMS) team in Austin, TX. This team is responsible for maintaining multiple operationally critical applications that are used daily by our stores within the supply chain space. The main responsibility of the Application Support Analyst is to help the team maintain existing applications for the purposes of handling Level 2 production support, SOX requirements maintenance and provide input on supportability for new projects. The internal job title is Technical Systems Analyst.


  • Become a subject matter expert on multiple legacy applications maintained by the team, including understanding business processes, application behavior, business operation priorities and criticality

  • Prioritize production issues for triage/troubleshooting by self and/or team

  • Plan, execute and manage support process setup and delivery across multiple projects, applications and teams with different actors

  • Interact with multiple in-house business partners and technical teams to interview and gather operational processes

  • Assess business and operational scenarios, and review upstream and downstream flows, impacts, possible problem situations and risks

  • Work with Development teams to understand features and functionalities on service transition

  • Work independently to interview subject matter experts, business partners and internal technical teams

  • Prepare communications for multiple audiences for system down scenarios, enhancements or alternatives

  • Provide timely leadership escalations on system down scenarios

  • Participate in infrastructure patch meetings on weekends

  • Participate in and perform application deployments as needed

  • Perform quarterly SOX audits for relevant applications

  • Participate in, and lead as necessary, troubleshooting on major incidents

  • Evaluate evolving business requirements and recommend appropriate system workarounds or enhancements to current enterprise apps in system-down situations

  • Participate in regular weekly on-call rotations that include monitoring activities on evenings and weekends

Education & Experience:

  • Basic SQL – query tables, understand stored procedures, etc

  • 5 years of experience communicating technical information to non-technical audience, communicating technical information to non-technical audience, and technical/business writing experience

  • 4 years of experience troubleshooting end-to-end process by interacting with various business partners, store users, and partner technical teams in Development, Support, Infrastructure, Network, Database, Server teams, etc.

  • Ability to manage competing business priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Working knowledge of ITIL guidelines for service operations

  • Ticket triaging and problem management experience


  • UML/Visio diagraming skills for rendering and understanding use case scenarios and designs

  • Appreciation and understanding of the technical components of applications such as database, tables, web services, Linux/UNIX, FTP/SFTP (Finding and manipulating text files, etc. for support)

  • Friendly, approachable and a quick learner

  • Exhibits professional maturity in interpersonal interactions with peers and business partners

  • Takes initiative and follows-through on tasks and activities

  • Able to work closely with remote team members and multiple actors (such as Developers, Business Analysts, Production Support, Project Managers, Product Owners, Resource Managers, etc.) in driving and delivering on support processes

  • Isn’t afraid to ask questions and give opinions/suggestions

  • Sense of humor is a plus

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here!

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