Senior Engineer, Automation - RPA (Remote) - Columbus, OH, United States

Company Description

The Senior Engineer, Automation will lead the day-to-day activities focused on the development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise automation solutions, primarily leveraging Robotic Process Automation (RPA) via UiPath and the Power Platform suite of technology offerings.


In this role, you will work closely with internal business and technology team members as well as external technology partners that support the A&F automation practice.  Additional responsibilities include technical leadership of internal and external architects, developers, and support team members; oversight of proof-of-concept projects; and exploration of emerging technologies.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • Work closely with organizational stakeholders, technology partners and other members of the Digital Engineering & Architecture team to ensure accurate solutions and timely completion of automation projects aligned with project KPIs;
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of automation COE roadmaps that align with overall strategy and business stakeholders’ initiatives;
  • Follow agile-scrum software development methodology by participating in and leading the daily stand-ups, sprint planning, backlog grooming and sprint retrospective meetings;
  • Manage multiple new project initiatives while prioritizing enhancements and change request tasks with a focus on quality and timeline;
  • Provide guidance and oversight to development team activities to ensure timely and high-quality project delivery;
  • Adept at analyzing existing workflows, documenting requirements, and designing efficient automated solutions.
  • Maintain supporting documentation and accuracy of scope for RPA solution and development;
  • Ensure that implementations meet required scalability and reliability standards for A&F digital operations;
  • Complete code and change ticket reviews to support successful code migrations;
  • Use critical thinking to investigate L1/L2 issues and solve/assign JIRA tickets for long-term problem resolution;
  • Analyze, diagnose, and solve any automation performance issues in conjunction with business partners and support teams throughout multiple applications and environments
  • Stay updated on RPA capabilities and advancements with an emphasis on UiPath and Power Automate;
  • Maintain awareness of business continuity plans and build strong relationships with business and IT stakeholders;
  • Manage the day-to-day vendor relationships to optimize resources and platform utilization;
  • Research and implement new processes and technologies to enhance service quality.
  • Leverage UiPath & Power Automate platforms to develop high quality code that meets the performance, scalability & security standards of industry & A&F best practices.

What Do You Need To Bring?

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field;
  • 4+ years of experience in a related field;
  • 3+ years of RPA development & support experience with popular RPA Tools (UiPath Preferred);
  • Strong programming language experience creating custom scripts, API integrations, and DB queries in Python, C#, VB, and/or Java;
  • Proficient in database and data manipulation (SQL, NoSQL) for extraction, transformation, and manipulation integrations;
  • Experience in API integrations into RPA workflows;
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and working with cross-functional teams;
  • Strong SDLC experience including analysis, design, unit test, system test, deployment and production support;
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities;
  • Critical thinker with the ability to develop completely new problem-solving approaches and formulate innovative solutions;
  • Ability to communication and present to both technical and non-technical internal audiences;
  • Ability to rapidly learn new software and maintain competency with technologies;
  • Personal Attributes: Collaborative, Innovative, Solution Oriented, Strong Work Ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of RPA development & support experience in Power Platform;
  • Test Automation, Task/Process/Communication Mining, and CDP/IDP experience;
  • Retail experience;
  • UI Path Certification(s)

Our Company 

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are – and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.  

Our Values 

We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off, as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.

What You'll Get

As an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) associate, you’ll be eligible to participate in a variety of benefit programs designed to fit you and your lifestyle. A&F is committed to providing simple, competitive, and comprehensive benefits that align with our Company’s culture and values, but most importantly – with you! We also provide competitive incentives to reward the commitment our associates have for moving our global business forward:  

  • Incentive Bonus Program  
  • Paid Time Off and Work From Anywhere Flexibility    
  • Paid Volunteer Day per Year, allowing you to give back to your community 
  • Merchandise Discount 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Available 
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Associate Assistance Program 
  • Paid Parental and Adoption Leave 
  • Access to Carrot to support your unique parenthood journey 
  • Access to Headspace dedicated to creating healthier, happier lives from the inside out 
  • 401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match 
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement, we believe in promoting from within 
  • A Global Team of People Who'll Celebrate you for Being YOU 

    Additional Information


    Notice (For Colorado, New York, California and Washington): The recruiting pay range for this position is $101,000 - $127,000. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, your years of experience, your work location, comparison to other employees in similar or related roles, or market demands. The range may be modified in the future.


    Job Profile


    North America


    United States


    Associate Assistance Program Associate Resource Groups Competitive Paid Time Off Equitable compensation and benefits Flexibility Incentive Bonus Program Life and Disability insurance Merchandise Discount Paid Time Off Paid Volunteer Day per Year Volunteer opportunities Work From Anywhere Flexibility


    Agile methodologies API integrations C Java NoSQL Power Platform Python RPA SQL UiPath VB

    • Analyze workflows and design automated solutions
    • Develop, implement, and maintain enterprise automation solutions
    • Investigate and resolve automation performance issues
    • Lead technical teams
    • Maintain documentation and scope for RPA solutions
    • Manage project initiatives
    • Recruiting
    • Research and implement new technologies
    • Stay updated on RPA capabilities and advancements

    4+ years


    Bachelor's Degree in IT Business Computer Science Engineering


    America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9