Manager, Software Development

Location: Seattle, WA
Date Posted: 05-19-2017
We are building new way of shopping and we’re looking for a creative leader to help guide the effort.  In this role, you will be supporting an engineering team focused on building a new feature set that delights customers by helping them discover products they love. We’re using machine learning, big data, and our internal fashion authority to create a unique shopping experience that will be a core pillar of our retail platform.

You will be responsible for working with product managers to define a roadmap and help your team deliver on it.  To achieve this, you will be given deference over process, tools, technology, team, and architecture.  We believe in allowing people to bring not only their skills but their style to the table.

This is a hands-on position where you will be able to exercise your leadership skills as well as your engineering skills.  This back-end team that provides an API to multiple channels, and we need to build something that can learn and scale.  We’re going to move fast, fail fast, and be creative.  To ensure that nothing gets in the way of delivering a great experience, your team will be full stack and cross functional - you own deployment, testing, and infrastructure.
 
Above all this is an opportunity to help shape a new competency within a true omni channel retailer.
 
Technologies currently in play: Java | Python | AWS | Spark | Airflow | ElasticSearch

KEY QUALIFICATIONS
  • BA/BS in Computer Science or closely related degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • 1+ years leading teams preferable

CRITICAL EXPERIENCE
  • Coaching and developing others
  • Building positive relationships / negotiating
  • Experience working in a metrics driven environment
  • Continuously improving technology and process 
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