Sr. Manager of Development

5 - 7 years experience  •  Retail & Consumer Goods

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18
Houston, TX
5 - 7 years experience
Retail & Consumer Goods
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18

Job ID: 119654

POSITION PURPOSE
Global Custom Commerce, Inc. (GCC) is embarking on a new adventure. Although the company remains focused on dominating the entire blinds market, an effort is underway to develop a playbook to transform our business model to take on selling complex, hard-to-buy- products as well as improving customer experience. As a result, we have created a dedicated team focused onthis effort known as the Interconnected Retail Team (IR).

This journey is exciting to us but definitely territory uncharted. We are looking for individuals who are comfortable with change, working with ambiguous situations but also willing to become pioneers to help us create a path to success. Although you will have core responsibilities defined in this job description, you will also be asked to step outside of the box to help out in other areas as needed (similar to working in a start-up company).

We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager of Development who is ready to take a leap into unknown waters. The Senior Manager of Software Development drives the rapid delivery of innovative solutions that combine the best of our existing capabilities, off-the-shelf technologies and custom code. The Senior Manager of Software Development is a proven agile leader and software engineer with the ability to recruit, retain and coach self-organizing development teams that adapt to change and continuously improve to reach extremely high levels of productivity. Although the Senior Manager of Software Development will often take a fail-cheap, fail-fast approach to POCs and other experimental solutions, the Senior Manager of Software Development ensures that mature solutions are integrated with the core business and fit into the enterprise architecture of The HomeDepot (THD).

Since merging with The Home Depot, we’ve been able to maintain our small, start-up environment, yet derive all of the enormous benefits of the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. Global Custom Commerce (GCC) has been honored as a Houston’s Best Place to Work and one of the Top 5 Workplaces in Texas. We’ve got an aggressive vision for 2020, which will not onlytransform interconnected retail, but also ourselves.

Why work here? Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.

That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.

We’re ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and have consistently won the following awards: The Best Place to Work in Houston (Houston Business Journal), Houston’s Top Workplaces (Houston Chronicle) and Houston’s Best and Brightest.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
30%-Works closely with development Team Leads to ensure that technology teams are delivering business value in a timely fashion, radiating information appropriately, continuously improving and adequately responding to feedback 
30%-Works closely with IR leaders and Product Managers to ensure that development teams have everything needed to meet delivery targets including adequately defined stories, mockups and other design artifacts
10%-Provide architectural and design oversight for development teams. Ensure that applications fit into the larger enterprise
10%-Help build and maintain relationships with other development teams across the enterprise. This includes THD teams in Austin, Dallas, San Jose and Atlanta
10%-Helps to manage relationships with vendors that provide solutions, advice, training, recruiting assistance, staff augmentation and other products and services as needed 
10%-Conducts semi-annual reviews for direct reports and oversees performance management process for the department

NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to Dir Technology 
This position has 15+ Direct Reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment: 
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degreeprogram or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 
years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity tomove about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with the architecture of e-commerce solutions at Blinds.com and/or The Home Depot is a plus 
Experience with other server-side stacks (Node.js, Python, Java, PHP etc.) a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
 
Experience leading development teams involved in new product development 
Very broad and deep application development skills. Has experience as an application or enterprise architect preferably in a .NET environment. 
Experience with the challenges of application deployment in a zero-downtime world 
Strong focus on agile methodologies

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