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Senior Engineering Manager - Catalog & Browse

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084382
Corporate Positions
Technology
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jun 10, 2019

Senior Engineering Manager - Catalog & Browse

J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Plano, Texas

The Sr. Manager will manage the Catalog & Browse team with responsibility for new eCommerce features on JCP.com. This position will be leading a team of software engineers in delivery roles that support the needs of customer facing eCommerce for JCP.com across channels.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep understanding and hands on experience in software development and architecting / building highly scalable eCommerce systems. You will be expected to improve team agility through coaching and implementing best practices for development, automated testing, automated deployment, etc. Need to have an attitude that embraces Agile practices and automation. You will need enough technical depth to conduct code reviews and defend your opinions about software development practices. We are not looking for a hands-off manager.

Successful candidate will have a background in developing customer facing experiences, strong technical ability, excellent project management and organizational skills, great communication skills, a motivation to achieve results in a fast-paced environment.

The candidate will work together with the Product Owners to plan and execute projects, ensure that teams have appropriate requirements, direction, and resources to deliver effectively. Be responsible for overall soundness of designs by pulling ideas from the team and mediating architecture decisions. Help software engineers resolve both technical problems as well as human resources issues. Provide guidance & coaching to motivate, and lead team members (direct reports) to their optimum performance levels and career development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of software engineers focused on a functional area of JCPenney’s customer facing eCommerce in technical architecture, design, development and delivery
  • Collaborate with the architecture, business, infrastructure & operations teams to contribute to development of the eCommerce eco-system roadmap
  • Ensure extensibility, supportability, performance & scalability of the ecommerce platform
  • Direct and participate in cross-functional delivery of large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external teams
  • Plan and manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost and quality
  • Validate financial forecasts and provide ongoing reconciliation of resources and project costs
  • Oversee software development efforts, engaging in code review and architectural choices as necessary
  • Manage, coach, and develop the analytical and technical skills of team members
  • Lead others to work effectively in a strong customer service/team oriented environment

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Prior success leading the development of customer facing retail ecommerce solutions is required
  • Retail ecommerce experience required.
  • Depth of knowledge in ecommerce systems and the related eco-system
  • Exceptional technical and non-technical presentation and communication skills
  • Proven ability to lead a team of highly technical software engineering staff and earn trust of team members and stakeholders
  • Proven knowledge of application development lifecycle and project management discipline
  • Significant technical experience as software developer, software development manager, or related role
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Senior Engineering Manager - Catalog & Browse
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1084382

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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