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Senior Manager - Digital Engineering, Frontend Development

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107148
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Mar 1, 2022

Senior Manager - Digital Engineering, Frontend Development

The Sr. Manager will manage the Front-end 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 global teams of frontend software engineers focused on JCPenney’s customer facing eCommerce site
  • Collaborate with the architecture, business, UX, 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:

  • 7+ years leading leading the development of enterprise frontend applications
  • 3+ years of Managing teams of software engineers
  • Exceptional technical and non-technical presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify ways to improve productivity, team morale, and quality
  • 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 a frontend software developer
  • Retail and/or eCommerce experience a plus

What We Use:

Front End


Redux/Redux Saga









OS Java

What you get:

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.

About JCPenney: 

JCPenney proudly serves customers at more than 650 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico, and at the Company’s flagship store, jcp.com. JCPenney is one of the nation’s largest retailers of apparel, home, jewelry, and beauty merchandise with a growing portfolio of private and national brands. Guided by the Golden Rule, JCPenney employs more than 60,000 associates worldwide and has served customers for over 119 years, playing a vital role in the communities it serves. For additional information, please visit jcp.com and follow JCPenney on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 

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

Job Title: Senior Manager - Digital Engineering, Frontend Development
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1107148

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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