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Director of Ecommmerce Development in Katy, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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A nationwide company based in West Houston is seeking a Director of Digital Ecommerce for a direct hire role. 


Directly building, managing and leading an engineering team focused on delivering world-class cloud commerce & luxury experience capabilities

Recruit, motivate, mentor, and lead the best application engineering talent

Define & Review global product roadmap, technical debt & architectural improvements and sequence the delivery of these appropriately

Develop and manage a change management process that delivers consistent cadence coordination and stakeholder acceptance throughout the enterprise

Champion Agile and DevOps as a means to improve operational process and increase velocity of the team

Leading application development and support vendor identification, evaluation, and selection to staff project delivery roles that meet delivery standards across quality, throughput, and budgetary return-on-investment goals from both internal and external teams

Owning direct accountability for overall project/program delivery of your development teams and vendors ensuring the successful execution and delivery of projects that meet scope, timing, and cost goals

Partnering with Digital & Enterprise architects and infrastructure & operations teams to deliver technical innovations in support of emerging business needs and progressing these ideas from concepts to experiments to scaled models with focus on flexibility, reuse, and overarching extensibility


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering or relevant field of study preferred


Prior experience in working with organizational change management/leadership and process change management

In-depth experience delivering and operating large scale, highly available distributed systems

15 or more years of IT systems experience in one or more of the following areas, with demonstrated progression of responsibilities:

Application delivery (preferably eCommerce/web/Mobile app/POS/Omni-Channel Systems)

Enterprise-scale application management and Software product management

IT/system product design and product strategy

 Business process reengineering

Organizational development

5 or more years experience in a leadership role with direct reports and people management responsibilities

5 or more years of experience managing and being accountable for budgets

5 or more years of experience with Agile software development

5 or more years experience in business process and/or technology implementation

5 or more years experience managing third party vendor relationships and offshore development teams to achieve business outcomes

4 or more years experience at a manager level or above delivering global IT capabilities for a multi-national company with annual budgetary responsibilities

An engineering veteran in digital space having worked their way up through the programming ranks, developed great skills and instincts for creating great software

Must be a hands-on technical leader

The new platform is based on Node, React and JavaScript, NO SQL while the older code bases are monolithic architectures written in HTML, JAVA, and JAVASCRIPT on Oracle ATG commerce. The older platforms need to be supported as you create new and innovative versions on the new platform ultimately migrating all functionality to the new platform.

Working experience with Cloud based technology

Expert in leveraging and evolving a Continuous Delivery/Integration pipeline and QA Automation to drive agility

Track record of successfully building cutting edge Omni-Channel/eCommerce/Point of sale products

Strong understanding of architecture patterns and operational characteristics of highly available and scalable applications.

Experience building large-scale web services, micro-services based application in the cloud environment

Must have prior experience solutions/managing/developing commerce applications