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Architecture & Development Manager
Ref No.: 18-00392
Location: El Segundo, California
Position Type:Right to Hire

Location: El Segundo, CA

•    Currently looking for a talented Architecture & Development Manager focused on supporting all global web properties including website, microsites, international sites and company Blog.
•    This position reports to the Director of Product Management and will be responsible for overseeing the development, technology integration, and architecture for all development projects.
•    The Architecture & Development Manager will manage technology teams from evaluation through implementation.
•    The Manager will be accountable for delivering projects on time in a fast-paced environment.
•    In addition, he / she will align technology with business strategy and proactively drive technical direction throughout the organization.
•    The ideal candidate follows technology trends, love to stay hands-on with the technology and will be able to drive results within budget, time and quality, while always keeping the customer in mind.
•    Lead a strong team of web developers (front-end and back-end), technology vendors / agencies, and testers.
•    Serve as a technical advisor and problem solver to product managers, merchandizers, digital marketing team, third party technology partners, and IT / ERP team.
•    Interact closely with business to understand business processes and proposing technical as well as non-technical solutions for business problems.
•    Directly supervise the development team and oversee offshore development / QA vendors; will work closely with the product management team, digital marketing team, and analytics team.
•    Create proof-of-concept and prototypes to justify new technology recommendations and approaches.
•    Coordinate activities with third party technology partners.
•    Proactively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend solutions partner to create architecture which meets short term and long term need of the organization.
•    Estimate time frames, quality, and quantity of resources required to successfully implement project.
•    Establish measurable criteria concerning deliverability, performance, maintenance, and costs.
•    Profile and investigate application performance issues, and coordinate optimization initiatives.
•    Debug functional application issues to determine root cause.
•    Set technical direction for development team, lead the release of core products, and work with team to maintain knowledge management system for development tools and software documentation.
•    Independently handle personnel issues, conflict management, define goals that increase knowledge and skills of team, and define team’s expectations.

•    B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
•    7+ years of B2C ecommerce software development with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
•    Successfully partnering with system integrator on ecommerce platform migration / upgrade.
•    Understand discipline of software development life cycle.
•    Experience leading ecommerce platform integration with various internal/external systems / services.
•    A strong appreciation for the importance of usability in web applications.
•    Understand common search engine optimization (SEO) practice.
•    Expert level expertise in HTML, JavaScript and CSS including cross browser compatibility.
•    Strong knowledge of web application development using enterprise grade technologies and frameworks/libraries such as: SASS / SCSS / LESS and / or Coffee Script.
•    Strong familiarity with emerging presentation layer frameworks and patterns such ReactJS, Backbone, AngularJS or similar Javascript libraries to design responsive user interfaces.
•    Experience building major 3rd party system integrations (ERP’s, Payment Gateways, and 3PL).
•    Possess a solid understanding of tiered distributed systems.
•    Strong familiarity with common design pattern used in web / enterprise applications.
•    Strong familiarity with emerging cloud and web technologies. (AWS, Azure or Google Cloud).
•    Strong familiarity with source code control systems (Subversion, GIT).
•    Strong knowledge of profiling techniques, memory management and performance tuning utilized to result in elegant and fast loading web experiences.
•    Ability to convert business requirements into detailed system design and technical specifications.
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•    Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization.
•    Experience implementing or utilizing Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI / CD) practices with open source platform like Jenkins.
•    Experience using open source automation testing frameworks / tools.
•    Understanding of common web application security practice.
•    Experience with Magento, Shopify, Big Commerce, Demandware and / or similar ecommerce platforms preferred.
•    Experience managing offshore development teams a plus.
•    Strong understanding of ecommerce platform architecture in AWS environment.
•    Microservice architecture and practices.
•    REST service development and methodologies.
•    2 plus years of experience using Node.js.
•    Ability to enforce practices like test/behavior driven development, CI and test automation.
•    Certification in software development processes such as Scrum Master or Agile Certification.
•    Experience designing and implementing headless commerce and/or progressive web app utilizing RESTful APIs.
•    Solid understanding of Docker based development environment.
•    Solid understanding of business strategy.
•    Great analytical and problem solving skills.
•    Attention to detail, and ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
•    Proactive, motivated and able to work with teams.
•    Strong mentoring skills, ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience levels, challenging them and helping them grow.
•    Take pride in being accountable, taking ownership.
•    Excellent at juggling multiple responsibilities and prioritizing tasks efficiently with minimal direction.
•    Passion for quality and engineering excellence at scale, utilizing automated unit and integration testing.
•    Strong-communication and conflict resolution skills.
•    Strong presentation and leadership skills.
•    High level of self-motivation and initiative.
•    Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment and quickly acquire proficiency with new skills.

Platinum Resource Group is a professional level consulting firm, providing resources to Fortune 1000 client companies in the areas of technology, human resources, accounting, finance, business systems and supply chain, on a contract and interim basis. PRG has operations in Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. As a W-2 employer we offer our consultants direct deposit bi-weekly payroll, health, dental, vision benefits, paid holidays, and referral bonuses.