Director of Engineering, Platform Services (

San Francisco - California

Date Posted: May. 17, 2017

Requisition ID: MAC07326

Job Overview:
Our Digital Technology team is the proud owner of all platforms and services and functions needed to power our digital experiences and engagement for millions of Macy’s customers every day. We are passionate technologists who thrive on simple and elegant architecture and agility. We own the architecture and development of both back-end and front-end components. Innovation is our core to stay ahead of our customer and the industry engineering landscape. We are working on Restful Services, Big-Fast data, Social Commerce, Scalability & High availability, Diagnostics, and embracing various new open source technologies. We are working on building our innovations lab to foster empowerment of our engineers as we build next generation roadmap for our customers. Come get challenged in a fast, agile environment with other A- players.
As a director of engineering you would be leading multiple engineering teams for the Digital Platform and Foundational Services, hire and retain the best talent for the teams. The coverage will include all digital organization with focus areas that include but not limited to common Platform components (like services framework, logging, messaging and integration etc.), API management, Mobile Web Platform, Big-Fast Data, Performance Engineering, Foundational architecture. You would be in charge of building and maintaining world class services platform and keep it stable, scalable and available. You would be responsible for implementation of technical strategy and governance across various development teams. You would be responsible for evangelizing the pillars of truth for technology strategy, architecture/technical principles, guidelines and ensuring that these are implemented in the actual software solutions built across your engineering teams. You will be partnering with cross-functional engineering teams to come up with the technology strategy & guidelines and then oversee their adherence across multiple critical projects. This role will be reporting to VP of Architecture & Platforms for Macys Digital Technology.
Essential Functions:
• Technical leader and manager of the Platform and Services engineering teams. Responsible for hiring, retaining and mentoring talent
• Own the technology roadmap for the systems and responsible for delivering successful projects for these systems
• Responsible for portfolio and resource planning for your areas and planning and managing budget for your teams and projects
• Partner and Collaborate with various cross functional teams like product management, process, project and program management, infrastructure, operations and business teams etc
• Champion all non-functional requirements of platform like high availability, scalability and fault tolerance etc
• Ensure successful execution of technical strategies, architecture guidelines and standard by efficient collaboration with architecture, development and other teams
• Plan and lead technology evaluation for various critical areas working closely with cross functional teams
• Own and manage the stability, availability and performance for your applications/systems
• BS or equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering
• 15+ years of experience in the software development and high volume enterprise systems
• 5+ years of experience in managing and overseeing enterprise level programs which require extensive collaboration across various groups in a matrix organization
• 5+ years proven leadership experience, coaching, developing and engaging technology teams
• 5+ years of extensive Java / JEE design and architecture experience with a focus on server side components
• 3+ years of experience with open source technology technologies preferably within a high volume eCommerce environment
• Passionate leader and evangelist with expertise and experience of delivering full life cycle of architecture & engineering centered projects
• Expert at delivery and execution in an agile environment
• Expertise in architecture & development application and platform components based on SOA architecture
• Experience in building scalable, high performing and robust eCommerce applications (with a focus on Java)
• Experience and passion to work in a fast paced agile environment, delivering functional features in small time durations
• Experience and knowledge of cloud enabled services / applications
Communication Skills:
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
• Experience communicating and collaboration with executive levels
Reasoning Ability:
• Thinker and planner – able to see potential issues and requirements ahead of time plan and execute them
Physical Demands:
• Thinker and planner – able to see potential issues and requirements ahead of time plan and execute them
Other Skills:
• Ability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs
Company Profile:
As the fastest growing part of Macy's Inc. business, is achieving record sales and broadening our workforce. With offices in New York and San Francisco, is the best of all worlds. The entrepreneurial thinking of a Web business complements the stability and support of a national brand. Creativity and ingenuity partner with business acumen and tech savvy to build a unique business poised for continued growth. Employees at have long term opportunities and are encouraged to utilize their Supervisors and Human Resources for cross-functional movement to further their careers. At we are committed to giving back to the community by partnering with local charitable organizations.  By skillfully combining the power of the Internet with the best in retailing, is reaching new heights.
This job description is not all inclusive. Macy’s Inc. reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Macy's Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Macy's Inc., including Macy's and Bloomingdale's, will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with SF PC Art. 49 and LA MC ch. XVIII Art. 9.