Full Job Description
Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.
With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.
A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.
The Senior Director of Software Engineering will lead high-performing, diverse engineering groups to design, develop, and deliver software solutions to meet the needs of the business. They will be a thought leader, influencer, and champion of best practice in modern software engineering. They will be responsible for ensuring the continued success of their team by driving technical excellence and rigor. The ideal candidate will be a seasoned engineering leader with a history of developing strong partnerships with stakeholders to create success in all stages of the software lifecycle. They will need to be able to recognize gaps and/or needs for the organization, thrive on collaborating across functions, and be capable of providing strategic direction and technical leadership.
Essential Job Results
Manage projects, processes and development roadmap to keep the team organized, efficient, and optimally running
Hire, retain, mentor, and manage engineering staff to ensure they have the necessary skills to perform their jobs and develop their professional careers
Manage operational budget and expenses for the team
Link technology vision and strategy with overall business objectives and communicate rationale in a compelling, concise manner
Build and maintain strong relationships with technical and business stakeholders to ensure alignment with the business needs and organization
Drive the strategy, architecture, and development of solutions, and perform engineering design evaluations to ensure projects are within resource, budget, and scheduling constraints
Ensure corporate security standards are met or exceeded for production systems
Lead and oversee the team in the planning and implementation of new systems and integrations, from inception to production
Support strategic planning, risk analysis and mitigation, and milestone definitions for projects
Define and evangelize workflows and processes to guarantee software quality and stability
Set, manage, and report KPIs to measure progress and facilitate data-driven decision making
Other duties as assigned
Proven track record in leading and managing cross-functional projects on budget and on-time
Manage day-to-day activities of the engineering teams and project managers overseeing execution of software development projects against delivery commitments and project plans.
Be responsible for feature deployment, stability of the business’s core platform, and the overall quality of the business’s web architecture.
Provide technical guidance and direction, as well as hands-on resource and project management, for all software development activities.
Demonstrated ability to guide efforts with technical partners and vendors for successful delivery
Seek ways to simplify and standardize designs, operations, and deployment plans, focus on reducing complexity and providing performance, agility, and scalability
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experienced with creating SoWs for 3rd party vendor engagements
Experience with the following development languages, Java, Scala, Python, .Net, CSS, Java Script
Experience with developing and running DevOps using the following: GitHub, Jenkins, Jira.
Experience with optimizing and developing a enterprise ESB such as Boomi (Preferred) or Mulesoft, Tibco etc
Experienced with budgeting for both Capex and Opex with long term resource planning
Ability to create, maintain and evangelize a Software Engineering roadmap
Experience with team development, mentoring and career planning
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
10+ years in a technical leadership role, managing and leading software engineering and DevOps teams
7+ years of software development experience at a senior level
5+ years’ experience with AWS, GCP, and/or Azure Cloud
Experience in designing, developing, and delivering robust and scalable software and architecture
Experience with overseeing development of mobile and web products, platforms, APIs, and integrations with 3rd party services
Experience working with Docker containers, microservices, and serverless technologies such as AWS Lambda and Fargate.
Experience developing event-drive, zero touch, CI/CD delivery pipelines resulting in high release velocity.
Experience in operating in the Software Engineering space with a DevOps mentality
Experience leading or partnering closely with QA Engineering/SDET teams
Experienced with software scalability
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times. The employee is regularly required to lift a 35 - 40lb dress form for garment evaluations.