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Technical Manager/ Product Engineering, eCommerce API (Java)

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Technical Manager/ Product Engineering, eCommerce API (Java)

Leading retailer in downtown San Francisco is hiring a Sr. Manager of Engineering for the API eCommerce team. This person will manage a team of seven to eight distributed systems engineers building a big data inventory management platform that is being used on a massive global scale to recommend prices and allocate, with a high level of precision, clothing item allocation at stores, geographical locations, etc.

The company is mission driven in their pursuit of achieving a “zero-item-unused” goal. Big data is at the core of this pursuit. This platform will predict exactly how many items go to which location. The brand itself is the leader within this corporation of six different brands.

It is a high-visibility initiative, has long-term funding, and was one of the only companies to increase in revenue QoQ in Q4 2018. They’re expanding their physical footprint and focusing on big data and data science products to optimize the retail process which has proven profitable thus far.


The Sr. Manager of Engineering, API eCommerce will:

  • Ensure product and project delivery excellence across entire GapTech commerce application
  • Manage multiple product teams to build cloud APIs
  • Provide leadership and direction for DevOps product team members
  • Work closely with PMs to define strategies for product in unit
  • Work with IT leadership in strategic planning process
  • Work with business and IT leadership to prioritize tactical and support issues
  • Hire talent and plan resource needs to support products
  • Evaluate business needs, research and formulate applicable solutions
  • Foster open communication within teams
  • Communicate effectively with IT management

Required Skills & Experience

  • Java or J2EE background
  • Experience in building and managing multiple teams in engineering environment
  • Knowledge of best practices for management and modern technology implementation

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Retail experience
  • Experience developing big data platform
  • Experience building distributed systems
  • Experience working on high-scale systems
  • Bachelor’s (BS), Master’s (MS), or Doctorate (PhD) in CS related field

What You Will Be Doing

Tech Breakdown

  • 100% open source environment
  • Azure cloud
  • Java microservices with Spring Boot

Daily Responsibilities

  • 100% hands-on
  • Senior individual contributor on existing development and big data team
  • 10% team collaboration
  • 10% mentorship

The Offer

  • Up to $80/hr, DOE
  • Contract-to-hire – track record of converting in 6-18 months

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Sick Time Leave
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.


Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, provides IT Staffing Solutions (Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct Hire) in major North American markets. Our unique expertise in today’s highest demand tech skill sets, paired with our deep networks and knowledge of our local technology markets, results in an exemplary track record with candidates and clients.

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