The Vice President (VP) of Engineering Development for Digital eCommerce

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, California, United States
06 Nov 2021
30 Jan 2022
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

The Vice President (VP) of Engineering Development for Digital eCommerce establishes the strategic direction of the Digital/eCommerce portfolio as it relates to the long-range plan and further developing the Information Technology DevOps organization and leading our transformation. The incumbent will be responsible for the strategy, oversight, active management, build out/development, and implementation of applications related to Digital/eCommerce. We are looking for a leader with a strong understanding of DevOps / software development and delivery practices in a vast, multi-platform technology organization within a large specialty retail company. Deep knowledge of software architecture, infrastructure, development practices, release management and quality assurance are critical in driving the continuous delivery of high-quality products. This leader will be responsible for creating a best in class Digital shopping experience for our global Customers. Reporting to the SVP, Head of Product Engineering, the incumbent will build, manage and lead the Digital eCommerce and Customer Experience product teams.

What You'll Do

Responsible for driving the adoption of best in class, large-scale software development and delivery disciplines (quality frameworks, DevOps, Agile, continuous integration, performance, etc.). These best in class regulations will result in improved time to market, quality and customer satisfaction.

·Interact with technology staff across Development, Infosec, Architecture, Infrastructure, Product Management etc

·Additionally, this position will collaborate with clients, internal domains, industry forums and support teams to gather insight, build and influence best practices, and enable to be recognized as an industry leader in software development and delivery practices.

·Prioritize and build engineering roadmap and schedule - balancing the creation of new functionality, immediate needs of existing customers, and augmentation of architecture/infrastructure in conjunction with Architecture and Infosec.

·Comprehensive understanding of the business/market and the technical implementation as to be able to speak to feasibility, lift, opportunity, etc. of company direction/pivots.

·Drive/augment engineering process with primary goals of predictability, stability, and visibility.

·Experienced at delivering Enterprise software at scale.

·Establish a culture of quality where verification/validation occur at every step.

·Develop a framework for making impactful technical decisions.

·Empower engineers to innovate while providing technical expertise/targeted questions to make a decision that is best for the business.

·Have a willingness to make educated but potentially controversial decisions should the framework yield a stalemate.

·Ensure company at large understands the needs of engineering. Specify when the technical debt must be addressed, or infrastructure added and the cost of doing or not doing so.

·Understand the goals of engineers and set them on a path towards achievement.

·Leverage intrinsic motivation to further both the individual and the business.

Who You Are

Strong architectural design skills, coupled with systematic vision/thinking.

·Experience architecting/developing enterprise-grade, cloud-based systems.

·A seasoned executive with strong communication and influencing skills; ability to be an active participant in nuanced technical discussions as well as an ability to represent the platform/solution/challenge to a non-technical audience.

·Experience managing large development teams and deployments.

·Prior hands-on experience with IT hardware, networks, software back-end, database, APIs, and modern web front-end frameworks to lead individuals and groups correctly.

·Comfortable and experienced managing within Agile/Scrum environment.

·Bachelor's degree in computer science or another relevant engineering field.

·10+ years' leading software development/delivery teams and organizations.

·Inspires, mentors and encourages.

·Regularly assess team for required skills, responsibilities, and performance against defined goals.

·Technically competent in modern frameworks and approaches (e.g., SOA, web, security).

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.