Software Development Manager - Membership & Loyalty

Amsterdam, Netherlands
14 Jun 2022
07 Sep 2022
Full Time
About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world. We power brands that drive fashion forward - for good. Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That's the Power of PVH.

The Position

The Software Development Manager has several key focus areas, such as:

Team delivery and growth:
  • You are accountable for the delivery and growth of your development team whereby you partner with your product peers to ensure:
    • Teams have the right composition and capacity to fulfill delivery of their roadmap:
    • Monitoring current capacity and skill set of teams
    • Recruiting & hiring team members internally & externally
    • Policies and practices for recruitment are used and improved
    • Serving and collaborating with domains, Domain Owners, Development Managers, Product Owners & Agile Specialists
  • Be the sparring partner for the Product Owners within your scope of influence.
    • Ensure a healthy balance between new deliverables and technical improvements (refactoring).
    • Collaborate and inform the product owner on all possible technical solutions, allowing and empowering them to take a well-informed decision.
    • Provide advice from your experience on trade-offs on different architectures, frameworks and technologies aligned to our microservice-first ambitions.
    • Be present in relevant Agile meetings, for example, refinement sessions.
    • Assisting the Product Owners with cross-team dependency mapping for new features.
  • Developing Teams. Supporting teams to self-improve:
    • Supporting Teams through HR activities (training, coaching: whatever makes a team better)
    • Ensuring training and improvement programs are in place for team members
  • Monitoring and managing delivery of the teams in their development team:
    • Determining the KPIs with the team using the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework from AWS
    • Challenging the team and Product Owner to balance functional and nonfunctional requirements
    • Driving and monitoring continuous improvements of practices and deliverables in a sustainable way.
    • Promoting and developing Agile & Tech Principles together with other Development Members, Product Owners, and key team members.

People Leadership.

The Development Manager is responsible for the delivery and well-being of the teams in their development team. The Development Manager coaches and challenges their teams to build high performance within their teams. Where the team can't solve it on its own, the Development Manager offers support with his/her own experience or bringing in other skillset into the company.

Engineering Leadership

Responsible for operational excellence of the teams by monitoring KPIs, for example, number and duration of outages. Guiding the teams and ensuring improvement in all areas of engineering practices. This person ensures focus on nonfunctional requirements; they strive for balance between delivering functionality at speed with technical quality. Monitors deliverables of the teams via the 5 pillars of the Well-Architected Framework: Security, Reliability, Scalability, Cost Optimization and Operational Excellence. This person drives continuous improvements in each of those pillars.

Process Leadership

Accountable for engineering success. Additionally, accountable for recruitment success along with the recruitment team ensuring we find and hire top-notch team members. This person ensures we have a standardized process guided by KPIs, so we can learn from the past and improve our process.

Figurehead and Spokesperson.

Inspiring and guiding development teams. This person challenges the status quo of team performances and deliverables. They display ownership to the teams, domains and senior management. They also advocate for technical developments in conjunction with the product owner.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Translate business strategy into long-term architectural roadmaps for teams to deliver quality technical solutions for smart sourcing and automated online sales based on PVH's platform tech stack.
  • Provide advice from your experience on trade-offs on different architectures, frameworks and technologies aligned to company standards.
  • Build exceptionally strong working relationships with product managers and other stakeholders to ensure feasibility and guiding hypotheses in early product development stages; working collaboratively to remove unnecessary complexity starting from the customer backwards.
  • Coordinate with engineering managers, leads and technical functions across the business on solution proposals, including system interfaces for end-to-end solutions.
  • Work with engineers to follow well defined processes and principles to deliver step change improvements and new innovative features aligned to future roadmaps.
  • Foster a mentorship culture among engineers and further develop lead engineers into engineering managers, providing actionable feedback and growth opportunities.
  • Mentor and lead engineering leads and engineers for 2-3 teams.
  • Actively contributes to the engineering community by sharing best practices and learning, as well as hiring high quality engineers.
  • Work with procurement, internal security, legal and external workforce teams, as well as third party vendors to select the best fit technology solutions and implementation partners.

The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Competences
  • Strong communication skills
  • Is inspiring and exudes energy and passion.
  • Has a keen Technology market focus
  • Is focused on collaboration
  • The courage to be accountable for the results of your decisions
  • The ambition to deliver technical solutions that redefine the way
  • we engage with our consumers
  • Actively seeks help and feedback, but is not afraid to give fee
  • back either.
  • Is curious and always looks out for innovation opportunities in
  • his/her focus area
  • Good technical overall knowledge
  • A strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial thinking, and ability
  • to drive Agile & DevOps initiatives across teams
  • Experience in digital transformation: changing culture, mindset
  • and delivery practices
  • Great Written and verbal communications in English
  • Passionate about developer tooling, improving developer experience/workflow

Experience And Specialized Knowledge
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years for relevant working experience
  • Experience in leading team/teams
  • Working experience of working with non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience with CI/CD and DevOps way of working
  • Working experience of AWS or other Cloud providers
  • Experience with BDD/TDD
  • Experience with Docker

Nice to have
  • Knowledge of web standards and accessibility is a plus
  • Knowledge of Typescript is a plus
  • Working experience with GraphQL is a plus
  • Experience of working with vendors is a plus
  • Experience with MarTech, loyalty or fashion is a plus

What You Can Expect from Us:
  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Caf├ęs
  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
  • A chance to unwind with weekly social activities

PVH Europe and our brands,TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.

COVID-19 and Working at PVH

As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our associates remains our #1 priority. As a result, your recruiting process may be conducted remotely, primarily via phone and video calls. Once you're onboard, you'll join in our Work Smart hybrid way of working, which is focused on connection, collaboration and community, with our dynamic offices and workspaces there to facilitate teamwork and innovation.

In your initial call, our Talent Acquisition Team will outline the full details of our Work Smart hybrid working policy, as well as any adapted measures that may be in place based on current government guidelines.

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