CSC Generation

Director of Retail Technology (Engineering)

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | CA-ON-Toronto
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1/14/2021 5:03 PM)
ID
2021-5665
# of Openings
1

Job Description

About CSC Generation:  

At CSC Generation we save historic brands from liquidating. We build systems and processes to provide retail and e-commerce customers curated, memorable experiences, across our products and brands. Our amazing engineering team investigates points of failure in the technology, replaces them with modern tech. Our aggressive growth strategy brings new challenges with each acquisition, and our team of experts are always ready to make impactful changes the moment the deal is done. We've saved thousands of jobs by reviving iconic brands, including Z Gallerie, One Kings Lane, DirectBuy, and Sur La Table. 

 

Role Description: 

CSC Generation Engineering needs the best software leadership to support our mission of improving the tech stack of our portfolio companies. We manage existing e-commerce websites, while building cross product components, and upgrading legacy infrastructure. Our focus on scalability and automation enable continued growth in our portfolio. 

 

Our cross-functional teams consist of development, QA, DevOps, and product stakeholders. The team strives to improve portfolio websites and intellectual property through an emphasis on collaboration, iteration and learning. We want someone excited to work in a fast-paced culture, ready to make an immediate impact, and willing to rise to the challenge of a growing organization. You want every day to be a learning experience? Then keep reading! 

 

The Director of Engineering furthers our culture of honesty, transparency, and empathy within the engineering organization. Our Director leads product discussions, architects new systems, solves technical challenges, contributes as an individual, and builds our teams. The role requires excellent communication skills to work with business stakeholders and vendors.  

 

We are open to candidates who want to work remotely 100% of the time. Our ideal hire works from Austin or Toronto, though candidates outside of these areas will be considered. 

 

Your day to day will vary but include: 

  • Owning the platform tech stack 
  • Identifying and resolving technical challenges and opportunities, developing the technical roadmap 
  • Being the point of contact for business teams, communicating technical details, pushing back on requests when needed 
  • Building, allocating, and accounting for teams of developers 
  • Developing migration strategies for legacy code and services 
  • Architecting frameworks for upcoming projects 
  • Working with vendors to negotiate new business and renewals 

 

Our Ideal Candidate: 

  • You're someone who isn't afraid to take ownership of a product or process and run with it.  
  • Able to take complex requirements from multiple stakeholder organizations and develop an execution delivery plan 
  • Knows how to take project portfolios and producing budget allocations, timelines and headcount plans  
  • Experienced in vendor management and sourcing 
  • Experienced in multiple frameworks/languages including: Python, Django, JavaScript, React.js, Angular.js, and Node.js. 
  • Believes in finding the best solution, not just one that works 

 

Bonus points if you have: 

  • Start-up experience 
  • DevOps experience 
  • Written an app in React, or Angular.  
  • Understanding of modern network design and security practices. 
  • Knowledge of core analysis concepts (Bayes’ Theorem, Simpson’s Paradox, significance, etc.) 

 

What's in it for you: 

  • Strong comp package and benefits 
  • Real career growth opportunities. Our acquisition model creates rapid growth in scale and scope of your career profile. 
  • Work with a competent, experienced engineering team 
  • Work remotely or in an office, your choice (even after our offices open up)

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