Technical Lead, eCommerce Engineering

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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Job Number: 8462

Position Title: Technical Lead

External Description:

 

Basic Purpose:

This position is dedicated to defining technical solutions and acts in a leadership role to provide technical guidance to systems analysts and other team members. These solutions often are complex and cross multiple areas of the company. This person will work closely with the Business Relationship Manager (BRM) and the business community to understand and define business requirements. They will then translate the business requirements into system requirements and design specifications. The technical lead will also play an active role in the identification and creation of all necessary documentation as defined by the standard Systems Development Methodology (SDM) process. This position will act in a leadership capacity on projects assigned to them and will be responsible for ensuring management is kept current on project status and milestone deliverables. This position will also assist in post implementation support and system enhancements as well as resolving complex performance tuning.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • The primary accountability is to translate business requirements into system requirements, design specifications and document new and/or existing application requirements. Ensure that new or existing systems meet business requirements and practices and that all application interface issues/concerns are understood, documented and addressed satisfactorily
  • Develop well structured, easily maintained program code. Prepares documentation of developed programs and processes
  • Follow all established policies and procedures within the IT and corporate environment. This will include published security standards and coding techniques as well as the documented IT strategy
  • Ensure team follows established technical standards
  • For assigned projects, responsible for managing all aspects of the SDM including but not limited to status updates, definition and tracking of project milestones, system design, and tracking of financial deliverables including capital labor 
  • Actively participate in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for software purchases, evaluating the results and providing recommendations to upper management and the business
  • Ensure all deliverables are of the highest quality
  • Work with technical team to ensure optimal technical design for our environment
  • Prepares estimates for complex projects to provide management with information needed to accurately forecast project delivery dates
  • Assist project team with unit testing. Develop system test plans and perform full system testing prior to implementation
  • Provide production support to existing systems
  • Assist in the mentoring, training and development of team technical skills
  • Monitor and resolve performance tuning issues
  • Works with the BRM and the business to understand business processes
  • Follow the established principles of the Information Technology Mission, Vision, Values & Principles (MVVP)

Education/Experience/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience 
  • 8-10 years of programming experience 
  • 5 years experience defining, designing, and implementing major applications 
  • Strong technical background covering a variety of platforms, databases, and coding languages
  • Certification in project management is preferred
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
  • Keen problem solving skills, ability to deal with complex situations and recommend a technical solution
  • Must be flexible and able to respond to rapid change to meet business needs
  • Strong analytic, problem solving and business acumen
  • Strong coding skills required in the language and/or tools of the specific applications area
  • Strong database coding, tuning, design skills required in the language of the specific applications area
  • Ability, to learn new technology and stay abreast of current technical trends
  • Ability to translate business needs into creative technological solutions

 

 

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Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact recruiting@talbots.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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