Posted on: June 13, 2022 | Job#: R41948

(Remote Opportunity) Director, Software Engineering - Global PO, Costing, and Vendor Profile

Full time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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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 team is 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

At Gap Inc., we are using technology as a competitive advantage to become the world’s #1 specialty apparel retailer. As part of GapTech, you will deliver globally scalable, cloud-based solutions, using agile software development, DevOps practices, and advanced technologies.

Our Tech and Digital team pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. We are made up of thousands of people across the globe who try fast, learn fast, and think big for our customers, communities, and the planet. On our team, you will be part of the technology engine that is driving innovative retail, e-commerce, and global enterprise technology for Gap Inc. and our brands. Our engineers and developers work together to create a seamless omni-channel experience powered through cloud-based platforms, services architecture, and open-source technologies. We help the company grow – whether it’s increasing our global footprint, operating a flawless holiday shopping season, or helping a customer get the product they need, when they need it. Our passion is what sets us apart – we’re not just here to execute, but also learn and grow and innovate on what’s next.

The Sourcing and Global PO product line is searching for a Director, Software Engineering. This is a group of product teams that are the innovation engine of Global Sourcing at Gap Inc. The teams create tools that are used for end-to-end Supply Chain management, Global Purchase Order management, Product Costing, and Vendor Profile. These tools are either custom in-house developed or SaaS solutions that require complex enterprise integration. The team members are of the DevOps first mindset, with skillsets that include front-end, back-end services, and reporting. A director in this space will have a broad influence in the innovation of Global Sourcing along with a unique opportunity to build a strong team and strategic partnerships with our SaaS vendors.

In this role, you will direct the product team’s software development, delivery, and support efforts of highly scalable and high-performing technology solutions in an Agile work environment and produce and deliver code and/or test cases using Agile practices. You will provide leadership and direction to technical managers, architects, quality assurance engineers, developers, SaaS vendors, and other technologists in resolving critical production issues to help simplify and improve business processes through the latest in technology and automation. You are a technical expert and will lead through the requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, and support phases of a product. You will establish operational objectives and assignments for managers across related departments or functional units.

This role is based out of the San Francisco office. Currently, job duties are being performed remotely. However, the Company may in the future require you/this role to be in the office on a full-time or part-time basis. Pursuant to Gap Inc.’s policy, all employees who wish to enter Gap Inc.’s San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.

What You'll Do

  • Leads and influences the vision of the product by contributing to software design and architecture that result in high-performing technology.
  • Develop and enhance software to solve complex business problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth knowledge of the company by keeping customer experience at the forefront.
  • Lead and model a DevOps mindset by applying automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery in everything we do.
  • Foster innovation acting as a change agent to support business growth, reduce operational costs and improve service levels by applying best practices and learning from emerging technologies.
  • Provide engineering leadership, collaborating, and influencing at senior levels.
  • Thought leader, contributing to the development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people in projects and assignments of diverse scope.
  • Partner with SaaS vendor to influence the vision of the product by contributing to software design and architecture that result in high-performing technology
  • Lead and facilitate teams creating highly collaborative environment.

Who You Are

  • Experience with leading teams including establishing organizational goals aligned with product vision to achieve business success.
  • Strong communication skills with proven ability to guide senior levels and cross-functional teams both internal and external.
  • Possesses deep technical knowledge, 8+ years of software development experience (large scale applications, continuous integration/delivery practices).
  • Expert knowledge of complex software languages and platforms such as Java, Oracle, Azure, etc., and emerging languages and trends.
  • Strategic thought leader and problem solver that is able to lead through others developing creative solutions.
  • Experience with implementation, enhancements, and ongoing support of SaaS vendor solution. Experience with Bamboo Rose preferred.

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.*
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*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.

US Candidates – Non NYC
Please note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc’s quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.’s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.

US Candidates – NYC
Beginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).

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