About Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is a global IT-provider of solutions, including a broad range of technology and professional services. With over 1000 professionals in 10 engineering locations, we are one of the world’s largest teams of e-commerce experts.
Top brands like Adidas, Puma, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and Crocs are among our clients. Company Delivery centers in Eastern Europe, Latin America, West and South Asia are focused on the development of e-commerce solutions on Salesforce Commerce Cloud (Demandware), Hybris, IBM WebSphere Commerce, Intershop, Kibo, Magento, NetSuite.
The Frontend Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading a part of a high-performance project driven frontend development department.
What You’ll Be Doing
People management :
Manage and mentor all members of distributed FE engineering team to build a highly professional and motivated group;
Initiate new vacancies opening and make final decisions on hiring all levels of FE Engineers (from juniors to leads);
Make decisions on engineers’ termination;
Create a solution-oriented and thinking culture in engineering;
Contribute to knowledge sharing and other internal communication forums;
Conduct semi-annual performance assessments, including SMART goals setting, promotions and compensation reviews.
Resource management :
Allocate engineers with the right skill sets to client projects ensuring adequate project staffing;
Track and report on resource utilization identifying any resource imbalances and meeting team’s billable utilization goals.
Project management (no direct involvement) :
Collaborate with project and account / engagement managers to deliver projects on time, on budget, while meeting customer expectations;
Provide proactive technical counsel to project leadership staff to ensure accuracy and completeness of technical understanding and communication.
Process management :
Take part at company’s strategic initiatives, e.g. contributions in setup of new locations, internal processes creation and improvements, adoption of best practices on the company’s level.
Define, implement, manage and refine software development life cycle processes for the delivery of multiple and concurrent customer projects;
Ensure the adherence to organizationally defined technical practices and procedures through conducting regular engineering audits;
Define and enforce standards and tools for FE activities;
Collaborate with other engineering managers to ensure consistency and alignment between engineering groups.
What We’re Looking For
7+ years of experience in frontend and / or web development;
3+ years of people management experience (20+ team members);
2+ years of FE manager or / and project management experience (for medium-to-large software development projects with a variety of software development methodologies);
Be an independent, self-motivated leader who is able to motivate people, instill accountability and achieve results;
Strong communication, collaboration, negotiation and teamwork skills;
Advanced spoken and written English skills;
Experience with interviewing, on-boarding and coaching of FE engineers;
Impeccable organizational, analytical and time management skills;
Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a dynamic environment;
Experience in managing geographically distributed teams.
Good to have
Experience in development or managing / leading ecommerce solutions is highly desired;
Experience with Salesforce Commerce Cloud (DW), Intershop, Magento, Netsuite, Kibo (ML) or IBM WebSphere Commerce platforms;
Working and managing within a small-company and / or growth environment;
PMP or CSM certification.
What’s In It For you
Fast growing international company challenges for creative and result oriented professional;
Personalized Approach : Semi-Annual Performance Review, helpful and engaging international environment with numerous opportunities for professional growth;
A network-style culture with geographically distributed teams;
Well set SDLC process with use of Agile, Scrum, Waterfall depending on a project;
Coaching and reviews to support your career development;
Internal / external engineering and business training and conferences and time for self-education.
Your Work-Life at Astound Commerce
Competitive compensation and benefits package, e.g. such as remote work, flexible working time, etc;
Comprehensive Social Package : Support Work-Life Balance, Healthy Lifestyle;
Extensive technical library with option to order books and English classes;
Business trips to other offices' location;