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Home Depot DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE

BlackLocus is building cloud-based analytic tools to optimize and automate retail merchandising decisions such as pricing, assortment, space and fulfillment. By applying machine learning and revenue management techniques, the BlackLocus platform enables intelligent retail software to identify opportunities for competitive advantage. The company was a venture-funded startup, founded by Carnegie Mellon alumni and entrepreneurs with a passion for creative deployment of new technology. Acquired by The Home Depot in December of 2012, we operate with autonomy as a product lab from an office located in downtown Austin, TX.

We are looking for a Development Manager to lead a team of engineers in delivering high-quality technology solutions for BlackLocus. As manager, you will lead this engineering team to balance short-term and long-term commitments and goals. You will be involved in a wide range of activities including coaching and mentoring engineers, scoping project work for both business and technical aspects, collaborating with product and data science, and managing post-deployment analysis. Our data mining and machine learning pipeline, as well as our user-facing applications, are built primarily in Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript. Our services and tools are entirely cloud-deployed.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

40%- People: Recruit, manage, mentor, and develop a high performing engineering team; Ability to coach developers, help them improve their skills and grow their careers

30%- Delivery & Execution: Foster collaboration between engineering teams to solve tough business problems; Experience managing sprint cycles to ensure product ships on time and with quality

30%- Strategy & Planning: Work closely with product management and data science to shape our product vision

NATURE AND SCOPE

Reports to the Director of Engineering.

This position has 5+ direct reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

5 Years professional software development experience

3 Years management experience

Experience communicating across multiple departments

Experience with agile software development

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:-Excellent organizational skills

-Problem-solving and analytical skills

-Strong communication skills

-Proficient in Java, Python, Go, and JavaScript

-Ability to manage multiple projects within tight timelines We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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