The Sr Director, Systems Engineering is a highly strategic role reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer.
This role will oversee all critical engineering projects that are aimed at digitizing the Pep Boys Service experience.
We are looking for a highly energetic and skillful technical leader who can help us re-architect our existing
customer / employee facing systems and develop new capabilities in a completely cloud-native environment. This
individual will be highly proficient in leading technical teams of both full time and contract employees and have
significant experience in AWS, node.js, spring boot, angular, react, react native and similar technologies. We are a
team of highly innovative and entrepreneurial individuals and the leader for this group needs to demonstrate the
same level of curiosity, ingenuity, and creativity in their current and past roles. This role will be central to the
overall transformation of the company as we look to build new, compelling, and novel experiences that will
revolutionize how customers engage with automotive service.
Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee user experience for all facets of employee / customer facing technologies including consumer
mobile application, employee mobile application, employee
Develop and deliver overall full stack architecture developing in a cloud-native environment using
Lead and motivate a team of 12-15 engineers
Participate as part of the IT Leadership Team (direct reports to the CIO) and participate in many Senior
Leadership Team meetings
Lead the standardization of all development practices leveraging full agile development
Lead, develop and mentor the team, developing new team members successfully
Influence and set strategic direction for all customer / employee technologies
Must be able to quickly establish credibility at all levels of the organization including senior-level business
Manage budget, resources and schedules across multiple projects, internal and system integrator staff.
Coordinate with other programs and IT's horizontal services
Identify, manage and communicate issues, risks and dependencies to project stakeholders and sponsors
Help maintain and evolve the IT applications roadmap and drive strategic recommendations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
At least 10 years' experience leading systems engineering capabilities ideally within a notable startup or
digital group within a Fortune 500 environment
Experience managing teams over 10 FTEs, including subcontractors and offshore resources
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and handle critical situation, negotiating solutions and resolving conflicts
with customers, IT partners and vendors
Demonstrated ability to manage staff remotely, across multiple time zones
Demonstrated experience in setting and influencing strategic business solutions
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to work effectively with VP and C-level
Leadership skills; able to influence others to the desired outcome, supervise and inspire team members
Experience leading agile and modern software development tools such as Github, JIRA / Confluence,
Experience in cloud-based technologies including hands-on experience with DevOps
Hands-on experience with java / fullstack technologies including SpringBoot, Node.js, Angular.js, React,
React Native, etc.
The physical demands described
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