The VP of Technology is responsible for all aspects of technology including I.T. operations, software development, technology acquisition and integration with Blinds.com, The Home Depot and third-parties. The VP of Technology works closely with the VP of Interconnected Retail and other functional leaders in the organization to set strategic direction. This role is also responsible for the successful adoption of Global Custom Commerce (GCC) Enterprise IT Standards as well as the successful integration of any products within the GCC environment.
Why work here? Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world's largest online window covering company, and we've got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we're pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.
That means you'll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology - ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.
We're ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and have consistently won the following awards: The Best Place to Work in Houston ( Houston Business Journal ), Houston's Top Workplaces ( Houston Chronicle ) and Houston's Best and Brightest.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
25%- Provides strategic direction for all technology activities
20%- Works closely with the PRM/PO and business stakeholders to prioritize work for technology teams and to ensure that technical concerns are considered as part of the prioritization process
20%- Builds close relationships with people at The Home Depot including store, business and technology teams in order to accomplish organizational goals
20%- Oversees technical architecture especially as it relates to the broader enterprise architecture
10%- Initiates efforts to build or integrate new products as required to meet the needs of the business
5%- Manages relationships with vendors that provide solutions, advice, training, recruiting assistance, staff augmentation and other products and services as needed
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to VP, Interconnected Retail
This position has Direct Reports
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 20% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
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:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or related field
IT leadership experience
Experience with capacity planning
Vendor management and negotiation experience
Experience in budget creation and management
Experience defining key metrics for an organization and driving improvement
Familiarity with the architecture of e-commerce solutions at Blinds.com and/or The Home Depot
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Experience leading technology teams involved in operations and new product development with annual budgets in excess of $2M
Has the technical skills and broad awareness of technology trends necessary to shape application and enterprise architecture for large-scale e-commerce applications
Has experience as an application or enterprise architect preferably in a .NET environment
Familiar with all aspects of technology infrastructure including security and application hosting
Proven ability to work well with senior executives, business partners and technology teams
Deep understanding of project management and SDLC with a strong focus on agile methodologies
Broad business experience ideally including experience in e-commerce and new business development
Confident in speaking up and being yourself
Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team
Ability/willingness to switch between management tasks and detail oriented work seamlessly
Passionate customer advocate
Flexible, comfortable with change
Quick learner, seeks out new skill sets required for success
Associated topics: computer network, database architecture, db2, hadoop, linux, microsoft, oracle, sdlc, security, software
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