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Date:  Aug 15, 2022
Location: 

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Director, Engineering, Front-End Architecture

At Sephora, we stand together and we stand for something more. For empowerment, for exploration, for the opportunity to impact people’s lives through the unlimited power of beauty. So we embrace uniqueness, unleash creativity, and pursue progress every day.  Sparked by energy and excitement, our passion is contagious.

We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.

Reimagine your future, with Sephora.

Your role at Sephora... As our Director, Engineering, Front-End you will be responsible for the technical strategy for foundational frameworks and client-side technology systems for Sephora.com. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Front-End Engineering, you will be key to long-term strategic direction and supporting ongoing agile delivery by a diverse, distributed engineering organization. You will manage a team of seasoned systems and application architects to build on a tradition of high-quality experiences and capability. You will work closely with other engineering and technology teams, product management, and your business partners to lead and execute an ambitious portfolio of initiatives.
 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Set long term strategy for client-facing applications including Javascript applications with Node.js, React.js and emerging frameworks, including supporting technologies to provide high availability, stability, security, accessibility, seo and superior client experience
  • Create innovative new technical solutions to known business problems
  • Provide technical guidance and maintain standards for delivery of multiple key online initiatives, partnering closely with technology and business partners
  • Own and manage the front-end technology stack, its foundation and implementation for sephora.com and other properties
  • Manage a team of architects and engineering leads and provide leadership to much larger cross-functional group of teams across all parts of the organization
  • Recruit and hire top talent for the front-end engineering team
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture team to establish and maintain standards for your domain
  • Work with other engineering and product leaders to evolve our delivery processes and drive cross-team collaboration and cooperation
  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for full-time employees
  • Demonstrate our Sephora values: Passion, Innovation, Expertise, Balance, Respect, Teamwork, and Initiative.

 

We would love to hear from you if…

  • 10+ years of engineering leadership responsibility; retail or ecommerce experience is a plus
  • Experience developing and delivering using Agile methodologies
  • Hands-on experience with front-end technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, node.js, React/Angular, CDNs,
  • Experience designing API strategies for high performing applications
  • Understanding of software engineering principles, design patterns, object-oriented-programming (OOP), frameworks and technologies
  • Demonstrated experience manage effectively through organizational growth and change
  • Capability to move quickly between strategic and tactical, understanding context, connecting seemingly unconnected ideas and taking action
  • Experience managing large and growing CapEx and OpEx budgets
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and listening) as well as the ability to influence key decision makers and understand their points of view
  • Strong leadership, negotiation and execution skills with the ability to drive results, deliver and excel, and own it when you don’t

 

While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy…

  • Beauty & Beyond: Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Together we inspire our clients, empower people, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We think this is beautiful.
  • Endless Evolution: You will learn with innovators, artists, and experts in every field. As our business evolves, so will you. Here, you’re empowered to choose your own path, accelerate your growth, and be your best. As part of our family and the LVMH community, your options are endless.
  • Creativity Unleashed: At Sephora, you’re encouraged to explore, innovate, and have fun while working with diverse clients, teams, and leaders. You won’t just partner with iconic brands; you’ll help build them. We value your curiosity, your drive for success, and the emotional connections you make. Together we’re defining the future of beauty.
  • Bold Authenticity: Being bold and different has made us a global beauty and retail leader. At Sephora, we celebrate diversity, embrace your unique and winning spirit, and believe that real beauty is being authentically you. You are what sets us apart.
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We pledge to create a beauty community where everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated, respected, and honored. We will drive diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our business—ensuring that our employees, brand partners, suppliers, and our clients feel a sense of belonging in store, online, and in our workplaces. We believe in demonstrating our values with action!
  • Meaningful Rewards: Sephora offers comprehensive medical benefits, generous vacation and holiday time off, commuter benefits, an employee discount, free beauty product gifts from brand partners, and so much more. Details about our company benefits can be found at the following link: https://jobs.sephora.com/USA/content/Our-Perks/?locale=en_US.

 

Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

 

Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

 

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While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy… 

  • Beauty & Beyond:Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Together we inspire ourclients, empower people, and help them become the best versions of themselves. We think this is beautiful.
  • Endless Evolution:You will learn with innovators, artists, and experts in every field. As our business evolves, so will you. Here, you’re empowered to choose your own path, accelerate your growth, and be your best. As part of our family and the LVMH community, your options are endless.
  • Creativity Unleashed:At Sephora,you’re encouraged to explore, innovate,and have fun while working with diverse clients, teams and leaders. You won’t just partner with iconic brands; you’ll help build them. We value your curiosity, your drive for success, and the emotional connections you make. Together we’re defining the future of beauty.
  • Bold Authenticity:Being bold and different has made us a global beauty and retail leader. At Sephora, we celebrate diversity, embrace your unique and winning spirit, and believe that real beauty is being authentically you. You are what sets us apart.


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