Job Details

Software Engineer Lead (4392)

Location TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
Category Technology
Job Opened July 23rd, 2021
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 210003WU
Job Type Full-Time
Remote No

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified retailer focused on driving the performance of high-quality stores and their Omni-channel platforms, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the longest continually operating company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with 239 stores and more than 22,000 employees around the world. HBC’s leading businesses across North America include Saks Fifth Avenue, Hudson’s Bay, and Saks OFF 5TH.

HBC also has significant investments in joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture, and in Europe, it has partnered with SIGNA Retail Holdings for real estate and retail joint ventures.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment


What This Position Is All About:

As the Lead Digital Engineer, you will be responsible for defining, building, and delivering technical solutions for the Hudson’s Bay Digital Technology team. You will maintain the long-term technical vision alongside the day-to-day execution of new features on the Hudson’s Bay eCommerce site. This role will have direct reports. Time will be spent managing the team and executing new features and defect resolution. This position reports directly to the Engineering Manager, Digital.


Who You Are:

  • You have demonstrated leadership skills that sometimes involve standing your ground or showing flexibility, depending on the situation.
  • You are articulate and easily able to put yourself in others’ shoes in order to explain what is needed step-by-step
  • You can work independently without concern, stay self-motivated and always meet your deadlines
  • Someone with a natural sense of urgency, you prioritize well and meet your deadlines


You Also Have:

  • A minimum of 7+ years of relevant Ecommerce or Enterprise-level development experience
  • Experience in architecture and performance optimization of highly scalable ecommerce platforms
  • Knowledge of (and a passion for) current trends and best practices in programming, including performance, accessibility and security.
  • Experience with modern frameworks like Angular or React and Debugging tools (Chrome Dev tools, Etc.)
  • Vanilla JavaScript (ES5, ES6)
  • Familiarity with MVC pattern
  • Strong experience with CSS & Preprocessor (Sass, Less)
  • Site & Page Caching, JS Controlling, DS Script, Service Framework, Pipelines, Jobs, Jobs Schedule, OCAPI, Catalog Categories, Price Book, Data feeds
  • ISML, ISML Tags, SFCC Forms, Content assets, Campaigns & Promotions
  • GIT knowledge
  • Experience with package managers like NPM
  • Experience with writing unit tests
  • Experience with build tools such as Gulp/Webpack


Good to Have:

  • Knowledge in SFCC Business Manager configuration
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud Experience
  • Experience in Commerce Cloud SFRA site architecture
  • Experience working with SFCC Open Commerce API (OCAPI)
  • Experience designing and developing SFCC cartridges and 3rd party integrations; Integrate third party LINK cartridges
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Familiarity with Typescript


As The Lead Digital Engineer, You Will:

  • Work alongside engineering, product, design, and business counterparts to understand requirements and collaborate on technical solutions
  • Serve as technical lead over engineers to direct work, oversee development, coordinate activities, testing, and deployment
  • Translate complex functional and technical requirements into detailed architectures and designs
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy software that is highly scalable and supports defined business requirements
  • Perform Code Reviews and develop team-wide development standards and practices
  • Oversee development of technical documentation, including functional and non-functional specifications, implementation and operational support documentation.
  • Contribute to the team culture in a positive way by mentoring junior developers and being an eager collaborator
  • Make good, informed decisions around technical debt, 3rd party tools, and tradeoffs


Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance.
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount.

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.