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TX - Houston

  • Date Posted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Company: Global Custom Commerce
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: Yes

Position Description:

Global Custom Commerce, Inc. (GCC) is embarking on a new adventure. Although the company remains focused on dominating the entire blinds market, an effort is underway to develop a playbook to transform our business model to take on selling complex, hard-to-buy- products as well as improving customer experience.   As a result, we have created a dedicated team focused on this effort known as the Interconnected Retail Team (IR).

This journey is exciting to us but definitely territory uncharted. We are looking for individuals who are comfortable with change, working with ambiguous situations but also willing to become pioneers to help us create a path to success.  Although you will have core responsibilities defined in this job description, you will also be asked to step outside of the box to help out in other areas as needed (similar to working in a start-up company).

We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager of Development who is ready to take a leap into unknown waters. The Senior Manager of Software Development drives the rapid delivery of innovative solutions that combine the best of our existing capabilities, off-the-shelf technologies and custom code.  The Senior Manager of Software Development is a proven agile leader and software engineer with the ability to recruit, retain and coach self-organizing development teams that adapt to change and continuously improve to reach extremely high levels of productivity. Although the Senior Manager of Software Development will often take a fail-cheap, fail-fast approach to POCs and other experimental solutions, the Senior Manager of Software Development ensures that mature solutions are integrated with the core business and fit into the enterprise architecture of The Home Depot (THD).

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.

30%-Works closely with development Team Leads to ensure that technology teams are delivering business value in a timely fashion, radiating information appropriately, continuously improving and adequately responding to feedback 

30%-Works closely with IR leaders and Product Managers to ensure that development teams have everything needed to meet delivery targets including adequately defined stories, mockups and other design artifacts

10%-Provide architectural and design oversight for development teams. Ensure that applications fit into the larger enterprise

10%-Help build and maintain relationships with other development teams across the enterprise.  This includes THD teams in Austin, Dallas, San Jose and Atlanta

10%-Helps to manage relationships with vendors that provide solutions, advice, training, recruiting assistance, staff augmentation and other products and services as needed 

10%-Conducts semi-annual reviews for direct reports and oversees performance management process for the department

This position reports to CTO 
This position has Direct Reports


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


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

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

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:
7 years

Physical Requirements:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with the architecture of e-commerce solutions at and/or The Home Depot is a plus•
Broad business experience ideally including experience in e-commerce and new business development.
Retail experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:•
Experience leading agile development organizations with multiple teams involved in new product development

Experience building and maintaining relationships with technology teams outside the manager’s direct sphere of control to successfully coordinate efforts to deliver complex enterprise solutions

Good oral and written communication skills. Can summarize complex technical information for non-technical audiences to influence decision making.

Very broad and deep full-stack application development skills. Has experience as an application or enterprise architect preferably in a .NET environment. Works hands-on with code at least part of the time.

Strong focus on agile methodologies

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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