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Director of Mobile Applications

Company: Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

An employer is looking for a Director of Mobile Applications to join their team in San Diego, CA. This person will be falling within the eCommerce organization that encompasses Digital Commerce, Analytics and Marketing Applications. This Director of Mobile Applications will take significant ownership in designing and building the services that power their products. This role will involve end-to-end development, from helping formulate requirements to full production implementation. This person will be overseeing 3 agile teams in a constantly evolving and fast-moving environment to ensure they are reaching their goals and objectives in accordance to the product management roadmap and all activities around their Mobile Application. One of the primary functions of this role consists of being the liaison between IT and the Business Product Management team.

Other responsibilities include:

Serve as a strategic partner to Product Management, the business, and technology teams to drive marketing innovation

Lead Petco's native app development team by supporting the technical deliverables from requirements phase through final app deployment

Maintaining a balance between building sustainable, high-impact projects and delivering capabilities quickly

Working closely with product management and development teams to satisfy business requirements for new features, including taking ownership of the solution from end to end and being responsible for translating functional requirements into a mobile solution

Mentoring junior team members

Fostering an environment of consistent technical achievement and innovation for the growth and success of the team

Identifying and collaborating on overall system improvements to support our continued growth

Drive conversations with enterprise architects, business and technology stakeholders

Work with businesses, assessing opportunities and risks, to help realize their tactical and strategic objectives

Identify and proactive manages risk areas and commits to see an issue through to complete resolution

Follow trends in technology and new solutions that should be further explored

Build and Foster high performing agile teams including working with outsourced vendors

10+ years of Mobile App technology application experience including support

3+ years of experience in a senior leadership role

Direct retail/eCommerce experience

Extensive experience architecting, designing, and implementing apps on iOS and Android Platform and a portfolio of iOS and Android apps

Experience with Xamarin Native and Xamarin Forms application development

Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect mobile applications with back-end services (how they are used to implement solutions with third parties)

Experience with Python, Django, AWS infra, and Linux

Experience working with outsource vendors

Deep subject matter expertise across technology, partnerships, product road mapping and program management experience

Experience with code versioning tools and methodologies such as Gitlab and Gitflow

Working knowledge of mobile dev-ops pipeline tools

Experience leading the performance and memory usage tuning of consumer applications

Experience working in an agile (Kanban) product development environment; including building from scratch and continuously improving

Experience with Jira

High degree of knowledge of mobile application accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.1)

Experience working with distributed teams across multiple time-zones

Keywords: Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., San Diego , Director of Mobile Applications, Other , San Diego, California

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