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Hallmark REMOTE: Front End Software Engineering Manager - REMOTE Opportunity in Kansas City, Missouri

REMOTE: Front End Software Engineering Manager - REMOTE Opportunity

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Date: Jan 6, 2021


Kansas City, MO, US, 64108

Company: Hallmark

Posting End Date: 01/13/2021

Number of Openings: 1


Come join us. You’ll add value to one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and be part of our company with a life-affirming purpose to inspire meaningful connections. Our products, content and experiences aim to enrich all lives by making a genuine difference in every life, every day, and our business is focused on bringing the value and relevance of Diversity and Inclusion to every brand, product and person we touch. Our overarching enterprise D&I Framework and plans demonstrate our belief and value in having a diverse and inclusive workforce. Hallmark’s D&I efforts (https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://corporate.hallmark.com/culture/hallmark-family/diversity-inclusion/&data=02|01|Fred.Wise@hallmark.com|ef9e8259f3bb46f49e8508d85a0040c3|d271cff8445247ecb61fe20ed50d0bc7|0|0|637358304423723494&sdata=0p4Ee1RzT1Vr6i1r0ZKGANo2h2g4nkZ8NGtLQahqJRQ%3D&reserved=0) will continue to represent ongoing progress and reinforce our commitment, as will our intentional focus on bringing more diverse talent into our business and onto our teams. Hallmark has been recognized as one of Forbes and Statista 2020 Best employers for Diversity, Women and New Graduates.

Who we are: 

The Digital Center of Excellence (DCOE) is the organization within Hallmark Technology that is responsible for:

  • Building a world-class, consumer-focused caring platform that enables Hallmark’s lines of business (LOB) across the enterprise (Crayola, Crown Media, Hallmark Global) to accelerate their direct-to-consumer product strategies

  • Developing a Cloud-first, multi-tenant digital platform that provides capabilities and services, such as a unified Hallmark Profile, Product Recommendations, Global Payment services, etc.

  • Building, securing and operating digital consumer products for Hallmark’s LOBs

  • Scaling development capabilities to build for Hallmark’s future

As a member of the DCOE group you'll partner with high functioning, high energy teams of cross-functional disciplines that bring products like Hallmark.com and our Hallmark Gold Crown Omnichannel network to life for our consumers. With a consumer-first focus this group delivers impactful digital solutions that have a direct impact on consumer brand engagement and retention in the digital space, which results in revenue growth and brand relevance.

What we're looking for: 

You’re a hands-on Software Engineering Manager ready to join the DCOE’s Engineering team. Reporting the Head of Engineering, you’ll manage a team of front-end engineers and coordinate all activities related to developing web sites and applications for the DCOE. You must be familiar with the policies, procedures, process and technical issues related to software development. In addition, you’ll provide insight to cross-functional colleagues (e.g. Architecture, Product, UX, Security) about technical requirements and limitations encountered during development.

What you’ll be doing:

As a Software Engineering Manager, you’ll have the following responsibilities:

  • Recruit, hire, mentor and manage a team of front-end engineers

  • Set attainable goals for team members in order for projects to be finished on time

  • Facilitate the agile development process and methodology to complete tech deliverables on time and with a high-degree of quality

  • Ensure appropriate procedures and processes are followed when it comes to software development

  • Represent the Engineering team in meetings

  • Foster career growth and cultivate a strong team culture

  • Work with the Head of Engineering to improve software processes and team culture, budget planning, and roadmap execution planning, converting ideas and vision into executable tasks and general technology strategy.

  • Work closely with Product to set the technical direction for the business and develop the engineering roadmap.

  • Estimate work effort and allocate engineering resources, enabling multiple simultaneous sprints across three functional products.

  • Drive rapid prototyping cycles from technical requirements, software designs, programming, debugging, and optimization.

  • Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes.

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers.

  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.

  • Actively participate in code and design reviews.

  • Provide a comprehensive onboarding process for new engineers to acclimate them into the company development culture.

  • Manage escalations, production issues, and new product deployments to customers.

  • Interview, hire, and onboard new developers to the team.

Who we think would be a great fit: 

We are looking for someone who not only loves designing and building great software but is also passionate about getting stuff done. You are excited by the challenge that comes with delivering innovative solutions for a beloved company and brand going through a digital transformation. You have the skills and experience, but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products.   

  • You are a polyglot who enjoys learning new languages, and choosing the right language to solve the problems at hand 

  • You have a track record of projects completed on time – you excel at getting things done 

  • You design solutions to integrated systems; you often think in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and REST APIs 

  • You enjoy learning bleeding edge technologies, but employ cutting edge or other more stable technologies to deliver built-to-last solutions 

  • You think that having intelligent data modeling conversations with a data architect sounds like fun 

  • You enjoy refactoring code to reduce code complexity but understand delivery matters more than perfect code

  • You think in multi-threaded or multi-processor solutions

  • You know design patterns like the back of your hand and you chose which ones to use based on the task at hand, not just because one is popular at the moment 

  • You are comfortable with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench  

  • You prioritize mitigating security vulnerabilities as a part of your normal development process 

  • You are not afraid of Data Oriented Design, in fact, kind of like it  

  • You enjoy heads down coding, but also have great communication skills, love collaborating and are fun to work with 

Application Instructions:

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload or by completing the work experience and education application fields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, related technology field OR 4 years of professional work experience

  • 7+ years of relevant software development experience

  • 2+ years of software development management experience

  • 4+ years of experience leading the development of web sites and web applications.

  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer

  • Experience with modern web application development

  • Experience developing and executing a software roadmap

  • Experience managing front-end, back-end, and services-oriented software systems

  • Experience leading software engineering teams

  • Experience recruiting software engineers

  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices for the software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, continuous integration, build processes, testing, and operations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile development methodologies

  • Experience with multiple user interface (UI) technologies such as Angular, React, JavaScript or HTML/CSS

  • Experience working with cloud hosted or virtual environments

  • Experience working with Service-oriented architecture (SOA) environments, microservices, and REST APIs

  • Experience in scaling applications

  • Experience mitigating security vulnerabilities

  • Familiarity with performance tuning applications with tools like Google Lighthouse

  • Ability to take a project from inception through launch.

  • Experience working with contemporary technology stacks

  • Comfortable working on small, cross-functional, fast paced teams

  • Excellent communication skills

This is a progressive role that will be filled at the level based on the skills and experience of the selected candidate.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.


At Hallmark, we help people feel connected to what matters. That’s true of our employees, just as it is our consumers. Providing benefits that support the lives and wellbeing of Hallmarkers is among the most important investments the company makes.

Hallmark benefits are designed to give you choices. Wherever you are in life, we want you to find the benefits that are right for you and your loved ones. Explore the Hallmark Benefits Guide (https://corporate.hallmark.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/HallmarkBenefitGuide_Corporate.pdf) to learn more.

Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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