Nordstrom Software Development Manager in Seattle, Washington

Looks is a Nordstrom experience that blends our rich fashion history and machine algorithms to help customers find and curate their own style. We’re at the forefront of fashion and retail and we’re building a team to help redefine fashion retail.

We are seeking a qualified Software Development Manager to lead a team of software developers with a bent towards lean practices and continuous improvement. This leader will encourage engineering excellence and superior operational support while creating a fun and inspiring workplace where talented people are empowered to deliver amazing customer experiences and business results for Nordstrom.

You are a motivated and inspirational leader capable of partnering with your product counterparts to define a roadmap while leading on execution, delivery and support of high-quality software. You are a creative problem solver and you excel at reducing complexity and ambiguity into actionable direction. You are able to foster and maintain relationships with various partner teams in the organization in order to solve complex technology problems across business channels and you are passionate about supporting the growth of your team members.

This role is perfect for you because you will…

  • Drive delivery of solutions for a passionate customer base

  • Have the opportunity for major impact in a new market

  • Collaborate closely across teams and disciplines

  • Ideate and define new product capabilities

  • Be a part of a hyper-growth team

Key responsibilities

  • Lead team to build, test and learn through a lean, iterative process

  • Build, coach and retain a diverse team of software developers

  • Collaborate with product and other teams to solve business problems with high-quality, customer-centric software solutions

  • Accountable for defining scope and delivering business outcomes

  • This position may be required to perform other related duties as assigned

Key qualifications

  • MS or BS in Computer Science or closely related degree

  • Deep knowledge of software design and proven ability to deliver complex, distributed systems at web scale

  • Strong experience in operational excellence (health monitoring, operational metrics, alarms and support)

  • Great design and problem solving skills, with a solution-oriented mindset

  • Deep understanding of agile software development practices (SDLC), operational workflows (CI/CD) and reliability engineering (BCDR)

  • Track record for delivering cloud-based software products utilizing open source and cloud-native solutions

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • 8 years of relevant work experience

  • 2 years leading teams preferable

  • Real passion for agile processes and continuous improvement

  • Comfortable with DevOps model in owning end-to-end solution and stack back-to-front

  • Curious about machine learning and contextual optimization

Critical experience gained

  • Coaching and developing others

  • Growing a capability to go after a substantial market opportunity

Since 1901, Nordstrom has offered a wide variety of quality apparel, shoes and accessories for men, women and children at our stores across the country. We're proud to be named to Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. We believe this recognition comes from our desire to empower our employees to set their sights high and deliver exceptional service to customers.

We’ve got you covered…

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental coverage, a fabulous merchandise discount, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase plan and much more depending on your role.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse environment.


Job: *Technology

Title: Software Development Manager

Location: Washington-Seattle

Requisition ID: 333206