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Principal Web Applications Developer (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Jan 12, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  126848
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Designer Brands IT team is a fast-paced team that thrives on challenges where we put the customer first and build solutions to support that sentiment.  The IT Digital Team is growing and knows no bounds as we have moved to a fully remote team and encourage growth through our network.  This team and position are looking to be filled with the best talent out there and excited about this continued evolution of the team.


As the Principal Web Applications Developer, you will actively participate on a scrum team responsible for building Angular based solutions for our digital products that includes,,, and  You will also be involved with architectural direction related to those web platforms and guiding web developers to adhere to those decisions. You will build solutions that will make a tangible difference in how our customers interact with our websites.  You are encouraged to be curious, collaborate and to turn ideas into solutions that will transform our customer experience.  Important traits of this position involve building strong relationships with your team, influencing without authority, taking pride in your work, and learning quickly from failures. We are open to remote candidates based in the continental United States for this opportunity.


Reports To:  Sr. Manager, Digital Applications Development


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and technical delivery of user experiences in responsive web projects.
  • Participate in design discussions related to team members work.
  • Own and enforce design patterns and coding standards.
  • Participate in code reviews.
  • Mentor a team of developers.
  • Follow trends in the space, be curious about new ways of performing existing tasks.


Required Skills:

  • Seasoned web developer utilizing the most current versions of Angular to build responsive sites
  • Expert in CSS/HTML
  • Have worked in medium sized teams to develop iterative solutions
  • Can guide web developers to deliver best in class solutions
  • Experience with CI/CD frameworks



Setting Goals – Creates and follow effective plans. Anticipates risks, creates contingency plans. Aligns plans with goals. Allocates adequate resources. Accepts and supports change. Willing to take risks and suggests new ideas, approaches. Takes initiative. Seeks out learning activities.


Working with Others – Clearly articulates own, other’s goals. Promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect. Builds effective relationships, relates well to others. Delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner. Considers multiple perspectives. Handles conflict, pressure, uncertainty and adapts independently. Meets commitments. Dedicated to working with business partners on their expectations.


Getting Results – Personally accountable for work performance targets and achieving results. Prioritizes well. Anticipates and handles obstacles effectively. Makes good, timely decisions. Can simply and process complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Meets deadlines, works until finished.




  • 5+ years of experience in Angular, CSS and HTML.
  • 3+ years of experience in a lead/principal role.
  • Proven experience working with and influencing multiple team members.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Retail highly preferred



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other relevant technical field or equivalent work experience


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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