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Senior/Lead/Principal Mobile Apps Engineer (Remote)

DATE:  Jul 26, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  130014
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Designer Brands digital team aims to be one of the most technology-forward, customer-centric engineering teams in the ecommerce industry. The IT Digital Team is growing, but we still operate in small, cross-functional teams that have autonomy and ownership over their products and delivery. We’re hiring engineers based out of our Columbus, OH headquarters, but those that prefer to work remotely are welcome to join the team! All remote employees are required to be in the United States and are expected to be available during team core hours of 9am-4pm Eastern time.


Our tech stack includes:

  • Swift and Kotlin for native mobile applications
  • Angular, with some Vue and React for web applications
  • Node.ts and Java for APIs and services
  • Azure DevOps for CI, deployments, and task management


We are looking for multiple senior, staff, and principal software engineers to join our team. At Designer Brands, software engineers are empowered to take ownership over the execution of their tasks and deliver the right value against our team and company strategies. As a software engineering leader, you will be accountable for delivering features to production in our customer-facing products. Our team puts the customer first and builds our products to enable giving them the best experience in the industry.


We’re looking for people who:

  • Are comfortable working in a constantly evolving, fast-paced retail environment
  • Can design, build, and deliver performant and scalable user experiences
  • Contribute to technical design decisions and conversations across all our UI platforms
  • Can be productive in existing codebase and architectural patterns while also influencing and building the technical future of our ecommerce platform
  • Have excellent problem solving and communication skills that enable delivering high-quality results for customers
  • Are comfortable coordinating and facilitating resolution of production incidents
  • Understand modern engineering best practices such as automation, build tooling, testing, deployment strategies, CI/CD, and DevSecOps
  • Have deep experience with native mobile technologies (Objective-C, Swift, Java, Kotlin)
  • Can mentor teammates through activities such as pair programming, design reviews, code reviews, work refinement, and sprint planning
  • Have working knowledge of multiple Agile development methodologies


We expect people in this position to:

  • Start and lead conversations about the future of UI technology at Designer Brands
  • Architect, plan, implement, and deploy customer-facing solutions for both ambiguous and well-defined problems our business faces
  • Influence the use of automated tools and leverage best-in-class technologies to enable more efficient software delivery
  • Act as a servant leader who helps build and foster delivery from self-organizing, cross-functional teams


You would love this position because you will:

  • Have a meaningful impact on the client-facing technology for a growing $1 billion ecommerce business
  • Be able to influence the technical direction and delivery processes for a rapidly growing team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teammates to define and deliver milestones for iterative value for our customers


A strong candidate for this position will have:

  • 3+ years of experience in modern native mobile technologies
  • 1+ years of experience leading a cross-functional development team
  • Experience working with large codebases with a variety of contributors
  • A track record of defining and delivering iterative milestones on large projects
  • Ability to meet delivery goals with shifting timelines, staffing and dependencies


You must apply through our internal portal: 
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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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