Who We Are:
Saks is a world-renowned luxury e-commerce destination. The company’s unique approach combines a focus on the digital customer experience with a strong connection to a network of extraordinary stores that extends that seamless experience into the real world.
On its website and app, Saks offers an unparalleled selection of curated merchandise across fashion for women and men, beauty, jewelry, home décor, and more. In addition to the shopping experience, customers come to Saks for inspiring editorial content, access to digital stylists, lifestyle experiences, and other world-class services. The company is currently in the midst of a dramatic expansion, driven by significant enhancements to its platforms and offerings, with the goal of becoming the preeminent destination for luxury internationally.
What This Position Is All About:
Saks.com is looking for a Director of Integrations, Systems Engineering who can work in a fast-paced, service oriented organization. This position within the Corporate Information Systems team will build/lead a small team that will partner with all parts of the company to design, build, and test enterprise-grade system integrations. These integrations will enable seamless synchronization across a multitude of HR, financial, merchandizing, warehousing, and data analytics platforms. The organization is currently transitioning to an independent entity, this role will be instrumental in defining the technical strategy for transitioning from a variety of legacy technologies to a modern cloud architecture. The ideal candidate will have experience with a broad range of mainframe and client/server technologies and be able to help define the best migration path through the transition. This position will manage a team of integration engineers with various technical skill sets and be required to partner with other groups within IT as well as the broader business.
What you will do:
Be a senior leader and strategic voice within the greater Technology organization.
Develop a strong team, skills and culture around integration that crosses the multiple disciplines.
Develop and drive a vision for the integration architecture that will sustain the organization as it grows.
Be a strong influence on developing the path for separating an existing complex application landscape and plotting a path to modern platforms
Who you are:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in enterprise application integration architecture and development.
Previous experience managing a team of developers.
Thorough understanding of service-oriented architecture in application development.
Experience using IBM ESB software (ACE, WMB/IIB) and ESQL is preferred.
Adept proficiency in programming languages common to message transformation and data mapping, including XML, JSON, Java, etc.
Knowledgeable in the various components used for data transmission protocol: REST, SOAP, sFTP, etc., as well as components available for message encryption and decryption.
Readiness to facilitate migration from legacy, on-premise application integration to a hybrid solution with newly implemented SaaS platforms.
Thorough understanding of CI/CD pipelines, and a working knowledge within the various DevOps tools available (e.g. Git Hub, Jenkins, etc.).
Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to translate complex business user requirements into appropriate solutions.
Experience with Agile Methodologies such as Scrum, but also with more traditional structured approaches
Team Player, able to provide input into a multifunctional team
Can work effectively with geographically-distributed teams.
Exposure to technologies such as IBM mainframe/DB2, Oracle RDBMS, and EDI is a plus.
Experience working within the retail industry or a digital business is a plus.
Life and Career at Saks:
Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner- operator!
Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate
A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
An amazing employee discount
Thank you for your interest in Saks Fifth Avenue. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Saks Fifth Avenue provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Saks Fifth Avenue complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Saks Fifth Avenue welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.