Director of eCommerce
Ensure the timely execution of web development projects according to plan.
Provide detailed information and cost estimates to assure accurate data on which to plan and develop functional objectives and budgets leading to stable and profitable accounts.
Cooperate with the account management team to ensure cohesion of departments with clients/ services.
Assure appropriate development strategies are incorporated, quality code is/can be delivered, must provide accurate of input for scoping new projects, maintain proper schedules, hit budgets, provide business development support and occasionally provide client presentations.
Supervise team; oversees their execution of efforts to ensure they are delivering quality work, on strategy, on budget, and on schedule.
Provide technical direction and know-how to the cyclical deployment of website updates. This includes leading with best practices to ensure minimum disruption during refresh launches, which will include written deployment plans and schedules created in conjunction with the Vice President.
Write code as needed for the deployment of the university website, and other related projects.
Coordinate code projects that include multiple developers, including the Director’s own coding work.
Develop standard Web assessment reporting by identifying relevant metrics found in analytical data and presenting those data in a monthly report to key stakeholders.
Provide strategic and technical leadership to continually improve organic web traffic though SEO and other best practices.
Work with vendors, the other members of the Web Planning team, and user experience designing team to create and maintain a secure website that minimizes or eliminates exploitable code and is hosted with top-tier security protocols.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates should have the following competencies:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
10+ years manager-level role in web development, technology, front-end design, and usability
Proven track record of leading projects from concept to completion, applying best practices with the ability to prioritize and creatively problem-solve
Ability to develop under constraints and stay current with changing technology
Ability to think strategically and stay on top of execution
Proven understanding and experience in the visual and design web technologies, such as: online video playback (players and compression), web fonts, web-friendly image formats, etc.
Proven understanding of UX, IA and UI best practices and the ability to stay abreast of current trends in web interface design.
A deep understanding of responsive design.
A deep understanding of Website security.
Familiarity with agile development methodology
Strong development knowledge of the ecommerce / online retail space, CRM integrations (Dynamics CRM, Marketo etc), shopping engines, and complex integrations.
Firm understanding of data interchange formats (XML and JSON)
Experience with caching and other website performance technologies/services
Ability to supervise, train and mentor employees, including organizing, prioritizing and managing timelines