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Manager, Front End Web Development - Victoria's Secret Direct

at Limited Brands (New York, NY, USA) Full Time Friday, March 18th, 2011

Job Description:


The Manager of Front End Web Development leads all front-end development activities for the eCommerce platform. Position serves as strategic lead on all front-end technology decisions and is responsible for developing standards as well as leading front-end development. Position manages the selection of front-end technologies, frameworks, libraries and management of front-end codebase and presentation-layer technology portfolio, in consultation with Limited Technology Services. Serves as the primary front-end point of integration with LTS partners.

Lead Front-end Development

· Manage and deliver projects: own planning, design and implementation processes

· Plan, estimate, and manage workflow and development on multiple simultaneous projects to achieve business objectives. Establish timelines, deliver projects on budget and on time

· Prepare and communicate status, issues and opportunities to the business

· Establish and maintain all Front-end Standards: styleguides, coding standards, integration processes, QA methodologies, target platform definition

· Develop new eCommerce templates and front-end functionality

· Direct and mentor front-end web Developers

Drive Customer Experience

· Key liaison with brand leadership to prioritize, plan, and schedule site enhancements

· Keep current on emerging trends and best practices as related to business objectives

· Responsible for site compatibility and accessibility; monitor and adjust standards periodically

· Collaborate in leadership of ongoing usability analysis and ideation

· In collaboration with Creative Director and Director, ICS, commission periodic site reviews to keep aligned with best practices and identify competitive gaps as they emerge

· Propose/prototype UI enhancements to optimize usability and customer experience

· Support growth and strategic direction

Support Platform Evolution

· Consult on CMS integration and contribute to holistic design of eCommerce platform to maximize business objectives/growth

· Foster forward-looking development for alternate digital channels (including mobile)

· Own feasibility studies, time and cost estimates and the establishment and implementation of new or revised front-end features & functionality

· Assist in projecting software and hardware requirements. Identify solutions that satisfy business objectives


· Strong site-build background with both technical and visual expertise

· Ability to write validating code for xHTML, CSS Level 2, and Javascript

· Ability to write pixel-accurate code that accurately replicates a designed layout across a range of primary target platforms

· Broad JavaScript experience: interactivity, forms, plug-in detects, etc.

· Working familiarity with current frameworks for “Web 2.0” front-end development

· Rich media experience (Flash, video, etc)


· Deep knowledge and discipline around web development best practices

· Write clean, well documented, modular and validating code

· Leverage Web Standards

· Experience with cookies

· Hands-on experience integrating flash components into HTML

· XML fluency

· Working knowledge of JSP, tag libraries and Java

· OOP experience ideal


· Collaborative, inclusive and flexible team member

· Resourceful self-starter who gets things done

· Highly organized with extreme attention to detail and strong brand sensitivity

· Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

· Creative problem-solver

· Strong communication skills required

· Good writing skills a plus


· 3+ years experience as a Manager within the online space

· Minimum 5 years hands-on site-building experience, with a focus on high-end brands or other environment with very high standards for build

· Experience integrating presentation layer to middleware via templating languages

· Bachelor’s Degree preferred

· Ecommerce experience a plus

Reports to SVP, Internet

How to apply:

[email protected]