Posted on: April 10, 2019 | Job#: 275344

Senior. Manager – API Platform

Full-time | One Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA, US 94105


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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

This leader will work closely with and manage local engineering staff in San Francisco Development Center and team in Hyderabad Development center to support the goals and objectives of the business.This leader must work in a matrixed organization and coordinating the delivery of multiple outcomes concurrently. This leader will be hands on in terms of design, architecture and development and will be able the lead the team from front in any critical situation. As a people leader first, and delivery manager second, this leader must build, inspire and lead the technical teams. As this is a shared service and center of excellence, this leader is expected to work with stakeholders, internal customers across the different GAP tech locations.

What you'll do

  • Evaluate, build and operate bleeding edge service gateway, catalog and discovery capabilities that positively disrupt/optimize GapTech’s software development and delivery lifecycle.
  • Help, guide and engage with Engineering teams producing APIs which require OIDC
  • Drive the effort for adoption of the containerization of the legacy apps /services
  • Working in partnership with colleagues throughout the firm, and in leading collaborative teams to achieve common goals
  • Hands on experience on managing operations of large scale internet-centric production environments for application or infrastructure services serving tens to millions of end users.
  • Presents possible updates, recommendations, strategic opportunities to local & US leadership
  • Develops relationships with local business leaders
  • Provides advice on a broad range of cloud technologies and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and operate outside the comfort zone of established methods and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to gain immediate credibility at all levels both inside and outside the organization and develop lasting, productive and collaborative relationships
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills including the ability to simplify key messages, present compelling stories and promote technical and personal credibility with internal and external executives, and both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proven success working across organizational and geographic boundaries

Who you are

  • Implement and support new and existing platform solutions for service development and consumption, including:
  • Globally available API Gateways
  • Globally aware Service Discovery
  • Internal and external Service Catalogs
  • Shared API flows (security, governance)
  • Have strong knowledge of OAUTH and OIDC
  • Develop and deliver products iteratively and resolve development, operationalization and consumption roadblocks in a product DevOps model
  • Keep current with latest industry trends and technology. Identify and leverage new technologies and methodologies
  • Handle complex integrations and work comfortably across different levels of the stack
  • Mentor junior engineers on the team
  • Be able to lead projects independently with little to no guidance.
  • MS/BS Degree in CS or related field + 12 year’s experience
  • 8+ years current hands-on development of platform solutions, including
    • API Gateways (Apigee, Mashery, Zuul, etc.)
    • Microservices (Java, Node.js preferred)
    • REST services
    • Software Delivery Pipelines
    • Non Functional: Microservices, OO concepts, Design Patterns, TDD
  • Configuration Management using tools like Chef
  • 5 + years working in an Enterprise Linux environment
  • 3 + years leading a team

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.


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