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Manager - Digital Engineering

Company: Costco
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the third largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in fourteen countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco ranks seventh in Forbes "World's Best Employers".

This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others.

As a Fortune 15 company, Costco is an iconic brand and one of the World's largest retailers. We provide our members with quality products and services at the lowest possible prices.

Our Digital team is transforming how we deliver solutions and interact with our members across our Commerce, Mobile and Order Management platforms. We have a culture of improvement & learning with a customer centric approach to enhance the digital experience for our Costco members. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team and pursue bold ideas and explore growth opportunities.

As a member of the IT Management Team, you are responsible for managing, developing, and leading a team of employees. Your role includes leading the specific functional responsibilities of your team, which involves overseeing team performance and deliverables. However, your role as a leader within our organization requires more than the management of resources and day-to-day operations. As a steward of the company, you are charged with the development and execution of your team's strategic vision and its alignment to the larger company and the IT Division goals.

The Digital Engineering Manager will lead a team of Engineers to support the transformation journey for our Digital web team. The right candidate will enhance and support the existing capabilities of Costco's very large public business-to-consumer and business-to-business websites and help the business realize its target sales goals. The Engineering Manager should have a deep technical background and be knowledgeable in programming languages, software development methodologies, and technology stacks. The ideal candidate should be able to lead and motivate a team of engineers to achieve product goals, create a positive work environment, and encourage teamwork and collaboration.

As the primary conduit between your employees and upper leadership, your role in communicating and modeling the values and guiding principles of our company culture is of vital importance. All members of IT Management should strive to consciously and consistently foster a culture of engagement, trust, and "open door" communication.

Come join the Costco Wholesale IT family. Costco IT is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, working through exciting transformation efforts. We are building the next generation retail environment where you will be surrounded by dedicated and highly professional employees.

If you want to be a part of one of the worldwide BEST companies "to work for", simply apply and let your career be reimagined.


--- INTEGRITY: When achieving benchmarks and goals, use methods/strategies that are consistent with the Code of Ethics and the Standard of Ethics for Managers and Supervisors. Always leads by example. Appropriately handles employee concerns and follows through to resolution.

--- MEMBER SERVICE: Provides and ensures staff provides an exceptional member experience.

--- ADMINISTRATION: Ensures proper department coverage (writing schedule and break aids if needed). Understands department budget, able to research and explain budget variances.

--- MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Coaches and mentors employees to provide support and guidance. Has regular open and honest conversations with employees to discuss work performance and career development. Identifies learning opportunities to strengthen employee knowledge, skill and ability.

--- COMMUNICATION: Regularly shares information with employees via meetings and one-on-one conversations. Successfully navigates difficult conversations with employees, members, and suppliers. Listens, expresses empathy and adapts to get points across. Addresses issues immediately to ensure a timely resolution and to avoid escalating the situation. Consistently demonstrates business knowledge during interactions with senior management.

--- SELF-MANAGEMENT: Demonstrates sound judgment, taking a partner when necessary. Ability to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation or in intense, hectic situations.

--- INCLUSION : Encourages different approaches and ideas to work and to accomplish goals. Seeks employee input. Take the time to get to know or reach out to candidates who show potential that may not come forward on their own.

--- COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY: Takes measures to ensure employee and member information is kept confidential and adheres to IS security policy.

--- Provides leadership to the team and facilitates resolution of production system outages.

--- Ensures non-production systems are up and running and available for projects.

--- Manages the team work assignments and ensures completion.

--- This is a full-time management/leadership position (45 hours per week).


--- At least 5 years' experience managing a medium to large agile development team.

--- Experience building large-scale applications, preferably web based, in a cloud environment.

--- Experience leading a group of software engineers in a DevOps culture.

--- Advocate for leveraging and evolving a continuous delivery/integration pipeline and QA Automation to drive agility.

--- Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

--- Strong leadership and team-building skills.

--- Innovative, creative, and with a passion for excellence.

--- Strong interpersonal skills; able to work with people at all management levels.

--- Detail oriented and having strong problem-solving skills.

--- Excellent organizational and planning skills, with experience building strategic and tactical plans.

--- Ability to analyze a situation for potential future problems.

--- Ability to work under pressure and in a crisis situation.

--- Able to support off hours work as required including weekends, holidays, and 24/7 on call responsibilities.

--- Extremely responsive, with a strong sense of urgency.

--- HIPAA Training and Supervisors Orientation (within 30 days of hire); Leadership Development 101 (within one year); Costco Pay Policies (within 90 days of promotion).


--- Experience managing an eCommerce team would be a plus.

--- Front End development experience would be a plus.

--- Knowledge of Websphere Commerce systems is a plus.

--- Experience with Java or C# development stack in a distributed application development environment preferred.

Required Documents

--- Cover Letter

--- Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Pay Range: $135,000 - $200,000, Bonus and Restricted Stock Unit (RSU) eligible

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, health benefits - medical/dental/vision/hearing aid/pharmacy/behavioral health/employee assistance, health care reimbursement account, dependent care assistance plan, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, AD&D insurance, life insurance, 401(k), stock purchase plan to eligible employees.

Costco is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Costco is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.

Keywords: Costco, Seattle , Manager - Digital Engineering, Executive , Issaquah, Washington

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