Engineering Manager, Search Services (Remote)

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Engineering Manager of Search Services is a highly visible and collaborative Technical Management position with incredible ability to impact the organization by managing and modernizing our overall Search application and functionality. Reporting to the Director of Discovery Services, this role is responsible for collaborating across business users, stakeholders, and other engineering teams to define the vision and strategy while leading the daily activities to enable execution of the vision. They will work with the Technical Product Owner to develop and measure OKRs.


This team is forward thinking and looking for new ways to innovate.  We are looking for new capabilities and features we can offer to our customers every day.  This team is responsible for Product, Catalog and Keyword Search APIs using Elastic Search and also owns indexing new products, categories, inventory and other information, operational monitoring etc.


What Will You Be Doing? 

  • Lead a team of engineers in the design, development, deployment, monitoring and maintenance of all applications, features and functionality in search services team.
  • Define and implement strategies and roadmaps, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives.
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to integrate their applications and services.
  • Ensure application stability, scalability, and security through proactive monitoring, maintenance, and continuous improvements.
  • Manage development projects, including prioritizing tasks, coordinating with stakeholders, and tracking progress.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and experimentation, encouraging the team to experiment with new technologies and approaches to improve the applications.
  • Participate in on-call support duties.
  • Partner with Technical Product owner to establish OKRs and track progress.
  • Work with Vendor to understand product roadmap and partner with them to share/incorporate our needs.
  • Team up with cross functional teams to ensure all business requirements are being met.
  • Ensure support structures are well defined and socialized throughout the teams

What Do You Need To Bring? 

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
  • 3+ years of experience leading an engineering team, with a focus on product and catalog data, Elastic Search, integrations and related tools.
  • 5+ years experience in development experience in Java, Spring Boot, related opensource frameworks and modern server side technologies 
  • Understanding of search application landscape, integration with AI and ML tools, Sorting, Natural language processing, etc.
  • Experience building out Next Gen Search platforms and modernization initiatives with a focus on pushing boundaries and increasing capabilities
  • Strong technical skills, including knowledge of cloud computing, containerization, and DevOps practices.
  • Familiarity with other Enterprise Search platforms such as SOLR, Lucene, etc
  • Experience with project management and the ability to effectively prioritize and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and manage a team, and to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies and a track record of delivering high-quality software on time and on budget.
  • Understanding and experience with test driven development is required.
  • Experience working in multi-brand, multi-language, multi-geography applications.
  • A passion for technology and a commitment to staying up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.
  • Personal Attributes: Servant-Leader, Collaborative, Curious, Open-minded, Strong work ethic, Highly motivated, Team oriented

Our Company 

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are – and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.  

Our Values 

We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off, as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.

What You'll Get

As an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) associate, you’ll be eligible to participate in a variety of benefit programs designed to fit you and your lifestyle. A&F is committed to providing simple, competitive, and comprehensive benefits that align with our Company’s culture and values, but most importantly – with you! We also provide competitive incentives to reward the commitment our associates have for moving our global business forward:  

  • Incentive Bonus Program  
  • Paid Time Off and Work From Anywhere Flexibility    
  • Paid Volunteer Day per Year, allowing you to give back to your community 
  • Merchandise Discount 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Available 
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Associate Assistance Program 
  • Paid Parental and Adoption Leave 
  • Access to Carrot to support your unique parenthood journey 
  • Access to Headspace dedicated to creating healthier, happier lives from the inside out 
  • 401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match 
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement, we believe in promoting from within 
  • A Global Team of People Who'll Celebrate you for Being YOU 

    Additional Information


    Notice (For California, Colorado, Hawaii, New York, Washington, and Washington D.C.):  The recruiting pay range for this position is $151,000 - $177,000. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, your years of experience, your work location, comparison to other employees in similar or related roles, or market demands. The range may be modified in the future.

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