Principal Architect - Front-End Architecture

Plano, TX, USA
Posted 7 days ago
Full time

Company presentation

About JCPenney:

JCPenney is the shopping destination for diverse, working American families. With inclusivity at its core, the Company's product assortment meets customers' everyday needs and helps them commemorate every special occasion with style, quality and value. JCPenney offers a broad portfolio of fashion, apparel, home, beauty and jewelry from national and private brands and provides personal services including salon, portrait and optical. The Company and its 50,000 associates worldwide serve customers where, when and how they want to shop - from to more than 650 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In 2022, JCPenney celebrates 120 years as an iconic American brand by continuing its legacy of connecting with customers through shopping and community engagement. Please visit JCPenney's Newsroom to learn more and follow JCPenney on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page. Principal Architect - Front-end Architecture

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on front-end Architect to join our Digital Engineering team to lead the front-end architecture of In this role, you'll provide thought leadership around front-end architecture, site performance and scalability. You will lead and mentor front-end engineering teams towards engineering excellence by establishing architecture / coding standards, implementing best practices, and making sure our Front End Platform and Architecture are best in class. You will develop innovative technology solutions to help drive key business initaitives in an Agile environment.

Job description

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive front-end architecture of UI / Web Stack
  • Lead the team's technical direction by exploring and implementing the best in class technologies and advocating the use of best practices, libraries, and tools for front end development
  • Work directly with partner engineering teams, Product Management and JCPenney business stake holders to define contracts, dependencies and communicate technical capabilities
  • Collaborate with UX, product managers, devops, front & back-end developers to deliver high quality experiences
  • Collaborate with distinguished architects and engineering leadership on technology roadmap and strategy.
  • Troubleshoot pre and post-production functional and non-functional issues
  • Stay up to date on the latest industry technology trends and practices.
  • Propose new ideas and best practices to improve performance and experience of the site


Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Strong Javascript/ES6 expertise
  • Expert experience building high-performant, heavy-traffic sites using JS Frameworks (React, Angular, Ember, etc) and third party libraries
  • Ability to review and provide feedback in code reviews. Design reusable components (using design patterns). Experience with unit & test driven approach to development
  • Extensive experience with CSS Preprocessors (SASS, LESS, PostCSS)
  • Expert knowledge of build tools (Webpack, Gulp, Grunt), and Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (Jenkins, Travis)
  • Experience with Restful API and API Security frameworks.
  • Extensive experience in identifying opportunities to improve performance, stability, and scalability of enterprise web applications
  • Work experience in Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Experience building applications using Adaptive/Responsive Design Principles and leveraging various applications layers to enhance performance
  • Experience with AWS cloud is preferred.
  • Familiarity with Data Structures, Algorithms, and general Computer Science Fundamentals
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience with JavaScript framework application development; preferably 4+ years in React and/or Angular.
  • 5+ years of experience in technical leadership role.

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