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The Estee Lauder Companies Executive Director, Platform Engineering, Estée Lauder Companies Online in New York, New York

Executive Director, Platform Engineering, Estée Lauder Companies Online

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Who We Are

Sure, you know Estée Lauder, but do you know the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. full family of brands? We’re also MAC, Clinique, La Mer, Origins, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble and Too Faced… just to name a few. You know us. You love us. Why not work with us?

With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Alley in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, we connect with our customers anytime, anywhere, from any device. We’re committed to innovation, working with the best tools and technologies available to help our shoppers seamlessly navigate the digital world of beauty. ELC Online is a collaborative work environment that hums with the buzz of 80% female leadership. It’s also home to bold technologists, marketers and ecommerce renegades who are shaping the future of beauty.

What We Offer

  • Free Product Allowance & Employee Discounts (on ELC products and also at gyms, retailers, restaurants, more)

  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Contributions

  • Generous Parental Leave (20 weeks)

  • Flexible Summer Friday options

  • Benefits eligibility on day 1

  • Competitive 401k company match & a company-funded retirement growth account

Job Summary

The Estée Lauder Companies Online platform powers our Online Commerce, Innovation and Omnichannel initiatives for a portfolio of over 400 sites. We are looking for an empathetic engineering leader for our core Platform Engineering team.

This team is responsible for the technical foundation of all our platform’s products. They are hyper focused on improving the productivity of our Product Engineering teams by creating frameworks and tools for building cloud-native services and API’s that power all Online. This person will also partner closely with devops, cloudops and infrastructure teams to ensure our development pipelines are allowing our engineering teams to deliver continuous value.

This leader will be familiar working in a highly dynamic environment and capable of inspiring a team of developers by establishing absolute best practice across all technologies, using wider industry knowledge of emerging and proven technologies which can help the business meet its strategic goals.

The role is a senior position, reporting directly to the VP of Engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead with empathy and strive to make our engineering teams as productive as possible across the entire development life cycle

  • Create a technical vision for frameworks, libraries, languages, self-service tools and developer-friendly products to support all engineering

  • Develop systems and an organization designed to ensure platform engineering teams are aligned to objectives that serve our internal customers

  • Foster talent through effective mentoring, coaching, succession planning, and retention strategies for key talent

  • Promote data-driven engineering by establishing mechanisms which record and improve technical debt, developer velocity, service levels, and other metrics

  • Influence and shape the DevOps roadmap to continually improve CI/CD tools, processes and procedures to improve developer efficiency while ensuring quality

  • Collaborate with InfoSec, compliance, performance and other functions as necessary to ensure that best practices are baked into our products


  • 12 years’ technical experience and management experience, incorporating at least 5 years managing technical teams of > 20 people in distributed environments

  • Experience in developing a shared vision and ways of working that inspires teams to collaborate together

  • Framework design experience, with demonstrable success in large scale projects, ideally of an eCommerce nature

  • Thorough understanding of cloud technologies, microservices, cloud-native design patterns, DevOps principles and associated tooling

Job: Online / E-Commerce

Primary Location: Americas-US-NY-New York

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Job Number: 216317

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is Company's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. The Company will endeavor to provide a reasonable accommodation consistent with the law to otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability and to employees and prospective employees with needs related to their religious observance or practices. Should you wish to apply for this position or any other position with the Company and you believe you require assistance to complete an application or participate in an interview, please contact