Technology Manager, Platform Operations in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/7/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

The Technical Manager, Platform Operations will lead a team of onshore and offshore software engineers in devops, testing, deployment and security of websites and cloud based applications. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Provide strategic recommendations across infrastructure, training, hardware, software in support of current and future business needs

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge of the industry and components of the digital systems where the entire platform is built.

  • Participate in agile scrum sessions and stakeholder meetings; provide accurate work estimates on user stories and define development team throughput.

  • Support existing production platforms while planning implementation of new technologies

  • Ensure extensibility, supportability, performance and scalability of the platform.

  • Ensure third party software is maintained and upgraded to supportable versions. 

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement changes to eliminate waste and reduce technical debt.

  • Help manage project resources that assist in projects  while delegating tasks effectively

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Ability to think strategically and plan effectively including experience in developing long-term business technology strategies and plans.

  • Deep knowledge in web systems and related ecosystems, especially ecommerce, devops, automation testing and security

  • Independent and interdependent: Highly organized and able to manage one's own workload / priorities while also working well within a team

  • Keep up to date with industry’s technical advancements

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to effectively express complex concepts in simple business terms across all levels of the organization

  • Comfortable and flexible with changing priorities, high levels of ambiguity, and non-routine issues.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a technical lead or technical manager role

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Ability to form strong relationships with key partners.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Methodology: Agile

  • Web development: Magento, Drupal, Mobile App Development, eCommerce

  • Programming language: PHP, Node, Python, Mocha

  • DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, 

  • New Relic, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Terraform, 

  • Git, Gitlab, Github

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.