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Director of IT- Cart and Checkout

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Information Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: 310759
Remote: Hybrid Remote
Status: Full-Time
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Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity and innovation. After all, building on our legacy depends on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

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  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Team player

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The coaching and development at GPC has been phenomenal over the years. My managers truly know what is going on in their teams. They are able to guide me and answer questions.

Latisha Ward GPC Data Voice Infrastructure Provisioning Coordinator
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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Position Purpose:

Seeking world-class talent to join the world’s leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services operating 5,500+ locations and servicing more than 20,000 locations in the U.S and Canada. Specifically, this role will function as the head of engineering to architect the next generation Transaction Domain and its associated Products for GPC.  Working with a highly talented team, you'll play a leadership role to build and run one of the world’s largest automotive and industrial replacement parts operations. 

This is an engineering leadership role with responsibility for driving the technology strategy and execution for GPC’s unified commerce platforms.

This individual must be a technologist & engineer at heart and be comfortable in defining the technology direction and being hands on with the execution of the strategy.  They must exhibit a deep understanding of modern technology stack and agile delivery models, demonstrated focus on customer experience, and must have a proven track record of modernizing legacy Ecommerce technologies at scale.

Close collaboration and alignment with a wide variety of both internal stakeholders and external vendors will be required.  As such, exceptional abilities in building and maintaining strong working relationships and organizational savvy will be required.  High level communication and presentation skills are required. Ability to attract, retain, and develop engineering talent will be critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the cross-functional GPC team, develop the strategy and roadmap for modernizing the Transaction domain and associated products
  • Develop the technology platforms architecture and execute on roadmap to support build out the new Cart & Checkout related capabilities needed for the unified commerce strategy
  • Overall engineering accountability for Cart & Checkout enabling systems
  • Responsible for simplifying the complexity of platforms and reducing the technical debt and total cost of ownership
  • Partner with peer leaders to accelerate and embed agile methodologies across the organization to increase customer-backed problem solving, to increase pace of solution delivery, to accelerate innovation and to enhance cross-functional collaboration
  • Other duties as assigned

Location:

  • GPC has two work locations to choose from, Duluth or Atlanta office.
  • We offer a Flexible Work Policy that permits eligible employees to work remotely

Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

  • 15+ years’ experience in software engineering & technology leadership (including 10+ years in modern applications development)
  • Consistent track record of leadership, teamwork, and delivering high impact results
  • Experience with eCommerce systems is a plus
  • Extensive experience with public cloud data platform offerings and leveraging machine learning & AI
  • Experience managing 50+ FTE team of internal and extended delivery resources
  • Experience leading leaders
  • Ability to attract, motivate and retain world-class IT talent
  • Strong fiscal prudence to maximize technology investments against critical business priorities across the enterprise
  • Exceptional communication skills, team building and associate growth and development experience
  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering fields

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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