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Sr Engineering Manager, Software - Catalog Master

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: R23_0000014565
Status: Full time

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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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

Company Background:

Genuine Parts Company (“GPC” or the “Company”), founded in 1928 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading specialty distributor engaged in the distribution of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services. The Company operates a global portfolio of businesses with more than 10,000 locations across the world. GPC has approximately 50,000 global employees. The Company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and China.

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 Commerce platforms 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 implementing the technology strategy and execution for GPC’s unified commerce platforms.

This individual must be a technologist & engineer at heart and be comfortable in understanding 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 supply chain 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.


  • Partnering with the cross-functional GPC team, implement the strategy and roadmap for modernizing the Catalog domain and associated platforms.
  • Implement the technology platforms architecture and execute on roadmap to support build out the new commerce related capabilities needed for the unified commerce strategy.
  • Overall engineering accountability for the commerce catalog master platforms. It comprises of the following workstreams like Item Onboarding, Taxonomy & Master Data Management, and reporting.
  • Responsible for delivery and support of the platform
  • Responsible for simplifying the complexity of current supplier and merchant item onboarding and approving experience by reducing the technical debt and total cost of ownership.
  • Lead multiple pods and manage engineering managers.
  • 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.
  • Recruit, manage, and motivate a team of engineers and Engineering managers to develop best-in-class solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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: 

  • Degree in computer science/engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in software engineering delivery (including 3+ years in leadership role)
  • Consistent track record of leadership, teamwork, and delivering high impact results.
  • Extensive experience building enterprise grade systems/applications supporting business priorities.
  • Experience managing 25+ FTE team of internal and extended delivery resources.
  • Experience in leading leaders.
  • Ability to effectively share technical information, communicate technical issues and solutions to all levels of business.
  • Ability to attract, motivate and retain world-class IT talent.
  • Able to juggle multiple projects - can identify primary and secondary objectives, prioritize time, and communicate timeline to team members.
  • Ability and desire to take product/project ownership.
  • Experience in leading and building scalable eCommerce domain microservices especially in the catalog & merchandising area.
  • Must also have broad and deep technical understanding of the technologies in this field, including but not limited to 
    • Experience in Item Data management, preferably using STIBO STEP.
    • Experience with programming languages- Java, JEE, Data structures.
    • Modern System Architecture Patterns.
    • Experience in designing event driven mechanisms, publish/subscribe models.
    • Experience with cloud computing on at-least one of major providers (Google Cloud Platform, AWS or Azure).
    • Experience working with modern SQL / noSQL Databases.
    • Strong data management principles, around data architecture, modeling/design, data quality, security, data organization and operations.

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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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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.

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