Technology Senior Associate

JOB SUMMARY

Uhuru has become one of the most sought after design companies in America. Founded in 2004 as a Brooklyn-based, bespoke furniture studio, Uhuru-which means freedom in Swahili-has grown organically into an internationally recognized luxury furniture brand.

Uhuru Design is looking for a Technology Associate/Manager to join our team in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This is an incredible opportunity to help shape the digital transformation and ecommerce launch of a cult design brand scaling into a multi-channel brand platform. The Technology Manager is the technical lead responsible for the development, integration, management, maintenance and support of all of the organization’s technology footprint and web presence.

WHAT UHURU OFFERS

  • Opportunity to build a technology function and team from scratch.
  • Shape a product and design legacy in a global market at a growing organization with an expanding overseas and a sound reputation in the market.
  • Exposure and access to the executive team and a path to senior leadership in a growing organization.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Build and support an early stage furniture ecommerce platform, and technology stack.
  • Champion ERP implementation and integration across the growing organization, supporting production, finance, operations, and ecommerce.
  • Define and document end-to-end requirements for site features and e-commerce solutions in collaboration with design, art, production, and ecommerce teams.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for UX development. Understand the visual design and UX/UI treatments for new and existing online experiences across viewports in desktop and mobile.
  • Diagnose and solve technical problems related to commerce implementation, including front end integration with third-party vendors and back end integration with our ERP.
  • Determine appropriate web infrastructure and web development architecture and other technical solutions and make relevant recommendations to the organization.
  • In collaboration with IT and consultants, manage and monitor the infrastructure for all digital properties.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and resolve web related support tickets; improve functionality, respond to any web development requests.
  • Manage the integrations with the organization’s digital properties and third party platforms.
  • Set and manage components of the e-commerce budget related to technology.
  • Propose and recommend emerging technologies or applications and the opportunities to integrate them into operations and the business;
  • Determine appropriate web infrastructure and web development architecture and other technical solutions and make relevant recommendations to the organization.
  • In collaboration with IT and consultants, manage and monitor the infrastructure for all digital properties.
  • Conduct regular meetings with our business operations and ecommerce teams to ensure customer satisfaction and identify opportunities and pain points.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in systems integration, implementation and custom development with multiple commerce platforms .
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, with technical and nontechnical audiences in a geographically dispersed environment.
  • Experience with hiring and coordinating teams of third-party technical resources (including off-shore) as incremental development bandwidth.
  • Self-reliance and capability for independent work; able to build and work well in a team.
  • Willing to continue to learn as technology changes.
  • Logical and analytical approach to solving problems.
  • Preferred technical skills: Familiarity with the scope of full stack programming, knowledge of Python, HTML/Javascript, React a plus, integrating APIs, system architecture, and ecommerce platform experience such as ShopifyPlus or similar.
  • Deploying and managing cloud based solutions / infrastructures, such as AWS.

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