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The Estee Lauder Companies Technical Lead, China Online in Shanghai, China

Technical Lead, China Online

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


The ELC Online platform powers our Online

Commerce, Innovation and Omnichannel initiatives. We currently serve 500

E-Commerce & M-Commerce websites globally and will increasingly expand into

Mobile Apps & other Omnichannel uses.

Our sites and applications connect to a common Microservices backend via

a suite of RESTful APIs, with content driven by a Drupal CMS.

You will be responsible for leading the

team that will implement a “best-in-class” technical platform for Estée Lauder

Companies’ brand sites in China. This is a developer position first and

foremost, and as such requires a broad and deep level of understanding with

specific technologies. As a lead engineer, the team will rely on your expertise

to set and help them achieve a high standard for their work.

Typical duties will include solution

design, development, code reviews, troubleshooting and KPI management and team

mentoring. We expect the Technical Lead to contribute to the strategic

direction of the platform and leverage broad industry knowledge to inform

process/tooling changes.

  • Lead the build out of

redesigned brand site frontend elements to connect our sites to Microservices

& API-driven backend for existing China brand sites, requiring close

collaboration with global architects & technical leads to determine &

implement a build approach that meets timeline & KPIs

  • Work with local vendors where

appropriate to integrate 3 rd party technologies

  • Provide recommendations &

collaborate with architects, engineers & sysadmins to implement workflows,

automated testing, DevOps integration, etc. for build outs

  • Collaborate with engineers, and

architects to formulate the technical design of frontend sites & features

based on established design patterns

  • Develop efficient code in

accordance with the signed off design

  • Ensure that technical

documentation is kept up to date, comprehensive and accessible, and that there

is active contribution and understanding of this documentation across the team

  • Provide coaching and mentorship

to grow the technical skills within the team

  • Submit engineering requirements

for projects/activity which is not led by the business such as enforcing

technical best practices/clearing down technical debt etc.

  • Monitor code produced by the

team and ensure that CI environments are maintained in a green state

  • Increase the overall stability

of code by writing defensively with thorough unit testing

  • Be aware of the performance and

its relative performance compared to industry best practices & our KPI


  • Troubleshoot issues and provide

root cause analysis

  • Maintain an outward-looking

perspective and import relevant insights and best practice into the business


  • Technical background – an expert incorporating at least 5

years of technical development experience in frontend technologies, with a

thorough understanding of engineering principles and design patterns

  • Deep understanding of China-specific technical requirements

and regulations

  • Management experience, incorporating at least 2 years

managing small technical teams of <10 people

  • Solution design experience, with demonstrable success in

large scale projects, ideally of an eCommerce nature

  • Outstanding knowledge of HTML/CSS/Javascript, with expertise

in Javascript Frameworks, particularly React & jQuery

  • Familiarity with Java, NodeJS, Jenkins, GIT, Cloud

technologies, frontend integration with RESTful APIs, CDNs

  • Understanding of DevOps principles and associated tooling

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Understanding of Drupal theming

  • Experience with PHP and/or Drupal module development is


  • Experience working in Agile development teams & working

with Jira is preferred

  • Experience working on large scale, global projects is


  • Positive, collaborative, & solution-oriented approach to

building relationships & solving challenges

  • Pro-active approach to problem solving, actively seeking to

grow your skills and knowledge

Job: Online / E-Commerce

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-CN-Shanghai

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 205573