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Technical Software Development Manager

Job ID: 18565
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Frederick, MD
Date Posted: May 13, 2024

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Job Description

If you are looking for an opportunity to lead a development team and build creative technology solutions that positively impact our music loving customers, and relish ownership of diverse technologies, look no further and join our team today. 

The development manager for our ATG ecommerce applications platform, is a hands-on leadership position with the skills and experience to lead and manage an ecommerce software development team and provide website enhancements to the company's growing ecommerce channel.

This role is accountable for providing on-time delivery of planned website releases for ecommerce and enterprise initiatives working closely with other technology teams, including Enterprise Integration, other application development teams, and external vendors.



  • Solution features from simple (or well-defined) objective/problem statements, including architecture, design, build. Work with a product mindset.
  • Work in SAFe based enterprise scale, iterative development environment: architect, design, prototype (front/backend), launch, repeat.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and manage software products & features.
  • Develop work plans, communicate priorities, and manage deadlines/deliverables with leadership.
  • Build telemetry/monitoring, resilience, and security into the DNA of every product.
  • Create visually stunning front-ends with feature-rich capabilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

About Music & Arts

The first Music & Arts was located in a small house in Bethesda, MD and run by founder Benjamin O'Brien. When Music & Arts opened its doors in 1952, we offered printed music, music lessons, dance lessons, and art supplies. Ben decided shortly after opening his business that he wanted to focus on music to better serve his customers -- a decision that remains intact to this day.

Since the 1990's, Music & Arts has expanded nationwide through organic growth and a series of acquisitions and mergers with other music dealers. In 2005, Music & Arts joined forces with American Music to become the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer in the United States. Based in Frederick, MD, Music & Arts is now part of the Guitar Center enterprise and comprises 200+ retail stores, 120+ educational representatives, and 300+ affiliate locations.

To join our band you will need the following experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Technology, or equivalent work/industry experience.
  • 8+ years of experience with a focus on architecture, design, and development of omni-channel commerce applications.
  • Experience in managing offshore or remote teams.
  • Working experience with Oracle ATG Commerce / eCommerce Suite / Commerce Tools / Salesforce eCommerce Suites.
  • Experienced with cloud platforms like S3, Lambda, DynamoDB, elastic search etc.
  • Understanding of CI/CD, GIT branching strategies.
  • Experienced using messaging tools like TIBCO, KAFKA etc.
  • Having web development experience is necessary. Candidate should have managed a team of web development engineers & successfully launched a .com application.
  • Knowledge of design patterns MVC, MVP & other design patterns
  • Working knowledge in database technologies Oracle or MS SQL.
  • The new platform is based on Nodejs, React and JavaScript, NO SQL while the older code bases are monolithic architectures written in HTML, JAVA on Oracle ATG commerce. The older platforms need to be supported as you create new and innovative versions on the new platform migrating all functionality to the new platform.
  • Deep understanding of ecommerce systems (e.g., ATG, Shopify, Magento, Demandware), content management system (e.g., OpenCMS).
  • Hand on experience with HTML5, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, React, SQL, Microservices, and REST API frameworks.
  • Understanding of OMS and ERP Retail management systems and processes
  • Self-Motivated; willing to take on new opportunities and learn new technologies.
  • Good collaborator with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working experience with agile methodology

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Music & Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐ related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

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