Sephora

Senior Engineering Manager

Sephora

July 21, 2021


Sephora, a division of LVMH - Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton global luxury leader, is a global leader in beauty retailing. It successfully operates more than three thousand points of sale across Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Its aim is to animate the most loved beauty community in the world.
Sephora South East Asia is a high growth division of leading global beauty retailer, Sephora. Our teams run omnichannel retail businesses in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong; Franchise operations in India & Indonesia; and ecommerce-only business (the first in the world globally for Sephora!) in the Philippines. We have recently opened new markets in Hong Kong and New Zealand as well!
Our success is built on innovation, a unique product portfolio, market-leading digital capabilities, and our exceptional people! With ambitious growth plans, we are always looking for talented people who are passionate about building businesses and developing themselves and our customers' experience.
At Sephora, we stand together, and we stand for something more. Every day we reimagine beauty, discover new brands, and influence positive change. Data plays a big role in that.
Sephora South East Asia seeks to hire a Senior Engineering Manager for its Engineering team. Reporting to the Head of Engineering, you will drive the overall engineering output of the engineering teams under your scope, own the software development life cycle, as well as have significant influence on overall engineering and product strategy. This position is critical for us to continue the rapid growth of the team, and we seek an experienced manager with outstanding technical skills to complement our existing team, to support the implementation of the processes and structures on which our growth is predicated, and to lead the execution of challenging development activities on our comprehensive application roadmap ensuring high quality work and on-time delivery.
Sephora SEA’s Engineering is one of the few standalone engineering teams within LVMH, and thus this represents a unique entry point into a world leading luxury group which is increasingly investing in digital and ecommerce. The right candidate has worked in high growth environments, is an effective advocate for scalable solutions, and has the leadership and project management skills to inspire confidence in others. He or she has likely worked in ecommerce before and is familiar with South East Asia. He or she will be excited by the opportunity to innovate and be part of an emerging omnichannel leader and will be flexible in working style and mindset. It’s a unique opportunity and we seek a unique candidate! For an initial conversation please contact us to find out more!

You will shine here if you enjoy…


  • Leadership:
Day to day management of our dynamic multi-shore software engineering team, with the team members reporting directly to you. Working with the Head of Engineering to define overall technology strategy, you will ensure the engineers identify the correct priorities, and you will design and manage an operating structure that allows for highly efficient coherent teams and high-quality products. You will coach & mentor the engineers in the team, identify areas of improvement, help them define their career paths and identify development opportunities.

  • Overall Software Engineering Output
The engineering team works across multiple products including e-commerce engine, mobile apps, backend systems and more. You will be responsible for the overall software engineering output of the team and you will own the full software development life cycle process. This includes tangible metrics like velocity and quality but also intangible measures like team morale, learning and improvement and advocating best practices across the team.

  • Process Management
You will look to optimize the software development and organizational processes, that enables efficiency, is scalable and minimizes friction between engineering and other key stakeholders: Product, Architecture, UI/UX, Security, other business units.

  • Effective communication and Delegation:
You will be leading a team of 10+ engineers (which is expected to grow rapidly over the next 3 years) with diverse skillsets, personal backgrounds and across multiple time-zones. You’ll communicate and delegate through layers, taking care to make sure everybody on your team understands where we’re going next and why. You will mentor and develop a deeply motivated, diverse and growing team.

  • Recruitment
You will be responsible for identifying areas of key need, leading the hiring process. You will also work with Technology leadership to optimize engineering culture and help attract and retain top talent.

We would love to hear from you if you have…


  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related engineering field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading engineering teams that delivered quality products
  • Strong and deeply rooted background in technology and in-depth knowledge of development practices
  • Proven experience with developing and implementing SDLC and related engineering processes
  • (Architecture and systems integration)
  • Strong communication and people skills and experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • 5+ years of experience developing web-based products
  • Strong know-how across the technology stack (Ruby on Rails or similar backend, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Git, SQL, Caching layers etc)
  • Experience with e-commerce is strongly preferred; exposure to the interface between bricks & mortar & ecommerce is an advantage
  • Experience managing or working with globally distributed remote teams is an advantage


While at Sephora, you'll enjoy...

The people: You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
The learning: We invest heavily in training for our leaders and store associates. Not just product knowledge but building a personalized career plan with you so you continue to evolve and build your skills.
The culture: As a leading beauty retailer, backed by the LVMH luxury brand, our reach is broad, and our impact is global. Yet there’s always room to explore. It’s in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty. You can unleash your creativity, because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.
When joining Sephora, you join the fastest growing and most innovative omnichannel retailer in South East Asia. As part of LVMH, (www.lvmh.com/group), we provide an unparalleled combination of resources, scale, and autonomy to our employees.
Sephora SEA was created through the combination of the Sephora's retail business in South East Asia and Luxola, a Singaporean start-up that broke new frontiers in ecommerce regionally. We proudly maintain an entrepreneurial and technology-focused culture, with all our capabilities built in-house – a rarity in this region.
The data is definitive: diversity leads to better teams, better performance, and better results. Consequently, we actively seek to hire employees of all genders, backgrounds, and experiences. We provide our employees with a unique opportunity to take on senior responsibilities, accelerate their career path, and impact the business of beauty across the world.