Senior Manager, Platform Engineering

Location: China Mainland

State/Province/City: Shanghai

City: Shanghai

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Description & Requirements

Who we are

lululemon is a yoga-inspired technical apparel company up to big things. The practice and philosophy of yoga informs our overall purpose to elevate the world through the power of practice. We are proud to be a growing global company with locations all around the world, from Vancouver to Shanghai, and places in between. We owe our success to our innovative product, our emphasis on our stores, our commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we get to make in every community we are in.

Role Overview:
We are seeking a seasoned Senior Manager of Platform Engineering to lead our platform engineering team. This role requires a unique blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in software development, DevOps methodologies, cloud technologies, and quality engineering practices. As a leader, you will mentor and motivate your team, driving the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and reliable platform services.

A day in the life:

·       Lead the platform engineering team, setting goals, defining roles, and allocating resources effectively.

·       Develop and implement engineering standards, best practices, and strategies for platform development and operations.

·       Spearhead the adoption of DevOps tools and processes, optimizing for continuous integration and deployment, infrastructure as code, and automation.

·       Oversee the selection and management of technology vendors, ensuring compliance with organizational standards and objectives.

·       Foster a culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and collaboration within the team and across the organization.

·       Drive the strategic planning and execution of projects, ensuring deliverables are achieved on time and within budget.

·       Mentor and develop team members, enhancing their skills and career progression.

·       Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in platform engineering, DevOps, and related fields, continuously improving team capabilities.


·       Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or a related field.

·       A minimum of 8 years of experience in software engineering, with a significant portion in platform engineering, DevOps, or a similar role.

·       Proven leadership experience with the ability to manage and inspire a team.

·       Expert knowledge of software development languages (Python, Java, C#), cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), and microservices architecture.

·       Strong background in implementing DevOps methodologies, quality engineering practices, and vendor management.

·       Excellent project management, communication, and interpersonal skills.

·       A commitment to continuous learning and staying updated on industry trends and technologies.

Must haves:

·       Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

·       Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

·       Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

·       Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant IT tools such as confluence, Jira and Service Now.

·       Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with customers and internal stakeholders.