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Overview

This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

Why Join Us

Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup.  Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience.  We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement.  Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast.  We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly!  Varis is a bold new company that formed in early 2021.  Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future.  On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

As Sr. Software Development Manager - PHP, you will be responsible for all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle for a fast-paced agile development team, leveraging enterprise PHP to deliver continuous enhancements for a massively scalable, high performance, international e-commerce platform.  

What You’ll Do

  • Work together with product managers, UX designers & researchers, technical architects, business owners and testing teams.
  • Assess the business and organization implications of key application technology alternatives for wide-impact initiatives. Map requirements to a software solution in accordance with the overall architecture of the system. Recommend appropriate strategic action.
  • Guide the development team in overall application technology design activities. Grow the development team in terms of knowledge and understanding of the systems and best practices in software development practices.
  • Work closely with business partners and customers to understand their needs and provide appropriate solutions. Be responsible for project estimation and put together execution plans.
  • Manage and develop the team, including hiring, goal setting, performance management, coaching, projects and training. Work with team members to develop career paths and opportunities within the organization. Foster growth and skill acquisition/development for the team leads. Provide a creative environment where challenges are embraced and where difficult tasks are valued.
  • Manage project timelines and budget, responsible for application/system, including scopes, timelines, dependencies, and deliverables. Assign work to resources and responsible for the allocation and movement of resources from project to project. Work with the team in the follow-up of the execution of the project.
  • Participate in technical design review meetings held across different time zones.
  • Be the point person for escalations and serve as the domain expert of the application/system. This is essential for on-call situations and escalations, as well as knowing the functionality and constraints of the system when defining product specifications.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 8+ years in overall software engineering design and development experience.
  • 3+ years in software engineering management roles.
  • 3+ years in design and development of E-Commerce applications.
  • Demonstrated history of managing software development teams, especially managing e-commerce projects and using new technologies based on business needs.
  • Exceptional business case analysis, planning, project management, and presentation skills.
  • Prior track record in building software development teams.
  • Experience with internationalization and localization.

Comprehensive SDLC experience including:

  • Strong design skills: use of UML, patterns, OOA/OOD.
  • Agile implementation principles and practices, such as Scrum.
  • Knowledge of version control management such as SVN or Git.
  • Testing frameworks such as PHPUnit.
  • Production environment deployment and maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert problem solver, experience in process improvement.
  • Experience with high-volume/high transaction e-commerce applications, intimate knowledge of Internet Technologies, and understanding of the latest changes and trends in this area of technology.
  • Experience developing in the cloud with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud services.
  • Symfony/Magento and jQuery/ReactJS experience a plus.
  • Persuade/influence team members, sell ideas effectively, get results and follow through.
  • Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit into the development strategy.
  • Demonstrate integrity and maturity, and a constructive approach to challenges.
  • Operate independently given direction, set direction and bring ideas and solutions to issues raised.
  • Works well in a team environment or individually, with a positive attitude.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills.  Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs.  Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice.  Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates.  ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

    Why Join Us

    Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup.  Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience.  We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement.  Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast.  We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly!  Varis is a bold new company that formed in early 2021.  Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future.  On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

    As Sr. Software Development Manager - PHP, you will be responsible for all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle for a fast-paced agile development team, leveraging enterprise PHP to deliver continuous enhancements for a massively scalable, high performance, international e-commerce platform.  

    What You’ll Do

    • Work together with product managers, UX designers & researchers, technical architects, business owners and testing teams.
    • Assess the business and organization implications of key application technology alternatives for wide-impact initiatives. Map requirements to a software solution in accordance with the overall architecture of the system. Recommend appropriate strategic action.
    • Guide the development team in overall application technology design activities. Grow the development team in terms of knowledge and understanding of the systems and best practices in software development practices.
    • Work closely with business partners and customers to understand their needs and provide appropriate solutions. Be responsible for project estimation and put together execution plans.
    • Manage and develop the team, including hiring, goal setting, performance management, coaching, projects and training. Work with team members to develop career paths and opportunities within the organization. Foster growth and skill acquisition/development for the team leads. Provide a creative environment where challenges are embraced and where difficult tasks are valued.
    • Manage project timelines and budget, responsible for application/system, including scopes, timelines, dependencies, and deliverables. Assign work to resources and responsible for the allocation and movement of resources from project to project. Work with the team in the follow-up of the execution of the project.
    • Participate in technical design review meetings held across different time zones.
    • Be the point person for escalations and serve as the domain expert of the application/system. This is essential for on-call situations and escalations, as well as knowing the functionality and constraints of the system when defining product specifications.

    What You’ll Need

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related area. Master’s degree preferred.
    • 8+ years in overall software engineering design and development experience.
    • 3+ years in software engineering management roles.
    • 3+ years in design and development of E-Commerce applications.
    • Demonstrated history of managing software development teams, especially managing e-commerce projects and using new technologies based on business needs.
    • Exceptional business case analysis, planning, project management, and presentation skills.
    • Prior track record in building software development teams.
    • Experience with internationalization and localization.

    Comprehensive SDLC experience including:

    • Strong design skills: use of UML, patterns, OOA/OOD.
    • Agile implementation principles and practices, such as Scrum.
    • Knowledge of version control management such as SVN or Git.
    • Testing frameworks such as PHPUnit.
    • Production environment deployment and maintenance.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Expert problem solver, experience in process improvement.
    • Experience with high-volume/high transaction e-commerce applications, intimate knowledge of Internet Technologies, and understanding of the latest changes and trends in this area of technology.
    • Experience developing in the cloud with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud services.
    • Symfony/Magento and jQuery/ReactJS experience a plus.
    • Persuade/influence team members, sell ideas effectively, get results and follow through.
    • Strong decision-making skills, and an understanding of where projects fit into the development strategy.
    • Demonstrate integrity and maturity, and a constructive approach to challenges.
    • Operate independently given direction, set direction and bring ideas and solutions to issues raised.
    • Works well in a team environment or individually, with a positive attitude.
    • Superior communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills.  Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs.  Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice.  Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates.  ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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  • 2012
    SALES/SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
  • 2014
    GENERAL MANAGER
  • 2018
    STORE PROJECTS MANAGER
  • 2020
    SR. PRODUCT DIRECTOR

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Phillip Rumpf

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Meet Phillip Rumpf, our Retail District Sales Manager in the Salt Lake City UT market. Phillip has been with Office Depot for 5 years now, and in that time, he has quickly advanced through our stores organization as a Customer Service Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager and now as District Sales Manager.

The path to his current position has been challenging and rewarding and his leadership took the opportunity to develop him and encourage his ambitions along the way. As a Store Manager, Phillip was identified as a high potential leader and was selected for our “Blue Angels” program for leadership development which led to his current DSM role.

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