Lead Developer - Mobile
Guthy|Renker - Santa Monica, CA

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Who is “Guthy-Renker”

Guthy-Renker has been a leader in direct-to-consumer e-commerce for 25 years, long before they added the “e”. Founded by Bill Guthy and Greg Renker, GR has continually pushed the retail envelope with cutting edge marketing techniques, advanced technical solutions, and new analytical models to make it one of the most successful and profitable companies in Southern California.

A true omnichannel retailer, GR sells numerous brands through its award winning websites, tv spots, and physical distribution locations. With over 5 million shipments and a billion dollars in sales a year, GR takes on unique challenges of scale and complexity that depend on the best and brightest to help solve.


More than just great employees, we want to hire great people. We are going to be spending a LOT of time together, so we want you to know our expectations up front:
  • Smart, quick learner – we have lots of things we do and don’t slow down too often
  • Gets things done – efficient and organized
  • We’re a team – so everybody does the dishes, no lone rangers here
  • Excited to work on projects with lots of unknowns and devise elegant and maintainable solutions
  • Enjoy the occasional night out, office banter, and a cornucopia of food trucks

The Position

The Lead Developer is responsible for enabling the Global Digital Technology and eCommerce Operations team’s mission to leverage the Demandware platform to build effective commerce applications for the web, mobile, tablet and social channels. The Lead Developer will be expected to design and develop pipelines, pipelets, content assets, and client-side content as needed in order to ensure the ontime delivery of projects on Demandware; provide accurate estimates of work effort for a broad range of application development activities; mentor less experienced staff; provide timely and accurate status updates on work progress; comply with development processes and methodologies; and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, work environment.

  • Adopt, develop and deploy scalable and appropriate website solutions using the Demandware development (customization) framework
  • Perform complete testing of all developed units and components including but not limited to browser compatibility handling
  • Participate in all end-to-end and regression testing
  • Comply with source code and release management processes
  • Support integration points and system administrator tasks and processes

  • Proven track record in delivering highly visible commerce applications for recognizable brands
  • Expertise in object-oriented programming
  • Experience with website frameworks
  • Experience working on a large development team using Agile Methodologies
  • Previous experience with Eclipse IDE preferred
  • Understanding of distributed, component-based architectures
  • Prior work with engineering tools such as bug tracking and source code control systems

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • 1+ years’ experience using an eCommerce platform (Demandware preferred)
  • 1+ Mobile/ Responsive development experience
  • 5+ years’ experience using Web development technologies such as of web services, XML, HTML, CSS, Ajax, Java, JavaScript (JQuery, JSON), etc. in an eCommerce environment