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Technical Lead Customer Applications - Mobile Engineering

REQ ID:  1289

Secaucus, New Jersey, US, 07094

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. We're passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the outstanding athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.


Named as one of the top 10 most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, the NBA continues to grow rapidly in popularity and scale across the globe – and technology is a key ingredient in supporting our results-oriented goals. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.


Position Summary:

Are you an excellent Technical Architect looking to join a dynamic team?

As the Tech Lead of Customer Applications, you will lead NBA's engineering efforts across multiple products and lines of business. You will be part of a growing Application Development team that handles NBA applications for Internal and External Users. The current technology stack primarily consists of C#/ASP.net, SQL Server with the use of a variety of JS frameworks.


The ideal candidate is senior technologist passionate about Mobile app and Mobile web technologies. You will be a major contributor to the development of enterprise applications with a focus on mobile application platforms. You will play a fundamental role in achieving our ambitious growth objectives.


We are looking for a highly hardworking technologist comfortable with a variety of technologies. You will possess strategic vision and tactical mastery, and combine it with an entrepreneurial spirit to get it done. You will be a technologist who can balance the rapid pace of technology change with an authoritative ability to handle client relationships, including working closely with the business and technical teams/vendors. You will need to wear many hats, so flexibility and a can-do demeanor are critical!


We are looking for a dynamic, collaborative personality that can champion the cause of Agile within the organization. You will need to have a consistent track record of successfully delivering value for their organization in a fast-paced environment and successfully managing customer expectations. You will be a diligent hands-on engineer who strives for operational excellence and automation. You will be dedicated to delivering exceptional results to internal business customers. You will collaborate closely with partners across the company to design innovative solutions and balance competing priorities and tech resource demand. You will work with both business teams and technology teams to translate business requirements into finished product.


We are looking for a passionate leader who can create an exciting team environment. You will lead and mentor a great group of engineers in both onsite and offshore teams. You will recruit and develop our own internal team of engineers and coordinate our external development teams. You must be comfortable switching between multiple projects, both leading as a manager and contributing as an individual. This position reports into the Customer Applications, Group Leader, IT.


Major Responsibilities:

Technology & Architecture

  • Contribute to our overall architecture; Within the business's eco-system of inter-dependent technology there will be places that don't have an architecture; take it, own it, drive it
  • Ensure alignment to enterprise architecture and enterprise platforms when delivering projects
  • Help implement the Enterprise Data Architecture for NBA in multi-functional alignment with the Data teams across functions like Marketing, Finance, HR etc.
  • Evaluate the readiness of new capabilities in Big Data and Fast Data to support critical operational processes

Agile & Business

  • Understand Agile artifacts and develop applications based upon business priority.
  • Document requirements and assist in the ongoing support of applications.
  • Collaborate with project partners to ensure all requirements are met.
  • Partner with technology peers within the organization and build multi-functional alignment

Mobile Engineering

  • Specialist understanding of various Mobile app platforms and development tools
  • Contribute to the Mobile platform architecture and development

Management & Leadership

  • Provide senior leadership during application design and development for projects across numerous lines of business and shared technology.
  • Effectively evaluate RFP's from various vendors
  • Ensure cross-collaboration with sister teams in other geographies
  • Provide oversight for budgets and project plans
  • Work with and manage onsite and offshore Engineering Teams
  • Manage technology risks and issues


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Management of Info Systems/Technology
  • 10+ years of total experience in software engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a highly regulated industry
  • 3+ Years of experience leading product engineering teams
  • 3+ years of experience in developing Mobile applications for iOS, Android and web

Technology & Architecture

  • Experience building microservices
  • Experience with the full Microsoft Azure stack and other cloud technologies is a plus
  • Experience with architecting applications (e.g. Design Patterns, Distributed Applications, etc.) with the aim of reuse
  • Strategic problem solver that can design innovative digital product, combined with tactical ability to execute simultaneously against multiple competing priorities.
  • Eagerness to learn new technologies and bring new ideas to the table
  • Passion for Automation and appetite for Acceleration
  • Keen knowledge of DevOps as well as RPA is a big plus

Agile & Business

  • Background in agile software development and Scaled Agile Frameworks
  • A true believer in measuring success based on working software and in quick prototyping
  • Ability to code and spin up a snippet of code quickly
  • Someone with an iterative approach, and the drive to adapt quickly and think big
  • Demonstrated ability to partner and communicate effectively with non-technical team members, resolving competing or contradictory objectives, and unifying disparate ideas into a homogenized solution
  • Possess the ability to influence others, implement change, and standardize processes in a sophisticated business environment
  • Superb communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to translate ideas into solutions based on user and business needs

Mobile Engineering

  • Experience with Native mobile (iOS, android) or hybrid mobile frameworks (e.g. React Native, Phone Gap etc.)
  • Experience in developing mobile-first UI (Responsive and/or Adaptive technologies)
  • Experience with JavaScript development frameworks, including JQuery, Vue.js, React.js, Angular, etc.

Management & Leadership

  • Experience managing internal and external teams at the same time, working with multiple brands and digital properties of varying maturities
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and re-prioritizations
  • A passion for mentoring and growing the potential of others
  • Ability to effectively and appropriately interview technical candidates
  • Great teammate - should be ready to go beyond to help the immediate team and not be averse from asking for help if needed.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent. Masters would be a plus.


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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