VF Corporation VF Corporation: Digital Innovation Director (Digital Lab) in Alameda, California

Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Digital Development, this role will inspire and lead a team of digital developers, including front end, back end and designers, to drive innovation around consumer facing technologies for VF's world class brands. Core responsibilities include continuously surveying the market for newest technologies and trends, driving the incubation of ideas, determining technologies to implement, evangelizing solutions, creating proof of concepts, piloting, and establishing solutions towards production. This position will establish strong cross functional relationships with VF brands and vendors in order to be successful. This is an amazing opportunity for someone passionate about design and development to lead a team to make a lasting impression at some of the world's most beloved brands.

Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technology field such as Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent. Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Business Administration is a plus.

  • Strong understanding of ecommerce and digital landscape.

  • 5+ years experience managing a team.

  • 5+ years experience in related technology industry with demonstrated success in developing new ideas, prototypes and proof of concepts.

  • Programming or other technological skills that can be used in building proof of concept solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership and relationship building skills.

  • Prior experience and knowledge in some of the following areas is preferred:

  • Innovation or incubation roles, former lab experience

  • Participation in Open Source communities

  • Virtual environments such as VMWare or Openstack

  • Augmented reality, holograms and virtual reality

  • Internet of things, enabled smart products

  • Deep Learning, especially Caffe

  • Structure from Motion techniques, especially SLAM

  • Major mobile app shipping

  • C/C++

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.