IT Manager Product Development

Ulta Beauty | Bolingbrook, IL

Posted Date 1/30/2024


Live the experience. From professional empowerment to continual learning opportunities. From ongoing investment in new and emerging technologies to a career of self-determination. At Ulta Beauty, our tech team is critical to our scalability—and is recognized that way. We’ve been defined as a “mature start-up.” A place where interdepartmental exposure, open doors, and genuine collaboration is ubiquitous. Where challenges come fast and furious, requiring agility, mental dexterity, and creativity. Where our passion for better solutions drives us and is core to who we are.


We’re engineering for the future of retail, and it’s no-holds-barred. But for those motivated by continual change and ambiguity, by superior leadership, by whip smart colleagues who will press you daily for your very best, you’ll find that virtually nothing’s impossible at Ulta Beauty.


Ulta is seeking a Technical Product Development Manager to lead the engineering & development of Ulta’s retail media network in direct partnership with stakeholders and product owners. This individual leads the technical development and implementation of all product features and capabilities leveraging agile engineering practices. They will implement and manage the product development lifecycle, coordinate testing, continuous improvement, support implementation of back-end SaaS platforms, and plan technical integrations across channels. They will also serve as a thought leader on product vision, solution architecture, and product innovation.



  • Technical Expertise: Ability to shape the vision of products and lead the development of all products, including solution architecture and technical ownership of products and platforms
  • Vison/Strategy: Build technical roadmaps from product roadmaps working with engineering leads and stakeholders across channels
  • Cultural Champion: Champion the adoption of agile and product development practices focused on delivering value by partnering with business stakeholders and serving as a mentor to innovative teams
  • Business & Stakeholder Relationship Management: Experience championing continuous improvement by understanding stakeholder objectives, customer feedback, and proposing solutions to shape products


  • Exercise independent judgment and take the lead role on product development, including continuous improvement
  • Perform technical analysis and contribute to solution architecture
  • Help implement automated testing and agile quality assurance practices
  • Ensure the successful delivery of product features at each iteration, including product demos
  • Assist in the development and code review of web applications using React and NodeJS microservices
  • Implement solutions in cloud environments leveraging Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure
  • Design new solutions and system architecture across a diverse technology stack leveraging SaaS platforms
  • Translate graphic designs into production ready products


  • Work with enterprise architecture to provide platform expertise and the adoption of enterprise platforms
  • Partner with Product Owners to groom stories into technical requirements and functional needs
  • Enhance product by identifying new software/service opportunities
  • Define overall front-end and delivery system specifications and requirements



  • B.S. in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems
  • M.S. in Engineering field preferred
  • 8+ years experience in product development or related technical field
  • Experience driving technical and analytical teams
  • Proven experience with agile (continuous delivery) and iterative methodologies
  • Solid experience with hybrid & cloud environments
  • Proven experience in eliciting requirements and enterprise automation
  • Solid experience writing product development requirements and architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in generating process modeling


At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring—hair, skin, brow, and make-up services.


We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

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