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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Digital Commerce Tech Lead

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  May 16, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 158911 - Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


In today's dynamic technology environment, it is an exciting time to be a part of the information technology team at Colgate. Our highly technical and innovative team is dedicated to driving growth for Colgate Palmolive in this ever-changing landscape while supporting our Business to Business (B2B) businesses. What role will you play as a member of the Colgate's Information Technology team? The Digital Commerce Tech Lead is responsible for designing, planning, and development of different functionalities and processes in the Business to Business (B2B) landscape. This person will drive improvements in performance, security, maintainability and scalability of our applications, while providing their guidance and leadership to developers within agile scrum teams and help product architects to define best practices and design decisions. This position should be able to learn new technologies and tie business processes and requirements to full end to end designs. The ideal candidate has experience solving complex business problems at scale. As an experienced developer and leader, your mission is to help our team in creating next-level solutions that fulfill business requirements and provide engaging experiences to people who use our brands. Your knowledge of design, development process, coding, and testing will help our team raise their game while meeting standards as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally.


What you’ll do

  • Understand business needs and develop solutions that delight consumers and customers
  • Develop consumer grade eCommerce applications that scale in a global environment
  • Collaborate and lead a team of developers to design end-to-end, industry-leading systems and solutions
  • Work closely with internal team and external partners to ensure new developments align with roadmap and integrate seamlessly with other platform components
  • Rapidly prototype new ideas, concepts, and designs
  • Optimizing applications for scalability and speed
  • Identify opportunities to leverage new technologies to enhance applications
  • Works with the Product Management team to continuously improve product / site management with agile development processes
  • Ensures project teams are adequately resourced
  • Ensures site experience and design is consistent with the Colgate brands and legal requirements
  • Stay updated with the latest technological advancement. Adapt to these changes by self-training and research work and evaluate how / where it can add value to the business
  • Collaborate with business / functional team, develop detailed plans and accurate estimates for completion of build, system testing and implementation of project
  • Ensure the proper use of information technology project management methodology to comply with governance practices
  • Mentor and coach junior developer resources
  • Maintain production systems reliability through correct utilization of IT standards and governance processes
  • Project administration and key duties, such as task planning & resource tracking
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all policies and standards


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent
  • At least 6 years Development & implementation experience on any e-commerce platform, preferably Vtex, Shopify
  • Strong proficiency in front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and modern JS frameworks (React, Angular, or Vue).
  • Proven experience in full stack development, including database design, API development, and server-side logic
  • Extensive experience with Node Js and web development frameworks.
  • Experience with test-driven development methodologies
  • Proficiency with Git version control
  • Experience working on Agile/SCRUM development teams


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with REST API and web service development
  • Experience working with payment gateways like Stripe, Paymetric, CyberSource etc.
  • Exposure to or familiarity with one or more public cloud offerings (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform) with a basic understanding of areas such as cloud compute, data storage, pub/sub, and workflow orchestration.


Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.


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