Principal Engineer - Front End Engineering

地点: Canada

州/省/市: British Columbia

城市: Vancouver

业务单元: Store Support Centre (SSC)


Who we are
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

A day in the life
As a Principal Engineer, you will provide technical leadership for our core set of strategic engineering practices. In partnership with leaders in the org and across orgs, you will work to establish and govern the practical and philosophical engineering best practices for all Engineers in the Digital Technology organization. Your front-end ecommerce focus will provide technology guidance & mentorship and serve as a subject matter expert for primary business and technology stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

Engineering Standards and Compliance:
  • Create and document philosophies and best practices for Integration, Delivery, and Environment engineering pillars.
  • Establish and communicate guidelines to ensure consistency and efficiency in development processes.
  • Influence and enforce adherence to standards to support system maturity and reliability.
  • Guide application engineers in multiple global time zones to support our systems effectively.

Partnership & Leadership:
  • Collaborate with Principal Architects, Technology Directors, and Divisional Executives.
  • Define and describe the future state engineering vision and maturity roadmap.
  • Lead a Community of Practice focused on front-end engineering.
  • Drive associated education efforts to foster continuous learning and improvement.

User and Developer Experience:
  • Ensure a premium ecommerce experience for our guests to match the quality of our product by monitoring site errors, performance indicators, browser accessibility and browser compatibility.
  • Ensure the delivery of reliable, sustainable, and secure services through tooling and platforms to support developer productivity.
  • Guiding on application architecture, data structures and request life cycles.

Industry Trends and Recommendations:
  • Research and influence industry trends and practices in front-end engineering.
  • Present recommendations based on findings to influence decision-making with business value and financial investment year on year.

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or diploma (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Software Architecture preferred; candidates with substantial and relevant industry experience are also eligible  
  • 12+ years of engineering experience 
  • 3+ years in a senior leadership position like Principal Engineer, or relevant SME experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of front-end technologies, frameworks, and best practices.
  • Role model and champion modern ways-of-working such as Agile, DevOps and related practices, actively participate in an engineering community.
  • Strong communication and “storytelling” skills – ability to articulate a vision or concept in simple terms to a broad audience at every level.

Must haves
  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously

Additional Notes
Immigration support is potentially available for this role.

Compensation and Benefits Package 
lululemon’s compensation offerings are grounded in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position is from $181,800 - $238,700 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our total rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus program and equity offerings, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. We strive to be the place where inclusive leaders come to develop and enable all to be well. Recognizing our teams for their performance and dedication, other components of our total rewards offerings include support of career development, wellbeing, and personal growth:
  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 
Note: The incentive programs, benefits, and perks have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.

workplace arrangement

This role is classified as Hybrid under our SSC Workplace Policy:  


In-person collaboration is important, and much of the role can be performed remotely. Work is performed onsite at least 3 days per week.