IT Manager II (Master Data Management/Digital Asset Management Application)

Our values start with our people, join a team that values you!

We are the nation’s largest off-price retailer with over 2,000 stores, and a strong track record of success and growth. Our focus has always been bringing our customers a constant stream of high-quality brands and on-trend merchandise at extraordinary savings. All while providing a fun and exciting treasure hunt experience.
As part of our team, you will experience:

  • Success. Our winning team pursues excellence while learning and evolving
  • Career growth. We develop industry leading talent because Ross grows when our people grow
  • Teamwork. We work together to solve the hard problems and find the right solution
  • Our commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our community. We celebrate the backgrounds, identities, and ideas of those who work and shop with us because our differences make us stronger. We strive to be a positive force in our community.

Our Corporate headquarters are in Dublin, CA, we have 3 buying offices in key markets in New York City, Los Angeles, and Boston, and 8 distribution centers nationwide. With 2023 revenues of $20.4 billion, we are a Fortune 500 company who is committed to providing an inclusive work environment with continuous learning opportunities and development for our teams.

This role is responsible for the Master Data Management (MDM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) portfolio at the company inclusive of architecture, design and implementation of MDM/DAM solutions to address business needs. The role will also have a team of engineers and application resources as direct reports.

This is a highly visible role within IT which also interfaces with business leadership. This resource will be responsible for the strategic direction as well as technical management of the portfolio.

The base salary range for this role is $125,400 - $214,200. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Partner with Data Governance & Operations leader in the business to deliver the MDM/DAM programs.

• Help drive the architecture, design and delivery of the end-state MDM solution in a hands-on manner, including modeling the MDM domains.

• Help drive the full implementation of a DAM platform, including migration of new modules into the platform, such as Marketing. Coordination with cross functional teams to standardize taxonomy, metadata to improve user experience.

• Establish monitoring and reporting capabilities for the MDM/DAM platforms.

• Operate technical infrastructure for MDM and DAM

• Engage with all levels across IT and the business to deliver an Enterprise MDM/DAM Programs including cross-functional coordination of data inputs.

• Help lead master data integration activities which includes, but not limited to, data cleansing, data creation, data conversion, issue resolution, and data validation

• Manage budget, resources and schedules across multiple projects, internal and system integrator staff. Coordinate with other programs and IT's shared services.

• Identify, manage and communicate issues, risks and dependencies to project stakeholders and sponsors.

• Interact with business leaders on strategic direction of master data, including the addition of new domains into the platform


• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Developing Direct Reports and others

• Communication

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Conflict Management

• Managing and Measuring others

• Motivating Others

• Technical Competence / Expertise

• Customer Focus


• At least 8-10 years' IT experience within a Fortune 500 or similar IT environment, retail experience strongly desired

• At least 3+ years implementing, leading & designing master data management solutions, with at least one completed full life cycle implementation - ideally in the product & supplier dimensions

• Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Computer Science, Business Information Computer Systems, or equivalent work experience

• Working experience with at least one major MDM platform such as Oracle, IBM, Tibco or Stibo (preferred)

• Experience with implementation of Digital Asset Management platform, such as Bynder or similar products.

• Experience managing teams of over 3-5 resources, including subcontractors and offshore resources

• Experience working with business and data analysts

• Demonstrated strong analytical skills and ability to lead the design of enterprise canonical models

• Experience with conceptualizing, designing and configuring MDM UI, workflows and rules for complex business processes preferably in retail domain

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Experience with APIs, data services, application integration and middleware

• Ability to quickly establish credibility at all levels of the organization including senior-level business executives


• Working knowledge of Stibo MDM Platform preferred

• Working knowledge of Bynder DAM Platform preferred

• Experience with agile methods preferred

This position requires the ability to work in an office environment, including using a computer, attending meetings, working as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. Regular attendance also is a requirement of the position.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including attending in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work. #LI-Hybrid

Engineer II
Application Lead

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.