Engineering Manager, Data Engineering

| Greater LA Area

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At and HauteLook, we strive to empower shoppers through choice and discovery of the hottest fashion at great prices.  At the intersection of technology, fashion and design, we value employees who have great in- “sites” to fashion and e-commerce, act fast, think creatively and embody our customer-first mentality. Our fast-paced, dynamic culture attracts creative, passionate individuals with a determined, can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit. Work hard and play hard in a fun, casual and collaborative work environment in the heart of Downtown LA. 


As Engineering Manager, Data Engineering, you will be directly managing seven engineers. This is a high-profile role that reports directly to the Senior Director of Engineering, who supports all | HauteLook Technology. The Redshift Data Warehouse, relevant data pipeline, MicroStrategy and several external feeds are owned by this team. The team uses Python and Pentaho to move data from many internal and external sources into the S3 data lake, and from there into Redshift. The overall E-Commerce Engineering team focuses on writing software to solve core business competencies. For everything else, there is a SaaS solution.

Some initiatives we are currently focused on:

  • Ingesting data into our data lake to allow our Redshift data warehouse to scale
  • Allowing Google Analytics data stored in Big Query to be accessible through the data platform
  • Prototyping an evented data pipeline proof of concept with the plan to move away from ETL processes that pull data out of MySQL and MS SQL databases

A day in the life…

You will be collaborating with the analytics and engineering teams to efficiently and consistently ship features and improvements that resonate with our customers. You are not expected to be the lead engineer, but you will need to spend some time writing code in the form of bug fixes or minor features. It will be necessary to cultivate a deep understanding of where data resides and be aware of the overall system architecture.

  • Efficiently and consistently deliver large, complex projects, setting the example for collaboration across teams and departments (both technical and non-technical)
  • Partner with Analytics and Engineering teams to build a data platform that answers key questions about our customers and business
  • Analyze technology to identify and proactively pay down technical debt in key areas
  • Anticipate and remove blockers that are impeding the team’s success
  • Ensure the health of the data platform, striving for minimal defects and downtime
  • Lead and coach a team of high-performing engineers with consistent 1:1 meetings and timely feedback
  • Work with the Senior Director of Engineering to attract, hire and retain top engineering talent, building a diverse team while fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment

You own this if you have…

  • Experience leading a team of engineers
  • Experience working at a large consumer facing company
  • Expert in SQL and proficient in Python
  • Experience with a BI tool, such as MicroStrategy or Tableau

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. We listen to what's most important and continue to evolve our offering to support both our employees and their families.

Beyond strong health, retirement and time off benefits, Nordstrom is proud to offer:

  • Commuter Benefits
  • 100% Paid Parental Leave
  • Charitable Giving and Volunteer Match
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Nordstrom Stock Purchase Plan

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • C#Languages
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    • PHPLanguages
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PlayFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases


Our office is at The Bloc in DTLA with coffee, delicious bites, and the 7th Street Metro Station only steps away!

An Insider's view of | HauteLook

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our engineering team is super friendly and loves to collaborate. The leadership truly believes in work/life balance. What I enjoy most about the culture here is the genuine excitement about moving our platform forward into newer technologies so that we can build smarter and scale easier to handle our increasing traffic.


Sr. Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

It’s easy to sit down and have an open conversation with anyone here -- whether that's working with retail employees for our omnichannel features or partnering with Engineering on the most optimal technology for such a wide breadth of product. Being able to work with so many different people has been one of the most enjoyable parts of my job!


Sr. Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started in Customer Care among 70 other agents, and 4 years later I now work as a Technical Program Manager. With constant annual growth of about 25%, our teams have expanded, Care now has a few hundred agents, and our projects pose exciting opportunities, from new features on the website to fulfillment center and infrastructure upgrades.


Technical Program Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We strive to be humble, allowing engineering teams to challenge ideas and solve issues from the bottom up rather than the top down. We create a space where the engineers feel enabled to be creative and contribute freely. We always make sure that engineers have a chance to take lead, be creative, and drive solutions.


Director of Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Working with teams across the organization to help solve our scalability challenges. With demand continually increasing, it's an exciting challenge to improve our APIs, provide an excellent and seamless checkout experience, and put products in the hands of our customers as fast as technology allows. Behind every line of code lies a happy customer.


Sr. Software Engineer

What are | HauteLook Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
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