Data Engineering Manager

Remote - USA

Full Time USD 130K to 180K
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Who we are
Drizly is the world’s largest alcohol marketplace and the best way to shop beer, wine and spirits. Our customers trust us to be a part of their lives – their celebrations, parties, dinners and quiet nights at home. We are there when it matters - committed to life’s moments and the people who create them. We partner with the best retail stores in over 1400 cities across North America to serve up the best buying experience. Drizly offers a huge selection and competitive pricing with a side of personalized content. That is what we do.  Who we are is a different story.
We are more than just another tech company. There is an intellectual curiosity that occurs at Drizly.  We have a desire to question, to understand, to figure it out. Bottom line, we solve it. We value not just the truth but the process to get to the truth, to deliberate, decide and then act.  Most importantly, we care. We care about our customer. We care about our company. We care about our team. There will be long days and incredible challenges.
We are blazing a trail in an industry that hasn’t changed in nearly a century, and that doesn’t scare us (well, not all the time) -and even when it does, it doesn’t stop us, it energizes us.
Do you see yourself here?  Read on.
Who you are
In this crucial role, your time will be focused on managing the engineering efforts for a team focused on Data Engineering. Your responsibilities span, but are not limited to, directing day-to-day efforts, managing new/existing projects, and driving mission-critical projects to a successful outcome. You will lead teams of talented engineers while growing their capabilities through coaching, mentoring, and direct feedback. You will be fully responsible for leading your team in accomplishing key deliverables for Drizly. We are an agile shop, focused on continuous improvement, so expect to be running sprint planning meetings, stand-ups, retros, and post mortems. While working closely with other engineering leaders, you’ll help drive innovation and establish best practices across the organization as we scale.
Ideally, during your IC engineering days, you have gained experience standing up infrastructure systems, utilizing AWS, highly advanced software development skills, and gained experience in Big Data streaming technologies such as Kafka, Flink, or Spark, but we are flexible on your specific experience; we care more about general engineering acumen than any specific tech. You have a true passion for leading, mentoring, performance monitoring, managing scope, reviewing code, and working closely with others to plan out architectural & technical decisions. You have an eye for good testing and strive to ship quality code.  
We’d be really impressed if you’ve had experience in eCommerce environments with massive amounts of clickstream and eventstream data, we are talking close to a billion events.
What the role is
The Data Engineering Manager will lead the team that will accelerate building Drizly’s real time event streaming infrastructure through a period of rapid growth. From helping set the technical direction while building a strong and forward-thinking team of engineers, to managing and developing the backlogs and roadmaps for event streaming infrastructure and tooling, this person will work with teams to develop and refine SLO/SLI for event stream applications. 
You will be a critical member of our Engineering organization, primarily responsible for managing the team building and maintaining our data ecosystem. You will also perform administrative functions for the data engineering team, including 1:1 discussions with direct reports, conduct performance reviews for the team, provide team velocity reports to leadership, report on roadmap progress and timelines.

In this role you will:

  • Drive vision and strategy for building the realtime streaming team charter
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to build solutions on top of the data platform
  • Build processes that unlock data potential for various parts of the business 
  • Define new strategies that will enable our Data Science and Business Intelligence teams to incorporate new data sources
  • Support the team building meaningful pieces of infrastructure via big data and applications
  • Have experience leading and managing a team that focuses on tooling for the data pipeline
  • Help your team develop new skills and advance in their careers
  • Focus on team-building both in helping to hire amazing talent and creating a collaborative environment
  • Instill strong communication both within your team and across the engineering organization

The Other Stuff:

  • Salary Range: $130,000 - $180,000. Your compensation will be based on your experience level, skills, and location within the United States.
  • One-on-one professional coaching with external expert
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Commuter benefits 401(K) Plan
  • Added perks
You do you.
Drizly is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status

BEFORE YOU APPLY...
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