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Manager, Data Engineering

Job description

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce named a “Best and Brightest” place to work in San Francisco 2020 is looking for a Manager, Data Engineering . This is an exciting opportunity to manage Data Engineering team and drive vision for real time big data pipeline and SaaS analytics platform using latest cloud technologies for the #1 e-commerce SaaS platform. 

An ideal candidate will have a background in Computer Science or a related technical field and possess extensive hands-on experience in building distributed scalable data pipelines and working with large data stores. You will be working closely with product managers, designers, application engineers and ML engineers in a highly visible role. You are gritty, focused on results, a self-starter and have demonstrated success in using engineering and analytics to drive the understanding, growth and success of a product. You will report to Sr. Director, Data Engineering.

What you’ll do

  • Drive vision for Scalable, distributed, real time Data platform and Data products.
  • Define and execute a plan for the Data team’s vision
  • Build and manage a team of high caliber Data and ML Engineers
  • Build relationship with product, design, project and technical operations teams
  • Drive the architecture, design and implementation of new Data and ML products
  • Influence and drive the adoption of Data across various product teams and functions
  • Create a culture of Data driven decision making
  • Own data quality for the pipelines your team builds and make them auditable
  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in Data Engineering
  • Build integrations with external systems for transmitting and receiving event data
  • Partner with Infrastructure and Engineering teams to ensure instrumentation, logging and monitoring is in place

Who you are

  • 7+ years of Industry experience
  • Experience managing/mentoring Software and/or Data Engineering teams.
  • Hands-on experience in big data technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, HBase or their equivalents
  • Experience with AWS and/or GCP
  • Experience building and deploying ML models
  • 5+ years of experience with Java, Scala and/or Python
  • 5+ years of experience with SQL 
  • 3+ years of experience in building and monitoring near real time scalable ETL pipelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and project management skills
  • Bachelor's degree in CS, EE or MIS; or equivalent experience

Nice to have

  • Experience with tools such as AirFlow for scheduling and monitoring of data workflow will be a plus
  • Experience with managed data processing services of cloud platforms such as GCP and/or AWS will be a plus
  • Experience working with a team distributed over time zones will be a plus
  • Knowledge of Google Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Composer will be a plus
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.
Our dedication to DEI is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey .
Current BigCommerce Employees: Please use the  internal job board  to apply for openings

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