Manager - Data Engineering Data Supply at Costco Wholesale (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes "America's Best Employers".

As a member of the IT Management Team, you are responsible for managing, developing, and leading a team of employees. Your role includes leading the specific functional responsibilities of your team, which involves overseeing team performance and deliverables. However, your role as a leader within our organization requires more than the management of resources and day-to-day operations. As a steward of the company, you are charged with the development and execution of your team's strategic vision and plan and ensuring that your team's actions align with the larger goals of the company and the IT Division.

The Data Supply Data Engineering Team is responsible for the data pipelines/integrations from various data sources (i.e. both internal & external) to certified data sets that are consumed by Managed/Enterprise Reports, Self Service Reports, Data Science/Machine Learning Models, and Core Data APIs.

As the primary conduit between your employees and upper leadership, your role in communicating and modeling the values and guiding principles of our company culture is of vital importance. All members of IT Management should strive to consciously and consistently foster a culture of engagement, trust, and "open door" communication.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST "to work for" companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

  • INTEGRITY: When achieving benchmarks and goals, use methods/strategies that are consistent with the Code of Ethics and the Standard of Ethics for Managers and Supervisors. Always leads by example. Appropriately handles employee concerns and follows through to resolution.
  • MEMBER SERVICE: Provides and ensures staff provides an exceptional member experience.
  • ADMINISTRATION: Ensures proper department coverage (writing schedule and break aids if needed). Understands department budget, able to research and explain budget variances.
  • MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Coaches and mentors employees to provide support and guidance. Has regular open and honest conversations with employees to discuss work performance and career development. Identifies learning opportunities to strengthen employee knowledge, skill and ability.
  • COMMUNICATION: Regularly shares information with employees via meetings and one-on-one conversations. Successfully navigates difficult conversations with employees, members, and suppliers. Listens, expresses empathy and adapts to get points across. Addresses issues immediately to ensure a timely resolution and to avoid escalating the situation. Consistently demonstrates business knowledge during interactions with senior management.
  • SELF-MANAGEMENT: Demonstrates sound judgement, taking a partner when necessary. Ability to maintain self-control in the face of hostility or provocation or in intense, hectic situations.
  • INCLUSION: Encourages different approaches and ideas to work and to accomplish goals. Seeks employee input. Takes the time to get to know or reach out to candidates who show potential that may not come forward on their own.
  • COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY: Takes measures to ensure employee and member information is kept confidential and adheres to IS security policy.
  • Partners with teams across IT in the delivery and support of data APIs/Services
  • Collaborates with all areas of IT to ensure timely completion of projects, resourcing and resolution to issues.
  • Manages budget/cost plans for professional services, subscriptions, cloud services spend, etc.
  • This is a full-time management/leadership position (45 hours per week).

  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing and developing a diverse team in IT
  • 5 years experience with Data Modeling and Data Warehousing (i.e. Star Schemas)
  • 3 years experience with data integration techniques such as Data Replication, Change Data Capture (CDC), ETL, ELT, event/message based integration, etc.
  • Strong understanding of database storage concepts (data lake, relational databases, NoSQL, data warehousing, etc.)
  • Must be responsive, able to work under pressure in crisis with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Proven ability to speak in front of groups and facilitate meetings.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be flexible and able to provide effective management in a transitional, ever-changing environment.
  • Must have proven ability to manage priorities and timelines.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic, demonstrated attention to detail and excellent time management skills.
  • HIPAA Training and Supervisors Orientation (within 30 days of hire); Leadership Development 101 (within one year); Costco Pay Policies (within 90 days of promotion).
  • Experience with Relational Databases (i.e. DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud based Data Platforms (i.e. Azure Platform Services - Azure SQL DW (Synapse), ADLS, Azure Event Hub, Cosmos, Databricks, Delta-Lake, etc.)
  • Experience with Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) and/or other Informatica tooling (i.e. PowerCenter, Axon, EDC, etc.)
  • Experience delivering data solutions through agile software development methodologies.
  • Ability to recognize and adopt best practices for in Data Management & Data Governance
  • Able to provide oversight and enforcement of Costco policies in coordination with both Compliance & Information Security

Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.
More Information on Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ. Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983. It has 54818 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 79 open jobs at Costco Wholesale, click here.
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