Seattle, WA

Engineering Manager - Data Quality at Nordstrom (Seattle, WA)

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Job DescriptionNordstrom isn’t just another job — it’s a career. We are a leading fashion retailer that has offered the very best of what is on trend for men, women, and children since 1901. We believe in rewarding outstanding work, developing employees’ careers and building long-term relationships with our customers. As an Engineering Manager at Nordstrom, you will have the opportunity to combine your passion for technology and fashion to build a compelling and delightful experience for our valued customers.

This position is about…

We are building the road to real-time, machine-learned insights and we want you to help lead the way. Imagine a world where anyone from an engineer to an executive can easily discover key data within our cloud, transform it seamlessly and use machine learning to drive actual business decisions in real time. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and we have only just begun!

As Engineering Manager for Nordstrom’s Data Quality platform, you will play a pivotal role in this evolution. As we weave AI into the fabric of all our Nordstrom experiences, we increasingly need high-quality data for model training and decisioning. As Engineering Manager for this team, you’ll be uniquely positioned to improve data quality across all of Nordstrom’s cloud. From real-time anomalies to data drift to data loss, your platform empowers its customers to quickly set up critical guardrails, alerting them when their data quality is in question. With a keen customer focus, you will collaborate with external teams from across Nordstrom, understand their needs and use those needs to define key metrics which quantify their satisfaction. You will also guide and deliver technical solutions to understand where our data reside as well as their relationships, lineage and relevance. All of this will help you build a delightful solution surfacing timely, relevant and accurate data to employees all across Nordstrom.

As a technical leader within Nordstrom, you will raise the bar for your team, helping them to deliver their best work. You will also help each team member grow, identifying teachable moments, training and work that supports their career goals.

This is a rare opportunity to join a crucial team at a pivotal moment – I hope you join us.

You are responsible for...

The Data Quality system and its technical evolution

The development of technical solutions (e.g., APIs, SDKs, etc.) that support measuring, alerting and highlighting data quality across Nordstrom

Developing and fostering a healthy and collaborative culture for your team that embodies both industry best practices and Nordstrom values

Growing and developing an incredible team of talented and motivated engineers with high expectations around individual ownership and impact

Driving the roadmap and technical vision for the team, collaborate with product groups and partner teams to deliver value to our customers

Influencing key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective engineering solutions

Being the bar raiser, pushing the limit on how solutions are designed and built, how systems are operated, and how we support our engineers to deliver better experiences for our customers

You own this if you have...

B.S. or M.S. degree in Computer Science or comparable experience

Experience (2+ years) managing/leading a team of junior and senior engineers to achieve impactful results

Demonstrable experience owning and operating business critical systems servicing internal and external customers

Deep experience in development, are comfortable working in code and skilled at explaining and advocating for new technologies and solutions.

Profound care for your people and the desire to help those who want to help themselves

Demonstrable ability to establish a vision, define a roadmap, and to execute on it

Pragmatism. You can prioritize, simplify, and make a path toward results.

Proactive mindset. You seek the best solution for the company and customer and take action without being directed

The capability to truly listen to our customers and partners, internalize their needs and develop simple and elegant solutions that they can’t live without

A bias towards action guided by evidence-based decision-making mindset

Possess relevant experience with machine learning and data science concepts

Experience in AWS, Kafka, Spark, Kubernetes and REST API is a big plus


We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

Life Insurance and Disability

Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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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What are Nordstrom Perks + Benefits

Nordstrom Benefits Overview

Nordstrom offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.

Wellness Program
myStrength® Program

Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Paid Time Off
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence
Sabbatical Leave
Paid Maternity & Parental Leave

Dependent Care
Health Care Health Savings

Merchandise Discount
Transit or Work From Home Subsidy
Adoption Financial Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Home/Auto Insurance
Group Legal Services
“No Meeting” Time Blocks
Caregiving Benefits
Employee Charitable Match Program
Rethink Program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

On-site coffee bar with barista and snacks • Full bar • Rooftop with city views • Did we mention merchandise discounts?

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