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Senior Software Engineer - Nordstrom Analytical Platform

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Senior Software Engineer - Nordstrom Analytical Platform
Job Description
Over a year ago, we began our journey to transform our approach to data and analytics from a batch-centric platform with siloed data marts, to our Nordstrom Analytical Platform (NAP), a real-time, event-streaming-centric, analytical platform that provides high quality, pre-stitched 360 views of our customers, products, inventory, customer service, fulfilment/logistics, and credit. This year, we are developing and releasing the next iterations of the NAP Supply Chain and Inventory data products enabling executive leadership, data analytics and data science teams, warehouse and store operations and business users to develop and deliver critical and actionable KPIs to enhance and improve our Nordstrom Supply Chain Network, Inventory management and further improve our well known Nordstrom Customer Service.
Nordstrom Data Technology is pivotal to the Nordstrom customer experience. As a Senior Engineer you will own the design and build the next generation of the Nordstrom Analytics Platform and deliver on the strategic vision of critical Supply Chain Analytics and focused features and services to enhance the inventory management, vendor compliance, customer orders, routing and supply chain and store operations across the Nordstrom Supply Chain Network with a near-real time data platform, Nordstrom Analytical Platform (NAP). You will be a key part of our Nordstrom Technology team that applies scientific, mathematical and social principles to design, build, and maintain technology products, devices, systems and solutions. These technology products and solutions provide amazing customer experiences while meeting the needs of the business. The Senior Engineer will focus on leading the design and development of highly scalable software applications, services, data pipelines and database solutions. The ideal candidate is creative, customer-driven and has a passion for data products. This opportunity also provides various avenues to collaborate and influence several other platforms within Nordstrom Technology and have a company-wide impact - both business and engineering.
A day in the life...
  • Possesses deep proficiency of data engineering best practice(s)
  • Coding proficiency in at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, Java, Scala)
  • Design and develop distributed data processing pipelines in the Big Data ecosystem using Spark, Flink, Kafka, Hive, Hbase, Presto, etc.
  • Proficiency in writing SQL queries, schema design, and familiar with relational MPP databases such as Teradata and Redshift and/or Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Pig, Spark, etc.).
  • Working experience with various data formats such as Avro, JSON, Parquet, ORC.
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS or Azure.
  • Experience with automation and orchestration platforms such as Airflow.
  • Partner with the Engineering Manager, Data Engineers, Technical Program Managers, Analysts, Data Scientists and other stakeholders on building a best-in-class suite of processing tools and reporting mechanisms to bring the most salient, insightful data more directly into key business functions.
  • Continual performance tuning and capacity planning for future growth potential.
  • Provide a constant flow of new and innovative ideas.
  • Integrates broad working knowledge in related disciplines to create integrated technical innovations/ solutions for complex business situations.
  • Serves as lead resource for dealing with challenging technical issues.
  • Works with larger team to drive to resolution on complex engineering problems.
  • Accountable for resolving specific issues within a particular area, application, technology or system.
  • Some exposure to working cross discipline and driving solutions for moderately complex business situations.
  • Leads end-to-end engineering support for projects and problems of complex scope and impact within practice.
  • Viewed as a trusted engineering resource.

You own this if you have...
  • 5-7+ years of professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience in at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, Java, Scala)
  • 4+ years of experience with MPP Databases, SQL, data modeling, data mining, and automated engineering solutions.
  • Experience in developing near real-time data processing solutions using Kafka, Flink, Spark Streaming is a major plus
  • Experience mentoring others.
  • Makes decisions which influence and impact the success of cross-team initiatives.
  • Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent practical experience

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

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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.
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Hourly and salary pay ranges specific to Colorado are listed below, which is provided in compliance with Colorado law. Nordstrom continues to remain competitive with pay and benefits in all markets.
Hourly
Minimum - $12.55/hr
Maximum - $46.10/hr
Salary (Non-Exempt and Exempt)
Minimum - $30,200/annual
Maximum - $289,200/annual
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Nordstrom Benefits Overview

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

HEALTH BENEFITS
Medical/Vision
Dental
Wellness Program
myStrength® Program

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

RETIREMENT & SAVINGS
401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

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

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS
Commuter
Dependent Care
Health Care Health Savings

LIFE/WORK BENEFITS
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

Culture
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
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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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