Director of Data Engineering at WW (the new Weight Watchers)

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Role overview

To help us achieve our goals, we are seeking a Director, Data Engineering to join our team. The Director of Data Engineering will lead the development and execution of highly complex and large-scale data structures and pipelines that link and enrich data, generating insights whose value are exposed via APIs, analytical models and artificial intelligence, thus increasing the value of our WW data. You will leverage your knowledge to build a Platform for all off WW data to flow into a Data Lake using modern engineering practices such as Agile development, Continuous Integration and Deployment, Micro-services, etc. As a Director at WW, your architectures, designs and decisions will be highly visible, and will directly impact and delight our users; both internal and external.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop a high-level view of current and future state business and technology
  • Provide leadership in developing standards, architectural design patterns and best practices
  • Lead and help build a team of high performing engineers
  • Evaluate and identify the benefit case for using new technologies
  • Provide leadership role by participating in architecture review conversations to help guide development of Content Management solutions that are strategically aligned to the overall architecture vision
  • Work with other IT staff and review product requirements, solution alternatives, and designs and standards compliance
  • Infuse architectural concepts like responsive, resilient, elastic, reusable, standards-based, fault-tolerant, scalable and manageable solutions
  • Provide support to other tech staff in high priority issue resolution
  • Participate in Oversight of delivery of final solutions including Coding, Vendor Engagement and performing code reviews of technical team members' contributions

Experience required

  • Understanding of Dataflow/Beam or other data processing framework such as Spark or Flink
  • Understanding of Python and Java
  • Understanding of BigQuery or other SQL engines such as Hive, Impala, Athena, or Presto
  • Understanding of object stores such as S3 and GCS
  • Experience building data pipelines in a cloud environment such as GCP or AWS
  • Experience integrating data warehouses with BI tools such as Looker, Tableau, or Data Studio
  • Experience working with Test-Driven Development
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Strong knowledge of profiling techniques, memory management, troubleshooting and performance tuning
  • High level of self-motivation and initiative and the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment and quickly acquire proficiency with new skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to establish effective and professional working relationships with co-workers.
  • Ability to manage parallel work streams
  • Computer science degree or equivalent academic or professional background.

Nice to have

  • Understanding of Airflow or other workflow scheduler, such as Luigi or Amazon SWF
  • Some knowledge of Kubernetes and/or Docker
  • Knowledge of ACLs in GCP/AWS

 As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work. We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall well-being, including: 

  • Competitive compensation and profit sharing plan
  • A 401K plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
  • Health care coverage starting on your first day
  • Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
  • Commuter benefits
  • Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
  • Free WW membership for you plus 3 free WW memberships for your friends and 3 for your family
  • Free fruit, snacks and coffee to get you through your day
  • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
  • Robust employee referral bonuses
  • Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career

WW is an equal opportunity employer. WW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of reference and background checks.

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