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Engineering Manager, Data Platform (Greater NYC Area, NY)

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Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. We’re building the future of pet care, combining insights, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be - and to ultimately create a better world for pets. Kinship is a business division of Mars Petcare, the global leader in pet health, nutrition, and services, and dedicated to one purpose: A Better World for Pets. Learn more at


  • Adopt-a-Pet the destination for finding homes for homeless pets; we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month 
  • Wisdom Panel our world-leading genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs
  •  Whistle the award-winning GPS dog tracker and health monitor
  • Pet Insight Project our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
  • Vet Insight our expert-driven, on-demand pet health platform
  • The Wildest the destination that helps pet parents keep their cool in the wild world of pet parenting
  • GoodFriend  a marketplace for all your pet’s people, connecting pet owners with their people, from groomers, trainers, to veterinarians and experts
  • PetExec is here to help organizations of all sizes in managing their daycare, boarding, grooming, and training operations

Together, these teams work to set new standards in pet care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better world for pets. Learn more at


The Kinship Data Engineering & Analytics is a multifaceted team with global impact on the Kinship businesses. This team, a growing mixture of engineering, analytics, and data science talent, collaborate with a variety of departments to drive decisions and provide direction for future growth for Kinship. The mission of our team is to democratize data and provide a cost-efficient, observable and reliable data platform that empowers and enables decentralized teams to generate actionable insights and product features. 

We are looking for an Engineering Manager to manage and provide leadership around data engineering, data platform and data infrastructure . As a part of the Data Engineering team, you will be working across a wide range of initiatives in the data ingestion, data compute, data transport, data orchestration, data interoperability, and data privacy areas. As a people leader you will be responsible for career development and growth of your team, ensuring that they are motivated and inspired by Kinship’s data strategy. 

Our current technical landscape is complex, and with your help we want to have a best in class data platform and engineering team. We are looking for candidates who are accustomed to managing billions of records, sourced from 20+ source systems based on multiple technologies. You have experience building/redesigning a data platform from the ground up, balancing up sustainability, extensibility, performance, cost, governance and fitness for purpose.


  • Be a technical leader to help adopt and evangelize data principles and event-driven architecture across decentralized product teams and promote the principle of data as a product
  • Represent the data team where deep knowledge of our data and tech stack is needed - cross-functional work streams, technical advisory groups, etc. 
  • Partner with Kinship and Mars Petcare teams to understand their data needs, while thinking like the end user and translating these needs into technical requirements that will drive business value
  • Hire top talent while being mindful of the important balance between culture fit, technical excellence and diversity.
  • Inspire a healthy, collaborative, empathetic engineering culture in line with Kinship’s values, helping your team grow and develop their careers at Kinship
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and processes for assessment and improvements.


As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:


  • You Have Courage: a willingness to bring forth a new idea, engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and action will full accountability
  • You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you’ve learned
  • You Value Difference: a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work.


  • 10+ years of experience in data engineering and data infrastructure 
  • Previous experience hiring, managing, and coaching data engineers of varying levels of experience, evaluating existing vs future skillset needs as a team evolves 
  • Demonstrated, hands-on expertise in leading development of full end to end data engineering projects
  • Experience in a cloud environment like AWS and familiarity with tools like Kubernetes, Kafka, FiveTran, Airflow, Glue, Athena and Data Lake Formation.
  • Skilled in Python, PySpark, SQL or similar and willing to get your hands dirty  
  • Enthusiastic about event-driven architecture, micro-services, data privacy, and data quality/reliability 
  • Able to work cross functionally and discuss technical concepts with both technical and nontechnical audiences of varying seniority 
  • Passion for working creatively with interesting, innovative data


  • Opportunities to impact and grow the business on a day to day basis
  • Dog-friendly workplaces 
  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for Full-Time Employees and their families
  • Unlimited paid time off for Full-Time Employees
  • Hybrid work environment 
  • Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby) for Full-Time Employees
  • Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
  • An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

Kinship is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Note to Search Firms/Agencies:
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Where we are

Our New York City office is conveniently located right off the 28th street 6 train station bustling with fantastic cafes, restaurants, and bars. A few blocks away is gorgeous Madison Square Park where you can pick up SweetGreen nearby and have lunch with a view.

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What are Kinship Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Kinship's Vacation Policy is Unlimited with a strongly encouraged minimum of 20 vacation days per calendar year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Kinship's NYC office kitchen is a snackers dream with all the chips, crisps, crackers, and canned seltzers you can think of. Delicious coffee options, too!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of Kinship

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Kinship is founded on making a better world for pets, but I've realized it also extends to Associates. The pandemic has exposed major weaknesses in our previous work/life balances and I'm proud to work for a company that continues to adapt to everyday challenges whether it's flexibility, unlimited PTO, we're always working to keep things balanced.


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What does your typical day look like?

It's cliché but I love that there isn't a typical day! Since I joined, we've started three businesses, opened new offices, launched myriad new products, and hired tons of incredible people. As General Counsel, I get to interact with all our departments, advise and support our businesses, and learn from so many talented, creative folks everyday!


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