Director of Engineering, Catalog and Data Lake

Director of Engineering, Catalog and Data Lake

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MultiThreaded Engineering, UX and Design at Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, our goal is to help our customers look great and feel great about themselves by revolutionizing how people shop. In a time-starved world where shopping often feels overwhelming, our business connects customers to clothes they love. Whether it’s helping someone dress for success at a new job or taking the stress out of packing for a family vacation, we fix clients’ closets – and they love us for it!

We’ve built unique, innovative software for merchandising, warehouse and inventory management, remote styling, and logistics. We leverage vast amounts of client data to make decisions throughout the company. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our clients and a very successful business. We believe we are only scratching the surface of our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people to contribute!


Director of Engineering, Catalog and Data Lake


About Stitchfix 

Stitch Fix is the world’s leading online personal styling service. The company combines data science and human judgment to deliver apparel, shoes, and accessories personalized to its clients’ unique tastes, lifestyles, and budgets. The service is available for women, men, and kids, and designed to help all clients look, feel, and be their best selves. Our mission to change the way people find what they love by combining technology with the personal touch of seasoned style experts. The Stitch Fix experience is not merely curated—it’s truly personalized. Stitch Fix is here to help clients save time, look great and evolve personal style over time. 

About the Role

At Stitch Fix, we are revolutionizing our merchant and vendor interactions to be highly automated and algorithmically driven for fueling our desire to bring infinite inventory in a personalized manner to our customers. We are looking for a passionate leader who would be responsible for building a world-class product catalog management platform and backend suite of tools and services. This role would lead the delivery of complex data engineering projects to support how we ingest, store, and make our inventory data available across all of our business critical systems like algorithmic merchandising, BI and analytics, financials, and consumer facing properties. You will be managing and working cross functionally across teams of product engineers, data-scientists and machine learning engineers who have built and scaled organizations like Google, Netflix, eBay, Github etc and care about creating leaner and agile supply-chains that allow our business to continue to meet our customer demands. You will be developing, managing and growing a team of data engineers and leading by example with a passion for software craftsmanship and strong engineering process. 


You’re excited about this opportunity because you will… 


  • Set strategy and execute to build Stitchfix’s catalog management platform.
  • Collaborate with data science  leaders, engineering leaders and other stakeholders to roadmap, structure, prioritize and execute on catalog engineering requirements. 
  • Manage, mentor and grow a team of data engineers that support the increasing needs of our data scientists and merchandising organization.
  • Set and keep a high quality engineering bar for all data projects. 
  • Take ownership of key data technology decisions, with an understanding of long term business impact. 
  • Lead by example and grow an organization of bright, kind and motivated-by-challenge individuals and leaders that create great outcomes, while staying nimble and humble.


We’re excited about you because… 


  • You’re smart, driven, and excited to learn new things
  • You work well with others and have strong communication skills
  • You have designed, developed, launched and maintained a company wide data lake preferably in the consumer goods industry and supporting diverse types of data as well as highly transaction solutions. 
  • You have a strong understanding of key big data technologies like Cassandra, Hive, Pig, Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake and have experience with AWS stack 
  • You have experience making architectural and design-related decisions for large scale platforms, understanding the tradeoffs between time-to-market vs. flexibility 
  • You have 8+ years of experience in data systems, data engineering and data pipelining, and 5+ years of management experience


Why You’ll Love Working at Stitch Fix


  • We are a group of people who are bright, kind and motivated by challenge. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same! 
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation
  • We are a technologically and data-driven business
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love”
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative
  • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day


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