As a Head of Engineering, you lead a team of 20+ data & BI-engineers. You will implement best practice processes to create an agile, fast and efficiently working team. You will provide technical direction and ongoing leadership for the department which builds all planning and reporting products within Category Management.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
Impact. You drive team mastery in world-class engineering and development techniques to deliver fast, stable and scalable production system and AI models. You mentor your Engineering Managers to help their teams make the right decisions fast, but you also don’t mind rolling up your sleeves to provide hands-on technical guidance
Vision. You co-own the product vision and roadmap. You are responsible for knowing what it takes to achieve our vision, for setting ambitious but attainable goals, for ensuring that your teams’ estimates are reliable, and for developing the architecture vision and technology roadmap to drive Zalando’s core business.
Collaboration. You facilitate collaboration, communication and decision-making between different data engineering teams and stakeholders. You partner with Senior Product leaders, other Engineering and Architecture leaders to build the best possible solutions for Zalando by following the agile approach.
Growth. You attract, assemble and retain the right engineering talent while cultivating a culture of ownership, mastery, innovation and purpose.
Development. You drive continuous improvement and develop your Engineering Managers to become bar raisers and future Leaders within Zalando.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Leadership. You bring extensive experience in people management and agile development environment. (coaching, team-building and conflict resolution. )
Experience. In designing, coding and operating large-scale data-heavy business processes implementations and in solving data science and data integration challenges, preferable in an e-commerce environment. You possess a sharp analytical mind and proven ability to understand and analyze complex processes, structures and problems supported by a strong methodical approach.
Technologies. Hands-on experience with at least one programming language like Java, Scala or Python and interest in the newest developments in data engineering technologies. You have already built large scale platforms using microservices, machine learning, data technologies such as Spark, Presto, Hadoop or Kafka running on AWS in container solutions like docker.
You are familiar with RDBMS like Oracle, Exasol or MS SQL, reporting systems such as MicroStrategy or Tableau.
Execution. In delivering great products on-time and within budget with an attention to detail, ability to look at solutions in creative and unconventional ways; recognise opportunities to innovate and engage stakeholders in vision and strategy.
Education. In holding BS / MS in Computer Science, a Data Science field or a related discipline
YOU ARE OFFERED
Culture. A culture of trust, empowerment and feedback; 100+ internal guilds; tech talks; product demos; coder dojos.
Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on zalando.com; discounts from external partners; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services*; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms*; additional holidays & volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings*. (*Depending on location)
Development. Extensive onboarding, personal branding support focused on leadership, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.
Peers. International, accomplished experts and self-organized, autonomous teams.
Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!!
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Long Island City, Queens, NY, USA
The Project Manager, IT Digital and Customer Products plans, coordinates and manages a portfolio of projects between IT and assigned business units for Loyalty Products. With the guidance of the IT Manager and Product Manager the Project Manager actively leads all aspects of the projects from start to finish, including project team definition, project planning, documentation, vendor selection contract management, product purchasing, tracking, reporting, rollout, interfacing with training and support groups, and formalized project closure.
Project initiation: Define project high level scope, establish stakeholders, and secure funding and/or internal resources.
Project planning: Create requirements specification and project plan. Define project team.
Establish resource allocation decisions with managers of each IT discipline. Coordinate vendor selection and vendor contract management. Facilitate product purchasing. Establish success criteria.
Project execution: Collect technical documentation, deployment plan, support plan. Interface between IT and business units and/or vendors.
Project control: Manage changes, risks, scope, cost, quality, communications, time, and procurement.
Project closure: Collect formal acceptance, evaluate established success criteria to determine success. Close cost accounts and contracts.
Ensure that JetBlue IT and business standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with Company policies, audits, security, and regulatory requirements
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years’ experience managing projects OR Master’s Degree with three (3) years’ experience managing projects
Knowledge of industry standards in project management and development methodologies (PMBOK, MSF, SEI, Agile Methods, RUP, etc.)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Project, Excel, Power Point, SharePoint, Word and Visio
Knowledge of technology fundamentals and concepts (Microsoft technologies preferred)
Knowledge of IT disciplines and interdependencies
Knowledge of budget processes and ability to manage and track large project budgets
Knowledge and experience of project cost tracking
Ability to rapidly resolve issues and recognize when escalation is necessary
Strong vendor management, negotiation and resolution skills
Excellent problem solving and structured thinking skills
Flexibility, agility and change management skills
Ability to tailor communication style to different audiences, and to exercise good judgment in frequency and nature of communications to different parties (senior management, stakeholders, team members, etc.).
Available for occasional overnight travel (15%)
In possession of valid travel documents with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
Knowledge of Airline industry landscape and experience in digital consumer-facing products
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by Project Management Institute (PMI) .
Experience managing project budgets greater than $250K with several team members
Strong interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills including the ability to motivate others
Ability to work effectively with all levels and in diverse environments
Ability to manage risk
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
Excellent customer service and an understanding of how IT is ultimately delivered to the Customer
Regular attendance and punctuality
Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
Computer and other office equipment
Normal office environment
Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the crewmember(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Expectations may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.
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