Lead Systems Analyst - Data Analytics (AI/ML)

  • lululemon
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Apr 19, 2023
Full-time Agile Analytics Artificial Intelligence (AI) AWS Data Warehousing Forecasting Machine Learning Scrum SQL

Job Description

lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

about this team

This role is in the Global Product Technology team in the lululemon technology organization. The team is responsible for system reliability engineering, incident management and operations to ensure the right product is available at the right location and at right time.

a day in the life:

The ideal candidate will have a history of demonstrated results leading mid-size to large cross-functional Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning teams to deliver business values and thought leadership across matrixed organizations. They must thrive in fast-paced environments, be able to manage through ambiguity and complexity, create and simplify processes, and simultaneously support multiple projects impacting a growing global organization. This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work closely with internal technical teams as well as different facets of the lululemon enterprise.

  • Analyze technology systems and related processes to identify and design improvements.
  • Lead technical/business systems analysts to define minimum feature set, acceptance criteria, user acceptance tests.
  • Understand business needs around planning, demand forecasting, and inventory optimization and translate to functional and technical requirements.
  • Drive roadmap and planning sessions with key decision makers and stakeholders from across the organization to deliver defined scope of work and support through productionization.
  • Understand end-user interfaces and actions, and how a forecast supports those actions.
  • Coordinate with engineering team to develop the most cost-effective solution on complex, high-impact efforts with visualizations for given metrics or nature of data.
  • Engages in design and impact assessments with tech leadership team and architects.


  • 5+ years in technology with recent experience in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • 5+ years of agile and scrum team experience.
  • 3+ years of retail industry experience with Demand Forecasting, Planning and Allocation systems.
  • Proficient at requirement gathering, managing ambiguity, and driving a project from inception to delivery.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong cloud technology background: AWS preferred.
  • Strong communication skills: both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of SQL scripts for analysis and reporting on Data warehouse. i.e., Snowflake
  • Experience in agile/enterprise tools such as Jira, Confluence, ServiceNow, Zoom, MS Teams.
  • Preferred Scrum certification: SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) is nice to have.
  • Strong skills in Agile and facilitating experience of scrum events within team and program.

must haves

  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.

additional notes

Immigration support is potentially available for this role.

compensation and benefits package

For Washington Applicants: lululemon’s compensation offerings are rooted in a pay-for-performance philosophy that recognizes exceptional individual and team performance. The typical hiring range for this position in Washington is from $132,200-$173,500 annually; the base pay offered is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and internal equity. As part of our competitive Total Rewards offering, permanent employees in this position may be eligible for our competitive annual bonus offering, subject to program eligibility requirements.   

At lululemon, investing in our people is a top priority. We believe that when life works, work works. In addition to our competitive Total Rewards offering, we also have personal and professional development offerings. Our offerings recognize our teams for their performance and support whole person development, including support for employees on how to grow their career:   

  • Extended health and dental benefits, and mental health plans 
  • Paid time off 
  • Savings and retirement plan matching 
  • Generous employee discount 
  • Fitness & yoga classes 
  • Parenthood top-up 
  • Extensive catalog of development course offerings 
  • People networks, mentorship programs, and leadership series (to name a few) 

Note: Availability of the incentive programs, benefits, and perks may be subject to your location & employment type and may have certain eligibility requirements. The Company reserves the right to alter these incentive programs, benefits, and perks in whole or in part at any time without advance notice.