Director, Data Engineering Product

Boston, MA

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Who We Are:

Wayfair Data Engineering is the engine that powers an eCommerce enterprise obsessed with data. We move fast, iterating quickly on big business problems. Data Engineering efforts are instrumental in further growing our market share in a $300 billion home goods market. Every day, we ingest billions of events/rows of data about how people pick out the perfect items for their homes, and data is what drives our business strategies and decisions.

We’re looking for an experienced Data Engineering leader, who will develop and execute a long-term strategy for reliable, performant, and scalable data platforms at Wayfair. In this role, you will bring extensive experience in both, technical delivery on data and a strong customer-centric approach to product management. Working within the Data Engineering organization, this individual will tightly partner with business leaders to understand their long-term goals and build data platforms enabling these goals. 

You will own and build the long-term vision for a world-class data platform. You will build and prioritize a roadmap to get our data engineering teams to that ideal state, enabling critical decision-making by data consumers. You will put mechanisms in place to ensure your org delivers high-quality, scalable, and performant data models and pipelines. You will work guide data engineers with industry-best data eng techniques to innovate and build new data models and data pipelines, improve and enhance existing data platforms as well as discover new opportunities to apply analytics, data science, and machine learning to solve critical problems.

You will also be expected to partner cross-functionally with advanced analytics, software engineering, data science, and other key teams to build a high-value roadmap of innovation for data eng that fits into the larger Wayfair mission. You will ensure effective communication and high-performing teamwork across organizations, leveraging tried and tested processes and techniques from your past. You will lead data and analytics platform adoption, recommendations, aligning strategic technical decisions, and will guide the team with your technical expertise. You will mentor, coach, and grow staff with core data eng competencies across Wayfair.

What You’ll Do:

  • Establish vision, strategy, and product roadmap for a cross-functional group of development teams across data engineering. You will own your roadmap, measure performance, keep your pulse on the customer, anticipate bottlenecks, make tradeoffs, and take acceptable risks to maximize the benefit for our customer and business
  • Partner with business stakeholders to deeply understand their businesses and co-develop potential solutions to supercharge growth, improve efficiency, and increase automation
  • Own and develop the technical architecture, design, and implementation of data platforms to empower large stakeholder groups
  • Lead your teams to deliver business impact by launching and iteratively optimizing products that improve our user experience in ways that lead to scalable, measurable gains in business metrics
  • Communicate and evangelize the product vision and progress throughout Wayfair from C-level stakeholders on down
  • Develop and monitor OKRs for key product initiatives and ensure alignment with stakeholder objectives

What You’ll Need:

  • 10+ years of product management experience for data engineering or analytics teams in an Agile development environment, ideally with exposure to a relevant product area (eCommerce; Advertising-tech; Marketing-tech; site development)
  • 7+ years experience successfully leading and growing high-performing data engineering teams that are highly effective both in terms of business impact and team culture
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with strong technical and product background in data engineering

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

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