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Director, Data Engineering

Tapestry

New York, NY, US

Explore the possibilities across our global house of brands.

Defined by inclusivity rather than exclusivity, Tapestry embraces the exploration of individuality and invests in helping you grow personally and professionally. Every individual in our global house has the opportunity to make an impact, learn and be part of our growing and unique story.

At Tapestry, we have the freedom to express ourselves and run with our best ideas across Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. We share a profound belief in both our individual and collective potential, and know that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

Primary Purpose: Tapestry is looking for an experienced leader for our Data Engineering team within the Analytics/Data Labs organization.  The hire will be responsible for leading our Data Engineering team focused on expanding and optimizing our data assets and data ecosytem, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams. The ideal candidate has experience working with emerging data technologies and will support our product developers and data scientists on data initiatives ensuring optimal and consistent solutions are put in place.  
Additionally, the candidate will play a role in Data Management across the Tapestry organization.  This includes database maintenance and auditing, project management and supporting cross-functional teams such as IT, CRM, Customer Experience, Privacy and Marketing with data-related projects.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in data engineering and management to lead a team of talented data engineers to:

  • Develop scalable data driven solutions using new generation technologies to automate, deploy, and monitor processes supporting the creation of data assets, analytical models, and data products.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet requirements to support data science and analytics projects.  Collaborate with various project stakeholders to define data requirements.
  • Proactively identify, design, and implement internal process improvements including: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, etc.
  • Work with stakeholders across the enterprise to assist with data-related technical issues and support their data infrastructure needs.
  • Support both Data Labs led and broader Tapestry required projects from gathering business requirements, data flow design/mapping, to user acceptance testing.
  • Develop and implement automated processes to ensure a high-level of data quality and drive resolution for any data anomalies and inconsistencies.

 

The accomplished individual will possess:

  • Programming experience with SQL and at least one modern language; Python preferred.
  • Experience with cloud architecture services (preferably AWS) including: Cloud Computing Capacity (EC2), Data Lakes (S3), Data Warehouses (Redshift), Serverless Computing (Lambda, Containers, Kubernetes).
  • Experience building and optimizing data pipelines, data/database architectures, and curated data sets.
  • Familiarity with data orchestration tools such as Airflow and data visualization/BI tools such as Tableau.
  • Experience leading teams and managing direct reports.
  • Strong analytic skills and hands on experience working with both structured and unstructured datasets along with a natural curiosity to understand data and apply to business challenges.
  • Strong project management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions to non-technical resources.  

 

An outstanding professional will have:

  • College degree required w/10+ years’ in the data and analytics space
  • History of building and managing successful teams
  • Familiarity with basic data science concepts and processes including predictive model design/training, model deployments, and ongoing maintenance/support.

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  • Managerial Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-KS1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

Req ID:  81621