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Sr Data Engineer


New York, NY, US

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.



Job Title: Sr. Data Engineer


Primary Purpose:

Support Tapestry’s big data platform and the development of enterprise AI / ML solutions  


The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Data Engineering to:


  • Support development, automation, configuration management and deployment of our cloud-native data pipelines to support business critical operations and analytics.
  • Design and advocate for modern data solutions using cloud native technologies, solid design principles, secure integration points, and automated deployments.
  • Create tooling, structure, automation for new initiatives and existing data pipelines
  • Act as the technical expert on solutions built on Tapestry’s data platform and data operations
  • Own code pipeline and service configuration management needs of the Big Data platform team
  • Own development, test and production environments within Data Engineering eco-system.


The accomplished individual will possess:


  • Strong ANSI SQL development skills (DML, DCL, DDL)
  • Working knowledge of Linux and AWS ecosystem
  • Experience working on Big data frameworks like Spark, hbase, Phoenix, Hadoop, Presto, Hive
  • Experience with AWS data technologies like Glue, Athena, and EMR
  • Fundamental understanding of data structures and experience with distributed computing platforms
  • Java/J2EE, Spring Framework, RESTful Services, Micro services, Java Testing Frameworks (JUnit etc.)
  • Good Scripting knowledge - automation using python/bash/other scripting language
  • Understanding of SCM principles and experience with versioning tools like Git, BitBucket etc.
  • Some exposure to NoSQL databases (Dynamo, Cassandra, Mongo etc.)
  • Experience developing web based interactive visualization tools and dashboards for Analytics is a plus.
  • Experience with build & IAC tools like Ant, Maven, Gradle, CMake, Jenkins, Cloud Formation, Terraform etc. is a plus.


An outstanding professional will have:


  • 3-5 years of experience building Data Engineering solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field 
  • Strong ability to understand, document and communicate technical architectures, best practices, toolsets, and solutions.
  • Collaborative skills to partner with other development teams and business analysts to deliver revenue impacting data infrastructure/platform solutions
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal, formal, and informal).
  • Flexible and proactive/self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership. 
  • Strong and innovative approach to problem solving and finding solutions.




Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • 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.

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_CE1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at

Req ID:  94416