Engineering Manager - Big Data Platform Team at Nordstrom

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Engineering Manager - Big Data Platform Team


Job Description


Nordstrom is a leading fashion retailer founded on a simple idea: offer each customer the best possible service, quality, value, and selection.  Striving to help our customers feel good and look their very best starts with Nordstrom Technology.  Our teams of technology professionals provide tools and services that enable us to better anticipate experiences that allow our customers to purchase what they want, when they want, and how they want.


Nordstrom is looking for a talented Engineering Manager to lead our Big Data Platform team.  At the heart of our data-driven decision-making processes and services is NAP, the Nordstrom Analytical Platform, and the Big Data Platform team supports the Object Layer of NAP.  The Big Data Platform team’s mission is to deliver highly available enterprise scale Big Data platforms that amaze and delight our internal customers.


In this role, you will report to the Senior Engineering Manager and lead a team of DevOps software engineers who deliver code to AWS with our CI/CD pipelines.  You will work closely with the Senior Engineering Manager, Technical Program Manager, and Product Owner to design, build, and support Nordstrom’s Big Data platforms.  You will own technical solutions that comply with Nordstrom’s engineering standards while applying Site Reliability Engineering principles.  You will be responsible for recruiting and hiring talent as well as coaching and mentoring your team members in their career.


Join us now as we transform Nordstrom’s Big Data platforms from the ground up.


A day in the life…

  • Lead a team that supports enterprise Big Data platforms in AWS including EMR, Presto, Spark, and Ranger

  • Own the team’s application architecture, coding standards, and quality of service monitoring

  • Deploy AWS resources and code changes with our CI/CD pipeline using GitLab, Java, Python, and Terraform

  • Mentor DevOps team members to live and breathe infrastructure as code following SRE principles

  • Create training opportunities for team members to learn latest technologies and methodologies

  • Partner with a dedicated technical program manager to manage project work following agile methodologies

  • Hire capable and motivated talent that can deliver swiftly and predictably

  • Employ continuous improvement methodologies across the team

  • Aggressively manage AWS costs


You own this if you have:

  • 5+ years of experience with Big Data solutions such as EMR, Hadoop, Presto, Spark, and Ranger

  • 5+ years of experience programming with general purpose languages such as Java, Python, or Go and scripting languages such as Unix Shell, Bash, and PowerShell

  • 5+ years of experience with AWS

  • 2+ years leading teams

  • Experience with Git, CI/CD tools, and automation practices

  • Experience with enterprise logging, monitoring, and alerting solutions such as Splunk, New Relic, and PagerDuty

  • Familiar with Kafka, Containers, Terraform, Ranger, and NiFi

  • Bachelor's or Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent


We’ve got you covered...


Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources


How we work

  • With others. We have remote pairing tools where engineers often work together, as well as virtual collaboration tools for building out architecture solutions.

  • With transparency. We encourage open dialog and discourse. We don’t encourage silos.

  • With agility. We don’t believe in following a process for process’s sake. We ship frequently and focus on delivering incremental value.

  • With open minds. We are committed to building a diverse team of people with unique perspectives. This encourages a healthy and inclusive environment that builds a more sustainable, successful company.

  • With pride. We value our people most of all. We invest in ourselves by applying our own strengths and interests to company



We’ve got you covered…


Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources


A few more important points...


The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.


Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.


Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at

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What are Nordstrom Perks + Benefits

Nordstrom Benefits Overview

Nordstrom offers comprehensive, flexible benefits to our employees and their families.

Wellness Program
myStrength® Program

Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Life Insurance
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

401(k) Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Paid Time Off
Bereavement Leave
Leave of Absence
Sabbatical Leave
Paid Maternity & Parental Leave

Dependent Care
Health Care Health Savings

Merchandise Discount
Transit or Work From Home Subsidy
Adoption Financial Assistance
Employee Assistance Program
Group Home/Auto Insurance
Group Legal Services
“No Meeting” Time Blocks
Caregiving Benefits
Employee Charitable Match Program
Rethink Program

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
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401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
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