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VP, Data Engineering

Company: Zillow
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

About the team Zillow Group is on a multi-year journey to replatform the real estate industry, removing friction for buyers, sellers, renters, and borrowers. The Data Engineering team is at the heart of accomplishing this mission, building the data platforms and data sets that enable easy access to data for all teams within the business.

We are hiring a Vice President to lead the Data Engineering team, situated within Zillow's AI & Analytics organization.

The Data Engineering team enables the success of the company with data platforms that facilitate the flow of data to all parts of the business, business intelligence and reporting platforms that enables decision makers self-service access to data, and data marts / data warehouses that cross-link data across our businesses into denormalized data sets. This team will partner heavily with teams in product engineering, marketing, lines of businesses, and machine learning and data science teams in order to accomplish their goals. The team is skilled in the Hadoop ecosystem - Kafka, Spark, Flink, Hive, Presto - as well as AWS technologies and some machine learning. About the role We are looking for a technically conversant leader, coach, problem solver, and data engineering specialist to lead the Data Engineering team. To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Develop and own relationships with your business partners, engineering, marketing, and product management.
  • Partner with the business to co-author strategies and tactics to enable flow of data across the company.
  • Grow the team over the coming year by advocating for additional resourcing and hiring into new open positions.
  • Present the vision and strategic recommendations with clarity and concision to stakeholders having varying degrees of data fluency.
  • Manage and prioritize requests from partners and set realistic expectations. Transparently communicate about priorities on a regular basis.
  • Enhance the team's abilities to report on performance, focus on impact, and provide transparency about critical workstreams.
  • Hold a "big picture" view of Zillow Group. Identify emerging trends in big data of which leaders should be aware. Identify ways to utilize and organize our data to guide big strategic decisions.
  • Be accountable to the leadership of Data & Analytics for your success.
  • Partner with your senior leaders to promote career growth. This role has been categorized as a Remote position. "Remote" employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.In Colorado, the standard pay range for this role is $240,000.00 - $360,000.00 Annually. This range is specific to Colorado and may not be applicable to other locations. Who you are
    • A leader of data engineering teams with extensive experience in building data architectures and providing strategic guidance and decision support
    • A creative and innovative problem solver and storyteller with data, comfortable with helping partners think and solve difficult business challenges. You thrive on partnership and are able to build the bridge between the requirements of the business and the needed data and analytics to help the business reach their goals.
    • Have experience building data platforms that enable data producing teams to share data with data consuming teams efficiently and at scale.
    • Have experience creating analytical data sets and data warehouses that enable self-service access to KPIs and metrics.
    • Have consistently coached different data engineering roles (e.g data engineers, software developers, business intelligence, etc.) of your teams and growing leadership (managers and senior individual contributors) on your teams throughout your career.
    • Have experience in analytics. You are familiar with data engineering tools and methods possibly including Java, Python, SQL, ETL, Airflow, Spark, Kafka, Hive, Presto, and AWS technologies including S3, DynamoDB, and EMR. In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Get to know us Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life's next chapter. As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow - and its affiliates offer customers an on-demand experience for selling, buying, renting or financing with transparency and nearly seamless end-to-end service. Millions of people visit Zillow and its affiliate sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it - and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality. At Zillow, we're powered by our innovative and inclusive work culture, where everyone has the flexibility, support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to redefine the employee experience, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits . But don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For - List 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and HRC's Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology 2020, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials 2020, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents 2020, and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500. Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at . Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter. See what information we collect about you.

Keywords: Zillow, Seattle , VP, Data Engineering, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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