Engineer 2, Data – Nordstrom Analytical Platform

  • Seattle, WA
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**Job Description** Nearly a year ago, we began our journey to transform our approach to data and analytics from a batch-centric platform with

**Job Description**

Nearly a year ago, we began our journey to transform our approach to data and analytics from a batch-centric platform with siloed data marts, to our Nordstrom Analytical Platform (NAP), a real-time, event-streaming-centric, analytical platform that provides high quality, pre-stitched 360 views of our customers, products, inventory, customer service, fulfilment/logistics, and credit. This year, we will release the next iteration of NAP’s Supply Chain and Fulfillment data products enabling Nordstrom data analysts, data scientists, leadership, store personnel and other business users for the first time to interact with a 360 view of customer order routing, fulfillment and delivery related data across all channels (Full Price and Off Price) and platforms (,, mobile apps, etc) in a single place at near real-time.

Nordstrom Data Technology is pivotal to the Nordstrom customer experience. As a data engineer, you will be working on building the next generation of the Nordstrom Analytics Platform and deliver on the strategic vision of Supply Chain Fulfillment focused features and services to enhance the customer order, routing, fulfillment and delivery experience. You will be a key part of our Nordstrom Technology team that applies scientific, mathematical and social principles to design, build, and maintain technology products, devices, systems and solutions. These technology products and solutions provide amazing customer experiences while meeting the needs of the business. The Data Engineer 2 will focus on the design and development of highly scalable software applications, services, data pipelines and database solutions. The ideal candidate is creative, customer-driven and has a passion for data products. This opportunity also provides various avenues to collaborate and influence several other platforms within Nordstrom Technology and have a company-wide impact – both business and engineering.

**A day in the life…**

+ Design and develop distributed data processing pipelines in the Big Data ecosystem using Spark, Flink, Kafka, Hive, Hbase, Presto, etc.

+ Proficiency in writing SQL queries, schema design, and familiar with relational MPP databases such as Teradata and Redshift and/or Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Presto, Pig, Spark, etc.).

+ Working experience with various data formats such as Avro, JSON, Parquet, ORC.

+ Experience with cloud environments such as AWS or Azure.

+ Experience with automation and orchestration platforms such as Airflow.

+ Partner with the Engineering Manager, Data Engineers, Technical Program Managers, Analysts, Data Scientists and other stakeholders on building a best-in-class suite of processing tools and reporting mechanisms to bring the most salient, insightful data more directly into key business functions.

+ Continual performance tuning and capacity planning for future growth potential.

+ Provide a constant flow of new and innovative ideas.

+ Works with larger team to drive to resolution on complex engineering problems.

+ Accountable for resolving specific issues within a particular area, application, technology or system.

+ Makes decisions which require understanding of both internal and external impacts to team/project.

+ Viewed as a trusted engineering resource.

**You own this if you have…**

+ 2+ years of professional experience in practice area

+ 2+ years of experience in at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, Java, Scala)

+ 2+ years of experience with MPP Databases, SQL, data modeling, data mining, and automated engineering solutions.

+ Experience in developing near real-time data processing solutions using Kafka, Flink, Spark Streaming is a major plus

+ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent practical experience

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**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

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