Sr. Data Engineer at Blue Nile

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Blue Nile is undergoing a once-in-a-decade data warehouse infrastructure overhaul, and we are seeking a Senior Data Engineer to help guide and develop the migration of our data into the cloud. This individual will serve as our SME for AWS Business Intelligence solutions and will mentor other developers on the team to level up in cloud technologies.  The success of this project is crucial to unlock our ability to Win with Data and Analytics (one of our strategic pillars) and this role will be a key contributor to help us achieve this goal.  The Senior Data Engineer will report to the Director of Data Engineering in the Analytics organization at Blue Nile. The ideal candidate for this position has already successfully led previous migrations of on-prem data warehouse solutions into AWS and is equipped with hard-won, hands-on knowledge of cloud warehousing best practices.  Excellent communication, problem-solving skills, and the ability to mentor fellow teammates are required. 

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are among the highest of all jewelers. We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style. We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership role in the design, development, maintenance, and usage of Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence
  • Design and engineer ETL solutions for batch and stream processing of on-prem data into the cloud
  • Continuously research and evolve ETL/ELT/data pipeline strategies to optimize sourcing, storage, and querying of data
  • Develop roadmap for data & analytics team
  • Ensure team priorities are aligned with company/business strategy
  • Lead project teams in delivery of significant projects
  • Research and assess applicability of big data platforms and cloud technologies
  • Work with internal business and analytics stakeholders on data ingestion and data “shaping” to meet business needs
  • Ability to provide leadership/guidance on multiple projects
  • Identify and promote best practices for data modeling
  • Provide oversight for all activities related to data cleansing, data quality, and data consolidation using standard methods and processes
  • Mentor fellow teammates on cloud ETL/BI tools

Qualifications for Sr. Data Engineer

  • Extensive Business Intelligence architecture and development experience with data warehousing and data lakes. (7+ years)
  • Expert level understanding of relational databases concepts and SQL (7+ years)
  • Proven data warehouse planning, strategy, architecture experience including migrating from on-prem solutions to the cloud
  • Experience working with Redshift, Snowflake, or other MPP databases. (3+ years)
  • Expert level knowledge and experience with AWS BI solutions, such as AWS Data Pipeline, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon EMR, AWS Glue, and Amazon Redshift. (3+ years)
  • Experience working with large data marts which are scalable and finely tuned for online interactive reporting
  • High level of proficiency developing ETL/data science solutions with Python. (Knowledge of pandas and Boto3 helpful)
  • Strong data modeling skills (multidimensional/star schemas)
  • Proven track record delivering high quality features to production using agile methodologies
  • Strong communication and leadership skills and ability to mentor and help level up other team members
  • Experience working with e-Commerce data is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Snowflake, Databricks and Tableau are a plus

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
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Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Blue Nile participates in local volunteer activities such as Fred Hutch Obliteride
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Blue Nile has an employee-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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