Head of Data
Posted on 1/13/2023

51-200 employees

Photo & video editing software
Company Overview
VSCO’s mission is to help everybody fall in love with their creativity across all products and services. VSCO is a mobile app that helps you create beautiful, professional-looking photos and videos right from your mobile phone.
Remote • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Software Engineering
  • 6+ years experience in software development for data systems at scale
  • 4+ years of experience managing other engineers
  • Experience using metrics to drive product and business decisions
  • Solid track record of solving business challenges with strategic thinking, working across departments and solving challenges both in and out of engineering
  • Proven history of shipping data platform products and have successfully achieved pay-off threshold
  • Clear point of view on scaling data systems and implementation approaches informed by your experience
  • Experience working on data platform, ETL, data warehouses on AWS
  • Expertise in Python, SQL, Scala and Golang
  • Robust knowledge of agile principles and Scrum practices, including relative estimation, prioritization, planning, refinement, and retrospectives
  • Track record of recruiting, managing, and retaining talented engineers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand and navigate the data warehouse model from a low granular level as well as from a high strategic level
  • Experience building a company's overall data strategy real-time logging, data warehouse/lake development, training/productionalizing machine learning systems, experimentation framework, etc
  • Drive new data infrastructure initiatives to help improve processes for the data teams and the company at large
  • Drive the technical vision and deliver a world-class data platform on which critical business decisions are made
  • Drive and evaluate a build-versus-buy decision on parts of our data infrastructure and tooling
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners and leaders on defining and designing scalable data infrastructure
  • Lead planning and create a framework with which the team manages decisions and priorities based on the needs of the business
  • Drive the design, building, and launch of new data models and data pipelines at scale, by guiding the team and being hands on
  • Manage the team's backlog and priorities, and operate within existing systems to ensure expectations are clear and being met for all stakeholders
  • Drive data quality across datasets and systems by defining and managing SLAs
  • Facilitate team rituals including, stand-ups, planning, demos, backlog refinement, and retrospectives
  • Manage, mentor and grow a team of skilled data engineers proactively, with continuous feedback, thought leadership, partnership, and formal reviews
  • Collaborate with Executive Team to contribute to overall company strategy and growth
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience working with consumer product data
  • PhD in a quantitative field (e.g., statistics, economics, computer science, computational psychology)
  • Experience building a culture that positively impacts all of engineering
  • A deep appreciation for photography, video and/or other aspects of the arts