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Data Engineering Manager



Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

At MyFitnessPal, we believe health starts with what you eat. We provide tools, resources and support to enable users to reach their health goals. We are looking for a Data Engineering Manager to join the MyFitnessPal Engineering team. Our users rely on MyFitnessPal to power their health and fitness journeys every day. As a member of our MyFitnessPal Engineering team, you’ll have the opportunity to positively impact those users with your expertise in the backend systems and data that drive the MyFitnessPal ecosystem. In addition to technical expertise, you’ll find that your teammates value collaboration, mentorship, and inclusive environments.

What you’ll be doing:

Our Data Engineering Manager is responsible for coaching and leading a team of talented engineers and analysts as we deliver on our roadmap. To thrive in this role, you will execute well in an agile environment where we’ll depend on you to make pragmatic decisions, establish and use tight feedback loops, and take calculated risks based on your knowledge from collaborating with your peers. You’ve led teams before—either with direct reports or as a technical lead—and are comfortable delivering and receiving feedback with trust and candor. You know that your success is dependent on the success of your team, and you’re committed to coach and serve a team of experienced engineers.

  • Promote growth of teammates through mentorship and coaching
  • Develop relationships across business intelligence, engineering, product and marketing teams
  • Influence and partner with the business intelligence team to optimize data marts used in reporting
  • Support empowered product teams driven by data insights and rely on your team’s data pipelines to experiment new product ideas
  • Evangelize data definitions and transparency through data catalog and data validation tooling
  • Evaluate and improve existing systems and APIs to provide more robust solutions that allow others to move quickly and efficiently.
  • Support resolution of production issues across the entire MyFitnessPal stack
  • Work with our engineering, product and leadership teams in support of MyFitnessPal to solve critical user problems. This is a broad surface area and uses a variety of technologies.

Qualifications to be successful in this role:

  • Have a passion for operational excellence, data quality, and process improvement
  • Strong experience with SQL, Python, dbt, and similar programming languages
  • Help other teammates grow through mentorship and coaching
  • Enjoy solving complex problems with a focus on delivering the smallest executable set.
  • Knowledge of best practices in data analysis, data modeling, and test methodologies for software products and data
  • Experience with analytics tools such as Tableau and Power BI
  • Strong experience in data quality testing and data catalog integrations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Comfortable leading group discussion and giving presentations to all levels of management and staff
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, either as a scrum master or product owner
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical staff about software and data issues.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with B2C marketing, social media advertising, mobile app marketing and reporting, and common marketing technologies preferred (i.e. Segment, Amplitude, Branch, Facebook Ads, Google Search Ads, Apple/Google App store, Apple Search Ads, Appflyer, Split.io, Braze, Tableau, Snowflake)
  • Travel Requirement: Approximately 10% travel will be required for this position
  • Job Location: Austin, TX preferred but open to remote

Please consider applying even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. Research shows you can still be considered for a position if you meet some of the requirements. At MyFitnessPal, we’re building a fitness product for everyone and believe our team should reflect that. We encourage people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at MyFitnessPal ranges from $150,000 - $170,000. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, MyFitnessPal offers a wide range of comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, parental planning, mental health benefits, annual performance bonus, a 401(k) plan and match, responsible time off, monthly wellness and technology allowances, and others.

Exciting Full-Time Employee Benefits, Perks and Culture

Embrace the Freedom: Be a digital nomad, work from anywhere we have operations within the continental U.S.

Office Vibes: If you prefer working in an office, we've got you covered, our HQ is in vibrant Austin, TX.

Face-to-Face Connections: We value personal connections. Enjoy opportunities to meet and connect with your team members in person to help forge meaningful relationships that extend beyond the virtual realm. Teams meet as often as needed and all of MyFitnessPal gathers annually.

Flexibility At Its Best: Achieve the work-life balance you deserve. Enjoy a flexible time-off policy and work on your own terms with our Responsible Time Off benefit.

Give Back: Use your volunteer days off to support what matters most to you. Each full time teammate receives 2 days per calendar year to give back to their community through service.

Mentorship Program: Take control of your career through our mentorship program where, if you’d like, you will be matched with a teammate who can help you scale your skills and propel your growth.

Family-Friendly Support: Embrace the journey with confidence and care. Enjoy our paid maternity and paternity leave, to provide time to balance family responsibilities with your career and take the time needed to strengthen family relationships. We understand the complexities of starting or expanding a family, which is why we provide best-in-class comprehensive assistance for fertility-related matters.

Wellness Comes First: Live Good Health is one of our core values. Receive a monthly Wellness Allowance, empowering you to focus on your physical and mental well-being by choosing from a range of wellness initiatives, including dedicated mental health days.

Celebrate Greatness: Your hard work deserves recognition! Our reward and recognition platform empowers peers to acknowledge and reward each other for the exceptional contributions they make.

Elevate Your Health & Fitness: Get access to MyFitnessPal Premium, allowing you to take your fitness, health and wellness journey to new heights.

Unlock Your Potential: Access our virtual learning and development library, and participate in training opportunities to continuously grow and enhance your skills.

Championing Inclusion: Our dedicated DEI Committee actively fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace by setting actionable goals and evaluating progress across the organization.

Healthcare Matters: Your well-being is our priority. Take advantage of our competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits that cater to your holistic healthcare needs. Feel secure and supported on your wellness journey.

Secure Your Future: Benefit from our retirement savings program, giving you peace of mind for your financial goals. Reach them sooner with MyFitnessPal’s competitive employer match.

At MyFitnessPal, our mission is to enable people to make healthy choices. And it wouldn't be possible without our team. We celebrate the unique POV that each person brings to the table and believe in a collaborative and inclusive environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, military or veteran status, sex, gender, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. These are our guiding ideologies and apply across all aspects of employment.

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