Away is seeking a Director of Data Engineering to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for building, scaling, and evolving our data infrastructure and data products. Your job will span all aspects of architecting our data pipeline strategy/implementation, ETL processes, building integrations, and developing complex data models that transform our raw data into useful information for teams across the company. The perfect candidate is excited to both lead a team - setting a vision for our roadmap and mentoring data engineers - as well as spending time writing code to develop our systems. This position is based out of our headquarters in Soho, New York City and reports to our VP of Engineering. 

What You'll Do:

  • Lead enterprise-wide data platforms, operations, and architecture management activities
  • Design and implement scalable data pipelines from our e-commerce platform, ERP, 3PLs, 3rd party services and out data warehouse
  • Build out new integrations as the complexity of our business and the volume of our data continues to increase
  • Work with analysts and business owners to iterate on data warehouse design and the data models and that feed our business intelligence tool to make data more accessible and foster data-driven decision making across the company 
  • Implement systems to catch bugs and monitor data quality, ensuring our production data is always accurate and available for key stakeholders and business processes that depend on it
  • This position is not just a management position, you will be expected to code, manage people, and architect for the future of data at Away as well as the department structure

Minimum qualifications:

  • 6+ years designing, building, shipping, and maintaining efficient, reliable data pipelines, and data models as part of a data warehouse solution
  • 3+ years managing people or mentoring a team of engineers
  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience with streaming data platforms like Apache Kafka and Amazon Kinesis
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages (we use Python) and the command line/git
  • Proficiency writing advanced SQL (e.g. window functions, subqueries, complex joins)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with the AWS suite of data and data science products (e.g. Redshift, S3, Sagemaker, etc), big data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Hive, Spark), event streaming (Apache Kafka), or iPaaS solutions (e.g. MuleSoft‎, Dell Boomi)
  • Experience with ETL tools like Airflow and dbt
  • Can easily communicate technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences - from engineers to business stakeholders - and navigate between big-picture and technical details
  • Experience with BI tools like Looker and Tableau

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We believe that getting away changes your understanding of the world around you. You’ll have generous PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And after three years with Away, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take an additional well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. As a global company, our benefits and perks vary by region, but they align with our commitment to support our employees’ wellbeing both inside and outside of work. We offer insurance coverage, financial contributions for retirement, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with snacks and coffee to keep you fueled throughout the day.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to 
  • do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs and grow your career along the way.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, company-wide trainings, and events, we’re building an inclusive environment where people can bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent and impact our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more… Dogs in the office, complimentary coffee with coworkers, weekly team lunches, quarterly team outings, and organized volunteer opportunities to give back to our local communities!

About Away

Away ( is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that’s just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies,” and a Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startup.”  We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, we’re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We’re hiring!

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