Sr. Manager Platform Engineering

Foot Locker Bradenton , FL 34205

Posted 5 days ago

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The Sr. Manager Platform Engineering leads architecture and implementation of analytics technology for FootLocker websites, mobile applications, and partner integrations. This is a big data platform consisting of a cloud based data lake, real time streaming and activation of personalized content across our various distribution channels.

The Sr. Manager leads a team of 6-8 platform engineers responsible for platform operations, DevOps, and delivery of our data products. This is a unique opportunity to lead a big data platform, best practices and data governance across multiple industry leading sneaker brands.

  • Own the operation of our Big Data platform and ensure as close to 100% uptime as possible

  • Hadoop Platform and/or Azure cloud experience around Big Data technologies and frameworks

  • Knowledge of common ingestion patterns and how to utilize real-time, stream based processing

  • Drive the teams execution towards our roadmap items via Agile

  • Handle the role of Product Owner for our Platform Engineering team

  • Mentor and enable our current associates to thrive in our organization

  • Demonstrate ownership of data integrity; Ensure that it supports the analyses and recommendations being proposed

  • Provide guidance for data integrity issues, ongoing maintenance, and data governance for digital data.

  • Monitor and report data security compliance.

  • Maintain detailed documentation of data collection methods and dependencies

  • Work with key stakeholders to integrate analytics requirements, and updates into production cycles

  • Solid knowledge of the SDLC and enforcement of standard software development practices

  • Architect and implement site personalization to meet data collection and reporting needs using Adobe Target

  • Conduct audits and troubleshoot tracking gaps to maintain data confidence and implement data standardization practices

  • Support a data-driven culture by educating the organization on everyday uses of data as a resource

  • Work with our Data Science / Product organization in helping achieve our product goals


The Sr. Manager Analytics Development will have direct supervisory responsibilities for 6-8 Analytics Developers.

  • Four-year degree required. Emphasis in Computer Science, Business Administration, Statistics, Information Science, Web Analytics or related field preferred

  • 5+ years of experience leading Big Data / Hadoop / Data Ingestion based teams

  • 3+ years of experience leading a Shared Services / Platform organization, client-first mentality, collaborative and helpful attitude

  • Expert knowledge of data warehousing concepts, data schemas, etc.

  • Proven knowledge of web standards and cross-browser compatibility issues.

  • Extensive experience working with a Data Science / Product organization group and enabling them to deliver at a fast pace

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously while successfully meeting established goals and deadlines; manage work in a fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environment

  • Understanding of online measurement and analytics, with the ability to provide meaningful and actionable insights and analysis.

  • Proven history of self-direction, creativity, and ability to meet deadlines.

  • High level of attention to detail, quality, and effective verbal and written communication skills along with excellent follow-through

  • Team leadership experience required

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