Senior Software Engineer Manager, Data Platform


Position Purpose: 

The Senior Manager of Data Platform Engineering is a highly capable technology leader who is responsible for leading the development of our Data Platform and Data Engineering practice.  The role will interact with technology teams and the broader enterprise to build out a robust data platform to support all facets of Sleep Number. The Platform Owner will have direct responsibility for ensuring Strategic Business Alignment, Technical Direction, and Business Justification. This role is open to a remote worker in the US, otherwise will reside at our Headquarters location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build, lead, and coach a high performing team of software and data engineers responsible for Sleep Number’s corporate data platform
  • Deliver technology capabilities with a mindset of experience, always-on and access-anywhere
  • Responsible for leading the technical integration across teams, development planning, execution, and continuous improvements
  • Provide deep technical and engineering leadership to the organization
  • Be an expert at understanding the leading-edge technologies, drive awareness of how those connect to our business, and ability to design for the future
  • Establish robust software engineering practices to build cloud-native, mobile, data-driven, innovative, and secure capabilities
  • Manage the design/build/test/release processes end-to-end. Establish, refine, and continuously improve formal engineering development processes, procedures, and metrics
  • Manage prioritization and trade-offs among new business capabilities, operational excellence, and innovation

Key Performance Indicators

  • Operational excellence of Sleep Number’s corporate Data Platform
  • Deliver/enhance the platform with high quality and customer delight
  • Advancement of strategic intent by measuring coverage of the Enterprise Data model in the platform
  • Serves as mentor and coach to team members

Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields required. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Progressive experience leading Software or Data Engineering teams
  • Experience with Cloud application engineering and service development
  • Expertise with leading Mobile, UI/UX, Web, and API technologies and platforms, with a focus on building systems of engagement, leveraging common data and reusable services to deliver competitive advantages
  • Forward-thinking strategic leader with deep engineering mindset, passionate about talent development, who will lead the introduction and adoption of technologies and constantly changing customer expectations
  • Demonstrated depth in software engineering practices with the ability to influence and drive solution designs, architecture, and engineering decisions
  • Experience with modern data engineering technologies and techniques
  • Experience in Retail, Commerce, or Supply Chain business domains

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Creative problem solver, with strong analytical skills
  • Collaborative aptitude and experience working in a fast paced, ever-evolving environment
  • Technical leadership experience on medium and large-scale initiatives is desired
  • Experience working with agile/scrum methodology required
  • Ability to organize, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audiences, both technical and nontechnical

Working Conditions (if applicable):

  • Flexible availability required – business needs may require work during non-core business hours
  • Typical office environment, requiring at least 8 hours standing or sitting


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