Data Platform Engineer - Algorithms Enablement

Stitch Fix, Inc.
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Job Description

The Algorithm Enablement team at Stitch Fix is a highly impactful group of data platform engineers who develop some of the most mission critical infrastructure at Stitch Fix. The team owns our API strategy, execution as well as systems and platforms to help unlock critical algorithmic capabilities. In addition we also invest in high-leverage, self-service platforms and tools to facilitate scalable research & development for our data scientists. We are driven by the elegance of beautiful abstractions that scale and age well, and by helping our colleagues run production algorithms with less friction, which ultimately increases the velocity at which the business can progress.

About the Role

In this role, you will be developing, monitoring and improving our Machine Learning systems and tools - to support the work of the Data Scientists and Product teams:

  • Building new platform services, tools and infrastructure for delivering algorithmic models to production.
  • Responsible for implementing metrics, monitoring and operating a highly diverse set of critical systems.
  • Consult and advise Data Science teams in using the platform tools and services.
  • Collaborating and partnering with different functions within Stitch Fix - Data Science, Product, Engineering and other platform teams.
  • Contribute to the long term technical strategy of the team, especially focused on scalable, resilient architecture.
  • Drive technical decisions via design and code reviews.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Collaborate with and learn from a wide range of partner teams - data scientists, engineers and business partners - to solve distributed systems and business problems in a scalable way.
  • Join a group of bright, talented and kind engineers in a team that has very high visibility across the organization.
  • Build elegant and intuitive solutions that establish best practices for Data Scientists when operationalizing ML models.
  • Share ideas and direct the team’s investment in impactful directions.
  • Pioneer our way through real-time interactive recommendation systems that actively learn our client’s style preferences.

We’re excited about candidates who have:

  • Strong experience (5+ years) in building out scalable distributed and production systems, specifically around personalization and recommendations systems.
  • Exceptional technical acumen - including architecting distributed systems with tradeoffs, developing high quality software, and operationalizing services.
  • Experience working autonomously and taking ownership of projects.
  • Ability to think globally, devising and building solutions that meet many needs across the organization and prioritize business impact.
  • Strong cross-functional communication skills that help simplify and move complex problems forward with business partners.
  • Natural curiosity and tendency to get excited to dig in and understand how things work.
  • Experience with the technical stack and tools we use in the team including: Python, RESTful web services (based on FastAPI), Docker, AWS Aurora, Datadog.

You’ll love working at Stitch Fix because:

  • We are a group of bright, kind and goal oriented people. You can be your authentic self here, and are empowered to encourage others to do the same!
  • We are a successful, fast-growing company at the forefront of tech and fashion, redefining retail for the next generation.
  • We are a technologically and data-driven business.
  • We are committed to our clients and connected through our vision of “Transforming the way people find what they love.”
  • We love solving problems, thinking creatively and trying new things.
  • We believe in autonomy & taking initiative.
  • We are challenged, developed and have meaningful impact.
  • We take what we do seriously. We don’t take ourselves seriously.
  • We have a smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right & is open to new ideas.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.
  • You will be proud to say that you work for Stitch Fix and will know that the work you do brings joy to our clients every day.

About Stitch Fix

At Stitch Fix, we’re about personal styling for everybody and we believe in both a service and a workplace where you can be your best, most authentic self. We’re the first fashion retailer to combine technology and data science with the human instinct of a Stylist to deliver a deeply personalized shopping experience. This novel juxtaposition attracts a highly diverse group of talented people who are both thinkers and doers. All of this results in a simple, powerful offering to our customers and a successful, growing business serving millions of men, women, and kids. We believe we are only scratching the surface on our opportunity, and we’re looking for incredible people like you to help us carry on that trend.

Company Info.

Stitch Fix, Inc.

Stitch Fix is an online personal styling service in the United States and United Kingdom. It uses recommendation algorithms and data science to personalize clothing items based on size, budget and style. The company was founded in 2011 and had an initial public offering in 2017 with a valuation of $1.6 billion.

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    Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
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