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Senior Engineering Manager, Decision Systems

DoorDash

DoorDash

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

About the Team

DoorDash is a data driven organization and relies on timely, accurate and reliable data to drive many business and product decisions. The Data Platform owns all the infrastructure necessary to run an operationally efficient analytical data stack.
Decision Systems is part of the Data + AI Platform and its goal is to enable Doordash to innovate, optimize and grow with safety and reliability using data driven methodologies. This goal is achieved by building and operating an intelligence & insights driven experimentation platform.

The team consists of engineers who work on the end to end workflow of experiments & feature flags, statistical analysis of experiment data, telemetry, monitoring of metrics. The team supports these products via user groups, evangelization, consultation and troubleshooting support for the growing Experimentation needs of the company. The articles published on Switchback experiments and network effect here (1), here (2) and here (3) provide some insight into the use cases and needs of the business.

About the Role

As an Engineering Manager of DoorDash’s Decision Systems (aka Experimentation & Insights), your scope and impact will be enormous given the data driven culture and the expanding and complex business and product needs of a growing successful company. Given the scope and impact, this role requires an experienced leader who brings passion, the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment, and the ability to hire, sustain and build a top-class team.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Drive vision & strategy for building the experimentation platform charter and position it to handle the challenges of a rapidly growing business.
  • You will bring your expertise in building and operating high scale systems with a focus on reliability and quality of analyzed data.
  • A well run, successful team via coaching, mentoring and providing technical and career guidance.
  • Build, sustain, and grow a diverse team to address the growing needs of the organization.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders building solutions on top of the platform.
  • Foster a positive and supportive work culture.

We’re excited about you because you have…

  • B.S., M.S., or PhD. in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of industry experience
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering management role.
  • Prior experience in Systems Engineering - you've built meaningful pieces of infrastructure in a cloud computing environment. Bonus if those were data processing systems or distributed systems
  • Familiarity with statistical data processing & analyzing tools
  • Familiarity with a cloud based environment such as AWS
  • Experience with these specific technologies is not required but helpful
  • Building or using A/B testing infrastructure.
  • Deep understanding of Statistics, ML/AI and large scale Data processing

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.

Compensation

The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.


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California Pay Range:
$230,700$346,100 USD