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Redefining the hotel experience through inspiring design and modern service.

Director of Data Engineering

$120k – $170k AngelList Est.
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With thousands of beautiful spaces built for travel and life, Sonder is transforming the future of hospitality. Each Sonder is purposefully selected, designed and maintained - customized to reflect the vibe of its neighborhood. Whether your stay is two days, two months or two years, in a studio or a six-bedroom, Sonder ensures a unique, yet consistent experience. And with 24/7 on-demand service, crisp linens, and over 200 other quality standards, we’re taking stay further for guests all around the world.

Sonder started a little over four years ago, and now has thousands of spaces in cities across the globe.

This is a leadership role with a charter to construct the backbone of our data driven culture by collecting and organizing structured and unstructured data in a scalable way. Our product and business teams are passionate about using data to drive their decisions and learn, and your team is the provider of this data. You'll work directly with product managers, software engineers, analysts and data scientists to align your teams' work with our critical product and business needs. We're a small team of data engineers that moves fast. Come join us!


* Your team will build data pipelines, architect the structure of the data, build tools and be responsible for its quality. Your team also owns tools, processes and controls to help the team grow at scale.
* You will provide guidance for the goals of the team, and ensure they're moving the company forward
* You will maintain a high bar for recruiting, hiring and performance of the engineering team
* You will provide hands-on technical management, guidance, and support including system/design/code review
* You will be responsible for the health of your teams' systems and technologies
* Develop the data roadmap using the most appropriate technologies and manage and expand in-house data teams to support growth. Communicate regular updates to internal stakeholders.


* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Science disciplines, or comparable
* 5 years experience as an organizational and people leader.
* Proven ability to lead and mentor a highly technical engineering team while also demonstrating the ability to discuss, understand and synthesize solutions for the business needs and data management requirements of other organizational units.
* Ability to collaborate with business unit leadership as well as individual members of the team with strong empathy, and ability to creatively problem solve.
* Deep understanding and experience of data architectures, information systems deployment and storage techniques and information management and analysis tools.

We also have great benefits to make your life easier so you can focus on what you're best at:

• Competitive salary
• Generous stock option plan
• Medical, dental and vision insurance
• Unlimited vacation
• Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders
• A company with a huge vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, ambitious and fun to work-with colleagues!

Depending on your location:
• Daily catered lunches
• All the coffee you can imagine
• Snack-filled kitchen

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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