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Head of Data - Equinox MediaOverview
Equinox Media was formed with the aim of developing transformative technologies, media, and experiences that inspire and equip consumers to pursue fitness every day, harnessing the power of Equinox Group’s preeminent brands, talent, and geographic footprint. In March 2020, we debuted a first-of-its kind fitness platform powering two products: the Equinox Plus mobile app and the SoulCycle at-home bike. Equinox Plus provides access to expert guidance from industry-leading brands across modalities—wherever you are, whenever you’re ready. The world has yet to see a more powerful fitness collective, and this is just the beginning.Job Description
As Head of Data, you will provide leadership, management and technical vision necessary to transform and lead Equinox Media’s Data Platform & Data Science teams. This includes ownership over the technical definition, architecture, and scaling as we enter one of the most pivotal growth years for our flagship product: Equinox+. In this role, you’ll see a direct impact between your work, company growth, and our members.
A successful VP at Equinox Media is a technically strong and business savvy leader, with a deep understanding of data and infrastructure systems as our business crosses a variety of consumer platforms from our at-Home SoulCycle Bike and retail channels, sports sciences and wearables, content distribution and streaming, to scaling out the systems to support user growth.
As one of the leaders on the Executive team, this position is expected to lead with excellence – they will shape the technology strategy and oversee all of our data and platform engineering efforts to scale, developing and maintaining an innovative engineering culture. Our team embraces a true entrepreneurial spirit; operating with a sense of pride, perseverance and care for one another. We strive to continually deliver the best results and focus on how every action taken helps push our mission forward.
Your Work and Impact:
Technical Vision and Organizational Success
Set the vision and strategy for data and platform engineering solutions that fuels the exponential growth of our business in the coming years
Translate technology investments into measurable business value and outcomes
Provide purpose, context and coaching to the Directors and Managers on the team
Set up scalable tools and infrastructure direction while optimizing total cost of ownership
Oversee the organizational structure for engineering teams across data engineering, machine learning & data science
Experience with systems that leverage near real time data to drive personalized experiences (recommendations, CRM, etc.) for our Members
Manage multiple large architecture functional areas through functional leaders
Set technical standards, testing standards, operating principles for team members, and Agile and SDLC processes
Oversee Engineering and R&D budgets and continuously find ways to optimize infrastructure spend
Hiring, Retaining, and Fostering an Inclusive Engineering Culture
Influence a culture of diversity & inclusion and create an environment of experimentation, learning, empathy and belonging
Create an innovative engineering and technology culture, characterized as highly collaborative, execution-focused, highly productive, technologically excellent, and member-first oriented
A catalyst for recruitment and growth, while overseeing the organizational structure for engineering teams across data engineering, machine learning & data science
Coach and provide management guidance to high performant senior engineering leaders
Vendor and budget Management: Ability to successfully create productive relationships with software and consulting vendors to do staff augmentation and manage budget.
Acting as a career mentor to team members
Experience managing a distributed engineering organization and creating continuity of engineering practices across multiple offices
Work with your engineering team and leads to plan and track development of all projects through delivery to production
Use data and feedback from participants and peers to drive continuous optimization of cross functional team structures and software development processes
Collaborate with partner company teams to assure that we’re building scalable, available, fault tolerant software
Passion for data driven decision making and continuous process improvement
Personal passion for fitness, wellness and/or fit-tech
Experience with modern distributed data technologies (Glue, Athena, Kinesis, Snowflake), relational database systems (PostgreSQL, MySQL) and and ML engineering systems (Sagemaker, Databricks)
Experience with modern and modular platform engineering concepts including Serverless, Shared Nothing, CI/CD, Containers, Microservices, etc.
Experience with cloud systems which have sophisticated access control/configuration capability
At Equinox Media, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more resilient company. We celebrate unique points of view and experiences across age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability and ethnicity in building the future of our digital business. We aren't just a company; we're a community vested in each other's successes. We value humility and a team approach at every level of the company. We want to inspire a workplace where individuals embrace their differences and similarities, where we are building products and experiences that inspire and improve people's lives.