PopSugar Studios is hiring a

ShopStyle Lead Data Engineer

San Francisco, United States

ShopStyle, the leading fashion search engine, is looking for an ambitious backend engineer to join our team. ShopStyle attracts 18 million monthly users. We're building the next generation of social shopping with the best quality content and user experience in the market.

Our data team builds and operates a sophisticated processing platform to exploit the vast volume of data that ShopStyle produces. We analyze streaming and batch data to enrich our users’ shopping experience, and also to support business operations. Ongoing data engineering projects at ShopStyle include product recommendations, guided search, product scoring, and many more!

As our Lead Data Engineer, you will be responsible for architecting updates to that platform. You will also lead the development efforts of the team, managing the development cycle from requirements to delivery. If you’re an experienced data engineer with leadership skills, and want to own a cutting-edge data processing platform, then this role is for you.



  • Architect improvements to ShopStyle’s data processing platform
  • Lead the software development lifecycle of new processing jobs and data pipelines
  • Work with data scientists and other business members to develop requirements for data engineering projects
  • Manage more junior members of the development team


  • BS in Computer Science or demonstrated sustained success in the software engineering field
  • Competent Scala programmer
  • Experience with Spark
  • At least 5 years of work experience as a software engineer
  • At least 3 years of work experience as a data engineer
  • Working knowledge of both relational and document-oriented database systems
  • Basic knowledge of Machine Learning techniques and algorithms
  • Project management experience and interpersonal skills
  • Experience as a team lead/manager/mentor

Nice to have:

  • Java programming expertise
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Cassandra, MongoDB, and Postgres



POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company that is parent to lifestyle media publisher POPSUGAR, digital shopping platform ShopStyle, and monthly subscription box POPSUGAR Must Have. Together, the brands attract more than 100 million visitors worldwide and 2.4  billion monthly content views, with each brand being a leader in its space. POPSUGAR is the #1 lifestyle brand for young women, delivering inspiring, informative, and entertaining content in multiplatforms across entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, and parenting. POPSUGAR Studios, the video production arm of POPSUGAR, Inc., is the leading producer of online video lifestyle content, with more than 250 million monthly views of its original series.

POPSUGAR Inc. operates internationally in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, China, the Middle East, and the UK, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. The company is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital and IVP. For more information about POPSUGAR Inc., visit corp.popsugar.com.

POPSUGAR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive company culture. We celebrate our differences and embrace the varying ideas, interests, and life experiences that make us who we are. As a company with a mission to inform and inspire people all over the world, we believe that employing individuals with diverse backgrounds is essential to building a successful, creative, and innovative business.

We work hard, play nice, and welcome those who do the same.

Whoever you are, You are POPSUGAR.