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Company: Zulily
Location: Seattle, WA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Job Description Details

Software Engineering Manager – Catalog Services

Zulily's Merchant and Vendor Platform team innovates to acquire, curate, and promote products so that Mom can discover great finds she trusts at unbeatable prices.  We're the organization that builds the tools and services that enable our merchants and partners to create the sales that you see shown daily on our website.  We own the catalog for Zulily, including pricing, and inventory management.    

For the Software Engineering Manager, Catalog Services, you own the catalog aggregation services, catalog search, and publishing to our website.  Over $2B in sales are generated off this catalog.  Our big mission this year is to greatly expand the scope of our catalog as we dive deep into automating the ingestion of products across the spectrum of vendors.  In partnership with the Catalog Services product manager, you will build an exciting multi-year plan that addresses the needs of both internal interests and external vendors/sellers, while optimizing for our most important customer, Mom.  You will then put your plan into action, delivering capability with incremental value throughout every year. 

The ideal candidate has successfully built highly available distributed systems at scale.  You have solid experience with making data-driven decisions, cross-organization collaboration, and a strong passion for operational excellence.  You have successfully delivered multiple projects using agile processes, iterating and learning as you go.  Extra points if you have worked with Kubernetes in the cloud.  You have strong communication and leadership skills that you use to lead a group of strong customer-obsessed engineers who love using technology to solve very hard problems, but never for tech's sake.  You love to collaborate with others.  You get excited with problems that are especially difficult with a lot of ambiguity.  You embrace our principles, including “Do What's Right”, “Be Brave”, and “Act with Empathy”. 


  • 7+ years of experience in large-scale system architecture. 
  • 3+ years of experience leading high-performing teams
  • Prior hands-on experience with building services in C/C++, C#, or Java.
  • Databases (prefer SQL and NoSQL)
  • Experience with Cloud
  • Success in owning and evolving Agile development processes
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Kubernetes and/or Docker
  • Background building catalog systems, including search or any complex high-availability system, at scale
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, complex problem spaces, and multiple priorities.
  • Strong ownership and willingness to do what's right

About Zulily, LLC

Zulily, LLC, is a retailer obsessed with bringing its customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices. zulily features an always-fresh curated collection for the whole family, including clothing, home decor, toys, gifts and more. Unique products from up-and-coming brands are featured alongside favorites

from top brands, giving customers something new to discover each morning. zulily was launched in 2010 and is headquartered in Seattle with offices in Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information visit www.zulily.com. zulily, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRTEA, RTEB), which includes QVC, HSN, Zulily and the Cornerstone brands (collectively, “Qurate Retail Group”), as well as other minority investments. Qurate Retail Group believes in a third way to shop -- beyond transactional ecommerce or traditional brick-and-mortar stores -- and is #1 in video commerce, #3 in ecommerce in North America and #3 in mobile commerce in the U.S. (according to Internet Retailer). For more information, visit www.qurateretailgroup.com.


As an equal opportunity employer, Qurate Retail Group is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations for individuals pursuant to applicable law, individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at CareersUS@QVC.com for assistance.

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