Senior Engineering Manager, In-store Picking



About the Team

As DoorDash is venturing into new verticals such as Convenience, grocery, alcohol, pet food etc, the biggest problem we need to solve is how do I run a store?. One of the challenges we face running a store is: how do I make Picking efficient and fun for our dashers while they are searching for items in stores as big as several thousands of square feet. The In-Store Picking team is responsible for anything and everything related to the picking process in the store. This is a 0->1 team trying to figure out how map a store based on various input data available to us, determining pick path optimizations, and eventually introduce gamification to make picking fun.

About the Role

As an engineering manager in this role, you will have the opportunity to own a large portion of our last mile logistics cost structure and will directly contribute to the success of our convenience and grocery business. You will have an opportunity to work closely with senior leadership across engineering, product, operations, and data science to build features that will improve our picking efficiency. You will have an opportunity to build things that will be foundational to in-store navigation, gamification as well to make the picking process fun.

Youre excited about this opportunity because you will

  • Build a 0 to 1 team and build 0 to 1 solutions to a difficult and unsolved problem across the local shopping spectrum.
  • You will help tackle our most important lever for profitability: dasher costs. Increasing the efficiency in the system will decrease the overall pick time which translates into faster and affordable orders. One dollar saved is one dollar passed back to the customer.
  • You will own Pick Time per item while continuously adding new features to the picking process.
  • Solve complex optimization and navigation problems that will help millions if not billions of customers out there.

Were excited about you because

  • You have more than 4 years of proven track record of managing and building up engineering teams - both in a scalable and responsible manner
  • You have solved ambiguous problems working with a large range of cross functional partners
  • You have built solutions at scale that effectively leverage distributed systems and machine learning models to solve problems
  • You have effectively helped other engineers and leaders on your team grow through their careers
  • You show ownership, craftsmanship and bias for action to find pragmatic engineering solutions to business problems

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 usersfrom 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

Were committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. Thats 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.

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