Director of Data Platforms needed for a permanent role in Dallas, Texas They are currently on a Microsoft Azure platform. They will have 3-5 direct reports. It’s a strategic position, they will be creating strategy and executing it so they would prefer candidates with that sort of experience. Since they will be working closely with a lot of the C-Level higher ups in the office, they want someone pretty polished with a hands on technical background. Experience with new data tech: Azure, AWS, Big Data- enterprise reporting & analytics, Data Warehousing Step-up candidates would be acceptable but they need to be really strong senior managers taking the step up. The position pays 170k-200k with a 20% bonus and stock option. 2 month production of environment. 6 months in development. DescriptionThe Director of Data Platforms will design, build, and operate technology platforms that help harness the power of enterprise insights that translate to business outcomes. The ideal candidate will possess the necessary data skills with extensive knowledge of data & technology architecture, and the management experience necessary to lead a successful transformation effort. In addition, ensuing organizational alignment on direction, expected outcomes and KPI’s. The vision needs to closely align with overall strategic priorities.The Essentials Experience working within Agile environments and executing related methodology. Work with various Team Members inclusive of the Senior Executive team, Finance, Operations, Marketing and Technology to define user stories, feature prioritization and execution plan. Define the strategic roadmap and associated budget. Work closely with outside partners on all aspects of the product lifecycle inclusive of R&D & Support. Define and manage budget and work with Finance area to track accordingly. Act as a leader within environment. Scope Define and drive data program vision and guiding principles. Work with executives to identify corporate vision of data needs and usage. Identify implementation partners, build relationships and manage contracts. Develop the Data architecture positioning internally and deployment strategy. Work with security lead to understand guidelines and make sure they are part of every solution. Work with privacy and compliance lead (Legal) to understand guidelines and make sure they are part of every solution. Work closely with other technology teams to identify dependencies and collaboration needs (business applications, dev/ops, digital applications, network, infrastructure, architecture and delivery). Manage operating costs associated to platforms (hardware, software, cloud, labor). Has discretion to make independent decisions in matters that impact product features. Has authority to modify processes, interpret policies or recommend programs that will directly impact the products under scope. Education Bachelors degree (MBA) preferred. ToolsExperience with Cloud platforms (AZURE or AWS). Managing multi-million dollar budgets. Delivering big data solutions. Leading data processing/storage technologies. Building data lakes and data warehouses. Data ingestion & processing (real time, batch, streaming, ETL). Data integration (batch, APIs). Data visualization, reporting and dashboard technologies. 12+ years working within Technology and/or Marketing departments. Experience defining & managing product budgets. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Ability to manage large & small initiatives. Must be detailed oriented, resourceful, and work well under pressure. Demonstrate accountability, prioritize tasks, and consistently in delivery. Show a desire to learn and dedicated to professional development. Technologies Experience with the following core data technologies (PowerBI, spark, python, databricks, informatica, data factory, SSIS, ADLS, ADLA, NoSQL, Graph databases).
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