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Head of Data Engineering & Strategy

Job Title: Head of Data Engineering & Strategy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $220,000 to $240,000 +
Reference: 2925930
Contact Name: Andrew
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 24, 2019 10:32

Job Description

Eye-catching Australian brand are looking for a Head of Data to undertake transformations of entire division. Take charge of the businesses enterprise data strategy to ensure optimum growth plans.

  • Operate as a visionary, with the ability to guide and influence
  • Inspire performance across the data team to ensure morale, functionality and the business cause is met
  • Design and implement appropriate data architectures, infrastructure, data ingestion pipelines
  • Develop a data technology strategy that spans the entire business
  • manage the team (20+ and develop work force strategy plan to align with the business growth plan
  • Ensure the team are being used effectively to meet product requirements and deliverables
  • understand multiple products, partner with technology teams, data insights, search and business units to creates relevant solutions are created and delivered
  • Seek opportunities to explore how AI implementation can help the business.
  • Experience with real-time data integration patterns, API technologies and microservices architectures
Technical competencies needed for the role
  • Commercial data analytics platforms and data visualisations tools
  • Large scale transformation programs and agile product teams
  • Evidence of working with big data, cloud, machine learning & AI, Devops, CI/CD
  • Data modelling
  • Platform, infrastructure and /or software engineering background
  • Machine learning, blockchain & AI
  • Extensive knowledge of different technology architecture platforms and patterns, understanding scale-ability drawbacks etc
  • Cloud: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
Candidate background
  • Several years managing data engineering teams, building data products using modern big data and application tools
  • The candidate should act with conviction, confidence and inspire leadership throughout the business
  • Proven experience in building high performing teams, scaling teams to deliver your own strategic work force plan
  • Delivering technology innovation services
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Partnership and collaboration skills
  • Project and program delivery
  • Clear, concise and effective oral and written communication skills and good analytical skills,  specific experience presenting information to executive leadership

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