Director of Data Platforms

Director of Data Platforms

BI/Data WareH/Reporting

Job Description
Our client is one of the world’s leading travel companies that takes immense pride in connecting customers with elegant and memorable experiences. This company helps people travel the world and discover new adventures, and they’re looking for a Director of Data Platforms to join their worldly team! If travel is your passion, this job is for you.  

 What You Will Be Doing

 Lead and manage the data platform team consisting of data engineers, DBAs and analytics
• Work with business stakeholders to provide solutions that meet their requirements
• Deliver assigned projects in a timely manner with strong execution
• Assess the existing tools and processes and implement improvements
• Design and implement practical and simple solutions with a hands-on approach
• Take initiative to constantly improve the operations
• Provide thought leadership on innovative technical solutions
• Conduct technical proof of concepts with emerging technologies
• Ensure compliance with security, performance, scalability, maintainability, high availability
• Own daily/weekly/monthly data reporting
• Enhance and expand the existing cloud-based data platform built on Informatica and Snowflake
• Develop a comprehensive data architecture roadmap to integrate multiple data sources
• Maintain detailed architecture diagrams and other supporting documentation
• Develop conceptual, logic and physical data models
• Define, standardize and implement Enterprise Architecture principles
• Implement best practices for data management and data governance
• Build and maintain dashboards for Executives, Product Managers, and Channel Owners
• Put in place processes and tools to help manage our databases
• Migrate our databases to Azure
• Enhance our DBA’s expertise and cross-training
• Manage and enhance our analytics platforms to increase accuracy and actionability of our data
 • Utilize web analytics data to drive business outcomes
•  Implement a singular view of the customer based on omni channel data    

What You Will Need

  • 10+ years of experience in data platforms and database management
  • 10+ years of experience in team leadership and management 
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to manage complex business issues
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills with senior executives, peers and his/her team
  • Strong people development skills, with a passion to hire, grow and develop talent
  • Accountable, self-motivated, hands-on, dynamic and passionate leader
  • Ability to be hands-on in order to meet the stated objectives
  • Proven ability to manage time effectively across multiple concurrent projects
  • Excellent data modeling experience across a variety of business needs
  • Expertise in database technologies and scripting languages (Informatica, Snowflake, SQL, etc)
  • Expert in data modelling and visualization using PowerBI
  • Proactive, gets things done, demonstrates accountability, prioritization and ownership
  • Work with stakeholders to help define future requirements by exercising good management
  • Display technical leadership and encourage it within others
  • Ability to exert influence upwards by developing and maintaining relationships with executives
  • Able to work well under pressure, flexible, positive & focused during times of change      

Nice to Have

  • Masters in information systems or Computer Science preferred     

Why Us

Benefits and Perks:
  • Highly competitive hourly rate and commission 
  • Excellent Medical/Dental/Vision benefits 
  • 401k with company annual match 
  • Paid training, Vacation and holiday 
  • Travel and cruise rewards   
  • Discounted theater, theme park and movie tickets 
  • Employee wellness program 
  • Gym membership   
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis now and in the future.