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Company has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years, and we’re proud of the trust we’ve earned. But we believe our responsibility goes beyond insurance, investments, and retirement accounts. We’re also in the business of helping people improve their financial and personal well-being, so they can add more years to their lives, and more life to their years.
At Company, we are innovating the next generation of data solutions and capabilities to help our customers achieve a lifetime of financial security. As the Director of the Data Engineering team within our Enterprise Data Services group, this role will be focused on leading the development of modern architectures to enable our data-driven digital business. You will help define our data strategies, grow our capabilities, and continue to develop our enterprise data platform team. You will provide technology leadership, guiding architectural and design decisions, provide career coaching and support for team members.
The role requires managing a team of managers and/or individual engineering resources vital to the support of functional areas including Enterprise Architecture, Data Analytics and Innovation.
Building and maintaining strong relationships, earning and maintaining confidence with both customers and business leaders are critically important responsibilities.
Provide technical guidance and leadership to the enterprise data platform team in order to deliver quality solutions utilized by multiple lines of business.
Continue to drive the team toward delivery of the best data processing infrastructure for Company.
Partner with senior leadership and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Provide clear direction by translating strategic priorities and goals into defined tactical action plans and milestones.
Work with cross functional leaders to understand and influence business strategy, set priorities, and define technology goals.
Identify opportunities related to data assets and champion the development of a real time, self-service, analytically driven business model; utilize business intelligence solutions, data visualization, big data, data marts and data warehouse systems to improve business processes, solve business problems and enhance decision making capabilities.
Ensure high quality service is achieved by providing oversight, monitoring key performance indicators and internal controls and keeping abreast of market events and industry changes.
Bring a passion to stay on top of technical trends, experiment with new technologies, and participate in internal and external technology communities.
Act quickly and appropriately to solve problems, bring clarity and minimize the impact of unforeseen circumstances.
Drive a culture of change and innovation which constructively challenges the status quo and leads to prudent experimentation.
Have a growth mindset with the ability to adopt new practices and spearhead adoption.
Partner across technical platform ownership to define and drive the on premise and cloud information management strategy.
Oversee the quality, delivery, performance, cost and scope for all data engineering initiatives.
Develop staff through coaching, provide timely performance feedback and assessments and establish performance and development plans.
Mentor current and future leaders, ensuring a constantly rising bar in technical excellence and professional growth.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field (e.g. Comp Science, Math, Engineering) or related experience.
10+ years of collective experience in the application of data engineering, data analysis, data warehousing, and data integration concepts and methodologies.
10+ years of collective experience in delivery of large-scale mission critical data projects while interacting with a broad spectrum of enterprise operational functions.
8+ years of collective experience in managing a diverse team of direct reports with experience leading a cross-functional team.
5+ years of collective experience in architecting, building and administering big data and real-time streaming analytics architectures in both on premises and cloud environments.
Strong background with execution of DevOps methodologies and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery within a large scale data delivery environment.
Demonstrated leadership capability and ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management.
Managed vendor relationships including product/service evaluation, contract negotiation and on-going relationship management.
Able to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.
Familiarity with data science techniques and frameworks.
Master's or PhD Degree in a technical field (e.g. Comp Science, Math, Engineering) or related experience.
Experience with advanced analytics and machine learning concepts and technology implementations.
Solid understanding of the Hadoop ecosystem.
Practical experience with data warehousing architecture and implementation, including hands on experience developing ETL integrations.
Relevant technology or platform certification (AWS Certified, Microsoft Certified).
Behavioral & Leadership Competencies
Demonstrated skills in detailed-oriented delivery management.
Ability to act as a strategist and champion for data engineering and design principles.
Skill in synthesizing ambiguous and complex information in a way that helps lead to substantive actionable outcomes.
Capability to deliver highly relevant and effective information to the Board, executives, and employees.
High level of credibility, with an accomplished background in architecture and strategy.
Proficiency in driving change; questioning assumptions and pushing for innovative solutions.
Lead white board discussions and presentations with key stakeholders, executive leadership and enterprise data team.
Cultivate a culture of technical and architectural excellence with an emphasis on quality and execution.
Ability to work in a complex, highly matrixed environment and ability to identify, define and resolve organizational issues.
At Company we promote a Future Fit mindset. What is a Future Fit mindset?
Acting as One fosters an environment of positive collaboration.
Accountability allows us to own the problem as well as the solution.
Agility inspires new ideas, innovation and challenges the status quo.
Customer Centricity encourages an above and beyond approach to our customer.
Due to the nature of the role, work outside of normal business hours may be required as needed.
Frequent travel up to 20%.
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Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.
Company, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.
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