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Senior Director of Engineering - Data Platform

Company: Dodge Data & Analytics
Location: Barnegat
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

About Dodge Data & Analytics:
At Dodge Data & Analytics (DD&A), we believe construction is a critical sector of our economy. It's the engine that powers economic growth by creating a wealth of jobs throughout the industry. Unfortunately, though, for many companies in this space, construction jobs are often hard to find. This results in project delays and missed opportunities for everyone from architects to specialty trade sub-contractors. With these difficult economic times, companies, and their employees, can't afford not to know about work. That's where we come in.
It's our job to make sure construction firms have visibility to any and all jobs they could apply for. We are the leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics, and workflow integration. Our solutions are used every day by building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and specialty trade subcontractors to identify and pursue new opportunities that will help them grow their business and workforce.
We do this by utilizing the latest technology to scrape the web for construction projects and ingest that content into our data platform. We then utilize master data management to define relationships amongst data elements and bring this together for our customers in an intuitive user experience, with analytics to truly challenge the art of the possible.We're looking for great people who share our passion and vision, come join us!
About the role:
Dodge Data & Analytics is searching for a Senior Director of Engineering - Data Platform to lead the technical vision and execution of our next-generation data platform which will provide unparalleled innovation for our customers and drive the next wave of growth for DD&A.
This position has both strategic and tactical aspects. The strategic portion involves recommending third party technical products/solutions that will improve our efficiency, scalability, and performance. The tactical portion involves hands-on leadership, working with technical leads, to execute the roadmap on-time with high quality, and a great user experience.
The successful candidate should have a track record of communicating at all levels of the organization and driving the successful execution of products across multiple engineering teams.
What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with product management and others in engineering to understand the current data platform landscape.
  • Oversee our Data Platform from a technical perspective, having accountability for recommending innovative technology to improve the performance, scalability, and maintainability while also driving roadmap execution.
  • Implement engineering best practice processes and metrics to improve the efficiency/effectiveness of your team while also providing visibility to internal stakeholders.
  • Provide estimates on the time required to implement roadmap capabilities.
  • Engage closely with Engineering, product, and UX teams to help determine the best user experience and technical implementation methods as well as a reasonable implementation schedule.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the speed of data ingestion and data quality via automation and machine learning.
  • Resolve roadblocks and escalate to management when appropriate.
    What you'll bring:
    First and foremost, the Senior Director of Engineering - Data Platform will be accountable and responsible for driving DD&A's go-forward data platform technological evolution along with the execution of our data platform roadmap. This includes both optimizing the current data ecosystem, scaling our data platform, and creating robust data pipelines that provide information to downstream offerings.
    • 14+ years of software engineering experience
    • 6+ years managing engineering teams
    • 3+ years managing a data platform with data ingestion, transformation, and storage components
    • Track record of creating a large-scale scalable data platform in data-intensive environments and determining third party technologies to integrate into the technology stack
    • Experience leading technical leads and collaborating with architects to build software products (including a data platform)
    • A hands-on approach to leading your team, while you won't be writing code, you're comfortable diving into the code with your team to troubleshoot a performance problem or lead them through a new architecture/design
    • Experience driving transformational change through technology innovation (recommendation of third-party products and their integration into the data platform)
    • Experience with master data management solutions (Reltio preferred)
    • Familiarity in working with bots and natural language processing to extract content from various websites is a plus
    • Experience partnering with product management to drive roadmap execution
    • Ability to get the most out of your team by providing strong technical leadership, clear direction, and motivation
    • Strategic thinker with a strong technical grounding and the ability to receive input from many data points and determine a clear plan of action
    • Strong communication skills while being comfortable communicating data platform technologies to everyone from DD&A's CEO to department heads in operations/product management/engineering to individual contributors on your team
    • Have the ease and ability to thoughtfully and clearly explain the reasoning for your decisions
    • Experience working across departments to drive action
    • Strong focus on the customer and a clear understanding of the customer problems we're leveraging technology to solve
    • Must have a passion for data and be very comfortable working with it
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Science or Business is required.
      Dodge Data & Analytics is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

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