As a Senior Data and BI Manager, you will be responsible for the technical design and delivery of a variety of solutions, pipelines and feeds facilitating a range of analytical projects within TPC. The successful candidate will be joining our international team, mainly based in Dubai.

Role description

The pace of innovation within TPC is increasing all the time and this has created the need for high-quality skills within the firm relating specifically to production, and support of a range of data products. The core of the role will be to lead and support a team of data engineers as they deliver innovative and valuable products. They will work with stakeholders across the business to help facilitate the development of new solutions consistently. This will be formed by building excellent relationships with technical and business leaders by providing trusted advice and guidance

The data engineering manager will be expected to:

  • Drive business value through the creation and timely delivery of high-quality data products and pipelines
  • Co-ordinate and manage the workloads of a growing team of data engineers and data analysts, based on clearly defined sprint goals
  • Provide leadership, support, guidance, and objectives for the team through tailored individual plans that facilitate growth, personal development, and delivery of high-quality code and products
  • Create processes and key metrics to ensure efficient and consistent delivery
  • Actively own strategic relationships with business architects to create technical designs and product roadmaps
  • Develop a data-product approach which focuses on one-touch integration solutions
  • Build a profile within TPC as a trusted and highly skilled professional
  • Provide leadership in key projects that may be multi-team, client-focused, or business-critical
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of analytic best practices and frameworks within TPC
  • Lead in the delivery of TPC’s data platform and integration solutions, adopting a cloud-first approach while balancing technical debt alongside benefits versus the complexity of  moving legacy  products and pipelines to the cloud
  • Identify systems and processes that negatively impact data on-onboarding, quality, and management
  • Take responsibility for the ongoing maintenance of published solutions and the delegation of regular helpdesk support
  • Work with external partners to build strategic partnerships which focus on optimisation of the code stack

The preferred candidate will bring the ability to focus on getting the job done, maintaining a view of the business benefits, and proving resilient in the face of obstacles.

Candidate

This is a key leadership role within an agile team, guiding team members, and collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders so excellent communication skills are essential. The right candidate will be experienced in leading a team of dedicated data professionals. They will be experienced in working on a variety of data platforms, but be primarily experienced in the development, support and management of cloud-created pipelines. They should bring demonstrable experience in delivering projects against agreed requirements and additionally how to manage ongoing support,
enhancements and service. Have a desire and passion for continual development and bringing best-in-breed tools to the business

Essential skills and experience

  • Experienced manager – demonstrable experience of successful team delivery
  • Experienced mentor and facilitator – ability to demonstrate experience in building supportive team structures
  • Experience working within the AWS platform developing data pipelines and associated processes
  • Demonstrate successful interactions with business and technical stakeholders
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in the use of Git / DevOps and can articulate its importance and necessity
  • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
  • Experience in delivering projects under different process frameworks of lifecycles (i.e. Agile, SCRUM)
  • Experience in working with both structured and unstructured data
  • Experience in working with a range of data sources including API, flat files, and database

Desirable skills

  • Ability to define technical implementations that confirm Architectural principles
  • Ability to own and manage pathfinding technical projects that enhance the digital product catalogue.
  • Ability to translate new technologies and platforms to support business objectives.
  • Experience of working within an Agile methodology
  • Experience of working with analytical languages (Python/R/T-SQL)
  • Experience of working with data modelling and visualisation tools (Power BI)
  • Experience of working with data lakehouses and the medallion methodology
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