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Director of Data Services
Ref No.: 18-04229
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 150,000.00 /Year
Director of Data Services

We are working with a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research who is seeking a Director of Data Services. The mission of the team is to build a robust data/analytics platform for business. As a leader of this team, you will drive the vision, strategy, and engineering execution of this platform. We need someone who is resourceful, has grit, and a positive "can do” attitude, acts without being told what to do. We need this person to have the ability to navigate and lead the team through high-priority requests and tight timelines.
Key responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in software engineering, data science, and analytics in the development of current or future services/products or technologies
  • Work independently to figure out technical challenges, identify options and come up with solutions with a focus on cloud native approach, automation, and innovation.
  • Develop project plans and handle projects with aggressive time frames and assure that goal, budgets and deadlines are met and expectations are well managed
  • Use problem-solving skills that help identify, isolate and resolve problems and issues in a timely fashion to negate or minimize customer impact
  • Possess strong leadership skills and serve as the primary contact for initiatives. Work to influence and conduct cross-functional projects - some with remote resources. Develop a close working relationship with other groups in the company as well as external contacts.
 Required Skills & Experience
  • Experience driving operational excellence and engineering best practices for microservices, large data processing, and distributed systems.
  • Experience with object-oriented design and programming in languages such as Java, Python, and Scala
  • Experience with polyglot persistence such as RDBMS/NoSQL data stores (Oracle, Postgress, Mongo)
  • Experience of Event-driven, microservices, and Real-time streaming frameworks is highly desirable
  • Experience of Batch-processing architectures and technologies.
  • Knowledge of Big Data technologies (Spark, Kafka, Flink, EMR)
  • Experience with current DevOps toolchains for infrastructure deployment, software build/test/deploy, and systems/application monitoring/logging such as Bamboo, Maven, Chef, ELK, Sumo, NewRelic, etc.
  • Knowledge of multiple analytics platforms, measurement solutions, data visualization tools, and experience using these tools to provide meaningful insight.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
 Years of Experience
  • 12+ years of software development experience building large-scale enterprise software
  • 3+ years of experience in building, managing, and growing high-performance software engineering team
  • 5+ years of experience in working with Database technologies (RDBMS/NoSQL)
  • 2+ years of experience working with cloud architecture utilizing the infrastructure and platform cloud services (AWS)