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BI Analytics Technical PM
Ref No.: 18-06765
Location: Pleasanton, California
Technical  Manager
6-18 month contract
San Francisco, CA 

This individual will serve as the Manager providing technical oversight of an agile team developing METL data movement, data virtualization, Microstrategy reports  and big data (Hadoop).  As a Technical Manager you will:
  • Lead Agile inceptions, document technical work in technical stories, and estimate (using agile points/story sizing techniques) the work effort required to complete those stories.
  • Work closely with product owner to ensure quickstart user sessions result in clear user stories.
  • Lead all agile rituals including daily standups, iteration planning, story huddles, retrospectives and creation of burn up charts.  Ensure that all work is captured in Jira.
  • Provide technical leadership for and some hands on development of some combination of Microstrategy reports, SQL for RDBMS, Hive, Spark, Python, Pig, Talend, Datastage and/or BTEQ data movement scripts and Denodo data virtualization. 
  • Oversee/coordinate supporting technical infrastructure work required for project with Gap infrastructure team.
  • Experience managing infrastructure project like software and hardware upgrade.
  • Oversee the work of developers, architects, and QAs to ensure that agile stories being played support the release plan defined by the product owner and are delivered with high quality.
  • Work with scrum master to ensure technical execution risks & issues are captured and mitigated.
  • Work closely with product management to understand the business scope.
  • Remove roadblocks for technical team.
  • Lead team in development of QA/testing strategy approach (unit, system, functional, integration, performance) 
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience working in some capacity with the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Experience leading technical teams in an Agile environment is required; Scrummaster certification desirable.
  • Ability to write SQL for RDBMS is essential.
  • 7-9 years total work experience
  • 3-5 years developing and architecting BI solutions, with hands on experience in one or more of the following technologies: BigData, MicroStrategy, Datastage, Teradata BTEQ, Hadoop and/or Denodo.
  • Ability to translate business stories into technical design and document work in technical stories.
  • Experience with BI Operation / Production support is a plus.
  • Ability to lead teams in onshore/offshore comprised of Gap employees and contractors.
  • Experience with Tealium and Adobe Analytics would highly desired
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems, enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks, and is willing to experiment and try anything to find solutions.