Data Platform Engineering Manager

Pollard Digital Solutions ehf 27. Jun 2023 Fullt starf

Location: Our office in Urðarhvarfi 6, 203 Kópavogur

Pollard Digital Solutions (PDS) is looking for a technically proficient Data Platform Engineering Manager with experience in cloud based data platform architecture designs. In this role, you will lead our data engineering team, ensuring the successful implementation, maintenance, and optimization of data pipelines, workflows and technology orchestration. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, analysts, and business stakeholders, to understand their requirements and deliver data solutions that support their objectives.

What You’ll Do
• Leadership and Team Management: Provide strategic direction and leadership to the
data platform team, managing their performance, professional growth, and motivation.
• Data Pipeline Development: Lead the design, development, and maintenance of scalable and efficient data pipelines using AWS cloud tools and Informatica IICS.
• Source and Target Integration: Oversee the integration of data from source systems to AWS Redshift as the target database, ensuring the accuracy and consistency of data throughout the pipeline.
• Data Transformation and Integration: Collaborate with the team to develop ETL processes and workflows to transform and consolidate data into a unified format suitable for analysis and reporting.
• Data Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce data quality standards and monitoring processes to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of data across the pipeline.
• AWS Cloud Infrastructure: Optimize the AWS cloud infrastructure, including sizing, scaling, and resource management, to ensure high availability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
• Performance Optimization: Continuously monitor and fine-tune the data pipelines, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks and optimizing query performance in Redshift.
• Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Work closely with data scientists, analysts, and business stakeholders to understand their data requirements and provide technical expertise and guidance.
• Reporting and Visualization: Enable data analysis and reporting using AWS Quicksight, ensuring the delivery of insightful and actionable reports and visualizations to stakeholders.
• Documentation and Best Practices: Create and maintain technical documentation, including data pipeline specifications, configurations, and best practices, to ensure knowledge sharing and system integrity.

Who You Are
• A highly motivated self-starter with superb verbal and written communication skills
• A creative go-getter who dives in, takes the initiative and sees projects through to completion
• An analytical thinker who collects and analyzes data & insights to make sound decisions
o A team player with the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization
o A detail-oriented professional with the ability to prioritize tasks and remain organized in a fast-paced environment

What You´ll Need
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
• 5+ years of experience in data engineering, with a strong focus on using cloud services and Informatica IICS.
• Knowledge of cloud tools is desirable, preferably AWS tools, with experience in designing and deploying data pipelines in the cloud.
• Proficiency in Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) for data integration and management or other comparable data integration and management tools..
• Strong SQL skills and experience working with relational databases, including data modeling and query optimization.
• Familiarity with data visualization tools, particularly AWS Quicksight, for delivering insightful reports and visualizations to stakeholders.
• Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor a team of data engineers.
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex data-related issues.
• Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
• Willingness and drive to explore and adopt new technologies.
• Experience in working in a product-driven organization environment.
• Previous experience in agile environment is a plus.
• Solid English skills, both written and spoken.

Our Offer
We emphasize having a great working environment and offer the following to our employees:
• Extensive training when entering the company as well as throughout the employment introducing new technologies and work methods
• Modern office space in Kopavogur
• High quality office equipment
• Agile work methodologies
• Happy Fridays
• Social activities
• Events that encourage innovation
• Being part of one of the largest Gaming Company in Europe
• Participate in the growth of the office in Kopavogur
• Work in an international environment
• Opportunity to learn and grow
• Possibility of traveling

Pollard Digital Solutions is a full-solution supplier of lottery management and iLottery technology for world-wide lottery markets. The company is owned by Pollard Banknote Ltd. – a leading partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings. Established in 1907 in Winnipeg, Canada, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 66.7% by the Pollard family and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PBL).
Our objective is to deliver the most innovative solutions that will render industry-leading returns to good causes in an ethically responsible way. We emphasize a friendly, lively and respectful workplace atmosphere, where team spirit is highly valued.

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