Manager, Data Platform

| Greater Boulder Area

Job Description

Through our publishers, Sovrn reaches over 200 million people every day, generating over 10 billion HTTP requests daily. These requests must be processed in low milliseconds and result in several petabytes of data on a monthly basis. The exciting technical problems we solve require a world class team and engineering culture to deliver against our mission.

We are seeking a Sr. Manager, Data Platform to lead the engineering and operational aspects for our data pipelines. You will help foster a culture of excellence, defining the methods and standards for our data pipelines. You’ll bring experience in architecting and executing data pipelines; building simple data services interfaces, defining and implementing data models, maturing of devops constructs for automation, and ensuring production reliability. You will ensure we have the right team structure and development processes that drive consistent engineering practices, while also providing technical leadership and mentorship on complex and high priority technology projects.

Responsibilities

  • Overall management and mentorship of team working on a high volume, highly available, mission critical system 
  • Understand and communicate the business domain, and how it affects requirement and implementation details
  • Develop and mentor a high-performing, efficient and productive engineering team
  • Develop, execute and influence the product roadmap, ensuring high quality data services
  • Track and manage key engineering metrics such as team velocity, quality and team morale
  • Empower engineering teams and leaders to drive standards
  • Passion for new technologies, and implementation of best practices
  • Improve code quality and foster a culture of strong engineering design, delivery and quality
  • Spot, attract and retain top-tier engineering talent
  • Passion for being a mentor and technical aptitude to do architecture and design coaching
  • Take calculated risks and make quick decisions

Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience building and leading data driven engineering teams
  • 5+ years experience with big data construct and tools (Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Cassandra, Spark, Flink, Druid, etc)
  • Proven ability to manage and resolve complex technical issues
  • Experience with Scrum and Agile development processes
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field

Position Reports to: VP, Platform Engineering

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Location

5541 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301
5541 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301

What are Sovrn Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Perks & Discounts
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Additional Perks + Benefits

Flexible Time Off. Monthly Wellness Stipend. Fully Paid for Medical / Dental / Vision. 11 Paid Holidays.

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