Data Engineering Team Lead


  • Full Time

About AppDirect

Become a digital, global citizen and enable the new generation of digital entrepreneurs around the world. AppDirect offers a subscription commerce platform to sell any product, through any channel, on any device – as a service. We power millions of subscriptions worldwide for organizations. We do this by our values-driven culture – one that enables you to Be Seen, Be Yourself, and Do Your Best Work.

About You

As a Data Engineering Team lead, you’re a highly technical, hands-on and experienced developer with the ability to lead a small team. You will play a pivotal role in designing, architecting and overseeing the development of critical services while coaching and mentoring a group of developers. You are responsible for driving the vision and roadmap of the team while collaborating with other parts of the organization and cross-functioning teams.

What You’ll Do and How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Lead, support and mentor a team made up of developers. 
  • Partner with the Data Engineering Director, Product Manager, and Tech Leads to collaborate and build a modern data platform
  • Lead efforts enabling the team and our Cloud Data Pipelines to scale
  • Coach members of the team about industry-leading tools and techniques
  • Collaborate with our reporting team to build insightful dashboards
  • Work with Engineering and Architecture teams to develop new organizational standards
  • Migrate current batch ETL to new streaming data pipelines
  • Improve efficiency by enabling internal stakeholders with self-served data solutions
  • Research solutions to complex problems and drive proof-of-concepts
  • Author and maintain knowledge base through high-quality documentation
  • Deliver quality solutions/process through CICD and automation

What You’ll Need

  • 5+ years experience creating and maintaining data pipelines
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams
  • 2+ years experience on AWS or Azure
  • Experience with Databricks
  • Experience with developing in modern programming language (e.g., Scala, Java, SQL, Python)
  • Exposure to some of the following technologies: Apache Spark & Flink, Docker & Kubernetes, CDC
  • Understanding of Data Schemas (e.g. SQL, JSON, Avro, Protobuf)
  • Experience automating, producing and consuming data in real time from event driven microservices using streaming platforms like Kafka
  • Proven experience building data pipelines and data solutions aligned to Business Architecture, operational and analytics use cases.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of data structures and experience handling large data sets
  • Comfortable in code reviewing other engineers' code and driving/reviewing technical designs..
  • Ability to self-manage, think critically, handle multiple tasks and/or projects and deliver solutions autonomously
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to a technical and non-technical audience

At AppDirect/AppSmart, we believe that innovation thrives in an environment that houses diversity of excellence, experience and thought. We respect each AppDirector as their own fingerprint; unique with no one alike. We foster an environment of inclusion without regard to race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity enabling AppDirectors to embrace their uniqueness to do their best work. As such, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities.




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