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Data and Analytics Platform Team Lead

Lightricks Uk

We want to continue our tradition of creating award-winning apps - in London! Our R&D-oriented office offers the agility and excitement of a startup while at the same time reaping the benefits of an established and successful company.

Lightricks Germany

Do you want to work on beautifully crafted applications in a creative startup environment while enjoying the benefits of a mature and profitable company? Then read on. We are currently forming a new team in Munich and are looking for top-notch developers who share our vision of democratizing creativity with award-winning apps.

Benefits

  • An amazing option plan
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous pension
  • Subsidised private healthcare, lunch and gym membership.
  • Refreshments! Fruit, veggies, snacks & of course, lots of coffee!

We’re open to suggestions on perks!

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Amazing stock option plan
  • 28 days of paid vacation + 13 public holidays
  • Subsidised lunch
  • Home office policy
  • Team events
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Relocation allowance, if needed
  • Fruit, snacks & coffee



We’re open to suggestions on perks!

JOB DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

Here at Lightricks, an award-winning mobile app startup, we’re in the process of scaling up our backend systems in order to meet the growth of the company and our user base. We are looking for a savvy data platform engineer to lead our Data and Analytics Platform team. The team is responsible for providing the technological solutions who best fits the needs of the different data producers and data consumers within the company, including product teams, BI analysts, marketing analysts, finance, data scientists, other backend teams and more. Every data producer and consumer has a different set of skills, different constraints and different methods to consume and work with the data. The analytics platform team is responsible for understanding the special needs and constraints of each consumer group and for helping them maximize the value they can extract from the data by finding, integrating and assimilating the right technologies and tools that best fit their needs.

Here at Lightricks, an award-winning mobile app startup, we’re in the process of scaling up our backend systems in order to meet the growth of the company and our user base. We are looking for a savvy data platform engineer to lead our Data and Analytics Platform team. 


The team is responsible for providing the technological solutions who best fits the needs of the different data producers and data consumers within the company, including product teams, BI analysts, marketing analysts, finance, data scientists, other backend teams and more. Every data producer and consumer has a different set of skills, different constraints and different methods to consume and work with the data. The analytics platform team is responsible for understanding the special needs and constraints of each consumer group and for helping them maximize the value they can extract from the data by finding, integrating and assimilating the right technologies and tools that best fit their needs.

Responsibilities

  • Work together with the different data producers and data consumers within the company in order to understand their needs and work processes regarding analytics data.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the company’s vision and strategic planning and make sure our data infrastructure is built to support the same ideas.
  • Identify bottlenecks in internal data processes and work to resolve them by planning and delivering technological solutions such as automating processes, optimizing data delivery and storage, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, integrating external tools etc.
  • Lead a team of strong data platform engineers for providing the technological solutions best fitting the business needs.
  • Mentor the team and constantly ensure its professional growth both as a team and individually.

Requirements

  • 3+ years hands-on experience designing and building data-intensive architecture.
  • 5+ years of experience with object-oriented/general purpose languages such as Python, Java, Scala, etc.
  • 3+ years of experience in leading and mentoring a technical team of engineers.
  • Proven experience in leading technical projects, understanding business needs and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience designing processes for dealing with data transformation including dependency & workload management.
  • Experience in optimizing data pipelines and data processes utilizing various data processing patterns (stream processing, batching, etc.).
  • SQL, data modeling, and relational database experience as well as understanding of data warehousing concepts, methodologies, and frameworks.
  • Familiarity with various types of databases, including OLAP and NoSQL.
  • B.Sc. in computer science or similar quantitative field.

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