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Director of Data Engineering

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Zürich
  • Salary: Car, Pension, Medical Insurance, Bonus
  • Job reference: 370503/001_1541406703
  • Sector: BI & Big Data, Glocomms
  • Date posted: 05/11/2018

Data Engineering Director

This person will be responsible for overseeing all data engineering related activities of the team ensuring proper execution of duties and alignment with the business's overall vision. The person will be a seasoned organizational and people leader, with deep understanding and experience of data architectures, information systems deployment and storage techniques and information management and analysis tools.

The Director, Data Engineering will work with cross functional teams across the company to provide advanced data management and analytical systems and services. The ideal candidate will not only have broad data engineering experience, but will be passionate about emerging technologies, engineering and technology best practices, recruiting and building top performing, happy and motivated teams.


  • Lead, manage and mentor the existing individual contributors of the Data Engineering team.
  • Design and Implement appropriate data architectures, infrastructure, data ingestion pipelines and enablement tools, processes, and controls to help the Data Engineering team grow at scale.
  • Develop a data management and analysis strategy that spans and informs all areas of the business from product innovation to customer success.
  • Operate as a thought leader and visionary, with the ability to guide, influence and inspire peak performance across the data architecture and analytic functions.
  • Develop the data road-map using the most appropriate technologies and manage and expand in-house data teams to support growth.
  • Understand the set of products, partner with other engineering teams, data science, product and other relevant teams to create solutions for specific customer implementations.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Science disciplines, or comparable STEM related degree, Master's degree (MBA or Technical) preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as an organisational and people leader.
  • Fluent English, German is a Plus.
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor a highly technical engineering team while also demonstrating the ability to discuss, understand and synthesise solutions for the business needs and data management requirements of other organisational units.
  • Ability to collaborate with business unit leadership as well as individual members of the team with strong empathy, and ability to creatively problem solve.
  • Possess the ability to bring clarity when faced with ambiguity, while motivating and leading team contributors through complex problem domains.
  • Willing to be flexible in search of generating the desired results while still leading with a bias for action. Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal.
  • Previous work experience should include projects which have built and delivered high-throughput high-capacity, secure data acquisition, processing and management systems.

Salary: Between 140,000CHF- 180,000CHF

Location: Zurich

Start Date: February 2019

How to Apply

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