takealot.com ( http://takealot.com/ ), is looking for a highly talented Engineering Director (Data) to join our Senior Technical Leadership Team in Cape Town.We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.Your responsibilities will include:Serve as the senior engineering leader responsible and accountable for directing and implementing the strategic vision and value of company data, its role as a competitive business asset and a revenue driver.Establish vision and data strategy for organization data initiatives.Managing multiple engineering teams focused on data platform, data engineering, and analyticsDrive discussions and decisions with leadership and data owners across the organization regarding ways to better integrate, manage, optimize and capitalize data as an asset across the organization (including external data sources).Designing an architecture that allows the business to capitalize on its data as a strategic asset.Designing and iterating on architecture for the data platform with a long-term view on supporting business objectives.Document, classify and manage data sources and business data entities used across the business, ensuring data is easily discoverable.
Responsibilities + Skills
Has experience managing effective teams, and can deliver projects from start to finishCan break down complex problems and find simple solutions leveraging past experience and/or using industry and internal best practices
Helping stakeholders (business intelligence, data scientists, machine learning, etc.) capture and integrate with the data they need to achieve business objectivesResponsible and accountable for the accuracy of data, management of data cleanliness, as well as the integration of data into a "single source of truth".
Has a strong understanding of both the technical aspects of data as well as business needs. Ability to bridge the gap between business and technology with respect to dataHas an analytical mind with a passion for answering hard questions using data driven approaches