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Lead Data Platform Engineer

Cleveland, OH 44113

Posted: 05/15/2024 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 27153837

Job Description

Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking a Lead Data Platform Engineer to work a hybrid schedule in Cleveland Ohio. This is a direct hire position that offers a variety of great benefits, including health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
The Lead Data Platform Engineer designs, implements, and maintains data platforms and tools supported by the Digital Technology organization. The position is responsible for understanding the technical, functional, and security capabilities of managed data systems, and collaborates with teams across the Enterprise Data & Insights, Digital Technology, and Cybersecurity organizations to ensure that data engineering and data analytics platforms are reliable, scalable, self-service, secure-by-design, and compliant with corporate policies and standards. The Lead Data Platform Engineer works with other members of the Data Tools & Operations team to provide stable, secure, and scalable solutions which meet the requirements of data consumers across the enterprise.

The Lead Data Platform Engineer conducts technical tasks associated with the implementation and ongoing support of data services. Proficiency in documentation is required, as is the ability to provide troubleshooting in support of individuals and teams who consume data services. The Lead Data Platform Engineer ensures that data platforms and services meet business, technology, and security requirements while following principles of automation and self-service, allowing for rapid consumption and scalability while minimizing impact to business risk and operational overhead.
Essential Functions 

Strategy & Planning
  • Leads analysis to design, develop, and implement operational and security controls across data systems.
  • Develops plans for achieving increased reliability, scalability, and security across data systems.
  • Maintains knowledge of the IT security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes, and the development of new attack and threat vectors.
  • Maintains documentation regarding operational processes, security processes, access boundaries, and integrations.
  • Participates in defining and prioritizing work for the team.

Acquisition & Deployment
  • Leads implementation and maintenance of data platforms in support of Digital Technology, Enterprise Data & Insights, and Cybersecurity strategies.
  • Implements security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
  • Leverages automation to deliver services in accordance with guidelines and standards.
  • Participates in lifecycle management activities for data platforms.

Operational Management
  • Leads maintenance efforts around operational and security configurations of platforms per established baselines.
  • Audits data systems to ensure that operational and security controls are adequately enforced and operating as designed.
  • Collaborates with service and support teams to troubleshoot and resolve availability, performance, access, and security issues.
  • Leads team and organizational ceremonies.
  • Performs activities in support of a 24x7 global support model for critical production environments as required.
  • Tracks daily work in project management software.

Incidental Functions
  • Participates in proof-of-concept efforts for new data tools and services.
  • Facilitates vendor meetings where appropriate.
  • Participates in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.
Formal Education & Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology field of study (e.G., Information Technology, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Systems Management, Mathematics) or equivalent experience.

Knowledge & Experience
  • 8+ years of IT experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in roles responsible for delivering and supporting scalable and secure technical solutions.
  • 2+ years hands-on experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), DevOps, and automation tools such as Jenkins, Git, Terraform, Ansible, or Puppet.
  • Strong understanding of cyber security concepts including identity and access management, privileged account management, network security, application security, zero-trust architectures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of information risk concepts and principles, as a means of relating business needs to security controls.
  • Understanding of CVSS, CVE, CWE, CPE, CCE, CWE, OVAL, SCAP and/or other standards.
  • Aptitude to lead the requirements gathering, analysis, design, and implementation of data platforms.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Experience with enterprise data tools and platforms such as Snowflake, MicroStrategy, Informatica, Fivetran, Business Objects, Tableau, Dataiku.
  • Experience with logging and monitoring tools such as Splunk, Elastic, or Azure Application Insights.
  • Familiar with networking fundamentals such as load balancers, firewalls, application proxies, and security brokers.
  • Working knowledge of RESTful development practices.
  • Public cloud certifications such as Azure Fundamentals, AWS Practitioner, or GCP Associate Cloud Engineer.
  • Hands-on experience with a public cloud platform.

About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)  

ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.   

Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for 40 years.   

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Nicole Dixon
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