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Senior Director, Data Solutions & Engineering

Flipp

Flipp

Sales & Business Development
Canada · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Flipp is a pre-IPO company on a mission to help shoppers provide for their families by making life more affordable by leveraging technology. We work with the largest retailers and manufacturers in the world to help them transform their businesses and connect them with millions of shoppers through our next-generation digital shopping marketplace. Our award-winning Flipp app is used by millions of shoppers every week to make better purchase decisions and to save 20-40% off their bills.

With the recent increase in costs of living, Flipp’s mission has never been more relevant. Flipp’s Shopper Consideration Platform allows retailers and manufacturers to create digital experiences from their savings & deals content. These experiences help Shoppers decide what to buy and where to buy it. Flipp then connects those retailer and manufacturer experiences to millions of shoppers through Flipp’s owned and operated channels.

The Senior Director of Data Solutions & Engineering is a highly experienced and visionary leader who will be responsible for creating a comprehensive data strategy at Flipp. This individual will possess an exceptional track record of driving data, engineering, and artificial intelligence initiatives and will be able to lead the organization forward in a data-driven manner. Collaborating closely with product, engineering, and other stakeholders, the Senior Director will leverage their extensive expertise in managing data and engineering at scale, as well as their deep understanding of data engineering, analytics, machine learning, and other AI technologies.

As the most senior data leader, the Senior Director thrives in building top-tier teams, prioritizing team health, and placing them in the best position to succeed. This individual will own product delivery, productivity improvement, and collaboration on cross-functional goals. Furthermore, Senior Directors will frequently receive ambiguous, undefined problems with the implicit aim of creating clarity and driving execution/direction.

Mentoring and managing senior leaders in the organization will also be a crucial responsibility of the Senior Director, with Senior Managers, Staff Engineers, and Directors reporting to them. We seek a dynamic and innovative Senior Director who can successfully build and implement data, engineering, and AI initiatives that will positively impact Flipp's business.

Vision & Strategy Execution

  • Define and communicate a compelling vision for Data, AI, and Engineering at Flipp that aligns with the company's long-term goals
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive Data & Engineering strategy that supports the vision and drives innovation
  • Demonstrate exceptional problem-solving skills and a deep understanding of complex concepts, enabling you to create mental models and frameworks for execution excellence
  • Lead the annual planning process for strategic initiatives and programs for Data & Engineering, ensuring they are aligned with business priorities and objectives
  • Identify and implement new technologies, tools, and methodologies that enhance our data capabilities, enabling us to deliver high-quality, scalable, and performant products
  • Ensure that our products meet or exceed industry standards for quality, scalability, and performance, while also providing a seamless user experience
  • Develop and maintain data processes and procedures that foster an agile, collaborative, and efficient development culture, enabling us to deliver products quickly and effectively

What you'll get the opportunity to do:

People & Team Leadership

  • Attract and retain top data talent by creating a compelling employer brand, a positive candidate experience, and a strong focus on leadership development
  • Partner effectively with the People division to build inclusive teams that reflect our values and enable diverse perspectives
  • Establish a robust data leadership development program that enables the growth of the next generation of data practitioners and leaders
  • Hold a high bar for performance management, setting clear expectations, providing regular feedback, and ensuring accountability for results
  • Develop a strong culture of feedback that supports the ongoing growth and development of our talent, enabling them to reach their full potential
  • Foster effective mentorship across all levels of data, enabling knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and cross-functional learning opportunities.

Collaboration & Partnerships

  • Build and maintain high-trust relationships with key stakeholders across the business, including Engineering, Product, and XPT teams
  • Leverage your exceptional relationship-building skills to drive cross-functional collaboration and build consensus around key data initiatives and priorities
  • Drive cross-functional alignment for data priority areas, ensuring that our investments align with the broader business strategy and goals
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and partnership within the data organization, enabling teams to work effectively together and with other functions to achieve shared objectives.

Data Practice Excellence

  • Develop and maintain a world-class data practice across the organization, ensuring that we have the right people, processes, and technologies in place to drive success
  • Work closely with cross-functional partners to identify key data needs and priorities, and develop strategies for meeting those needs in a scalable and sustainable way
  • Drive the adoption of data-driven decision-making throughout the organization, ensuring that teams have the training, resources, and support they need to leverage data effectively
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation, encouraging experimentation and exploration of new data technologies and approaches
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging data and AI trends, and provide thought leadership on the potential impact of these trends on our business and industry

What you'll bring to the team:

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering, or related field

Experience

  • 12+ years of Software Development experience
  • 10+ years of Software Development management experience (Manager and Director levels)
  • 8+ years of experience in Data Engineering or Machine Learning

Qualifications, Certifications or Designations

  • Advanced skills in leading multiple teams with total team size of 70+
  • Advanced skills in setting, communicating, implementing, and achieving objectives and goals through the direct management of teams in multiple levels
  • Advanced org planning, management, and change management skills across cross-functional groups and departments
  • Ability to facilitate discussions and drive clarity for teams.

Here’s how we work:

From working with top technologies to sending you to industry-leading conferences, we will make sure you have all that you need to expand your knowledge and grow your career. We have a trust-based culture where all team members are empowered to work in the way that’s best for them to thrive.

Our culture is at the centre of all that we do. We have been recognized through numerous accolades over the past three years including Best Workplaces in Canada, Deloitte 50 Best Managed, Best Workplaces in Canada for Women, Most Admired CEO and Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures.

Here’s how to apply:

If you’re interested in working with us on the future of shopping, fill out the fields below and submit your application. While experience and skill sets are valuable, growth potential and attitudes are equally important. If you’re prepared to grow dramatically with your team at a world-class learning organization, consider applying. We understand that the most creative solutions require diversity in thought and life experiences.

Flipp is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity, equity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Accommodations are available on request for all aspects of the selection process.