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Team Lead, Data Engineering

Plusgrade

Plusgrade

Data Science
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023
Travel is not just about the destination; it's about every memory made along the way. We are dedicated to shaping the future of travel by partnering with 200+ airline, hospitality, cruise, passenger rail, and financial services companies to create new, meaningful revenue streams through incredible customer experiences. Rooted in our core values of being ambitious, innovative, and collaborative, we are driven to continuously raise the bar, exceed expectations, and bring out the best in everyone, fostering a culture where we believe we are better together, working towards an extraordinary future in travel. Come help us transform everyday travel into extraordinary experiences.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are seeking a Data Engineering Team Lead to manage and lead a team of data engineers in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate should have experience in managing an agile engineering team, prioritizing workflows, working with stakeholders to draft requirements, and providing technical oversight. You will be responsible for ensuring the timely and high-quality delivery of data products to internal and external stakeholders.
As the Data Engineering Team Lead, you will be responsible for managing engineering development sprints, providing code reviews, maintaining technical documentation, and providing guidance on best practices to the team. You will work closely with stakeholders to understand their data requirements and translate those requirements into data infrastructure solutions. Additionally, you will work closely with other members of the engineering team to ensure that data infrastructure and pipelines are scalable, reliable, and efficient.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
• Manage a team of data engineers to develop and deliver data products
• Prioritize workflows and ensure efficient management of development sprints
• Work closely with stakeholders to understand their data requirements and translate those requirements into data products and solutions
• Provide technical oversight and guidance to the team
• Develop and maintain technical documentation for data infrastructure and pipelines
• Work with other members of the engineering team to ensure that data infrastructure and pipelines are scalable, reliable, and efficient
• Continuously improve data engineering practices, tools, and processes
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, data scientists, and analysts
YOU ARE SOMEONE WITH:
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Data Science or a related field
• 5+ years of experience in data engineering or architecture
• Experience managing an agile data engineering team
• Experience in data product lifecycle management, data infrastructure management, data architecture, and data pipelines
• Strong understanding of distributed systems and cloud infrastructure, particularly AWS
• Experience with SQL and database technologies such as PostgreSQL, Redshift, and/or MySQL
• Strong knowledge of software engineering best practices, including version control, testing, and deployment
• Experience with ETL tools such as Airflow, Luigi, or Apache Beam
• Familiarity with data modeling and data warehousing concepts
• Strong communication and collaboration skills
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT US:
🏦 RRSP/401(k) Matching
🏥 Comprehensive Health Plans
📅 Unlimited Vacation/PTO
✈️ Travel Experience Credit
🧘 Annual Wellness Credit
🥗 Team Events and Monthly Lunches
💻 Home Office/Commuter Credit
🌅 Work From Anywhere Program
🍼 Parental Leave Top Up
🌍 Adventure Pass
OUR PROCESS:
Plusgrade is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing an accessible recruitment process. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of gender identity or expression, race, ethnic origin, creed, place of origin, age, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and any other category protected by law. Upon request, we will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities.
We believe in diversity and inclusivity and that is why our interview process is designed for a positive candidate experience and to ensure every candidate is evaluated equally. All applications will be reviewed by our Talent Team and the successful candidate(s) will go through the following recruitment process:
• Recruiter Phone Interview
• Hiring Manager Interview
• Take-home Assessment or remote coding exercise (if applicable)
• Team Interview
All candidates will be provided with feedback regardless if they pass or didn’t pass any of our interview stages. All your information will be kept confidential.