Data Team Lead - Remote

United States

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AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation.
AHEAD is committed to a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and all other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives here at AHEAD.
We are on this journey to ensure that all AHEADians feel that they can authentically show up and belong at work.

Technical Responsibilities

  • A Data Team Lead should be able to design, build, operationalize, secure, and monitor data processing systems 
  • Create robust and automated pipelines to ingest and process structured and unstructured data from various source systems into analytical platforms using batch and streaming mechanisms leveraging cloud native toolset 
  • Implement custom applications using tools such as Kinesis, Lambda and other cloud native tools as required to address streaming use cases 
  • Engineers and supports data structures including but not limited to SQL and NoSQL databases 
  • Engineers and maintain ELT processes for loading data lake (Snowflake, Cloud Storage, Hadoop) 
  • Engineers API’s for returning data from these structures to the Enterprise Applications 
  • Leverages the right tools for the right job to deliver testable, maintainable, and modern data solutions 
  • Respond to customer/team inquiries and assist in troubleshooting and resolving challenges 
  • Works with other scrum team members to estimate and deliver work inside of a sprint 
  • Research data questions, identifies root causes, and interacts closely with business users and technical resources 

Team Lead Responsibilities

  • Maintain a billable utilization of 50-60%  
  • Manage a team of 1-5 engineers and architects:  
  • Work with team to build individualized career development plans  
  • Coach, mentor, and develop direct reports, including overseeing new employee on-boarding  
  • Lead employees to meet the organization's expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment  
  • Provide effective feedback and support to individuals through quarterly 1:1’s, and employee recognition.  
  • Actively manage bench time to support progress toward utilization targets, individual development goals, and solution development goals  
  • Understand sales pipeline and team capacity and capabilities and work with practice leadership to adjust staffing plans as needed  
  • Maintain skills and certification inventory of team  
  • Consciously create a workplace culture that supports the values and guiding principles of the organization  
  • Foster a culture of delivering with quality and care  
  • Build and maintain a culture of trust through open and honest feedback and accountability  

Provide Project Support

  • Work with Project Managers and the Resource Management team to identify appropriate resources for projects  
  • Act as a key contact for projects staffed by team.  
  • Participate in project kick-off, status, close-out, and escalation meetings as needed  
  • Provide expert technical architectural support and guidance for solutions  
  • Continuously improve project scoping and delivery by capturing lessons learned after each engagement and adjusting future proposals and approaches as appropriate  

Support Solution Development and External Evangelism

  • Work with practice leadership to define the solution development roadmap  
  • Contribute to solution development activities directly and through coordinating time and contributions by the team  
  • Contribute to blog posts, speak at user groups / conferences, and present at internal briefings as needed  
  • Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.  
  • Lead employees to meet the organization's expectations for productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment.  
  • Work closely with related Services team members to understand and provide input on promotions, performance, and if needed, disciplinary action.  


  • 4+ years of leading and mentoring team members 
  • 6+ years of professional technical experience 
  • 4+ years of hands-on Data Architecture and Data Modelling. 
  • 4+ years of experience building highly scalable data solutions using Hadoop, Spark, Databricks, Snowflake 
  • 4+ years of programming languages such as Python 
  • 2+ years of experience working in cloud environments (AWS and/or Azure) 
  • Strong client-facing communication and facilitation skills 

Key Skills

  • Python, Cloud, NoSQL, Git, ETL/ELT, Spark, Hadoop, Data Warehouse, Data Lake, Snowflake, SQL/RDBMS, OLAP, Data Engineering 
Through our daily work and internal groups like Moving Women AHEAD and RISE AHEAD, we value and benefit from diversity of people, ideas, experience, and everything in between.
We fuel growth by stacking our office with top-notch technologies in a multi-million-dollar lab, by encouraging cross department training and development, sponsoring certifications and credentials for continued learning.
We understand that you have a life outside of work. That’s why we offer flexible paid time off, paid company holidays, and the ability for you to manage your work schedule as needed.

Tags: Analytics APIs AWS Azure Blog posts Cloud Databricks ELT ETL Hadoop Kinesis Mentor Mentoring NoSQL Python Research Sales pipelines Scrum Spark SQL Training

Perks/benefits: Career development Conferences Flex hours Flex vacation Team events

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Data Jobs

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