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Director of Big Data Platform Engineering

Company: Kion Group AG
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

As customers grapple with the challenges of e-commerce fulfillment with ever increasing need to handle more volume, variety and variation with ever decreasing delivery time expectations, Dematic's growth directly depends on bringing the next generation of intelligent supply chain solutions to market. These solutions include flexible order fulfillment, warehouse management systems, warehouse and supply chain execution systems, and supply chain optimization. These solutions employ cloud-native and AI / ML technologies, and work with a blend of fixed and mobile automation (e.g., autonomous mobile robots).

A key strategy for Dematic to deliver on these growth priorities is to create a Big Data Platform that will support operational analytics, process optimization, training of Machine Learning models and other differentiating features for Dematic customers. This position is within the Dematic Software R&D team and will lead the team what defines and implements the Big Data Platform.

What we offer:

  • What We Offer:
    • Career Development
    • Competitive Compensation and Benefits
    • Pay Transparency
    • Global Opportunities

      Learn More Here:

      Dematic provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

      This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Tasks and Qualifications:

      This is What You Will do in This Role:
      • Set strategic direction for architecture, application development and test automation within the Big Data Platform team
      • Cultivate relationships across the Software R&D organization, the broader R&D organization, and Product Management as well as with Finance, Procurement, and the Global Software Organization
      • Develop new leaders and grow the capabilities of the team.
      • Establish continuous improvement process, that includes key metrics, for the products and services offered
      • Contribute to the thought leadership and technical direction within the Software R&D team
      • Plan, direct, and coordinate activities of Senior Managers, Software Engineers, Project Managers/Scrum Masters, Technical Product Managers, Architects, onshore and offshore, FTEs and contractors, and leveraging a broad cross-functional organization
      • Lead the way on all team hiring, reviews of performance, handling of any performance/ disciplinary issues, and necessary restructuring as the team's scope expands and work advances
      • Drive and own architectural design strategies and their realization for the Big Data Platform
      • Identify Big Data Platform areas that can be improved, propose better solutions, and drive implementation
      • Create and maintain alignment between Dematic's business and the Big Data Platform environment and technology
      • Provide hands-on technical and execution leadership for engineering teams.
        What We are Looking For:
        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering or equivalent.
        • Minimum 10 years experience in technology, software development, implementation and support of systems, applications, and tools
        • 5+ years of industry experience working with Big Data Platforms
        • 3+ years experience managing agile software projects across multiple and geographically distributed teams.
        • Deep understanding of Big Data Platform architecture scalability and performance
        • Expert level hand-on experience in cloud technologies in GCP, AWS or Azure
        • Strong hands-on experience with modern Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Impala, Spark, Elastic, MongoDB, Spark, Storm, Kafka).
        • Deep understanding of Big Data formats (Hudi, Iceberg, Deltalake)
        • Deep expertise in real-time and batch data processing at large scale
        • Deep understanding of data and how it relates to architecture (Data ingestion, Realtime, Batch, SQL, NoSQL, Analytics, etc)
        • Expert understanding and use of standard software design patterns
        • Understanding of modern SDLC processes (Agile, CI, CD, etc.) and how architecture fits
        • The ability to think strategically and align design and architecture patterns to drive current needs as well as future growth
        • The ability to tailor technical communications to any level (Exec to Jr. Software Engineers)
        • You have strong technical leadership with change management skills
        • Ability to break a problem of any size into manageable pieces
        • Deep understanding of enterprise integration with an emphasis on scalable patterns
        • Ability to draft proposals of cost vs. use/benefit of proposed architectural changes.

          Some positions in the U.S. may require vaccination against COVID-19. Where legally permitted or required, offers for such roles are contingent on the candidate providing proof of full vaccination against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine). Candidates with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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