Director, Data Engineering

Remote
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

We’re building a future where every home is professionally managed. One where professional property managers deliver new “Triple Win Experiences” for residents, investors, and their teams. But creating winning experiences that benefit everyone simultaneously? That’s hard.

Now, 1,500+ property management companies are doing it with a fully managed Resident Benefits Package by Second Nature. We bring the expertise, technology, and service that professional property managers need to make experiences convenient, rewarding, and consistent. Our reputation for turning old problems into new revenue streams has made us the only 6-peat national industry vendor of the year.

Join 140+ passionate, thoughtful people who strive to make a difference each day until every home is full of triple win experiences.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As the Director of Data Engineering, you will lead the vision and roadmap for enhanced cloud-enabled data products and services for Second Nature. In this role, you will provide strategic direction, technical expertise, and hands-on leadership to build SN’s future data platform including data lakehouse architecture, optimized data pipeline ETL and orchestration, analytics solutions, machine learning adoption and artificial intelligence evolution. As a Director of Data Engineering, you will be instrumental in driving innovation, ensuring data quality, and fostering collaboration across teams to harness the power of data for informed decision-making. You will:

  • Develop a horizontal data strategy roadmap in conjunction with Engineering, Integrations, RevOps, FinOps and Customer Success teams’ input to enable technology solutions for managing data that meet the needs of multiple business stakeholder groups.
  • Work closely with the Integration Team to provide the data capabilities to enable large-scale data interchange with SN client and vendor base.
  • Work with the Product and Engineering teams to build out SN’s AI pilot platform - providing the data engineering leadership and guidance to assist in the deployment of this flagship AI application.
  • Identify existing data capability and infrastructure gaps or opportunities within and across initiatives and provide subject matter expertise in support of remediation.
  • Provide technical leadership in data architecture, ensuring best practices for data modeling, storage, and retrieval.
  • Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to articulate data needs and devise solutions that align seamlessly with business goals.
  • Supervise data governance and quality control, ensuring precision, coherence, and adherence to industry standards.
  • Promote the adoption of sophisticated analytics techniques and technologies to extract valuable insights from extensive datasets.
  • Assist in establishing a data engineering and science organization by leveraging existing data roles within the company and recruiting to fulfill the envisioned future organizational structure.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the team, fostering a culture of ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Stay current with emerging trends and technologies in the data engineering field, incorporating them into the organization's data strategy.
  • Partner with stakeholders to pinpoint data-driven innovation opportunities that enhance business outcomes.
  • Institute and uphold robust data security and privacy protocols to safeguard confidential information.
  • Promote agile methodologies and DevOps practices for efficient and high-quality data engineering processes.

ABOUT YOU

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
  • 10+ years experience in data engineering, with a strong track record of designing and implementing data solutions.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala, and experience with data processing frameworks (Matillion, Hevo, AWS Glue, Spark , Hadoop)
  • In-depth understanding of data warehousing concepts, cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP), and data modeling techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and NoSQL databases, as well as data integration and transformation tools
  • Demonstrated experience in architecture, design and development of scalable distributed event driven data products.
  • Experience in anonymizing data, data product development, analytical models, and AI governance
  • Ability to create strategies and plans that define how information can be utilized to support an organization's overall business strategy, and how that information and data is organized, and governed inside an organization.
  • Familiarity with industry best practices for collection and use of data
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to understand complex information product constructs.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and the ability to navigate complex data challenges.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience with agile methodologies, DevOps practices, and CI/CD pipelines

We get it. Requirements can sometimes hold people back from applying to a job, but don’t let that be the case here. If you believe you have the skills it takes to elevate this role, team, and company, we encourage you to apply for this role.
 

REMOTE WORK STATEMENT

This position is a remote-first, work from home position. Second Nature is committed to creating a culture and workplace where remote work fosters collaboration and connections and is a key part of our company story and success. To be successful in a remote work role at Second Nature you must:

  • Be available during your scheduled working hours and give your full attention to the completion of your Second Nature job duties
  • Have a quiet, professional, distraction-free environment in which to complete your work
  • Have access to your own reliable high-speed internet connection
  • Attend our bi-annual in-person company meetings (Second Nature will reimburse the cost of your business travel per company guidelines)

WHY SECOND NATURE?

  • Health First: Medical, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance; 401K Plan
  • Location: Work Remotely from anywhere in the US
  • Flexibility: Open PTO and sick days
  • The Product: Beyond the awards and 5-star reviews… our clients and customers love what they can do with a fully managed RBP
  • Diverse, Inclusive Culture: We embrace employees from all backgrounds with openness and respect 
  • Training: A supportive team to help you grow your career and unlock your full potential
  • Growth: The opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing startup that’s designing and developing an exciting category

Second Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We take action to ensure equal employment opportunities for all candidates and employees and to provide employees with a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. Our hiring decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal and/or state law.

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