Senior Director, IT (Data Technologies)

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The Sr. Director, IT Data Technologies will lead our data technology portfolio inclusive of data engineering and business intelligence platform management. This role will be hybrid work model located in our corporate office in Dublin CA or our New York Buying Office, New York, N&, and will report to the SVP, IT Data & Cloud Solutions.

The ideal candidate will be a thought leader for the direction of Ross' data & analytics solution strategy & roadmap. The candidate should have a proven track record selecting & implementing modern cloud analytics capabilities with focus on business value & efficiency. They will bring a well-rounded leadership perspective, capable of building, guiding, and inspiring a growing team of data engineering & analytics professionals. They will have experience in migrating from on premise EDW appliances, platforms to cloud-based lake-house architectures & platforms. They will have a strategic mind and operate as a leader that influences the IT and business strategy.

The resource will own all data & analytics platforms & tools including Snowflake, PowerBI, MicroStrategy, Alation, and other front-end tools. They will be responsible for the entire data estate including data lake, data warehouse and data platforms.

The right resource will lead the team in exploring new solutions, including data science & ML, solving complex technical issues, identifying efficiencies, and building proof of concepts as required.

The base salary range for this role is $143,500 - $270,100. The base salary range is dependent on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, qualifications, relevant education, certifications, seniority, and location. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees. Other rewards vary by position and location.


• Sets the mission and vision of the Data Technologies organization to foster a customer-centric culture and mindset driven by a future state data vision for the company and adding business value.

• Be a trusted advisor, that builds and maintains relationships with other technical leaders and business executives to develop a keen understanding of business needs; ensures efficient delivery of IT services to meet those needs.

• Build & manage a multi-year roadmap to modernize data & analytics platforms and enable new, strategic business capabilities.

• Help evolve the data technology organization to adopt Agile methods & DevOps

• Determine the future skills needed in the data technologies space and build a team to realize that future. Resources will need to have the appropriate mix of strong technical knowledge, business knowledge and competencies that balance between growing agility and ensuring that core IT functions are reliable, stable and efficient.

• Foster a culture of trusted partnership, service, and continuous improvement.

• Build a deep bench of team leadership and technical talent to deliver results and support future growth and mentor the team to their full potential.


• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and/or Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of People)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Motivating Others

• Decision Quality

• Technical Acumen

• Building Relationships


• At least 15 years of relevant technical experience, including 10+ years in a leadership role, 5-10 years working in IT Data & Analytics progressive gaining leadership responsibilities, building diverse teams with collaborative and innovative cultures with deep familiarity in data engineering and analytics, delivering analytics solutions.

• 2+ years of implementation & production experience with cloud-native data & analytics platforms (Snowflake or equivalent).

• Knowledge and expertise with selecting, implementing, modernizing & scaling all aspects of a data & analytics technology ecosystem: BI Analytics & Data Science/ML, Data Governance & self-service catalog, Data Pipelines and Data Lake-House & ETL.

• Experience working with Enterprise Architecture to ensure that the Data Technologies portfolio strategy and vision is consistent with the overall strategy and vision for IT.

• Knowledge of data modeling & curation for a variety of analytics use cases ranging from historical analysis to intra-day operational, predictive, statistical analysis across the lifecycle (ad-hoc, prototyping, departmental, industrialized)

• Track record for leading multi-year, cross-functional & transformational IT initiatives including moving platforms to the cloud, implementing analytics tooling.

• Track record for leading, growing & maturing a team of data & analytics professionals. Experience with org

• Success in using standard delivery methodologies, such as Waterfall and Agile.

• Ability to adapt to a fast-moving technology landscape and keep pace with the latest thinking and new technologies.

• Demonstrable ability to formulate a high-level strategy, then convert it into a tactical plan and execute on that plan.

• "Hands-on" operating style and approach but a view towards the future and willingness to invest in people development and in developing an organization that will support a large company.

• Superb communication skills, the ability to foster a supportive and inclusive team culture.

• Bachelor's degree, with a major in computer science, information systems management, mathematics, or a closely related field.

• Ability to influence at all levels of the organization and capability to work independently with minimal guidance. Strong organization and prioritization skills.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present technical topics to wide ranging groups (engineering/architecture to sr. executive)

This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. This position requires the ability to use a computer, work as part of a team, and the ability to communicate with team members and others. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.
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This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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