Data Engineering Manager

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 30722
Job Family: Information Services
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, there's never been a better time to join us! Our company was founded on values that place the customer first and prioritize our people as our greatest strength. Over the years, those values and our talented associates have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of customers worldwide. Today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that sets the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service — and that's why we're the ideal place for you to grow your career.

Founded in 1929, Altec is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and signs markets. We help our customers dig deeper and reach higher in more than 100 countries around the world. 

Responsibilities

We are seeking an experienced Data Engineering Manager to lead our data engineering team in the development, implementation, and optimization of scalable data pipelines and infrastructure. This role will be instrumental in helping to define our overall data strategy, as well as actively participating in the design and implementation of our next generation data platform.

Responsibilities

  • Help define and continuously improve Altec’s data platform strategy in alignment with our overall business strategy.
  • Lead and manage a team of data engineers and integration specialists to ensure the development and maintenance of robust data pipelines.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, optimization, and support of data integration and transformation processes to support seamless flow and availability of data across the organization.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends to drive continuous improvement in data engineering and integration capabilities.
  • Work closely with data scientists, analysts, and broader data organization to shape and refine the requirements and scope of data projects.
  • Manage the implementation of data projects, including working with stakeholders to set relative prioritization, communication of milestones, and progress of the team against those milestones.
  • Ensure data quality and integrity through the implementation of best practices in data governance and quality assurance processes.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for data processes, ensuring transparency and knowledge sharing within the team and across the organization.
  • Facilitate the implementation and maintenance of Altec’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Lake following industry standard best-practice guidelines.
  • Research new software, technologies, and techniques to determine applicability and feasibility for use with Altec’s data platforms.
  • Manage relationships with external vendors and partners related to data engineering, transformation, and integration tools and solutions.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative work environment, promoting professional development and growth opportunities for team members.
  • Collaborate, plan, and actively contribute to fostering an environment of data democratization across all business units.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 8 years of experience designing and implementing business critical applications and services at scale.
  • Proven experience in managing data engineering and integration teams.
  • Strong background in data engineering, ETL processes, and data warehousing.
  • Experience with data engineering and data integration tools and platforms.
  • Proficient in programming languages such as Python, Java, or SQL.
  • Detailed knowledge of data engineering and integration concepts, best practices, and overall architectural patterns
  • In-depth understanding of data governance and quality principles.

Other Position Specifications:

  • Willingness to work off-business hours to troubleshoot and resolve issues or deploy and monitor changes.
  • Good communication and project management skills, as well as a desire to work directly with stakeholders to develop requirements, scope, and manage integration projects.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on problem-solving.
  • Adapt well to frequent changes in scope and schedule.
  • Desire and demonstrated aptitude to lead and mentor a team.
  • Ability to travel as needed for scoping, implementation, troubleshooting, training, or other events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Benefits

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

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