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Director, Data Engineering



Software Engineering, Data Science
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023


Near is looking for a Director of Data Engineering who will oversee all the activities of the Data Engineering team. As the Director you will apply your extensive knowledge to design, define, develop, deploy, and manage scalable secure data pipelines. You should be able to plan and execute data engineering roadmap and improvements; you will also lead the team to solve difficult challenges and set the pace.

This will be a work-from-office role, based in our state-of-the-art office in Koramangala, Bangalore.

A Day in the Life

  • Designing and implementing our data processing pipelines for different kinds of data sources, formats, and content for the Near Platform (at Peta Bytes scale).
  • Participate in product design and development activities supporting Near’s suite of products (Operational Intelligence & Marketing Intelligence).
  • Write and run comprehensive integration tests to deliver high-quality products.
  • Involvement in code and design review of different modules from the Data Engineering team.
  • Capacity planning and specification of resource requirements for different deployment scenarios.
  • Assist the documentation team in providing clear and concise documentation, support, and deployment guides.
  • Adopt agile practices to track and update the status of assigned tasks/stories.
  • Oversee and guide all activities of the Data Engineering Team.
  • This is a hands-on role with 70% of time spent on coding & 30% on people management tasks.

What You Bring to the Role

  • You should hold a Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Must have 12-14 years of experience with at least 6 years of experience in a data-driven company/platform.
  • Strong hands-on experience with one or more of the following distributed big data processing frameworks - Apache Spark, Apache NiFi or Hadoop, Apache Kafka, Apache HBase.
  • Hands-on experience in Java is a must. Scala, Go or Python is a plus.
  • You are good with algorithms, data structures, and design patterns.
  • You have the ability to work independently and manage a team with high energy, enthusiasm, and persistence in an agile environment.
  • You must be capable of leading cross-functional teams in a hands-on manner.
  • You are approachable and are able to inspire trust in teammates to follow directives and trust your insights readily.

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