Hiring Director of Engineering, Data // Picsart | Picsart

Director Of Engineering, Data // Picsart

Picsart | Berlin, Germany

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$1.7 trillion

Keywords: kafka aws spark s3

About the Role Picsart is looking for a Director of Engineering, Data, directly reporting to the VP of Engineering, to help us take our internal data platform to the next level. It includes crucial projects such as A/B tools, data tracking solutions, self-service data desks and much more. In this role, you will help us scale our engineering team to a world-class level, manage multiple EMs across 4-5 teams and be responsible for the delivery of a very ambitious roadmap. What you will do

  • Own Picsart data pipeline and infrastructure
  • Work closely with Product Managers, Analysts, and Data Scientists to develop and own data-driven systems
  • Partner with Product Management to collect requirements from stakeholders and transform them into actionable parts of your strategy and roadmaps
  • Own Roadmap planning and execution of Data Infrastructure domain delivery
  • Be responsible for shaping how we acquire, collect and leverage data
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the teams in the Data Infrastructure domain
  • Establish and maintain effective collaboration with Data Science & Analytics
  • Mentor, empower and grow the Data Infrastructure Group through effective headcount planning, hiring, onboarding, retention, and performance improvement
  • Own the technology plan for your area by facilitating discussions, aligning with senior/staff engineers to help with the creation, and implementation of the plan and making the best architecture decisions
  • Assist the development team in troubleshooting, coding, testing, implementation, and documenting solutions
  • Manage a team of 3-5 Engineering Managers and Senior/Staff/Principal Software Engineers
  • Partner with your peers and leadership on organisational design, change management, compensation, talent development, performance management, hiring strategy and employee engagement/experience
  • Collaborate and drive a vision that enables your teams to execute a strategy that delivers platforms capable of handling terabytes of data in real-time
  • Engage with multiple teams both inside and outside the Data Infrastructure to work on the execution of the technical vision
  • Have an eye for challenges arising out of our various different technologies and address them proactively
What you will bring
  • 5+ years of engineering management experience
  • 2+ years experience managing managers
  • Track record of creating teams from scratch and scaling up existing teams
  • Strong technical leadership skills and ability to work in cross-functional teams
  • Strong data engineering experience with Kafka, Kafka Streams/Connect, Spark, Airflow with cloud-based services (AWS S3, EMR, Glue, Hive), Databricks and Looker
  • Hands-on experience in creating and managing an enterprise-scale Data Platform, while setting best practices for security, privacy, monitoring & alerting
  • Track record of coaching and mentoring junior and senior team members
  • Track record of managing senior stakeholders in complex organizations and changing environments
  • Experience leveraging data to prioritize your work and to influence others
  • Willingness to implement change and improvements when seeing an opportunity
  • Proven ability to listen, interpret and incorporate feedback (clear and vague) from colleagues and senior leaders on the purpose, vision, roadmap, and software solution designs
  • Experience designing, building and operating robust distributed systems
  • Previous experience in leading change in an organization

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