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Head of Data

eSift Ltd
Closing date
17 Jun 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Our client is a leading provider of intelligent operations technology, empowering their customers to optimise performance everywhere, from people on the frontlines to critical assets and buildings. Their combination of cloud-based services and IOT are used in retail, healthcare, life sciences, facilities management, catering, education, manufacturing, hospitality, and commercial property, and are growing fast.

They have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Data on a full-time permanent basis. The Head of Data is accountable for delivering value to customers through the data that they consume, produce, and partner with. The role reports to the CTO and has management responsibility for the Data Team which is predominantly focused on data from their customer platform. The Head of Data partners with peers within Product Engineering such as DevOps and Quality, and internal stakeholders such as Product Management and Operations.

Location: Remote / Cambridge / Fleet
Salary: Competitive

Our ideal applicant will have/be;


* Experience in defining, refining, and growing data teams, transforming a company's approach to consuming, producing, and gaining value from data.
* Successful and accomplished data engineering in a high-growth technology organization.
* Strong knowledge of the Data and AI landscape, with the ability to guide on product, service and tooling choice as well as data architecture.
* Ability to lead by example, including the ability to be hands-on as required to help, review, guide and ensure the team is heading in the desired direction.


* Experience across a range of business outcome led projects including strong change management skills.
* Experience of working for a company providing enterprise or business software, SaaS solutions or closely aligned products or services.
* Must be able to work in a dynamic, rapidly evolving environment and interact with partners and customers directly.


* Commercially aware, numerate, able to think laterally and to plan for the future, and in consequence, able to speak with and give confidence to stakeholders.
* Strong analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

People Development:

* Outstanding leadership, organisational, collaborative, inspirational, mentoring, and resource management skills, including experience of motivating and leading diverse, multi-discipline data teams.
* Able to galvanise, build and develop teams, as well as to "take them on a journey", and to manage third party suppliers as part of that.
* Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a natural team player and someone who can build effective relationships both internally and externally.
* Previous line management of data engineering teams that have grown in terms of engagement, connection, and size through both in-house and external resourcing.
* Exceptionally self-motivated and directed, with proven ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

A working knowledge of information security, risk management, and compliance requirements

eSift have been appointed as the resource partner and we are managing this role on behalf of our client. To apply for this position please click on the "apply now" button below. Your CV will then be held on our central database, if for any reason you do not wish us to retain your details please contact us via .
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