Director of Data Engineering

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1436267

 Job Description

Slice is hiring for a Director of Data Engineering! This role will see you managing the data needs of stakeholders across multiple business verticals.


What is Slice?

Slice is the leading technology and marketing platform made exclusively for local pizzerias, making it super easy to order delicious, authentic local pizza anywhere, anytime. We serve the $46 billion U.S. pizzeria market in two ways: by providing a pizza-centric mobile and web ordering experience for consumers, and by empowering local restaurants with the technology, tools, and marketing to grow their business, while helping them compete with Big Pizza. Can you imagine what a small mom and pop pizza shop could achieve with the resources of Domino’s?

Slice was born in 2011 and has quietly bootstrapped its way to building a network of more than 12,000 pizzerias nationwide. Ilir Sela, our founder and CEO, started the company as a passion project to help his friends and family in the pizza business, but he quickly saw a massive opportunity to champion these small businesses by bringing their bites to the masses. Ilir has since built an amazing team of operators, marketers, technologists, and investors — all dedicated to making it easier for people to enjoy their favourite local pizza.

What you’ll do:

  • Understand and manage the data needs of different stakeholders across multiple business verticals including Analytics & Planning, Brand, Product etc. Develop the vision and map strategy to provide proactive solutions and enable stakeholders to extract insights and value from data.
  • Lead and help build a team of high performing data engineers.
  • Provide leadership in developing standards, architectural design patterns and best practices.
  • Understand end to end data management interactions and dependencies across complex data pipelines and data transformation and how they impact business decisions.
  • Design best practices for big data processing, data modeling and warehouse development throughout the company. 
  • Design best practices for big data processing throughout the company.
  • Translate from technical to business, and vice versa. You need to be able to speak with the least technically-minded client (internal or external) and make technology make sense to them. Then turn around and do it the other way.

What we’re looking for: 

  • 5+ years in a leadership/management capacity around data engineering, building a data warehouse, data marts, and data pipelines.
  • Experience partnering with business teams to architect and strategize technology and data roadmap.
  • Experience with big data architectures and data modeling to efficiently process large volumes of data.
  • Background in ETL and data processing, know how to transform data to meet business goals.
  • Experience developing large data processing pipelines on Apache Spark.
  • Experience with Python or Java programming languages.
  • Strong understanding of SQL and working knowledge of using SQL for various reporting and transformation needs.
  • Excellent communication, adaptability and collaboration skills.
  • Experience running Agile methodology and applying Agile to data engineering.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Able to clearly express opinions on product design, while respecting the thoughts and opinions of their peers.
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with engineers and non-engineering stakeholders alike.

Interested?

We operate like a startup, so being self-motivated, curious, and flexible is a good start. You prefer to come up with your own solutions to problems but are not afraid to ask for help. You enjoy making suggestions for how to improve our product and business, no matter the department. You’re the kind of person who roots for the underdog. And lastly, this job will probably be a lot easier if you have a soulmate-level love for authentic pizza.

Why Slice?

Join a community of best-in-class engineers who combine creativity, curious minds and a commitment to excellence with the desire and commitment to grow and build on the engineering skill base and community here in NI. Missing a few of the criteria but have worked in a pizza shop? Why not get in touch!

Benefits

  • Industry Leading Salary
  • Share Options
  • Strong Pension contribution
  • Health and Dental Care
  • Income and Death insurance
  • £750 a year to use for any self learning/education
  • Health and wellbeing benefits
  • Market leading Maternity and Paternity Schemes
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Flexible working
  • Generous time off allowance and policies
  • Free Friday Pizza and Monday Breakfast
  • Fully stocked kitchen/snacks
  • Annual conference attendance and training/development budget
  • Substantial gym membership discount

How to apply?

We do not use agencies as we have a strong network of referrals, and also want you to have the best recruiting experience possible. A CV gives us a good idea of your background, we are interested in your latest work and projects. Education is great to see, but it’s not overly important to us. If you have them, be sure to include links to any personal projects, blogs, contributions, or anything you want to add to your application.

My Pizza Slice Ltd is an equal opportunities employer