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Director, Data Systems & Reporting

Company: Virgin Pulse
Location: Providence
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Location Providence, RI or Framingham, MA Who is Virgin Pulse? Virgin Pulse, founded as part of Sir Richard Branson s famed Virgin Group, helps organizations build employee health and wellbeing into the DNA of their corporate cultures. As the only company to deliver a powerful, mobile-first digital platform infused with live services, including coaching and biometric screenings, Virgin Pulse s takes a high-tech-meets-high-touch-approach to engage employees in improving across all aspects of their health and wellbeing, every day from prevention and building a healthy lifestyle to condition and disease management to condition reversal, all while engaging users daily in building and sustaining healthy habits and behaviors. A global leader in health and wellbeing, Virgin Pulse is committed to helping change lives and businesses around the world for good so that people and organizations can thrive, together. Today, more than 3100 organizations across the globe are using Virgin Pulse s solutions to improve health, employee wellbeing and engagement, reduce costs and create strong workplace cultures. Who are our employees? At Virgin Pulse we re passionate about changing lives for good. We want to make a difference in the world by helping people be healthy so they can perform at their best, every day, at work and home. Our award-winning solutions support leading employers in improving and simplifying the employee health and wellbeing journey and engaging people in all aspects of their health. But our world-class products and programs are nothing without our people the employees who design, build, promote, sell, test and perfect the latest innovations in workplace health and wellbeing. Our people are our top priority and we invest in their health and happiness. At Virgin Pulse, we have so much more than a strong, supportive company culture have a shared vision for a healthier, happier world. Who you are. As a Director in the Technical Operations Department within Virgin Pulse, you are accountable for planning large software and technical projects that involve multiple teams, owning the creation and maintenance of project plans, manage internal milestones and escalations, collaborate closely with multiple client management and technical teams, and help remove execution road blocks. You ll be challenged to wear many hats as you devise strategies, plan, and coordinate features and enhancements that provide highly-technical solutions and complex data reporting for our global clients. You are not only comfortable with technology, you're motivated by it to fill gaps that support critical initiatives, you lead by establishing project ownership and accountability, and constantly challenge the status quo of how we deliver quality, accuracy and with timeliness in mind. Candidates will be a good fit if they align with our organizational focus on customer centric efficiency, long term thinking, and passion for technology. Specifically, we think good leaders will demonstrate the following traits You are technical. We expect technical leaders to improve operational efficiency and develop a vision that leads to long term success of our data engineering teams To accomplish that, our technical leaders will need to acquire in-depth domain knowledge about every aspect of data engineering operations. They are ready to roll up their sleeves to work alongside their teams. You are comfortable with owning business goals. They actively plan and manage data engineering activities they come up with creative solutions to solve execution problems along the way to meet project timeline. You are a role model and good ambassadors for our core values and can lead by example, setting expectations and context. Integrity is not just fundamental to our business, it is core to our mission. You communicate well with the business. They provide internal and external stakeholders with scope estimates and high-level milestones for evaluations of upcoming projects, and work closely with global teams in an agile environment to ensure work is consistently sequenced, digested, and completed at reasonable velocity. You care about long term quality and productivity improvement by strategizing and implementing a wide range of initiatives such as automation and training to improve delivery capability. They continuously identify and address inefficiencies at a macro level. Your typical day looks like Attending stand ups and scrum meetings of delivery teams Collaborating with product owners, technical leads and client success teams Drafting project plans for major initiatives Communicating updates and deadlines to all stakeholders Solve dependency conflicts and resourcing gaps Interacting with clients as the face of DSR What you bring to the team. You have a degree in Computer Science, MIS, Mathematics or equivalent experience You have outstanding problem solving and analytical skills You are an excellent communicator (written and verbal) and comfortable discussing data operations Your ability to contribute to a planning or scheduling discussion mirrors your ability to listen and learn from your peers An in-depth understanding of how scrum and the Agile methodology help deliver products Understanding of data warehousing, BI solutions and experience with programming languages such as Java and Python Ability to tailor speech for an effective message across business and engineering departments How to effectively collaborate with project stakeholders on scope and vision How to effectively manage technical teams across multiple offices Comfortable guiding the organization through required process change for project success You have a pragmatic approach to developing project plans of varying sizes Issue management and accountability for all relevant aspects to the project Ability to determine and ascertain required resources for project achievements Major contributing role in converting project vision to milestones at a macro and micro level You re genuinely motivated by technology and keep up to date You should at least be familiar with Project management tools (Smartsheet, Excel, Gliffy, Visio, VBasecamp, Trello) Scrum tools (Jira, Confluence, etc.) Basic SQL knowledge Communicating effectively with remote individuals and offices Working in a team environment Logical working style with a keen attention to detail MS Teams or similar communication tools Why work here? We believe a career should provide competitive pay and benefits, a collaborative and supportive work environment, strong employee culture and cutting-edge technology and services so many reasons to love it here. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected class status.

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