Director Technology - Data & Integration in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 12/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The Director, Data & Integration Services is responsible for managing business intelligence (“BI”), data warehousing (“DW”) and application integration solutions for Cox Media Group. The Director directs and manages a multi-disciplinary team of business/systems analysts, architects, and application developers in developing, implementing and supporting enterprise BI/DW/integration solutions.  Responsibilities include developing enterprise strategies and roadmaps to standardize, integrate, develop and implement common solutions in support of business transformation and process improvement initiatives.  The Director is responsible for ensuring successful execution on initiatives while providing reliable day to day application support.

Position-Specific Job Functions:

•         Directs the design, development, maintenance and support of BW/DW/integration solutions that meet business needs in a geographically distributed, matrix-managed organization

•         Provide strategic and operational planning, analysis and business process support for the following types of processes/systems:

o   Data Warehousing

o   ETL

o   Business Analytics, Dashboards and Reporting

o   Decision Support Systems

o   Machine learning

o   AI

•         Provide direction and leadership regarding system solution planning, systems analysis, systems design, database modeling, systems construction and systems testing

•         Work closely with business leaders to understand business needs and priorities

•         Develop multi-year roadmaps, incorporating business priorities, strategy and technology standards

•         Manage the day to day production support for all BI/DW/integration systems

•         Achieve continuous improvement in services via implementation of monitoring solutions and process improvements

•         Actively identify, assess, and manage risks

•         Manage technology vendor relationships, contracts, and service levels

•         Develop budgets and financial reports as necessary to support ongoing maintenance and development of existing systems and applications

•         Works with Applications management team on overall application vision and strategy

•         Ensures the use of best practices for design, configuration, integration, programming, data, testing and change control

•         Ensures compliance with all appropriate quality assurance processes

•         Manages second and third level support and application enhancement delivery to agreed upon SLAs and metrics

•         Recommends, selects and directs consulting or outsourced resources to augment organic staff, managed outsourced workload and to reduce costs

•         Recruit, develop, retain and motivate a Data & Integration Services team operating at a high performance level

•         Develop Service Level Agreements, measure, and continuously improve



What we look for

Position-Specific General Skills:

•         Leadership:  The job holder must be seen as a credible business partner by peers and the leadership team.  Strong leadership will be required to perform effectively as a shared service.

•         Management Skills:  The job holder must be able to manage a virtual team of experienced technical staff.  His/her direct reports and staff will be responsible for delivering solutions with high quality, on budget, within schedule.

•         Communication & Influencing:  This position requires strong interpersonal skills, the ability to influence in a matrix organization, and the ability to win the confidence of individuals at all levels inside and outside of the organization.

•         Teamwork: The job holder can work effectively in a collaborative environment and foster teamwork with their peer group, their team and with functional leaders.

•         Technical Expertise:  The job holder must have a background in successful information technology systems development, systems management, project management and solution delivery.

•         Business Acumen:  The job holder should possess strong analytical and process management skills and have a broad understanding of business strategy and operations.  He/she must be able to clearly articulate the business value proposition for all business solution initiatives.

Position-Specific Technical Skills:

  • Fluent in AWS data technologies such as:
    • Glue
    • Lambda
    • RDS, Redshift and/or MySQL
    • S3, EC2, Data pipeline, etc.
    • Cloudwatch
  • Fluent in Qlik for data visualization and dashboards

Key Competencies:

  • Leading through Vision & Values.  Keep the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action by demonstrating the following behaviors and competencies:
  • Aligning Performance.  Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Driving Innovation.  Generate innovative solutions in work situations; try different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Building Trust.  Interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
  • Strategic Decision Making.   Obtain information and identify key issues and relationships relevant to a long-range goal or vision; commit to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships.  Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Consultative in approach.
  • Facilitating Change.  Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Gaining Commitment.  Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Building a Successful Team.  Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive, high performance team; facilitating the completion of team goals.
  • Customer Focus.  Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships.
  • Planning and Organizing.  Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure work is completed efficiently.


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