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Manager, Data Engineering

Company: Blackbaud
Location: Charleston
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

About Blackbaud:

At Blackbaud, we're here to help good take over. We lead uniquely at the intersection point of technology and social good, providing cloud software, services, expertise, and data intelligence that empowers and connects people to drive impact for social good. We serve the entire social good community, which includes nonprofits, higher education institutions, K-12 schools, healthcare organizations, faith communities, arts and cultural organizations, foundations, companies, and the individual change agents who support them. With millions of users in 100+ countries, our vision is to power an Ecosystem of Good-- that builds a better world. Our customers are passionate about making the world a better place, and we're inspired by the opportunity to help them raise resources, deliver programs, manage operations, and understand their outcomes.
What is this role?Data Engineering at Blackbaud is responsible for ingestion, transformation and integration of data in Blackbaud's Data Platform. This scalable and performant big data platform supports data science, data enrichment, research and data analysis as well as making data operationally able to be consumed by Blackbaud's products and services.

The Data Engineering Manager facilitates this by helping their teams' take on large, complex data problems/initiatives and eliciting considerable technical influence within Data Engineering and the Data Intelligence Center of Excellence at Blackbaud. The Data Engineering Manager has a wide-ranging experience and extensive knowledge in major parts of our data platform and data engineering tech stack, serving as strategy and process owner of significant components of our data architecture. This role provides high-level guidance, team mentoring, coaching and influencing technical direction within the Data Engineering teams. They are also creativity leaders, finding alternatives and new approaches to difficult problems and application of data and insight.

In addition to the team management responsibilities this role will help craft the vision for how Blackbaud's Data Strategy helps nonprofit organizations be more effective raising money and facilitating their visions.

What will I be doing?


  • Develop and direct the strategy for all aspects of Data Engineering
  • Set, communicate and facilitate technical direction more broadly for the Data Intelligence Center of Excellence and collaboratively beyond the Center of Excellence
  • Keep current on technology: distributed computing, big data concepts and architecture.
  • Define the tools and pipeline patterns our data engineers use to transform data and support our data science practice
  • Lead teams that design and implement pipelines that support data ingestion, data movement, transformation, aggregation, machine learning, data science, and much more.
  • Design and develop breakthrough products, services or technological advancements in the Data Intelligence space that expand our business
  • Work alongside product management to craft technical solutions to solve customer business problems.
  • Set and achieve annual and quarterly Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • Hiring the best people that help execute the data engineering vision within Blackbaud
  • Establish recruiting pipeline for new team members through networking, internships, etc.
  • Ensure that your teams are motivated, engaged and excited to do the work we do.
  • Promote inquisitiveness within your teams
  • Managing engineering teams work through other managers and directly
  • Own the technical data governance practices and ensures data sovereignty, privacy, security and regulatory compliance.
  • Independently identify and execute projects to improve the quality of life of engineers at Blackbaud
  • Promote internally how data within Blackbaud can help change the world.
  • Continuously challenging the status quo of how things have been done in the past.
  • Other duties as assigned

    We'd love to hear from you if:

    • You have 8+ years of software and/or data engineering experience (specifically data focused or SaaS based products)
    • You have 5+ years of experience managing 6+ person teams
    • Strong understanding of Cloud Big Data and Pipeline services(Azure preferred)
    • Expert in Big Data design patterns and implementation, as well as connected domains (real-time streaming, machine learning, etc.)
    • Experience with Spark/Databricks that include Scala and Python
    • Professional experience enabling Data Science with the proper data and platform
    • Proven expertise in both batch and real-time processing models and tools
    • Expertise in areas of data governance, privacy and regulation and professional experience with architectural approaches to data security
    • Experience with continuous machine learning development and deployment
    • Track record of teams successfully designing/building reliable, performant, scalable data platforms
    • Have experience integrating multiple data sources into a common set of data assets or common data models
    • Professional experience employing asynchronous, loosely coupled design patterns
    • You are comfortable executing autonomously in the face of ambiguity
    • You possess the growth mindset("the code I just wrote should be rewritten")
      Why you'll want to come work here:

      • Our benefits are unmatched. Not only do we offer competitive salaries, 4 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and 401K match, we also provide endless community involvement opportunities to encourage our employees to give back, through our CSR programs like gift matching and volunteer for vacation.
      • Blackbaud has been named to Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes America's Best Midsize Employer 2019, and AnitaB.org's Top Companies for Women Technologists 2018, we are rapidly growing and offer incredible opportunity for career advancement!
      • We understand that people thrive in a culture focused on teamwork and purpose. That's why Blackbaud offers a tremendous company culture, encouraging open, collaborative working environments in all of our offices around the world, including; North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica.
      • We have proven that we are one of the best technology companies to work for. Blackbaud has been ranked Best Technology Company in Charleston, SC for the fourth year in a row, and ranked by BuiltIn Austin as one of the Best Places to Work in Austin, TX.

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        Blackbaud is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

        To all recruitment agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes and are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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