Black & Veatch Director of Data Science and Operations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Director of Data Science and Operations
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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation
Req Id : 32671
Job Title : Director of Data Science and Operations
Location : USVRTL
Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO
Opportunity Type : Staff
Relocation eligible : No
Full time/Part time : Full-Time
Project Only Hire : No
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
This position will be responsible for developing, marketing and governing our enterprise-wide data strategy and execution in order to drive business decisions and growth. This role will oversee data utilization and monetization while driving innovation that creates value for the organization through data. You will work closely with stakeholders across the company to expand our data assets and build solutions to make business data more accessible and consumable.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record in leading efforts towards data management, data governance, data visualization, data operations and overall data maturity of the organization. The successful candidate will have expertise with technologies and concepts relevant to data such as data management, data lakes, statistical analytics, predictive analytics, data quality and data architecture.
Develop, market and execute an integrated data strategy and actionable data roadmap for the company in line with digital strategy
Closely interact with senior business and technical management teams to ensure data concerns and priorities are addressed to achieve business objectives
Develop, market and sell a comprehensive catalog of data services to business stakeholders
Translate business strategies into data solutions, justifying and selling those strategies and then managing implementations and ongoing use
Create and continually update 3-5 year outlook on industry, data, technology evolution and strategy
Champion efforts to democratize access to high quality data for business analysis and decisions
Lead ongoing growth, design, and expansion of a high-quality data platform from across a wide variety of data sources and support an array of operational and analytical decision points
Responsible for overall data creation and standardization strategy, including intake, business rules-based transformations, and data governance in accordance with the company's business goals and objectives
Roll out enterprise-wide data quality and governance framework, with a focus on policies, principles and standards, and governance metrics
Facilitate development of data standards and adoption requirements
Evaluate, analyze and recommend best-fit data solution for business requirements striking the right balance between cost, time to market and outcomes
Monitor and promotes best practices related to information asset management
Identify, market and sell new business optimization and transformation opportunities through the analysis of data
Provide support to technology organization relating to data management and analytics
Identify data and technology needs for digital investment projects and create project plans to execute and support the business strategy
Lead efforts to monitor, maintain and enhance existing data infrastructure, software and assets
Establish and maintain strategic working relationships with senior business leaders, outside companies and software vendors
Lead efforts for applied use of machine learning to drive process optimization and transformation • Implement mechanisms to enforce and support data privacy and data protection regulations
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent trade-off in related professional work experience
7 to 10 years' experience in a senior-level data management role
Actively seeks new technology options and approaches to business challenges
Drives passion and develops a following for change
Experience in building and managing high performing teams
Experience in managing data projects and programs
Experience justifying need for data investments to IT and business leaders
Highly motivated, experienced innovator who has produced tangible results
Strong communication and interpersonal skills needed to collaborate, negotiate and influence effectively with all internal and external stakeholders
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
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To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.
A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.
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