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Rock Family of Companies Team Leader, Data Engineering in Detroit, Michigan

The Rock Family of Companies is made up of nearly 100 separate businesses spanning fintech, sports, entertainment, real estate, startups and more. We’re united by our culture – a drive to find a better way that fuels our commitment to our clients, our community and our team members. We believe in and build inclusive workplaces, where every voice is heard and diverse perspectives are welcomed. Working for a company in the Family is about more than just a job – it’s about having the opportunity to become the best version of yourself.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in data engineering space working with data platforms (cloud data lake, cloud data warehouse) as a Senior Developer/Engineer or Architect

  • 2 years of experience leading teams of direct reports or external service providers

  • Experience with cloud-based integration platforms (like Informatica Cloud/IICS, Azure Data Factory, Dell Boomi, SnapLogic, IBM) or on-prem, like Informatica PowerCenter; Informatica experience (cloud/on-prem) preferred

  • Experience with SQL in databases like SQL Server or Oracle (SQL Server preferred)

  • Experience with using work item tracking tools like Jira or Azure DevOps

  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure such as Microsoft Azure or AWS

  • Good understanding of data integration approaches, including data ingestion and transformation as well as data warehousing concepts, like dimensional modeling

  • Good understanding of the technology processes such as the software development life cycle using Agile methodology, testing approaches and software release management

  • Good presentation and written/verbal communication skills

  • Experience working in a DevOps environment and an understanding of service management concepts, including ITIL preferred

  • Experience with contact center and/or automotive sales industry a plus

Job Summary

The Team Leader, Data Engineering reports to the Senior Director of Data Services and leads a high-performance team consisting of data engineers supporting data extraction, transformation and loading from source systems into RA’s data platform. As a leader of data engineering, this is a key team member who will help us build the next-generation data infrastructure that will power our enterprise data, reporting and analytics engine. Individual needs to be passionate about “all things data," understand modern data engineering techniques and have a passion for building new stuff, including people, processes and technology.


  • Lead and mentor the team on performance, outcome and day-to-day tasks

  • Act as a Scrum Master leading all Agile ceremonies (daily stand-ups, sprint retrospectives and spring planning), removing roadblocks that impede progress and ensuring delivery of committed work

  • Meet stakeholders (business, product, technology) regularly to identify data needs and engage the team for requirements gathering, estimations and work planning

  • Perform regular production support reviews and project status reviews, and communicate to direct leader and senior leaders

  • Proactively identify process improvements opportunities and recommend solutions to architects and senior leadership

  • Deliver regular feedback to the team for motivation and growth, and work with team members to craft a career vision that is inspiring and meaningful

  • Use experience and knowledge to provide subject matter expertise on coding, design and technical architecture to the team, and guide them toward effective problem solving

  • Roll up sleeves and be ready to do what it takes to ensure an outcome, including jumping in to do the actual work and assisting where needed or staying until a problem is solved

Who We Are

Rocket Auto is a virtual car buying experience that's dedicated to helping our clients confidently buy and sell vehicles through a seamless virtual marketplace.


This is an outline of the primary responsibilities of this position. As with everything in life, things change. The tasks and responsibilities can be changed, added to, removed, amended, deleted and modified at any time by the leadership group.

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. The Company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with state and federal law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team, The Pulse, at 1-800-411-JOBS.

The Rock Family of Companies uses world-class recruiting and talent management teams to help each member organization recruit the best and brightest. If you’re looking for the next step in your career, you’ve come to the right place.