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State of Massachusetts Director of Data Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Director of Data Engineering The Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) is seeking an experienced Director of Data Engineering to join our Data Office. As part of the Commonwealth’s central data team, you’ll be on the front lines working to improve the value of our data systems across state government. As Director of Data Engineering, you will lead the team’s data engineering efforts develop and maintain smart, secure data systems and pipelines,while building capacity for innovation in government. * Responsibilities:* * Lead and help build a team of high-performing engineers * Stand up and maintain data infrastructure and data pipelines to process high volumes of complex data * Work with IT and administrative staff and business stakeholders to develop and execute on business requirements * Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements, automate manual processes, optimize data delivery, and re-design infrastructure for greater scalability * Develop and review data management plans, architecture plans, data transfer plans, and data security and privacy plans, including event monitoring and auditing guidelines, to ensure that systems meet security and technical requirements * Develop and review standard operating procedures to meet high standards for data organization, quality, and security * Provide leadership in developing standards and best practices * Build analytics tools to provide actionable insights into operational efficiency, service delivery, and policy evaluation * Provide support to other technical staff for issue resolution * Deliver consistent and reliable processes and high-quality output on independent and team projects Knowledge, skills & abilities: * At least five (5) years of experience leading technical teams to stand up and manage safe, secure, and reliable data architectures * Experience organizing and processing large quantities of data for analysis * Experience working with business stakeholders to implement new data standards, technologies and systems that meet business needs * Proficiency in Python and SQL * Experience with current data science tools and methods, including machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) frameworks * Proficiency with the AWS stack; Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform (GCP) a plus * Proficiency with Github and version control systems * Working, up-to-date knowledge of best practices for keeping data separated and secure * Experience with a team software development process: design, testing, coding, and peer reviews * Experience with continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) practices * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Ability to manage multiple priorities and workstreams simultaneously and deliver under tight deadlines * Experience in an Agile work environment Education and Certifications * Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, computer engineering, information systems, data science or related field, or equivalent work experience * AWS or other cloud platform certifications a plus MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Exec Office of Technology Services and Security *Title: *Director of Data Engineering Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place Requisition ID: 22000DCJ