Head of Data

UK London

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Posted 1 week ago

About the role:
Embedded in our Data Team we are looking for a Head of Data who is truly Revolutionary and Business aware, who will help lead our global teams to amaze our customers, drive efficiency and contribute to our path to profitability. 
Farfetch is investing heavily on Data, creating a data informed culture within the company and making sure that insights are used at best to drive our business and provide an unrivalled customer experience. This position will be responsible for managing multiple teams within data including software engineers, data modelers, BI developers and analysts focused on the defining strategy & governance and drive the development of central data platforms to support analysts and data scientists by providing state of the art set of platforms integrated into the Farfetch Data Platform.

What you’ll do:

  • You will manage, mentor and develop the BI Reporting, Data Science, and Analytics Platform teams and their Managers and Leads.
  • You will collaborate with Product Managers, the Director of Data and the CDO to define and execute the strategy of Farfetch data platform.
  • You will oversee solution design and technical implementation to guarantee performant and scalable solutions.
  • You will formulate OKRs and metrics aligned to company and data strategy to give direction, to measure project success and to guide the Data teams to support our data users. You will align these with relevant teams and report progress and blockers back to leadership in Data.
  • You will communicate complex data platform solutions in a clear and understandable way to both expert hands-on data users and Senior Leadership.
  • You will work with and be supported by Product Managers in defining roadmaps, and be  accountable for technical feasibility analysis, estimations and implementations.
  • You will be an extended voice to other data teams to drive best practices on data governance and documentation.
  • You will lead, grow, and develop a high performing team and be able to demonstrate and communicate the value of this team to the business.
  • You will help in evangelising data literacy at all levels.
  • You will build the BI reporting Hub team, by hiring Manager/Lead for that team and key contributors.
  • You will proactively identify gaps, turn them into implementable solutions and build business cases as needed to take these initiatives forward.
  • You will mentor and supervise agile ways of working to ensure continuous progress and iteration.
  • You will lead on innovation and nextgen thinking for BI and ML in Farfetch and the industry.
  • You will will continuously strive to raise the bar of what we do in data at Farfetch.

Who you are:

  • You are an experienced Data Architect, Engineer and Modeller. 
  • You have extended proven experience working with large scale and distributed data systems including Reporting and ML ones.
  • You are an experienced Head use to managing and developing talent, both individual contributors and other managers.
  • You are experienced in setting the direction of multiple projects with different stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • You are passionate about identifying opportunities through data analysis and modelling.
  • You are a strong communicator who is able to present complex engineering solutions clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences. 
  • You have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • You have advanced knowledge in SQL, Python, or Scala.
  • You have experience in working in cold environments (e.i. AWS, Asure, GCP).
  • You are experienced in designing and scaling data solutions to large audiences.
  • You have experience developing and managing the rollout of enterprise data models.
  • You are familiar with data governance practices and adept at designing policies and processes for how data teams interact with each other.
  • You have a strong analytical mind set and you are comfortable in managing complex projects and analytics solution.
  • You have a good understanding of the ML journey and how to support Data Science teams in bringing into production their solutions.
  • You have in depth architectural knowledge on distributed systems, scalability and performance.
  • You are commercially minded with the ability to translate business needs into technical requirements.
  • You have a product oriented mindset with great stakeholder management and business savvy skills.
  • You are able to collaborate with both commercial and technical stakeholders (technical product managers, development leads)
Embedded in our Data Team we are looking for a Head of Data who is truly Revolutionary and Business aware, who will help lead our global teams to amaze our customers, drive efficiency and contribute to our path to profitability. 
Job tags: AWS Distributed Systems Engineering ML Python Scala SQL
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