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Lead Data Engineer

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Engineering / Product Development

Job Level: Manager/Senior Manager

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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Cox Enterprises' Integrated Business Technology Team (IBT), the Information Technology function, is currently looking for a Lead Data Engineer to join our Data Analytics team in Atlanta, GA. As the Lead Data Engineer, you will be responsible for new projects, processes, standards, and the continuous improvement of data and analytics solution delivery across customer portfolios, business partners, and internal initiatives, with an initial focus on Corporate Shared Services. Additionally, as the Lead Data Engineer, you will lead data analytics resources to deliver and support systems that exceed stakeholder needs, solve unique, complex problems, and drive creative resolutions to provide standardized Business Intelligence solutions.  You will be recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert within the IBT Data Analytics Team, having authoritative technical/functional expertise and critical thinking skills to provide complete solutions to source required data from enterprise systems and to configure Business Intelligence platforms to support business/operational data requirements. You will also define, refine, and enforce standards, guidelines, processes, and operational plans for existing and new projects with an innovative approach to address the company's analytical data needs.  

As the Lead Data Engineer, you will leverage broad business understanding to align with key stakeholders to determine business and technical requirements to resolve problems with cross-organizational impact. In this role, you will have end-to-end oversight of the solution and will serve as a functional analyst, technical solution designer, developer, and quality assurance provider.  As a successful leader, you will collaborate broadly to conduct analysis of business processes, develop user scenarios, negotiate resolutions, and provide solutions to produce an enhanced functional, operational, and business outcome. 
With a focus on the support of data democratization, you will work in a matrix environment providing direct leadership to the Data Platforms Data Engineers, as well as technology leadership to our partners/peers in Enterprise Architecture, Software Engineering, Quality Engineering, Data Science, Business Analysis, Enterprise Applications Solutions, and Project Management.  Your interactions will span across the entire software development lifecycle using existing and emerging technologies with both technical and business focus. You will also leverage platform knowledge, perform functional analysis, drive effective solution design, and champion quality outcomes for Business Intelligence solutions. Key to your success will be the ability to demonstrate strong leadership, coaching/mentoring, and management skills while working in a customer-focused, solution-oriented, agile environment.
Your background will include hands-on technical and functional experience with Oracle Databases, Data Warehousing, cloud platforms (e.g. Oracle, Azure, Amazon Web Services, Informatica), data integration platforms (e.g. Informatica IDMC, Informatica Power Center, Azure Data Factory), and functional familiarity with Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, and Oracle BI to support stakeholder requirements.  Additionally, a background in leading large, complex engagements requiring in-depth data evaluation and critical thinking, demonstrating thought leadership, and utilizing innovative approaches to designing custom database objects and reporting solutions to support business needs will be key to your success. You will rely on application and business process knowledge as well as your prior implementation experience to guide technical design decisions and manage resource allocation to accomplish business objectives. You have a history of independent judgment and decision-making across a large span of influence.
You will directly manage Data Engineers focused on Business Intelligence solutions. Additionally, you will provide guidance, coaching, and training to stakeholders within the business domain.


  • Manage a team of technical Data Engineers focused on Business Intelligence solutions.

  • Lead technical Data Engineers on large, complex technology engagements, roadmaps, and strategies requiring in-depth data evaluation and critical thinking.

  • Provide expert knowledge of Business Intelligence solutions and Data Warehousing best practices.

  • Facilitate and encourage innovative solutions and recommendations through intentional collaboration to drive novel solutions through various approaches.

  • Understand Agile software methodology and tools, advocating an iterative mindset as the team prepares for a broad transition to agile.

  • Develop an understanding of Cox Enterprises applications and their interdependencies with source applications, customers, and business processes within the areas they support.

  • Coordinate at a management level between Enterprise Application Solutions, Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Leads, Data Engineering, and Data Analytics to ensure team coordination, synergy, and successful project delivery.

  • Partner with Portfolio leaders and business users to understand their needs and develop innovative solution options that balance timelines, scope, complexity, and cost.

  • Work closely with BI Architects and Data/Software Engineers to estimate levels of effort for platform changes and review with the business community to set priorities.

  • Help prepare requirements documents, functional and technical designs, test scenarios, and deployment plans related to the data platforms.

  • Perform gap analysis related to data processes and database table structures that populate reporting and analytics requirements.

  • Construct, manage, monitor, and support data integration between multiple systems.

  • Learn, understand, and apply Cox enterprise architecture to ensure the proper use of applications, platforms, patterns, technology stacks, technologies, etc.

  • Identify architectural issues and propose alternative solutions.

  • Incorporate vision as well as practicality in developing future state designs.

  • Develop a deep understanding of business needs and how technology solutions impact current and future business processes and controls.

  • Perform work within an Agile development team and foster a team mindset with all delivery team members to work toward shared goals and objectives.

  • Understand software development languages, including SQL and PL/SQL. Able to convey limitations of individual technologies and recommend solutions based on that understanding.

  • Interact and build trusted relationships with all levels of personnel, including management, from both the business and technology teams.

  • Know how to identify and mitigate risks and escalate potential business issues.

Qualifications- Experience:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 6 years’ experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a master’s degree and 4 years’ experience; a Ph.D. and 1 year of experience; or 10 years’ experience in a related field

  • At least six years of experience in a complex Enterprise Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/ Data Analytics development environment.  Data Warehousing: Kimball methodology.

  • Demonstrated technology leadership to produce results in a large, complex multi-application environment.

  • Experience leading code development, test plans, test data, and expected results at a program level.

  • Experience in application design and implementation, distributed architecture and concepts, data manipulation and analysis using PL/SQL and SQL.

  • Proven track record of deploying large-scale Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence systems.

  • Experience with leading teams utilizing: Informatica: Informatica Cloud (IDMC) / Power Center / Master Data Management (MDM); Data Quality (IDQ); Data Catalog Solutions

  • Experience working with platforms/systems such as: Oracle eBusiness Suite, Workday Human Capital Management or equivalent (Peoplesoft, Oracle HCM)

  • Knowledgeable in areas of business analysis, including requirements planning, management, elicitation, communication, documentation, and solution validation.  Understanding of Agile Software Development methodology.


Compensation includes a base salary of $106,700.00 - $177,900.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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