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Manager - Technology Strategy (Data Platforms Team)

Reference ID: TEC10989-19

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The Data Platforms team is the heart of the Data Intelligence and Automations team leading the enterprise in the evolution of Big Data. Not only will the team and its platforms enable the high potential of Augmented Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to drive predictions, but also reporting and reactive and proactive decision making that will drive the automations propelling TELUS forward as a digitised service provider.

Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

As a Manager, you will enable and inspire a team of technology experts to build, optimise, evolve and manage the lifecycle of hardware and software components that enable our data platforms, such as the enterprise Hadoop Data Lake. You will help fine tune and report on the performance of data platforms, identify future enablers, and assess complementary platforms designed for on-premise and cloud. With advanced technology, you and your team will learn how to monitor performance, secure by design and measure usage efficiency resources across data platforms.

Here's how
    •Lead a high performance team to advance TELUS data analytics platforms through management of growth, performance and cost efficiency •Support and evolve the Corporate Data Lake and related environments, including providing guidance for Data Lake and development teams •Provide operational excellence
      •Manage day-to-day operations of data platforms such as Hadoop, Splunk, Netezza and others •Evolve environments including patches/upgrades/configuration changes and general process improvements •Resolve cases with vendor (hardware and software) support teams •Support off-shore support teams •Oversee and support infrastructure deployments •Strive for and report on continuous improvement of performance and costs
    Act as a subject matter expert and trusted advisor
      •Collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture and other Governance teams to influence application architecture frameworks and the development of standards. •Collaborate with Business Primes, Enterprise Architecture, and other Architects to determine SLA (service level agreements) and ensure they are met •Engage with and influence senior level technology decision-makers on discussions related to business value and solutions
    •Build and sell business opportunities for both transformational and operational improvements •Evaluate vendor solutions for impact and suitability


You're the missing piece of the puzzle
    •With your 5+ years of experience leading engineering teams with an emphasis on networking and computer infrastructure •Respected for your track record of delivering on IT and/or telco systems infrastructure deployment projects •Regarded for your track record in fomenting innovation •Known for building and promoting business cases in the related field to advance customer outcomes •Acknowledged for your strong analytical skills in collecting and comparing data and sound judgment in evaluating alternatives •Sought out as a strategic, thought leader and trusted advisor •Confident in taking technical complex issues and building executive views •Valued as a strong communicator and collaborator, able to influence a diverse range of stakeholders including senior leaders •Bachelor degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field

    •Understanding of predictive machine learning best practices and proven record of model development •Experience with Open Source AI/ML tools •Experience with any of the following:
      •Linux Admin certification •Hortonworks/Cloudera Hadoop platform ecosystem and related components •Cloud provider service offering such as GCP, AWS Azure •Dataases, BI and analytics platforms (Oracle Exadata, Netezza, HP Vertica)
    •Master degree in Engineering or Computer Science, or related fields •Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree

Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

Everyone belongs at TELUS. It doesn't matter who you are, what you do or how you do it, at TELUS, your unique contribution and talents will be valued and respected. Because the more diverse perspectives we have the more likely we are to crack the code on what our customers want and our communities need.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly ® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

Posted: May 19, 2019
Closes: July 18, 2019