Head of Data Warehousing Solutions

Frontiers Media SA — Switzerland
Published: 11 May 2022Executive po­si­tion100%

Head of Data Warehousing Solutions

We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

Job Description

You know data and how to handle them. You know how to inspire a team. You deliver on big-picture business goals. You run ambitions projects like a well-oiled machine – Without losing your human touch.

You’d be a perfect fit here at Frontiers. We are not just one of the world’s leading open access scholarly publishers – we’re a tight-knit team of smart, super passionate people who really care about making a difference. We’re proud of our award-winning open science platform and we are not planning to stop anytime soon as we hate stagnation.

As our newest Head of Data Warehousing Solutions, you’ll set the tone for awesome people who’ll look to you for guidance, motivation, and real-talk mentorship. You’ll steer the ship, making sure the talented engineers you will hire are all onboard sailing toward the same strategic goals.

Objective of the Role

Data is at the core of everything we do to make scientists more empowered and fulfil our mission: make science open – So we enjoy longer, healthier, and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history.

You will lead the teams responsible for the infrastructure, architecture, operations, and integrations of Frontiers’ Data Warehouse – Supporting data analytics and reporting workloads of Frontier’s day-to-day business.

Then, you will co-lead the creation of a Data Lake containing information about the whole publishing industry and its actors – Fundamental for market intelligence, recommendation algorithms, lead generation, audience segmentation for marketing campaigns and much, much more.

Responsibilities


  • You are responsible for elaborating the vision and roadmap of our Data Warehousing Solutions, and help shaping the products and business processes which will be built on them.


  • You are responsible for crafting and leading high impact strategies to ensure the success of our Data unit


  • You will join the leadership of our Enterprise Architecture and Data Governance programs, driving vision, strategy, decisions, implementation, and adoption – Get yourself sharp to advocate for data strategy, architecture, quality, modeling, security, and compliance.


  • You will train teams in what Data Quality is and how to get it right.


  • You work in close collaboration with the different Heads, Directors, and their team, ensuring strong alignment and synergies.


  • You will reach out to teams and colleagues in other departments, listening for their needs and wishes, ensuring they will be considered for your strategy and included into your master plan.


  • You are responsible for hiring team members and setting up the appropriate team structures to ensure the swift execution of the Data Warehousing related roadmaps and initiatives


  • You will be responsible for setting up engineering teams dedicated to data engineering, data modeling, data integration, data analytics and data visualization.


  • You will regularly dive deep into the data generated by your solutions to bring clarity into the successes and failures of the initiatives within your department


  • You will oversee the yearly and quarterly objectives and key results (OKRs) linked to our partnership activities


  • You proactively propose and lead cross-vertical and cross-departmental initiatives related to our objectives and key results (OKRs)


Requirements

We seek enthusiastic team players with great initiative, bravery, and a get-it-done attitude. Candidates must be able to handle a fast-paced work environment while juggling several different tasks at the same time. Excellent organizational, communications, and multi-tasking skills are musts.


  • Proven knowledge of the academic publishing industry, his key actors and key processes.


  • Previous experience leading a team of mixed seniority profiles in different areas (from Data Architects to Data Engineers, from Product Managers to non-tech Business counterparts)


  • Experience with Data Architecture and Data Engineering practices – Data Warehouse’s, modeling, ETLs, ELTs is what you eat for breakfast.


  • Data savviness and fluency, capability to comfortably engage in technical discussions with senior data analysts, experienced engineers, and non-technical experts.


  • Demonstrated experience leading with courage, bringing profound changes to the status quo, and innovating regularly how a business leverages technology to achieve growth


  • Outstanding analytical skills, you are able to immediately understand a business opportunity/weakness by looking at a dashboard for the first time


  • Ability to dive deep into raw datasets to find key information that will enable you to make decisions for your solutions and products


  • Solid communication skills in English, both written and verbal are an absolute must.


Benefits 

With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Business Support jobs due to nature of role).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.

Wellbeing

We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.