City of Boston

Director of Data Engineering (Prin Data Proc Systems Analyst)

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/10/2022 9:27 AM)
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Dpt of Innovation & Technology
Regular Full-Time
ASD-Mgmt Information Systems
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This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

The Department of Innovation and Technology is looking for a Director of Data Engineering to join our growing Citywide Analytics Team. As part of a highly-collaborative group using data to improve all aspects of city government, the Director of Data Engineering will provide technical leadership and expertise as we develop and expand our data infrastructure. Successful candidates will be able to work closely with other technical staff, project managers, and external partners across City government. In addition, they will have a strong understanding of data engineering principles and processes and be able to manage a wide range of projects to provide ETL and data warehousing systems for the Analytics Team.

This  role will support data analysis and will be a key driver for project timelines across data architecture as well as data quality.  We need a key partner who will be responsible for communicating and relationship-building with senior staff throughout the organization to prioritize and execute work, provide mentorship and support staff, and enhance the overall consumption and reliance on analytics.  

Successful candidates should have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, timely insights and innovative solutions to difficult problems.  Loving city government is preferred! 


  • Designs data warehouse / reporting schemas that advance the City's reporting and analysis needs.
  • Manages relationships with vendors of various City systems to ensure interoperability with our reporting and analysis environment.
  • Effectively supervises full-time and contract resources managing data integration systems, as well as associated hardware and platforms.
  • Manages projects effectively and efficiently while meeting assigned priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Provides oversight and inputs on data integration schemas and architecture used by the City of Boston.
  • Defines, prioritizes and allocates resources; tracks and provides status reports of work assignments, projects and programs performed in support of the Citywide Analytics Team.
  • Oversees multiple concurrent large scale projects, directs the allocation of resources and sets priorities.
  • Performs one-off and repeatable ETL work that results in successful support of the City of Boston's business intelligence and analytics team.
  • Builds and manages ETL processes in both a dedicated ETL system, such as SAP BusinessObjects Data Services or SSIS, as well as with lightweight scripting languages where appropriate.
  • Works closely with data analysts and business analysts to build data integrations that quickly and effectively solve reporting needs.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience working with Database ETL experience for reporting and analytics with a proven track record of successfully supporting an organization's business intelligence and data analytics departments.
  • A bachelor's degree in economics, finance, computer science, business administration, or marketing, or related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Master's degree highly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills, including mapping of business need or issue to development of application requirements or procedural initiatives.
  • Proven ability to ensure effective forms of documentation essential for support of overall technical and user needs.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • SQL query and data transformation skills. Microsoft SQL Server expertise a plus.
  • Managing and supporting automated ETL and synchronization between data sets.
  • Experience in the public sector (especially in a city or local government) is highly desirable.
  • ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.




Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-10

Hours per week: 35


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