The Role:

  • Disseminating the vision and providing overall leadership to multiple data engineering teams across the organization
  • Actively participating in business value assessment and business requirements elaboration phases
  • Translating business requirements into innovative technical solutions
  • Researching new cutting-edge technologies and platforms for data solutions and applying them as necessary, for the benefit of the business
  • Architecting enterprise-level data solutions/platforms related to, but not limited to batch data and streaming data processing, APIs (data-as-a-service), data lakes and data warehouses, to meet system specifications, and drive multiple teams to deliver quality solutions and validate them against the solutions architecture
  • Actively participating in detail design and development phases to ensure the successful delivery of all data engineering-related projects
  • Introducing and maintaining best practices across multiple data engineering disciplines like Data Lakes/Data Warehousing and batch processing, streaming and real-time data processing, API for data as-a-service, data quality, etc. and adhering to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery of solutions
  • Building strong relationships across the Sysco hierarchy and mentoring and guiding multiple engineering teams from different disciplines to ensure continuous improvement, and fostering a culture of excellence
  • Collaborating and working with agile, cross-functional offshore and onshore business and technical teams to ensure deliverables are achieved on time and within budget while maintaining strict quality standards

The Profile:

  • A minimum of 12 years' work experience along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/equivalent or a minimum of 8 years’ work experience along with a Master’s Degree in a Data Science. Work experience gained in developing enterprise data solutions related to, but not limited to batch data and streaming data processing, APIs (data-as-a-service), data lakes and data warehouses with at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership role
  • Experience in project estimation techniques, architecture and design patterns and performance engineering
  • Excellent leadership and negotiation skills with the ability to clearly propose and articulate architecture and technology decisions
  • Hands-on experience in working with large volumes of data and distributed processing frameworks (such as Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, Spark, Flink) and building state for streaming data
  • 5+ years of experience in data modeling, design and development including authoring complex queries, stored procedures and ETL jobs to process large volumes of data (experience in commercial ETL tools such as Informatica will be an added advantage)
  • Hands-on experience in working with different types of databases; large relational storage engines (MySQL and AWS RDS) and distributed storage engines (HDFS/Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud tools such as S3, Redshift and Snowflake)
  • Experience in API development to provide data-as-a-service (REST, Bulk and Streaming APIs)
  • Experience in the design and development of Data Quality processes and standards
  • 2+ years of experience in Machine Learning using large Data Sets
  • 2+ years of experience in Data Visualization with tools such as Tableau and Microsoft Power BI
  • 4+ years of experience in Database and Query Optimization
  • 3+ years of experience working on one or more Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP) with an emphasis on services relating to Databases, Data Warehousing, Machine Learning and Storage
  • Exposure to migrating large-scale data from legacy to modern data platforms
  • Experience working in a Scrum Agile delivery environment and DevOps practices

Why you should join Sysco LABS:

  • An attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates
  • The opportunity to work with high-caliber individuals across the organization
  • Technical training and soft skills development programs
  • Fast career growth, recognition and senior leadership opportunities for good performers
  • Overseas travel and exposure to client environments
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment, and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly

Sysco LABS is the captive innovation center of Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the world’s largest foodservice company. Sysco is a Fortune 500 company and the global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With more than 71,000 associates, the company operates 333 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 700,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2022 that ended July 3, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion.

Operating with the agility and tenacity of a tech–startup, powered by the expertise of the industry leader, Sysco LABS is transforming one of the world’s largest industries.

Sysco LABS’s engineering teams based out of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Austin and Houston, TX, innovate across the entire foodservice journey – from the enterprise-grade technology that enables Sysco’s business, to the technology that revolutionizes how Sysco connects with restaurants and the technology that shapes the way those restaurants connect with customers.

Sysco LABS technology is present in the sourcing of food products, merchandising, storage and warehouse operations, order placement and pricing algorithms, the delivery of food and supplies to Sysco’s global network, the in-restaurant dining experience of the end-customer and much more.

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