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Cloud Data Architect

Ford Motor Company
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We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up daily, roll our sleeves, and build a better world together. At Ford, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress and we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. You will have the opportunity to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

Ford Pro is a new global business within Ford committed to commercial customer productivity. Ford Pro delivers a work-ready suite of vehicles, accessories, and services for virtually every vocation, backed by technology, and engineered for uptime. A true one-stop shop, offering a full portfolio of electrified and internal combustion vehicles designed to integrate seamlessly with the Ford Pro ecosystem, helping customers' businesses thrive today and into the new era of electrification.

We are on the hunt for a highly skilled Google Cloud Full Stack Data and Infrastructure Architect to play a pivotal leadership role within our Analytics Product Group. To thrive in this role requires a strategic thinker with a robust background in Google Cloud technologies and architecture, tasked with leading a diverse team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Business Intelligence Specialists. You will oversee the design, development, and deployment of scalable data and infrastructure solutions that meet business needs and drive innovation.

This role is essential for driving forward our data capabilities and ensuring that our infrastructure supports the strategic goals of the organization. If you are a visionary leader with a passion for data and technology, we would love to hear from you.

As the Cloud Data Architect, you will be responsible for coaching and providing growth opportunities to direct reports. Should be able to develop healthy relationships and trust with business stakeholders and peers across Ford Pro-Tech and Ford.

What you’ll be able to do:

  • Led and managed a mixed-skilled team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Business Intelligence Specialists, fostering a collaborative and productive environment.
  • Design and architect full-stack data solutions using Google Cloud technologies, ensuring they are scalable, efficient, and integrated seamlessly.
  • Lead new data and infrastructure development efforts within Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • Spearhead new data architecture initiatives
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of data pipelines, data architectures, and data modeling processes.
  • Collaborate with other department leads to align the analytics strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Ensure the implementation of best practices in data governance, data security, and data quality.
  • Drive the adoption of advanced analytics and machine learning techniques within the team to solve complex business problems.
  • Provide technical leadership in the evaluation, conceptualization, design, and deployment of major data initiatives.
  • Mentor team members, aiding in their technical and professional development.

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (e.g., Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, IT)
  • Proven experience as a Data Architect, Data Engineer, or Data Scientist
  • 3+ years of experience working on cloud-based systems (ideally Google Cloud) or AWS where you utilized the understanding of the simplicity and scalability of data pipelines and interfaces.
  • 2+ years utilizing data tools such as Python, SQL, Scala, and/or Spark.
  • Experience with technical migration projects, including migrating legacy systems to cloud-based solutions.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional, agile product team environment/analytic delivery team.
  • 2+ years of experience in Automotive, Transportation, Digital Business, or Analytics Consulting
  • 2+ years of experience acting as the senior technical lead helping facilitate analytical/technical discussions on solution tradeoffs for new feature implementations.

Our preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g., Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, IT)
  • 2+ years leading and managing direct reports.
  • Expertise in designing and implementing robust data solutions using Google Cloud technologies such as BigQuery, Dataflow, Dataproc, and Pub/Sub.
  • Deep understanding of data management fundamentals, data storage principles, and data security best practices.
  • Strong background in understanding and leveraging data as it supports analytics and business semantics, enhancing decision-making and business strategies.
  • Think critically and discover how to leverage GCP tools to solve business problems.
  • Demonstrated problem formulation with the ability to take complex problems and break them down to create and implement an action plan, including a strong analytical mindset.
  • Experience writing and speaking about technical concepts to business, technical, and lay audiences and giving data-driven presentations.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management in varying areas of business and enterprise technology.
  • Certifications in Google Cloud Architecture, Data Engineering, or similar fields are highly advantageous.

What you’ll receive in return:

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, generous PTO, retirement, and savings plans, incentive compensation, tuition assistance, a vehicle discount program, and much more.

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Candidates with Ford Motor Company positions must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

“This job is posted as remote unless the selected candidate lives within 50 miles, then it may not be fully remote.”

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

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