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Director of Cloud Data Platforms & Engineering

Posted September 21, 2022

Wind Creek Hospitality
Atmore, AL
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Job Overview:

As a leader on our Data Analytics and Strategy team, the Director of Cloud Data Platforms and Engineering is responsible for overseeing the multi-year data modernization and continual improvement of a modern data platform in alignment with Wind Creek Data Strategy goals. He/she will work along other key leaders and create a cloud based, value-driving platform that drives industry leading innovations. He/she will have excellent leadership, communication, analytical, and organizational skills, and are passionate about delivering business value through data and technology. This position reports to CDAO in the organization.

Purpose:

Our genuine engagement and positive energy provide guests an escape from their routine into our exciting fantasy world of fun, chance, and possibility, where everyone feels a sense of belonging and importance.

Value System:

Our enthusiastic commitment to our purpose inspires and empowers us to do everything right, have fun, and be the best. We will be recognized fairly, elevating our levels of personal accountability, and focus on our customer. The resulting creation of wealth will grow opportunities for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive a spirit of innovation and data strategy by designing and building a data platform that is rooted in industry best practices.
  • Develop and execute against an evolving data platform roadmap in collaboration with Data Strategy and Analytics leadership teams.
  • Analyzing competitive industry trends, technology landscape, best practices and plan the next gen data strategy needs for OLTP and OLAP and platform to solve complex business problems.
  • Be a thought leader in devising the platform features, addressing gaps and recommending appropriate tools.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership, guidance and mentoring to a team of engineers to deliver high-quality, robust, and scalable solutions on time.
  • Lead the design and implementation of scalable, secure, reliable and performant systems that provide streaming, and API based solutions to our partners for their data needs.
  • Work closely with the business and technical teams and create or assist in the creation of scalable, flexible, and well documented data solutions and system designs that enhance product offerings and speed time to market.
  • Elevate data as a first-class citizen across SDLC tooling to improve traceability to data artifacts though change management/deployment with data compliance built into tools.
  • Build and promote an agile development culture within the team passionate about high quality code development and deployment to production.

Leadership

  • Builds/develops a high-performing Data Platform team – coach, mentor and develop team members, attract and retain talent, improve operating models to enable high performance and team cohesion.
  • Provide hands-on technical leadership, guidance and mentoring to a team of engineers to deliver high-quality, robust, and scalable solutions on time.
  • Collaborate and builds trust – develop deep partnerships with stakeholders across the organization, instill accountability and motivate cross-functional teams to deliver reliable solutions.
  • Provide thought leadership – bring fresh thinking on business growth and streamline opportunities using data, with a focus on scalability, usability, governance and security.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

Job Requirements: (please ensure you meet the listed requirements prior to applying)

  • High School diploma or GED required or currently enrolled and successfully complete a GED program within 6 months from start date as a condition of continued employment
  •  Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field AND three (3) years’ experience in a Management position– required; Master’s preferred
    • OR Seven (7) years’ experience in a Management position– required
    • OR Five (5) years’ experience in a Management position with Wind Creek Hospitality– required
  • Ten (10) years of platform engineering and technology product engineering in retail, hospitality and/or casino organizations with demonstrated technical and business acumen– required
    • OR Five (5) years’ experience in a Data Engineering Management position with Wind Creek Hospitality– required
  • Possess a deep technical background, including knowledge of frontend, backend, infrastructure and mobile application technologies, and experience in an agile environment, experience as a developer is a plus
  • Full understanding of software development lifecycle methodologies.
  • Must have a pulse on current market trends, and can lead a build/buy assessment to determine the best option looking both at TCO, and potential competitive advantages
  • Demonstrated experience leading large-scale Data modernization initiatives in a complex enterprise environment with a matrix of business and technology stakeholders.
  • Deep experience in Data warehousing and reporting technologies including modern cloud data warehousing platforms such as Snowflake. Experience with Snowflake migrations a plus.
  • Deep working experience with Bigdata technologies with data streaming knowledge.
  • Deep experience in ELT tools like DBT, ADF, Fivetran, or any other parallel ELT tools.
  • Strong familiarity with advanced analytics tooling such as PowerBI or Tableau.
  • Proven track record managing large, complex software development/ integration projects in both host and distributed environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of external competition, industry and/or market trends in relation to own business
  • Demonstrated understanding of IT Service Management concepts and proceduresDemonstrated knowledge of the latest technology innovations and their applicability to business operations
  • Demonstrated relationship management and senior leadership skills with a superior ability to make things happen using influence and negotiation with all levels of management.
  • Proactive team player with effective time management skills; ability to work independently, manage multiple deadlines/projects and keep key players informed Quality management skills.
  • Proven track record managing large, complex software development/ integration projects in both host and distributed environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of external competition, industry and/or market trends in relation to own business
  • Demonstrated understanding of IT Service Management concepts and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest technology innovations and their applicability to business operations
  • Demonstrated relationship management and leadership skills with a superior ability to make things happen using influence and negotiation with all levels of management
  • Proactive team player with effective time management skills; ability to work independently, manage multiple deadlines/projects and keep key players informed Quality management skills
  • Willing to work odd and irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Willing to travel and participate in training as recommended or required
  • Must have a valid and current State Driver’s License and an insurable driving record for purposes of driving company vehicles as required
  • Must have a Tribal Gaming License (or the ability to obtain and maintain a license) as a requirement for this position
  • Must have willingness and ability to work in a smoke/secondary smoke environment
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About this Employer

Wind Creek Hospitality

303 Poarch Road
Atmore, AL 36502

Management Company

windcreekhospitality.com

Wind Creek Hospitality(WCH) is the principal gaming and hospitality enterprise of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Alabama’s only Federally recognized tribal entity. Our portfolio of spectacular Alabama resorts includes Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore; Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery; and Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka. Additionally, Wind Creek owns the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in the Caribbean, and the Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza in Gardnerville, Nevada. Gaming is the heart of Wind Creek Hospitality, but we offer so much more.

Our 11 distinct properties in the U.S. and Caribbean provide world-class entertainment, dining, hotel stays, amenities and activities. As the principal gaming and hospitality entity for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Wind Creek continues to grow and offer our guests luxurious destinations and opportunities for escape.

Our genuine engagement and positive energy provide Guests an escape from their routine into our exciting fantasy world of fun, chance and possibility, where everyone has a feeling of belonging and importance.

At each location, Wind Creek not only provides a first-class experience to guests, we have also built a unique company culture that supports its Team Members in remarkable ways. Everything we do is guided by a simple value system: Do it right. Be the best. Have fun.

As part of the Wind Creek Team, you will discover our Purpose and Values and how they are integrated into the Guest experience. We strive to inspire a genuineness and positive energy among our team by bringing a level of human caring into the workplace. Providing a sense of belonging and importance amongst our team will transition to our Guests and provide them with a winning experience every time they visit.

Our Employee Perks and Benefits
• Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plan*
• Dental plan
• VSP vision plan
• 401(k) savings plan
• Life and disability insurance
• Paid time off
• Employee dining rooms
• Career training and planning
• Quarterly incentive bonuses
• Employee fitness centers with on-staff trainers*
     * Not available at every location

Wind Creek Atmore features a AAA Four-Diamond 17-story luxury hotel combining comfort and luxury with real gaming excitement. A 57,000 square foot casino with over 1,600 electronic games, upscale and casual dining, Spa and infinity pool, outdoor amphitheater, bowling alley, movie theatre and arcade, Wind Creek offers exciting entertainment options for everyone.

Wind Creek Montgomery has a ‘Beale Street Memphis’ vibe, featuring the acclaimed entertainment of BB King’s Blues Club and his signature Itta Bena restaurant, an upscale dining experience with a southern twist. Its five-story, stylish hotel includes 123 luxury rooms and 11 suites, with a 65,000 square foot casino offering over 2,200 of your favorite electronic games.

Wind Creek Wetumpka is a true Las Vegas-style experience, with over 2,500 electronic games and a luxurious 283-room hotel, and its pool and cabanas provide spectacular views of the Coosa River. Dining options include Alabama’s best steakhouse, FIRE; TASTE Buffet; all-day dining at the Grill; Grill Express; and Chilly Bean, our coffee bar. Wetumpka’s 1,200-seat Entertainment Center offers big name concert performances year-round.

Wind Creek Bethlehem located on the former site of the historic Bethlehem Steel plant, is home to 3,000 slot machines, 200 table games and a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options. Guests can shop at The Outlets, enjoy the event center’s show schedule or dine at one of the resort’s 10 restaurants, including Steelworks Buffet & Grill and Emeril’s Chop House.

Wind Creek Chicago Southland is the newest addition to Wind Creek. The 7,000-square-foot-casino will feature 1,300 slot machines, 56 table games, entertainment, dining, a 252- room luxury hotel, and will bring 800 jobs to the south suburban region. Wind Creek has a proven track record of success in developing high-quality and successful casino and entertainment projects, and we're excited to be coming to Illinois.

Wind Creek Aruba is nestled in the lively downtown scene of Oranjestad. Our Aruba property offers something truly unique. In addition to our two world-class casinos — Wind Creek Crystal and Wind Creek Seaport — and hundreds of slot machines and table games, we have our own private island where flamingos roam free. Guests enjoy the warm sand, the ocean breeze and the feeling of escape that comes from being immersed in luxury. Guests can indulge in the vibrant nightlife surrounding the adult-exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel. The Renaissance Marina Hotel offers 297 newly renovated rooms and suites dedicated to accomplishing the perfect composition of blissful tranquility and vibrant Aruban spirit, The Renaissance Marina Hotel is the perfect place to unwind. Each individual room is specially designed to include a sequestered French balcony, as an abundance of space allows for each happy couple to enjoy time live-streaming their view of spacious horizons, dazzling Oranjestad cityscapes or the cocooning hotel atrium.

Wind Creek Curacao Resort is located next to Riffort Village in Willemstad, Curacao. Guests have access to a large meeting space, a fitness center, an outdoor infinity pool, a casino, a man-made beach and a jogging trail, among other amenities. The casino features over 11,000 square feet of the latest slot machines and hottest table games at the non-stop Carnival Casino, the biggest and most luxurious casino on the island. The resort's food & beverage venues include the internationally focused Nautilus Restaurant, plus a beach bar with casual fare and a lobby bar with light bites and cocktails. The venues offer delectable cuisine and attentive service.

Located in Gardnerville, Nevada, the Wa She Shu Casino & Travel Plaza is operated in partnership with the Washoe Indian tribe. It features a 5,000 square foot casino floor offering 130 of today’s top games, bar and grill, full-service gas station, and convenience store.

Wind Creek Hospitality also operates a Mobile Greyhound Park pari-mutuel facility located in Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola Greyhound Track & Poker Room located in Pensacola, Florida; and Creek Entertainment Gretna located in Gretna, Florida.

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