Director Data Engineering (1184-494)

As a Database Engineering Director at LegalZoom – you will be responsible for leading overall data strategy for Legalzoom’s applications and analytical platforms. You’ll lead a talented team of Database Engineers who are responsible for designing and implementing solutions that have scale, speed and are extensible in delivering product features and metrics to drive the company forward. This role requires a balance of management/leadership responsibilities while having a percentage time for hands on technical contribution.

This role involves design for new/existing development transportation technologies, identify and architecting the right RDBMS solutions like Oracle, MySQL, Big Data or No SQL technologies, executing projects to deliver high quality deliverables on time, defining development processes for continuous improvement, driving the technology direction and leading the database engineering team effectively

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for contributing and executing department V&S and roadmaps
  • Implement and lead continuous improvement to the company’s data strategy and architecture
  • Lead local and remote teams to dramatically improve data engineering capabilities
  • Encourage innovation of process and creative development methodologies
  • Keep interest and excitement levels high, inside and outside of the department
  • Facilitate learning and growth on the team
  • Contributes to the department’s identity, standards, guidelines and best practices
  • Lead data engineering activities, including requirement analysis, design, planning, development and testing oversight
  • Perform data modelling (transaction/dimensional) at an expert level
  • Partner with architecture teams to develop solution designs
  • Maintain deep technical and business knowledge of industry directions and trends in the area of data and system engineering
  • Provide support for operations and support teams, including root cause analysis and preventative analysis
  • Ability to engineer solutions that are highly available, scalable and extensible
  • Stay current with industry trends


  • BS or MS in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 10+ years of data engineering and development experience; 5+ years with ecommerce
  • Minimum of 5+ years of in increased leadership experience, preferably in data and/or software engineering
  • Extensive experience in one or more database technologies: MS SQL, Oracle DBs, MySQL, Big Data, MongoDB, Cloud technologies, SQL, PL/SQL, UNIX shell
  • 3+ years of experience in business intelligence, analysis and reporting systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of self-motivation, organization and attention to detail
  • Proficient knowledge in designs practices including OLTP, reporting, and OLAP; big data processing and analytic technologies including Hadoop, R, and stream processing; standard and ad hoc reporting solutions; ETL and MDM data management tools

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with agile and waterfall development methodologies
  • Experience in leading and working with co-located teams

LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.

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