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Senior Data Specialist

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JR03197 - JOB_POSTING-3-2826

Posted on 16 August, 2023

Austin, TX, Texas (United States of America)

Full time

Architecture & Data

About us:

Ferrovial es uno de los principales operadores globales de infraestructuras de transporte y mantenemos un firme compromiso con el desarrollo de soluciones sostenibles. Tenemos presencia en 6 mercados principales; cotizamos en el IBEX 35 y formamos parte de prestigiosos índices de sostenibilidad como el Dow Jones Sustainability Index y FTSE4Good. Corporación tiene como misión principal diseñar la estrategia de la Compañía, estableciendo las políticas, directrices y guías de actuación globales asociadas a los distintos ámbitos funcionales de la Organización (Finanzas, Recursos Humanos, Asesoría Jurídica, Sistemas de Información, etc.), que posteriormente son desarrolladas y adaptadas a las particularidades de cada Área de Negocio. De igual manera, desarrolla una función de prestación de servicios corporativos a las distintas Compañías del Grupo, a la vez que consolida su información.

Job Description:

Main responsibilities:

Reporting to the Global Head of Data you will:

  • Strategy:

    • Serve as a change agent in the organization.

    • Be fully aligned with business leaders to understand their challenges and opportunities in terms of data.

    • Identify the business value that a new initiative or feature can potentially bring to the business area.

    • You will stablish long-term relations with data partners and system integrators.

    • You will propose cost-effective action plans to solve business challenges.

  • Data Delivery/ Evolution on existing data platforms and data products:

    • You will be responsible and fully accountable for the execution of the data initiatives.

    • You will prioritize the backlog and requirements according to business priorities.

    • You will manage a technical team (external parties) to deliver each initiative using Agile methodologies.

    • You could develop Power BI dashboards on your own (if needed).

    • You will use your technical criteria to choose between different technical proposals.

    • You will lead the coordination with other IT teams to promote the execution of some of those initiatives.

    • You will grant the accomplishment of each Sprint, according to the calendar.

    • You will grant an excellent user experience when consuming data (usability & performance criteria).

    • You will take into consideration internal data standards and best practices.

    • You will apply security policies to your initiatives, aligned with Ferrovial standards and regulation.

  • Quality Supervision & Development Teams Support:

    • Supervise third-party development teams and identify risks associated to their data processing and data dashboards design.

    • Validate third-party technical proposals approving or rejecting them as needed.

    • Ensure that agreed standards and working practices are followed.

    • Ensure that development teams reuse visual repositories, certified components, and existing reference architectures to accelerate data platform delivery.

    • Provide expert guidance to delivery teams for complex challenges or business-critical systems, acting as an internal consultant.

  • Operations & Maintenance:

    • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue.

    • Forecast and control the cost evolution associated to the use of the existing data pipelines.

    • Work on a continuous improvement framework to optimize both, the technical solution performance and the cost associated to it.

  • Collaboration with the Global Data Strategy

    • You will promote a data-driven company.

    • You will measure and leverage the value of data in the organization.

    • You will take into consideration Ferrovial internal data standards, components and best practices.

    • You will promote the standardization of business data domains in your business area.

    • You will contribute to the creation of an enterprise data catalog and data glossary for your data products.

  • Innovation:

    • Keep up to date with new trends, new data services and components.

    • Lead proofs of concept with external partners to test new data services.


  • At least 5 years of experience leading data initiatives.

  • At least 5 years of experience managing different technical data teams.

  • At least 2 years of experience being responsible for the budget activities associated to data products.

  • Demonstrated experience understanding stakeholders needs and aligning different visons and interests.

  • Proven capabilities to fully understand business needs, but also technical requirements are a must.

  • Strategic mindset to analyze the business value of data initiatives, being able to measure them effectively.

  • Strong technical acumen, especially in Azure Data Services.

  • At least one certification in Azure is highly desirable as Data Engineer and/or Data Analyst.

  • Demonstrated experience leading data platforms that integrate information on real time and batch.

  • Demonstrated experience leading data platforms with these components: Azure Data Lake, Data Factory, Databricks, Azure Synapse, SQL Server and Power BI.

  • Demonstrated experience developing your own dashboards in Power BI is highly recommended.

  • Experience having participated in data governance programs for a large company.

  • Skills to communicate to different levels in the organization the value generated with each initiative.

  • High level English (C2)/Native is a must.

The perks:

  • An attractive salary depending on the experience provided.

  • An opportunity to work in a very big company with the best-in-class partners and IT providers.

  • Stable, different and very interesting projects.

  • A very good work environment with a great team!

  • Flexible payment plan

Come and join us on our Digital and Data-Driven journey!

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