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Data Engineering Manager (Azure)

Date:  Apr 7, 2021

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  34467
Job Function:  Information Technology

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Reporting to the Director of Data Strategy, this role is responsible for data engineering.  You will work closely with business, data science, and technical teams to ensure data movement and management within the Enterprise Analytics Platform is completed to the highest standards and proficiency.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Provide technical leadership for Architecture and coding of all data movement on the Enterprise Analytics Platform
  2. Analyze and organize raw data, building data systems and pipelines to prepare data for analytic needs
  3. Combine raw information from different sources to promote building of algorithms and prototypes for analysis and reporting
  4. Based on business usage explore ways to enhance data acquisition, quality, and reliability
  5. Maintain automation platform to ensure all standard data is refreshed and monitored on an ongoing basis
  6. Implement new technologies and tooling to further enable science and analytics, as well as help drive scalable data sharing practices.
  7. Integrate existing operational data assets with new technologies, and oversee the development of new processes that support teams across organization to make data driven decisions.
  8. Track the performance of solutions and related capabilities, constantly evolving our offering in order to scale our capability set with the growth of the business and needs of our customers.
  9. Mentoring other Data Engineers, ensuring data engineering best practices are being followed
  10. Ensure hardware is architected and provisioned based on usage forecast and budget
  11. Ensure security standards are applied to the platform and meet Perdue policy.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Data Analytics or related

Experience Requirements

10+ years related experience is required.

  • Demonstrated strength in SQL, data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing
  • Knowledge of data platforms and functions supporting Analytics
  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Java and Python)
  • Great numerical and analytical skills
  • Extensive Experience with Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, Pig, Spark, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex technology solutions to senior leadership, gain alignment, and drive progress

Experience Preferred

  • Masters' degree

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.
  2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.
  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.
  4. Work activity will very between office work and time on the floor within a manufacturing facility

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury