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Data Engineering Team Leader

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel


Optimove is a global marketing tech company, recognized as a Leader by Forrester and a Challenger by Gartner. We work with some of the world’s most exciting brands, such as Papa John’s, Staples, and Entain, who love our thought-provoking combination of art and science. We recently secured a $75M growth investment, and with a strong product, a proven business, and the DNA of a vibrant, fastly-growing startup – we’re now experiencing yet another growth spurt. It’s the perfect time to join our team of ~300 thinkers and doers across NYC, LDN, TLV, and other locations, where 2 of every 3 managers were promoted from within. Growing your career with Optimove – a Top100 company to work for in Israel – Is basically guaranteed.

At Optimove, the Team Leader position is a central role in the R&D group and enjoys a large degree of autonomy to structure the team in an Agile fashion as well as choose the designs and technologies for the required features. The Data Engineering (DE) team is a Change Agent Team that plays a significant role in the ongoing (at advanced stages) migration of Optimove to cloud technologies. The ideal candidate is a senior data engineer with a strong technical background in data infrastructure, data architecture design , and robust data pipes building. The candidate must also have leadership abilities (both technological and personal) to nurture the team, grow it, and interact effectively with other teams’ Product managers, Data scientists, Onboarding engineers , and Support staff.  


  • Lead a team of data engineers that is responsible for deploying and maintaining critical data pipelines in production. 
  • Lead strategic technological initiatives and long-term plans from initial exploration and POC to going live in a hectic production environment. 
  • Design infrastructural data services, coordinating with the Architecture team, R&D, Data Scientists , and product managers to build scalable data solutions. 
  • Work in Agile process with Product Managers, and other TLs.  
  • End-to-end responsibility and development of data crunching and manipulation processes within the Optimove product. 
  • Design and implementation of data pipelines and data marts. 
  • Create data tools for various teams (e.g. onboarding teams) that assist them in building, testing, and optimizing the delivery of the Optimove product. 
  • Explore and implement new data technologies to support Optimove’s data infrastructure. 
  • Work closely with the core data science team to implement and maintain ML features and tools. 
  • B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management, Information Systems, or similar major. 
  • 7+ years of extensive SQL experience (preferably working in a production environment) – a must!  
  • Experience with programming languages (preferably, Python) – a must! 
  • Experience as a Data Engineering/BI Team Leader – a must! 
  • Experience with “Big Data” environments, tools, and data modeling (preferably in a production environment). 
  • Strong capability in schema design and data modeling. 
  • Understanding of microservices architecture. 
  • Quick, self-learning, and good problem-solving capabilities. 
  • Good communication skills and collaboration. 
  • Process and detailed oriented. 
  • Passion to solve complex data problems. 


  • Familiarity with Airflow, ETL tools, Snowflake and MSSQL 
  • Experience with GCP services 
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Experience with PubSub/Kafka 

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