We’re not like others, and neither are you. Unify Consulting is a collective of genuine, curious, seasoned consultants who unlock potential and deliver with purpose and excellence. We unify daring leaders to better the world and are always seeking co-creators, community-builders and truth-tellers who strive to multiply our positive impact.
Unify Consulting is currently seeking an experienced data engineer and management consulting leader to join our firm as our Data Engineering & Cloud Services Practice Director in Chicago, IL. This role will be a key enabler of our growth strategy as we empower companies to be more data-driven by designing, developing, and supporting data integration and cloud migration strategies. The Data Engineering & Cloud Services Practice Director will contribute to the delivery of consulting projects, advising clients, providing thought leadership, and supporting pre-sales activities for a data engineering & cloud services management consulting practice.
Develop the Data Engineering & Cloud Services Practice’s solution offerings, credentials, and client communications in collaboration with practice team members and leadership.
Contribute to team sales efforts, including meeting with clients, sharing perspectives on data engineering and cloud services topics, architecting winning data analytics solutions, and helping to close work. Contributions to solutions/proposals and to revenue generation will be success metrics.
Communicate our practices and success stories to account management and business development teams to help increase selling of data engineering & cloud services solutions.
Provide leadership and subject matter expertise to data & cloud projects across the firm. This role has a partial utilization expectation for delivery of consulting work.
Provide strategy, guidance, and coaching for recruiting the right skills to meet market demand.
Interview data engineering & cloud candidates to ensure quality hiring.
Leverage and lead practice members to craft both internally and externally focused thought leadership such as data & cloud practice materials, sales decks, methodology, articles, POVs and develop offerings and campaigns.
Attend/speak at industry conferences and events, increasing our brand awareness and building relationships.
Keep current with the market and trends impacting our clients’ businesses.
Grow our team of experienced consultants by training, mentoring, and inspiring.
Manage practice logistics, such as career growth, hiring, mentoring, facilitating monthly practice meetings, attending sales meetings and pipeline reviews, etc.
Assist with managing technology partner relationships both by working with our existing partners to upskill our consultants, find joint client opportunities, as well as assessing potential new partners.
Extensive experience in management consulting with a focus on providing business value through data engineering and cloud technologies.
Prior experience growing and managing consulting services by leading a practice, service line or the equivalent.
Extensive experience selling and delivering Data Engineering & Cloud Services work with a track record of sales growth.
Deep contacts in industry and with corporate decision-makers, ideally in the aligned Market.
Strong evangelist with a passion for relationship building and management.
Competitive, energetic, and self-motivated professional with excellent interpersonal skills.
Impeccable business writing and public speaking skills.
Excellent listening skills and ability to communicate with executives effectively.
Conduct business with transparency and integrity.
Ability to lead, partner, and work effectively with teams.
Experience in data integration, data warehousing, and data modeling, data platform architecture, preferably recent,
Experience with relational database technologies (SQL Server, Snowflake Oracle, or similar)
Experience with ETL/ELT tools and frameworks such as Apache Spark, Informatica PowerCenter/ICS, Talend, Fivetran/HVR, Matillion, AWS Glue, or similar
Experience with developing dynamic data pipeline frameworks and orchestration (Apache Airflow, Azure Data Factory, or similar)
Experience with developing on a Public Cloud Environment (AWS, Azure, GCP)
Experience working with large datasets and big data technologies, preferably cloud-based, such as Redshift, Snowflake, Databricks, Azure Synapse, MongoDB, Cosmos, or similar
Experience with NoSQL, Object-Oriented, Distributed databases
Familiarity with Data Visualization platforms (e.g. Tableau, Power BI, Looker)
Unify Consulting, LCC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. Unify considers applicants regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, genetics, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
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