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Data Platform Technical Lead



West St Paul, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
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About Kigo

At Kigo, we're not just reimagining loyalty programs; we're inventing new and exciting ways for brands to connect with and delight their customers and employees. Harnessing the power of blockchain technology and AI, our Tokenized Loyalty Platform transforms rewards and offers into uniquely personalized, dynamic and shareable experiences globally. Co-Founded by Augeo, a global leader in engagement technology serving 100+ Fortune 500 brands today, Kigo combines decades of loyalty experience and a culture of rapid innovation with digital product leadership from companies like Starbucks and Amazon to create extraordinary value for the world's most respected brands. Join us at Kigo and be a part of a team setting new standards in loyalty experiences.

Job Description

As the Data Platform Tech Lead at Kigo, you will be responsible for architecting, building, and managing our data platform that powers our innovative tokenized loyalty solutions. This role requires a unique blend of technical expertise and leadership skills. You will be an individual contributor, hands-on with the architecture, infrastructure, and code, while also leading and growing a high-performing team that owns our data and machine learning operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a scalable, secure, and efficient data platform to power analytics and reporting, AI-driven search and personalization, data integrations with Kigo partners and customers, and more
  • Develop and optimize data pipelines, data storage solutions, and machine learning models
  • Lead and mentor a team of data engineers and data scientists, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify data needs and deliver data-driven solutions
  • Establish best practices for data governance, security, and compliance
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in data engineering and AI
  • Drive the adoption of automation, CI/CD practices, and monitoring for the data platform
  • Recruit and grow the data platform team to support Kigo's expanding data and AI initiatives

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • 7+ years of experience in data engineering, with 3+ years in a leadership role • Deep expertise in designing and building large-scale data platforms
  • Strong programming skills
  • Knowledge of data modeling, data warehousing, and building ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Experience with big data frameworks and tools
  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks and tools
  • Understanding of data security, privacy, and compliance requirements
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to balance technical excellence with business impact


Kigo offers competitive compensation and an energetic, innovative work environment where everyone is welcome and valued - our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work.

Join us in shaping the future of loyalty and engagement with cutting-edge data solutions.