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Senior Manager, Data Platform



Europe · Remote
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2024

Who we are and what we do

Deel is a global team that helps businesses hire anyone, anywhere, easily. Deel consists of more than three thousand self-driven individuals spanning over 100 countries. Our unified yet diverse culture keeps us continually learning and innovating the Deel platform and our products for customers.

Companies should be able to hire the best talent anywhere in the world, so we are building the best platform to make that a reality. Our market-leading technology, expertise, and global team are crucial to the success of Deel’s platform. We deliver the best products and platform features in our space, enabling millions of jobs worldwide and connecting the global workforce with the best companies and opportunities.

Why should you be part of Deel's success story?

A 30-mile hiring radius should no longer dictate how companies hire because great talent lives everywhere. Deel sees a world without hiring borders and endless talent that pairs perfect candidates with great companies.

We offer global teams all the tools they need to hire, onboard, manage, pay, and scale at full speed. We aim to foster a diverse global economy by building a generational platform that seamlessly connects companies with talent worldwide.

After our successful Series D in 2021, we raised another $50M last year, doubling our valuation to $12B.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join Deel — the market leader in international payroll and compliance.

About the role

The Deel data team has grown rapidly over the last 2 years to support the business that was (and is) experiencing hypergrowth. The team structure has been somewhat decentralized, with independent teams able to deliver data insights and tooling for each of their vertical stakeholders. We are now building a data platform team to drive data quality, reliability, and consistency across our stack, and to increase the overall data team velocity, whilst enabling more sophistication in the day-to-day work. In this role, you’ll be leading these efforts.


  • Lead and grow a mixed group of high-performing data engineers and analytics engineers.

  • Build a strong technical and operational strategy and the roadmap for evolving Deel’s Data Platform as a whole.

  • Lead by example on technical matters and drive appropriate decisions at technical level

  • Mentor, coach and grow your team members, also into leadership positions if the opportunity arises

  • Set a vision for our long-term data modeling architecture, driving efficiency, consistency, reusability empowering data team members and all employees using data in their day-to-day

  • Manage ELT lifecycle: introducing, backfilling, evolving, and deprecating data sources, always aiming to get closer to real-time. We built our framework in-house on top of Airflow and Fivetran.

  • Manage code lifecycle: from local development through production via CI (via GitHub) and Looker (via LookML), until a change is deployed in staging and eventually production environments.

  • Drive data quality through monitoring and observability tooling. Creating strong relationships with upstream data creators like software engineering and sales ops.

  • Manage and improve our CI/CD pipeline and processes

  • Manage performance and cost-efficiency of our data cloud platform. We use Snowflake.


  • 10+ years of experience in data engineering roles, of which at least 4 in a management role

  • You love working with teams, empowering talented people to deliver their best work and to develop their careers

  • Multiple years experience working on cloud data architecture (preferably snowflake)

  • You are an excellent communicator able to explain complex technical topics with clarity over a wide range of audiences.

  • You have a good understanding of Data Architecture and Engineering principles and practices

  • Our stack is built with Python and SQL. Fluency in both is expected.

We'd especially love to speak with you if:

  • Experience with building data security and privacy tooling

  • Experience building data model architectures in dbt

  • You have experience in large system migrations and new data integrations

  • Container orchestration (Kubernetes)

  • Expertise managing orchestration tooling (e.g. Airflow, Dagster) - experience with distributed job schedules

  • Experience working in fast-growing, highly proactive product-oriented organizations

Total Rewards

Our workforce deserves fair and competitive pay that meets them where they are. With scalable benefits, rewards, and perks, our total rewards programs reflect our commitment to inclusivity and access for all.

At Deel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Computer equipment applicable to your role

  • Stock grant opportunities

  • Additional perks and benefits based upon your employment status and country

  • The ability to choose where you work whether it be your home, the beach, or a WeWork

At Deel, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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