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Data and Analytics Tech Lead

Location: Fall River, MA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2023



Bringing our love of food to families for five generations!  Blount Fine Foods is a family-owned and operated manufacturer, marketer, and developer of premium fresh prepared foods. We are an engaging team, bringing restaurant-quality products to America including single-serve grab-n-go fresh soups, mac & cheese, and entrées in grocery stores across the country, as well as for hot bars and restaurants. Help us create the finest food experiences including those with specialty certifications that include organic, gluten-free, and low sodium, among others. Join a proven team for growth, success, and a satisfying career!


Summary: This is an exciting phase in our team’s growth that has created a unique opportunity to be involved in the re-design and direction of Blount’s modern data strategy.  You will be working on the Data and Analytics team responsible for building and deploying the next-generation data analytics platform that will transform our data culture, as well as

As a Data and Analytics Tech Lead, you will be responsible for leading the technical direction of the team and ensuring that the technical solutions being developed align with the overall goals of the project. Here are some key responsibilities you will have in this role:

  • Hands-On Development: As a Tech Lead, you will be responsible for being the “expert” in most of the tools the team uses and will be taking stories and tasks each sprint as needed.
  • Leading Technical Design: As a Tech Lead, you will be responsible for designing the technical architecture of the project. This would involve working with other team members to create a plan for implementing the technical solution.
  • Mentoring Team Members: You will be responsible for guiding and mentoring team members to ensure they have the skills and knowledge needed to effectively implement the technical solution. This might involve coaching on specific technologies, design patterns, and best practices.
  • Communicating with Stakeholders: As a Tech Lead, you will be expected to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders. This would require the ability to translate technical jargon into easy-to-understand language.
  • Driving Technical Excellence: You will be responsible for ensuring that the team is consistently delivering high-quality technical solutions. This might involve implementing quality control processes, code reviews, and other best practices.
  • Collaborating with other teams: As a Tech Lead, you will be expected to collaborate with other teams to ensure the technical solution is aligned with the broader goals of the organization. This might involve working with product owners, business analysts, and other stakeholders.


What you’ll do:

  • Collaborate with technology and business partners to propose and implement innovative solutions to data and reporting challenges
  • Participate in the advancement and migration of Blount’s technology stack using best of breed data engineering and business intelligence tools
  • Manage and enhance our modern data stack (Snowflake + Matillion + dbt + Power BI)
  • Design and manage our data models and departmental data marts using dbt
  • Analyzes source systems (databases and APIs) for data acquisition, integration, and extraction
  • Prepare, cleanse, and transform data for ad hoc analysis and prebuilt reporting purposes
  • Design, develop, and maintain efficient and scalable ELT data pipelines
  • Triages and communicates issues impacting data pipelines, project execution, and solution delivery
  • Apply software development best practices to analytics code (i.e. version control, automated, testing, and continuous integration)
  • Maintain data documentation and definitions to enable self-service and data-driven analytics
  • Participate in daily scrum meetings and collaborate with other agile team members
  • Participate in code reviews and promote the adoption of best practices
  • Work with the Product Owner to ensure the stories are
  • Mentors and coaches fellow team members in technical best practices and proper documentation techniques
  • Leads and guides contribute to projects and initiatives within the Corporate Performance team.other team members in data solutioning and problem-solving activities
  • Train end-users on the data analytics and visualization tools owned by the team

What experience we’re looking for:

  • 5+ years of professional experience with modern data platform solutions and analytics tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • Expert SQL knowledge and experience working with cloud data warehouse platforms such as Snowflake, Azure, AWS Redshift, or Google BigQuery
  • Experience with ELT workflows, patterns, and vendor tools such as Matillion, Talend, or SnapLogic
  • Experience with building data models for complex domains such as Operations, Finance, Marketing, and Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of modern data modeling and transformation tools such as dbt
  • Experience with cloud data warehouse migration from on-premise technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience with Agile Software development practices (story grooming, spring planning, and retrospectives)
  • Strong desire to and aptitude for learning new technologies and patterns
  • Strong knowledge of data security and privacy principals
  • Strong knowledge of Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Transportation, Distribution, or Finance preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage colleagues and stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • Experience with these technologies is a plus:
    • Snowflake
    • Matillion
    • Data Build Tools (dbt)
    • Power BI
    • Python


Our Total Compensation Package Includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • 401k with Company match.
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick time and holidays.
  • Education Assistance Program.
  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability.
  • Discounts on Blount products at Company retail location.
  • Discretionary Annual Bonus Program.


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