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Director, Data Platform

  • 6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, 07054; Parsippany, New Jersey, United States of America
  • IT
  • Full time
  • Added


Here at Avis Budget Group we're more than just rentals—although over 70 years of experience and 11,000 locations in 180 countries has taught us a thing or two about that. We’re shaping the future of the mobility industry with our innovative, customer-focused solutions. Our globally recognized brands - Avis, Budget, Budget Truck and Zipcar - connect people to more. This means more convenience, more options and more time on the road for our customers. But we also connect our employees to more: opportunities, benefits, support, collaboration and most importantly—power to change the future. Sound your speed? Come join our family.

It’s nice to meet you! We are Avis Budget Group:

We are a leading global provider of transportation solutions, operating three of the most recognized brands in the industry: Avis, Budget, and Zipcar - the world’s leading car-sharing network. Our employees are driven by a shared ambition to be at their best every day, so that together, we can become the best vehicle rental company in the world. We’ve been doing this for over 75 years, but we are low ego enough to know that we can do things even better.

The impact you’d drive:

We are fueling up with top tech talent, to build upon our core strengths and to challenge the way we work, think, and behave – so that together, we can provide a better rental experience for our customers. No matter how big or small the idea, we are united by our innovative spirit. We believe that there is strength in togetherness. Strength in us having a common goal: to get our customers on their way quickly, safely, and sustainably. To expand our engineering culture, we’re boosting our business with great people like you. Choose a career with us, and you’ll be joining a team of driven people; performing with purpose. At Avis Budget Group, we’re driven to be the best vehicle rental company in the world. Together.

What you’ll do:

The Director of Data Platform and Operations will be responsible for leading, managing and developing the managers and technical resources in the teams responsible for Data Platform, Data security and Support/Operations of production systems. This person will be directly responsible for the performance, stability, security and support of all of our Data cloud systems.

You should apply if you bring:

  • Master’s Degree plus 10+ years professional experience in IT
  • 10+ years of experience with standard processes of running production systems, cloud data infrastructure and product-ionizing new cloud environments
  • 10+ years of experience running production support and operations processes and platforms
  • 5+ years of experience growing and leading multiple teams across multiple timezones
  • Ability to think strategically and identify critical success factors when planning and implementing Data infrastructure. Ability to translate diverse pieces of information into meaningful conclusions and results.
  • Proven experience in continuous improvement methodology and solid problem-solving skills to quickly assess an issue, determine root cause, identify possible solutions, make recommendations and drive implementation.
  • Demonstrated change management proficiency and ability. Takes a proactive role in bring about change, applying new ways to run data platform and infrastructure through improved management of people and processes
  • Proven track record to build relationships at all levels to include remote partners and to influence executives, peers and team members
  • Ability to work effectively in a team oriented, high demand and fast paced environment.
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and facilitation skills to effectively deal with various levels of management and staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to develop and lead a hard-working team to meet the function/department/company short-term goals and objectives.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and work with highly sensitive data and information.

Required Skills:

  • Highly Experienced in managing Data cloud systems (GCP or AWS)
  • Highly Experienced in leading integration and transformation initiatives from on-prem to cloud

We understand applying is intimidating – please try to be confident! You don’t have to match all the requirements exactly to be considered. We are looking for technically skilled, invested leaders eager to take the wheel.

Driven People. Performing with Purpose


We are people driven: building an engineering culture, stronger together, improving our diversity of thought, backgrounds and beliefs at every level of our organization.


We are performance driven: encouraging each other to be at our best through leadership, training, tools, and rewards.


We are purpose driven: building modern and innovative products, providing safe and balanced transport solutions that make a difference to the lives of our colleagues, customers and communities.

Benefits you’ll receive:

  • Paid time off
  • 401K retirement plan with company matched contributions
  • Access to Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Eligible to elect other voluntary benefits including: Group Legal, Identity Theft, Insurance, FSA, additional life insurance coverages
  • Contribute up to $260 as a tax free benefit for public transportation or parking expenses
  • Employee discounts, including discounted prices on purchase of Avis / Budget cars
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for services including counseling, financial and legal consultation, referrals for care service, and more

The fine print:

Avis Budget Group is an equal opportunity employer – M/F/Veterans/Disabled.

This advertisement does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment. This advertisement describes the general nature and level of this position only. Essential functions and responsibilities may change as business needs require. This position may be with any affiliate of Avis Budget Group.

Avis Budget Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

ParsippanyNew JerseyUnited States of America


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How are we connecting you to more?

Whether it’s a leisure or business trip, we help people come together during those times that matter most to them. Avis Budget Group is the global leader in car rental services and home to Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network. No matter where customers are in the world, we can offer them a mobility solution tailored to their needs. Want to join us? Discover more of the moments that matter in a career with us.

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