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Director, Data Strategy

Director, Data Strategy

Who is Trace3?

Trace3 is a leading Transformative IT Authority, providing unique technology solutions and consulting services to our clients. Equipped with elite engineering and dynamic innovation, we empower IT executives and their organizations to achieve competitive advantage through a process of Integrate, Automate, Innovate.

Our culture at Trace3 embodies the spirit of a startup with the advantage of a scalable business. Employees can grow their career and have fun while doing it!

Trace3 is headquartered in Irvine, California. We employ more than 1,200 people all over the United States. Our major field office locations include Denver, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Lexington, Los Angeles, Louisville, Texas, San Francisco.

Ready to discover the possibilities that live in technology?

Come Join Us!

Street-Smart Thriving in Dynamic Times

We are flexible and resilient in a fast-changing environment. We continuously innovate and drive constructive change while keeping a focus on the big picture. We exercise sound business judgment in making high-quality decisions in a timely and cost-effective manner. We are highly creative and can dig deep within ourselves to find positive solutions to different problems.

Juice – The Stuff it takes to be a Needle Mover

We get things done and drive results. We lead without a title, empowering others through a can-do attitude. We look forward to the goal, mentally mapping out every checkpoint on the pathway to success, and visualizing what the final destination looks and feels like.

Teamwork – Humble, Hungry and Smart

We are humble individuals who understand how our job impacts the company’s mission. We treat others with respect, admit mistakes, give credit where it’s due and demonstrate transparency. We bring the weather by exhibiting positive leadership and solution-focused thinking. We hug people in their trials, struggles, and failures not just their success. We appreciate the individuality of the people around us.

About the Role:

We are seeking a strategic and visionary Director of Data Strategy to lead and expand our Data Strategy consulting practice. This role is pivotal in developing data-driven strategies, guiding our clients through their data transformation journey, and ensuring the alignment of these strategies with execution capabilities. The Director of Data Strategy will report to the Vice President, Data and Analytics.

What You’ll Do:

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop comprehensive data strategies in alignment with client objectives and business goals.
  • Team Development: Build, mentor, and manage a team of data strategy experts to foster innovation and expertise.
  • Client Engagement: Provide expert data governance, quality management, and analytics consultation.
  • Focus on Key Data Strategy Areas:
    • Data Governance and Compliance: Develop policies and procedures for data management in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
    • Data Quality Management: Implement processes for data quality improvement and monitoring.
    • Data Architecture and Integration: Design data architectures that support diverse data sources and types, emphasizing scalability and flexibility.
    • Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence: Leverage data analytics, machine learning, and AI for actionable insights.
    • Data Literacy and Culture: Promote a data-driven culture and enhance data literacy across the organization.
    • Innovation in Data Technologies: Stay updated on emerging data technologies and trends.
    • Data Democratization: Ensure accessibility of data and insights for informed decision-making.
    • Ethical AI and Responsible Data Use: Implement ethical AI guidelines and practices.
    • Sustainable Data Practices: Incorporate eco-friendly data storage and processing methods.
    • Data Monetization: Identify opportunities for data asset monetization and value creation.
  • Collaborative Execution: Work closely with other Trace3 business units to ensure seamless execution of strategies.

Qualifications & Interests:

  • Experience: A minimum of 10 years of leadership experience in data strategy at a major consulting firm or Fortune 500 company.
  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Business, or a related field.
  • Skills: Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills. Proficient in the latest data technologies and trends.
  • Technical Expertise: In-depth understanding of data governance, quality management, architecture, analytics, literacy, emerging technologies, democratization, ethical AI, sustainability, and monetization.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Innovative Thinking: Ability to envision and implement novel data solutions
  • Adaptability: Comfortable in a rapidly changing environment
  • Client-Centric Approach: Strong focus on understanding and meeting client needs
  • Ethical Responsibility: Commitment to ethical data practices and sustainable solutions

The Perks:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for you and your dependents
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Employer Match, 529 College Savings Plan, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Training and development programs
  • Stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Collaborative and cool culture
  • Work-life balance and generous paid time off

To all recruitment agencies: Trace3 does not accept unsolicited agency resumes/CVs. Please do not forward resumes/CVs to our careers email addresses, Trace3 employees or any other company location. Trace3 is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/CVs.

Actual salary will be based on a variety of factors, including location, experience, skill set, performance, licensure and certification, and business needs. The range for this position in other geographic locations may differ. Certain positions may also be eligible for variable incentive compensation, such as bonuses or commissions, that is not included in the base salary.

Estimated Pay Range

$163,200—$220,800 USD