Porter Airlines
Canada, ON, Toronto
4d ago


The Manager, Data Development is a leadership role responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of key data integrations, data warehouse development, reports and systems.

In this position, you will play an integral role at Porter, and have the opportunity to work with many departments and groups in order to design and provide highly effective, efficient, and reliable solutions.

As the Manager, Data Development, you will lead a passionate team of developers and analysts to provide valuable technical expertise, guidance, and direction.

The ideal candidate will also have a strong data background with an excellent understanding of database systems, integrations, analysis & design, database methodologies and software development lifecycles.

The role also calls for someone who has a balance of strong technical experience with a good understanding of business needs.


Manage and motivate a team of data developers and analysts, providing them the necessary direction, guidance and tools for success

Work closely with business stakeholders and end users to identify and define business requirements

Manage a variety of projects from different areas of the business, including initiatives that have ambiguous requirements or require negotiating with multiple stakeholders

Lead projects and work efforts to provide resource estimates, and ensure initiatives are delivered on-time, with quality and within budget and scope

Collaborate with peers within architecture, development, reporting, business analysis, quality assurance and project management

Ensure development and system integrations adhere to best practices and standards from a design, architecture, monitoring, and security perspective

Review and approve design and development work, ensuring the quality of technical / functional documentation and solution designs

Act as a point of contact for technical and functional issues as well as high priority requests

Oversee the quality and integrity of data when critical production issues arise, ensuring proper communication with other business and technical teams

Participate in the evaluation of new and emerging technology

Work with data architecture to identify technical debt as well as new and emerging technology opportunities in the data landscape and manage initiatives to implement them

Display a wide degree of technical skill and creativity, and demonstrate technical leadership to the team


Concern for Safety : Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

Teamwork : Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

Passenger / Customer Service : Providing service excellence to internal and / or external customers (passengers).

Initiative : Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Results Focus : Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

Fostering Communication : Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.


Bachelor’s degree in computer science or mathematics, engineering (or equivalent) preferred

8+ years technology experience with hands-on relational database and data warehouse design, development and administration

Demonstrated leadership capabilities, with 2+ years experience leading a team of 2 or more resources

Strong knowledge and experience with big data and cloud base data systems

Experience with working on multiple concurrent developments in a fast-paced environment

Advanced and creative problem solving skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Experience in design, development, testing, and support

Experience with methodologies and techniques for data modeling, process flows, requirements gathering, analysis, design, testing, and implementation of information systems

Ability to understand and communicate the business impact of technical issues

Experience collaborating with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects, Technical Leads, and Vendors

Curious and inquisitive with strong analytic and decision making abilities

Motivated and self-starter


Experience in all stages of the software development life cycle including architecture, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance

In-depth knowledge and experience building database systems, data warehouses, data integrations, and reporting systems using on-premise and cloud technologies

Experienced with database design and architecture for enterprise systems, including distributed data and data lake architectures

Experience with real-time data integration, data pipes and ETL processes

Experience with consuming SOAP and REST API web services

Experience with event driven architecture

Experience with performance baselines and optimization

Experience with debugging, and troubleshooting production issues

Experience with source control management systems and continuous integration / deployment environments

Experience with open source languages such as Python, Scala or R

Experience with AWS products and services including Redshift, Kinesis, Lambda, and RDS

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