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Head of Data



Milan, Italy
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Simplify payments to improve everyone’s life
More than an app, Satispay is a great group of creative, innovative, curious, enthusiastic people united by a bold mission: to build the future of payments in Europe!

We created a mobile payment network to revolutionize how people think about money, by creating a direct connection between consumers and merchants. We do it smart every day while being responsible for the impact of our choices. We believe in creating value for our network through constant collaboration and hard work.

If you want to know more about us, give a look here:

Join us as a Head of Data.

What you will be doing
The Head of Data will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. As a key member of the technology leadership team, you will collaborate closely with all the directors in the company to align data initiatives with the company's overall technological vision and strategy.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Head of Data to join our team. As the Head of Data, you will be responsible for overseeing the data scientists and data analysts in their day-to-day work, ensuring their integration within cross-functional squads, and enabling them to track and understand the impact of their work on the company's objectives. You will work closely with squad leaders, product managers, and other key stakeholders to ensure that data-driven insights are effectively utilized to drive decision-making and achieve business goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Management:

  • Lead and manage a team of data scientists and data analysts, providing guidance, mentorship, and support.
  • Foster a team culture that matches the Satispay pillars.
  • Develop and execute strategies for talent acquisition, onboarding, retention, and professional development within the data team.

Integration with Cross-Functional Squads:

  • Ensure communication and collaboration of data team members within the squads are efficient and effective.
  • Ensure integration of data team members into the squad is creating a positive impact on the product.
  • Work closely with squad leaders to identify data needs, prioritize projects, and align data initiatives with squad objectives.

Impact Tracking and Reporting:

  • Establish and maintain robust systems for tracking and reporting the impact of data-driven projects.
  • Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success of data initiatives and their contribution to business outcomes.
  • Regularly communicate insights and findings to relevant stakeholders, enabling data-driven decision-making at all levels of the organization.

Data Strategy and Governance:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive data strategy, aligning it with the company's overall strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate with the technology and infrastructure teams to ensure the availability, reliability, and security of data and analytics infrastructure.
  • Establish and enforce data governance policies, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and best practices.

Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with product managers, marketing teams, and other key stakeholders to identify data-driven opportunities and challenges.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to stakeholders in leveraging data insights to drive business growth and innovation.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, presenting data-driven insights and recommendations to inform strategic decision-making.

What we need
We are looking for brilliant talents willing to share our enthusiasm and passion for Satispay’s project. If you're looking for a job where you challenge yourself, learn, and professionally grow, Satispay is the right place for you!

You Have:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field such as data science, computer science, statistics, or a related discipline. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) managing and leading data teams, preferably in a scale-up or fast-paced environment.
  • Strong technical expertise in data analysis, statistical modeling, and machine learning techniques.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or SQL.
  • Solid understanding of data governance, data quality, and data security principles.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to translate data insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and experience working in cross-functional squads is desirable.

You are:

  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and senior stakeholders.
  • An experienced leader who can inspire teams and make decisive choices.
  • A strategic thinker that aligns tasks with broader company goals.
  • A relationship builder with the ability to nurture positive ties with team and staff.

Knowledge of Italian or other European languages is considered a plus.

Logistic & Salary
The role is based in Milan with a hybrid work policy.

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.
Stock option plan available.

The selection process
Please send us your CV in English. Once we receive your CV, we will take the time to evaluate it carefully.
Should there be a match for this or any other position at the Company, we will be in touch with you. Our selection process may vary in the number and order of steps but generally includes an HR interview, technical evaluation, and a final meeting in person.
In case there is no match at the moment don’t worry, we will make sure to keep your CV in consideration for future vacancies!

Satispay is an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
We promote the inclusion and work integration of people belonging to protected categories - as regulated by Law 68/99.

This job opportunity is addressed to both sexes, in accordance with Laws 903/77.