Senior Director of Data Analytics and Machine Learning

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US-CA-San Jose

About the Job

Director, Engineering - Analytics Platform


8x8 is looking for a talented engineering leader to drive our new Analytics Platform. Developing the Analytics Platform is a strategic initiative for the company, and this is a key strategic hire.  


Every day 8x8 collects massive amounts of data from our users all over the world. We are looking for an experienced data leader to help us unlock the potential of our dataset and take our analytics capabilities to the next level, to make them a core company asset. You will be responsible for building and leading a team of engineers and data scientists to execute the overall strategy as well as establish the foundation for the next generation of data products.

The intersection of telephony and business systems (CRM, HRMS, ERP) is fertile ground for value and innovation, especially in the areas of scale, data collection, and data analysis. We are looking for an expert in data analytics who can tell us what we need to build, which data we need to ingest and how, and provide 24x7 available real-time system serving users worldwide.


Engineering Directors at 8x8 are expected to be high-quality engineers, technologists, strategists, and team leaders. The job is about understanding our business and customers, developing a talented team, keeping them tightly focused, and quickly delivering value to market.  Effectiveness requires strengths in engineering, architecture, project management, performance management, cross-functional collaboration, software development, and product design.


  • Help define and execute 8x8’s long term data analytics strategy, as well as address short term priorities for delivering value
  • Lead the effort to deliver high performance highly scalable, performant, and secure data analytics platform for the entire company
  • Build and lead a team of top notch engineers and data scientists
  • Establish trust and collaborate with product management, other product teams, design, support, and ops
  • Drive strategic technology direction with respect to technology choices
  • Invest in your team through coaching, recruiting, and career development
  • Work with internal and external customers and partners to deliver value


  • BA/BS Computer Science or equivalent, MS or higher is preferred
  • Experience building highly scalable cloud based analytics platforms and solutions
  • Ability to execute and produce with a small team on tight deadlines in a highly agile environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with modern cloud architectures, tools, and technologies.
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of developers
  • Bias for action, customer focus, passion for quality and building leading edge products



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