Ascend Group Co., Ltd.

Head of Data Platform

Ascend Group Co., Ltd.
Salary provided
Posted on 28 Jan 2021

Head of Data Platform

Ascend Group Co., Ltd.

Job Highlights

  • Set technology roadmap for the data platform
  • Democratize our data platform allowing customers
  • Set the data security and data standard

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities
  • Set technology roadmap for the data platform leading the evolution of the platform and migration to the cloud
  • Democratize our data platform allowing customers to easily build reports and other developers to contribute
  • Work across a variety of stakeholders balancing short and long-term needs of the business
  • Initiate and manage external engagements with vendors ensuring they meet their project deliverables and at the level of quality expected
  • Build strong internal team through hiring and growing the skills of existing team members
  • Set and ensure best-practices are followed for all aspects of the data platform including security and data standards compliance.
  • ISO 27701, PDPA and GDPR knowledge and exp is must (one of them)
  • Provide development leadership and mentoring, introducing new technologies and techniques to the teams
  • Help drive technology and business transformation through the creation of the Ascend Money FinTech Data Cloud and analytics portfolio that will help change establish a leadership position in fintech data & analytics in the industry
  • Define and advocate for business initiatives which drive efficiency and scale to our platform
  • Work closely with peers to ensure successful outcomes and improve business processes
  • Partner with customers to capture and analyze business needs and information requirements, define optimum system requirements to meet business needs, and prioritize and manage new requirements.
  • Coordinate with business unit analysts to understand business reporting requirements and translate needs into data integration, extraction, and transformation processes between operational systems and the data warehouse.
  • Authorize and control the release of new data, analysis cubes and reports into the production environment to ensure only productive, efficient applications and reports are deployed.
  • Be a thought leader and partner in the development and execution of the Enterprise Technology Strategy.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Manage data platform services team for Ascend money region in addition to Thailand data support.
  • Manage team which handle large amounts of data platform on GCP, respond in a timely manner with continuous focus on and reduction in response time.
  • Develop, operate and drive scalable and resilient data stores and data processing infrastructures to address the business requirements. Ensure Platforms and Services meet SLA requirements
  • Build, recruit and lead a high performing team of (Data) Engineering leaders and Engineers
  • Work with business domain experts, data scientists and application developers to identify data that is relevant for analysis
  • Create new opportunities in this space for Change with new feature capabilities and new offerings that drive customer and business value
  • Partner with Engineering, Product Management, and Business leaders to drive Agile delivery of both existing and new offerings
  • Develop big data solutions for batch processing and near real-time streaming
  • Lead team to retrieve, prepare, and process a rich data variety of data sources
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the big data ecosystem and learn new technologies
  • 10+ years of experience in managing engineering teams/ leading a strong infrastructure team and build a bench to establish industry leadership.
  • Experience working with High-Performance Distributed Computing Systems and in public and private cloud environments
  • Understands how to work in Hybrid Cloud Environments
  • Experience with Big Data-based Systems and Architectures, e.g., Hadoop
  • Experience Building Systems/Platforms/ Solutions for Businesses
  • Proven track record of building and delivering enterprise-class products
  • 7+ years of experience with relational database systems, with expertise in SQL
  • 5+ years of programming experience in Java, Python, Scala or similar
  • 5+ years of experience in coding in data management, data warehousing or unstructured data
  • Experience with cloud-based platforms such as AWS, Google Cloud platform or similar
  • Experience building complex pipelines using automated workflow is a plus, e.g. Luigi, Airflow, Oozie or similar
  • Experience with parallel data processing is a plus, e.g. MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark or similar
  • Experience with streaming technologies is a plus, e.g. Kafka, AWS Kinesis or similar
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools and platforms is a plus, e.g. Tableau, QlikView, Power BI and Google Analytics or similar
  • Experience with Machine Learning is a plus, e.g. TensorFlow, NumPy, Scikit-Learn, Mahout or similar

Other skills/experience would be helpful to have

  • Advances Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Communicates Effectively : Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique need of different audiences
  • Ensures Accountability : Holds self and other accountable to meet commitments.
  • Demonstrated ability to both growth internal team as well as engage and expand team through external vendors

Additional Information

Career Level
Years of Experience
7 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent

Company Overview

About Ascend Group

Ascend Group is more than just a family of tech companies: it’s being part of the change to create opportunities for millions of lives and businesses through world-class digital platforms and services in Southeast Asia. At the heart of all Ascenders is the passion to unleash the power of technology to uplift the standards of living and businesses. To us, technology is the means we solve the problems people and businesses face each day, and enable us to disrupt the way we live, enjoy and thrive today and into the future.

Ascend Group comprises of several affiliated businesses with reputable brands on the market:

Ascend Money:Fintech & E-Payment

  • TrueMoney
  • Ascend Nano 

Ascend Commerce:E-Commerce / E-Procurement /Fulfillment

  • WeLoveShopping
  • WeMall
  • WeFresh
  • Pantavanij
  • Ascend Travel
  • Egg Digital 
  • Aden

Digital Enablers:Data Center & Cloud Service Provider

  • TrueIDC

If you want to be part of the change to transform our region towards brighter tomorrows, we welcome you to apply and join our team today! Apply now for the opportunity to be proud in having a truly meaningful and rewarding career that awaits you. 


  • Five-day work week
  • Flexible working hours
  • Life insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • Provident Fund    

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others
Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Free shuttle bus, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus, Work from home