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Data Platform Lead

  • Wildbrain
  • 03/11/2023
Full time

Job Description


Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our Euston office and remote work.

Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!


WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.

To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that let imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


About the Job/Role

This role is in our Data and Technology Group a small multi-country department focused on creating world-class content and metadata management, distribution, analytics & BI products, and services that are grounded in the needs, wants, and behaviours of our customers. We are experimentative, we make big and small changes, and we are motivated by the fact that everything we do has the potential to be impactful.

We are a multi-function department covering Data analytics, Data Science, Product Management, and Engineering (including Software, Media, Workflow and Platform disciplines). We form self-organised teams around delivering solutions to real-world problems – we are agile, we are flexible and above all we have fun.  We are diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to all.

This role reports to the Head of Data and closely collaborates with the Lead Engineers and Lead data Scientist on defining solutions for business problems and then supporting the Data analytical discipline in achieving the required outcomes. The Data Platform Lead is a key role and ensures delivery outcomes against priorities, enabling customers to create and derive valuable insights to make informed decisions. 



  • Output-level leadership of the Data Analytics and Data Engineering skillsets. Management of BI Platform and enabling customer lead development and self-service initiatives.
  • Overseeing the administration of the data platform, including controls, governance & security management etc.
  • Responsibility for maintaining the integrity of our data, including meta and master data updates.
  • Oversight and accountability for platform monitoring and issue management. 
  • Accountable for service performance and data quality.
  • Supporting the prioritisation process through evaluation and recommendations on approaches to developing new functionality, understanding feasibility and dependency mapping.
  • Responsible for the delivery of all products and projects within the Data Platform Team.
  •  Collaborate with Engineering and other DTG areas on outcomes and ensure the defined Standards and Best Practices are maintained.
  • Creating a Data Community across WildBrain to help colleagues "self-serve" and guide new functionality deliverables.


  • Experience in data product development (MI/BI) and continuous improvement with a proven track record of successfully implementing data projects, and managing large, complex projects in a development environment with multi-function teams.
  • Hands-on experience with GCP (incl. GCS & DataForm) with SQL data warehousing, ideally with some exposure to and experience of Python 
  • Experience in leading teams; leading daily stand-ups, coordinating development activity and monitoring progress. 
  • Previous experience of leadership to development teams and being able to evaluate complex delivery risks and issues accurately and objectively.
  • Previous experience of mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team-building.
  • Previous experience of Stakeholder Management at various levels within an organisation.
  • Demonstrable analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands.


  • Experience in GCP-based data engineering – with experience orchestrating and governing data pipelines, integration, data modelling, release management etc. 
  • Previous experience with handling media data & and complex data management regulations.
  • Ability to collaborate with customers and develop initiatives and solutions of high business value.


What We Offer

Working at WildBrain Spark is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. Some of the perks we have are private medical insurance, income protection, gym subsidy, bonus time off, employee share programmes, reduced summer hours and flexible & home working.


Our Commitment

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG.

We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain Spark accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain Spark

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit to learn more!