Director of Engineering, Data Platforms and Services at Toyota Connected North America (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Director, Data Platforms & Services

Toyota Connected is looking for a Director of Data Platforms & Services. This person will be a pivotal leader to contribute to our global growth strategy, as well as Toyota's overall mission of becoming a mobility company. As a part of a fast-growing startup closely aligned with the world's largest automaker, this role builds the capability for our organization to scale and get to market faster than ever. The ideal candidate will have strong data infrastructure and data architecture skills as well as experience in building ML platforms, stitching data across all channels at the lowest level of grain into a data model/product that will support different lines of business. It's crucial that this person is forward-thinking, broadly technical, influential and carries a strong bias for action. 


  • Be a relevant and accountable technical leader, coach, and mentor to globally distributed resources, hiring and developing top talent
  • Operate across the organization and other Toyota companies by collaborating with leaders at all levels and across various product areas.
  • Drive sound architecture, build patterns, and create measurable, reusable efficiencies for our platforms.
  • Establish and direct the strategic and tactical goals for the teams, building a client and data driven technology organization improving the data quality, timeliness, accuracy and accessibility of data
  • Drive the design and development of Edge data services for our next generation vehicle platforms.
  • Guide Data Engineers and Data Scientists to drive efficient data solutions for all data services.
  • Lead efforts in defining the data story and enable data-driven solutions from a technical and cultural mindset.
  • Balance multiple competing priorities across projects and programs, dependencies, costs and timelines while clearing blockers to delivery roadmap


  • 10+ years of experience with Data architecture, Data Warehousing, BI experience.
  • Working knowledge or experience with AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Experience in design, development, and implementation of highly scalable, high-volume software systems and components, source of truth systems for different business areas.
  • Experience working with Data Privacy and Compliance frameworks across the globe (CCPA, GDPR etc.,)
  • Background in roles focused extensively on (data/software/platform) architecture.
  • Big data integration & analytics required.
  • Strong background in data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.
  • Substantiated experience raising the bar on team delivery performance and cultivating high performance work environments
  • Experience managing and guiding other leaders and developing future leaders
  • Significant experience transforming team of teams and large scale functions through technology, organization, culture, process and business change management
  • Pro-active, backed, and data driven leader with capability to drive teams forward with influence over direct authority
  • Proven experience in negotiating with both internal and external partners
  • Effective communicator with exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with embedded systems is a plus
  • Automotive experience is a plus
  • We think the knowledge acquired earning a Bachelor’s Degree would be of great value in this position, but if you're smart and have the experience that backs up your abilities, for us, talent trumps degree every time.

What’s in it for you?

In addition to an excellent compensation and benefits package, you’ll also receive:

  • A Career Path that allows you to take your career to the next level.
  • Annual $2,500 Training Budget to help you grow and develop your professional skills.
  • Unlimited time off and flexibility for a great worklife balance. At TC you'll be treated like the professional we know you are and left to manage your own time and work load.
  • Hybrid work schedule to allow for a blend of in office and remote work coming in June 2022!
  • Home office stipend of $1,000 to help furnish an ergonomic remote office.
  • Four months of paid parental leave. We want new moms and dads to have an opportunity to bond with their new little bundles of joy.
  • Adoption Assistance of $5,000 for regular adoptions or $6,000 for special needs. We know adoption costs can add up, and we want to help.
  • 401(k) with generous company match that is fully vested day one.
  • Toyota and Lexus vehicle discounts to allow you to drive in style.
  • Generous vehicle allowance for new and leased Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Scratch that vehicle payment off your monthly bills!
  • Annual Patent-a-thons and Hackathons to embrace your superior creative thinking ability.
  • Annual fitness reimbursement to help you balance your overall health without breaking the bank. We also have a Toyota Connected fit club that loves plank competitions!
  • Free catered lunches when working onsite. We try to keep it healthy, but Fridays are “cheat” days, so you can get your carbs on!
  • Two fully stocked Nespresso bars for your coffee and tea fixes.
  • Stocked kitchens with healthy snacks including fresh fruit, almonds, mixed nuts, pretzels, trail mix, and flavored waters. Nobody is hangry here!
  • No dress code! Come as you are. We know the smart people we hire don’t need to be told what to wear.
  • Free covered garage parking to shield your vehicle from those sneaky storms and to protect your buns from the Texas sun.

Who Are We?

Toyota Connected is a new company created to infuse the power of big data and cloud intelligence into all aspects of the mobility experience so that driving a Toyota or Lexus is more personal, intuitive and safe. We create and enable technologies that delight, simplify and connect the lives of those who use our products. We believe this mobility revolution will empower our customers to use their vehicles in an array of exciting new ways. We support, celebrate and thrive on the opportunity to provide Mobility for All.
Making a connected life a more human experience takes humans from all walks of life. Toyota Connected celebrates and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces you regardless of your race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, age, disability, military or veteran status, big shot relative, or Instagram fame. Different makes us awesome.

More Information on Toyota Connected North America
Toyota Connected North America operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Plano, TX. Toyota Connected North America was founded in 2016. It has 269 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 13 open jobs at Toyota Connected North America, click here.
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